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Choosing a Self Defense / Martial Arts School: A Parents Guide


"Daddy, I want to take Karate!""Mommy, Jimmy on the bus hit me again today"There are many reasons why parents want to sign their children up for Self Defense or Martial Arts classes. Once you have made the decision, now you are faced with many different options and questions.

Basic Drills


We all have a good foundation in the basic blows and combinations.Think about adding the following drills to your basic syllabus.

A Beginning History of Old School Jujutsu - Part 1


Over the next couple of day's I will writing an article of the history of Pre-WWII Japanese Jujitsu/Judo. I wasn't sure where to start, but here I am so let's get started.

A Great Question!


It's a question that we went back and forth with for awhile ourselves many moons ago. The "how" and "why" of our conclusions may be of some interest.

The Acronym That Saved My Life


Frequently, I get asked about certifications, systems or methods. We made a decision a long time ago of purposely staying away from things like this.

Are You Still Standing Toe to Toe?


How many times do you practice techniques with your training partner and you stay in the same spot? Next time you are training, see how much you and your partner move. You will find you move very little or not at all.

Are You Frustrated Yet?


I was talking to a parent recently and they told me that their son was not going to compete in wrestling because they were afraid they would get frustrated when he lost. The parent felt the child was far too sensitive to handle the frustration of failure and may get 'burnt out'.

By-Rote Combinations


Do not believe that practicing "by rote" 1-2-3,etc. type "responses" to street attacks is a viable or particularly useful training exercise.

Catholic Self Defense


Note: I wrote this essay regarding the development of Tekkenryu jujutsu. However, I think it is applicable for all methods of self defense.

Bogu Training


About four years ago Carl recommended we start using the Bogu during our kumite (sparring practice). This method was developed in Okinawa and then found its way into mainland Japan and eventually to the U.

Im Soooo Confused...


I was going to write about the BASICS of "practical unarmed combat". Things like a solid and productive core of strength training, development of real speed and power.

Content, Are We?


I asked a simple question at the last seminar:"How much has everyone improved in the year since we last got together?"I've practiced the same basics everyday for decades.Everyday Rain or shine.

Does It Hurt When I Do This?


Let me tell you something. I don't bruise too easily.

The Dojo


Just as an aside. For those who would "box" us in to specific "category".

Elements of Unarmed Combat


Custom build your own personal "system":Useful areas of training and study to find, train and develop the various "parts" -To develop STRIKING:Western BOXINGSavateMuay Thai (Burmese Boxing)Jiu Jitsu ATEMIOld style KEMPOTo develop GRAPPLING:Catch/Freestyle WrestlingGreco-Roman WrestlingJUDOSambo (Real SAMBO/SOMBO)Brazilian JujutsuA comprehensive study of the above will provide methods applicable to ANY so-called "ranges" of combat.They will also provide ALL "techniques" necessary -Striking, punching, kicking, knees, elbows, headbutts, biting, gouging, ripping, clawing, crushing, joint breaking(from the neck to the ankles), throws, trips, take-downs, strangles, chokeholds, and other assorted "nasties".

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Iowa State Daily

Retired martial arts instructor inducted into hall of fame
Iowa State Daily
Pak provided martial arts instruction for students during the daytime for credit, but also during the evening as part of the extra curricular martial arts club during his time at Iowa State. Pak began teaching at Iowa State in 1973 and retired in 2013 ...



Pro Martial Arts Studio in Drexel Hill celebrates second anniversary
Delco News Network
The Pro-Martial Arts Studio incorporates more than just physical moves for students to defend themselves with. The teachers try to instill leadership skills which listed include health, commitment, teamwork, fairness, compromise leadership ...



Seniors learn self-defense martial arts at senior center
Lexington Dispatch
Sharon Clapp (right) practices a self-defense hit to the nose on martial arts instructor Nadena Clark during a self-defense martial arts class at Davidson County Senior Services' Thomasville Senior Center on Thursday morning. Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch.

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The Ellsworth American

Ellsworth studio expands mixed martial arts offerings
The Ellsworth American
Inside Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's new home, some 20 athletes of all types donned boxing gloves or focus mitts and took turns throwing punches at the padded targets. From aspiring mixed martial arts fighters to high school girls just looking for a ...
Amador High Brothers Qualify for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World TournamentLivermore Independent

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Poughkeepsie Journal

New York only state that bans mixed martial arts
The Saratogian
In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, Ronda Rousey, right, grapples with Cat Zingano in a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout in Los Angeles. On Monday, March 23, 2015 Rousey was in Albany, N.Y. and met with Gov. Cuomo and other state ...
VIDEO: State Senate passes mixed martial arts bill — againPoughkeepsie Journal
Mixed martial arts bill passes the state SenateAlbany Business Review

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Christian Post

'The Thorn' Large-Scale Production Mixes Martial Arts, Acrobatics in Portrayal ...
Christian Post
"The Thorn," a theatrical adaption based on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that includes acrobatics and martial arts, will be performed at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, which was founded by its former pastor, Ted Haggard. The ...



New York Post

Mixed martial arts fighters dream of Madison Square Garden bouts
New York Post
Aspiring mixed-martial-arts fighters said on Monday it's time to give state legislators a kick in the pants so they finally legalize the sport in New York. Midtown native Megan Frazier, 20, who trains six days a week at Chelsea's Radical MMA gym, said ...



Carson ATA Martial Arts hosting free women's self-defense class
Nevada Appeal
Women are invited to learn about defending themselves against an attacker at a free women's self-defense seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carson ATA Martial Arts, 3242 Research Way. Topics to be covered include: situational awareness; escaping bear hugs ...



The National

Abu Dhabi fans pack mixed martial arts tournament
The National
ABU DHABI // The IPIC Arena in the capital on Thursday night was packed with spectators for the second Abu Dhabi Warriors Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts tournament. It was 27-year-old Ahmad Hussein's first time at a live event. “This is so ...

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Guilderland Martial Arts brings home 30 medals
The Altamont Enterprise
“All the students achieved their various goals ranging from participating in their first tournament to winning a gold,” said Master Robert Rice; Guilderland Martial Arts had 20 students at the competition. “This year I was very impressed with my team's ...


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