Welcome to my blog!
I have been in Martial Arts over 30 years. For the last 16 years I have run a full time studio. I have seen a lot and have a lot of opinions and views. This blog serves as a depository for those ideas, opinions, and hopefully a little bit of wisdom.
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Latest from the Blog
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and people all over the country will be giving thanks to friends, family, and a myriad of other things for which they are grateful. Thanksgiving will be much different for just about everyone this year due to the pandemic. So, I thought I would take a little different approach to the traditional, elementary schoolContinue reading “Martial Arts Gratitude”
Most karate type martial arts have forms, whether you call them hyung, kata, poomse, etc. These important aspects of training are set patterns of techniques and movements that teach students a wide variety of principles such as breathing, focus, speed, power, timing, balance, application, and coordination. In some cases, they are also a link to the past,Continue reading “The Four Types of Forms in Martial Arts”
Throughout my many years of training, I have done a lot of sparring. I have competed in well over 50 tournaments with varied levels of success. I have studied sparring with an analytical mind my entire career whether fighting against opponents at a tournament, doing class drills, sparring with friends, or attending seminars. One thing I learned quicklyContinue reading “Counter Techniques for Sparring: Forced vs. Reactive”
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