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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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Chicago Tribune

Manes: Martial arts instructor still a good man
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Foosball is his favorite table game. Minkah, 52, also is sole proprietor of Minkah's Martial Arts where he is a karate instructor. Our interview took place at Minkah's home in Gary. Shana, his "honorary black belt," as he affectionately refers to her ...



Sacramento Business Journal

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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 ...



International Falls Journal

Indus students learn martial arts
International Falls Journal
... School Report International Falls Journal. Tammie Calder. Posted on Mar 27, 2015. by Tammie Calder. The Indus Elementary Recreation Club recently enjoyed a visit from black belt Ken Krueger from Karate North martial arts school in International Falls.

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ESPN Player To Live Stream British Association of Mixed Martial Arts
Sports Video Group (blog)
ESPN Player will be providing fight fans across Europe live coverage of the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) in a three event special promotion. As a new channel on ESPN's live streaming service, BAMMA 19, BAMMA 20, and BAMMA 21 will ...

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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 ...



Boothbay Register

Martial arts instructor charged with alleged witness tampering
Boothbay Register
A local martial arts instructor has been indicted by the grand jury for charges that allege he tampered with a witness. Brant Perkins, 56, of Boothbay Harbor was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury for charges alleging he attempted to have a ...

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Poughkeepsie Journal

VIDEO: State Senate passes mixed martial arts bill — again
Poughkeepsie Journal
ALBANY – The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill — again — that would lift New York's ban on professional mixed martial arts bouts. The legislation would make New York the last state in the nation to allow the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other ...
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Ahwatukee Foothills News

All ages will get a kick out of camps at Mountainside Martial Arts
Ahwatukee Foothills News
With the 25th annual Karate Kamp on its way, the Mountainside Martial Arts Center has the right camp for your future black belt. The Karate Kamp will host two different session that last two weeks. The first session is June 8-19, while the second ...

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School resource officer drops in on martial arts class
Red Bluff Daily News
The Red Bluff Police Department's School Resource Officer, Heidi Thomas, stopped by March 19 to stretch and mentor at the Tehama County Police Activities League Martial Arts Program, 1005 Vista Way, Ste. C, near the Red Bluff Airport. The students are ...


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