What is Self-Defense?

What is Self-Defense: the defense of one’s person or interests, especially through the use of physical force, which is permitted in certain cases as an answer to a charge of violent crime. Self-Defense is a topic that should be covered in every MMA, Krav Maga, Jujitsu or Martial Arts class. It isn’t because most places focus on sport, “fighting” or looking like …

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How Are You Going to Know What’s Valuable…If You Don’t Know Your Values?

This blog was duplicated with permission from the author.  Have a look at the original post and more by visiting Tiffany’s FaceBook Page. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐆𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞… 𝐢𝐟 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬?  I drove a BMW.Lived in a phatass apartment.Was the skinniest/healthiest I’d ever been.Traveled. Was sober. Had lots of …

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The Inner Game of Karate

In 1974, Timothy Gallwey published his groundbreaking book The Inner Game of Tennis. Instead of serving up technique, it concentrated on the fact that “Every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game.” The former is played against opponents, and is filled with lots of contradictory advice; the latter is played not against, …

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Does Fitness have parameters?

How many times have you walked into a fitness class, dojo, or gym and not been comfortable in your own skin? How many times have you seen others enter a fitness environment and then not return? Do you ever wonder what happened to them? Why didn’t they come back? How many times have you been asked to meet …

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Is Martial Arts Language?

Idiolect. id·i·o·lect /ˈidēəˌlekt/noun The speech habits peculiar to a particular person. Is Martial Arts Language? There are many parallels between language and martial arts. We can almost call martial arts styles languages themselves. But not quite. The idea is still fun to play with. Some vocabulary: Technique = word. While words aren’t the smallest part …

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How to Develop Martial Arts Expertise: 60 Frames Per Second

In developing Martial Arts expertise, one attempts to develop correct technique by developing the correct frames for each technique. Expertise is displayed by having a fluidness with one technique flowing into the next; just as if watching a movie made up of individual frames. The beginner attempts to copy an “expert”, but is unable to …

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How Karate Training Can Help Kids with ADD/ADHD

It seems Like we’ve heard something about kids with developmental or behavior issues can be a handful.  Well that hasn’t been the case in our Dojo. We have found that Martial Arts can be a form of natural and highly effective “medication” for these kids. And now there’s actual evidence to back that up. ImpactADHD.com published …

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Karate “Did you know?”

Did you know there are over 600 muscles in the human body and you will use every one of them during an average karate class? Did you know an adult student can burn over 1000 calories in a typical one hour karate class.  Many report significant weight loss during the first six (6) months of …

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