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3 Questions with Butch Bowley

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); [Editor’s Note – 3 Questions is a continuing interview series of martial artists who have become friends to Bowley Kenpo Karate either in real life or online. If you would be interested in participating in 3 Questions, please drop us a line. ] Name: Butch Bowley Practices martial arts at: No Longer Practicing, Trained at YMCA Midland, TX Location of … Read entire article »

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Breaking Down Tape

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Often in sports like football, baseball, basketball, etc, you’ll see teams record video of games, practices, and competitions. After they’re over, the competitors will rewatch the footage in slow motion to analyze their’s or the comepetitor’s performance.  This practice also works very well in martial arts. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Below are a few videos of sparring from a recent sparring session in College Station, TX.  In looking at the videos, here are the questions we commonly ask. How many punches vs. kicks? How many attacks from the right side vs. the left side? How many attacks from the frontside vs. the … Read entire article »

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3 New Sparring Drills

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); This past weekend a group of fellow Kenpoists met up for a day of sparring and training at Mr. Allen Gowdey‘s studio in College Station. We were fortunate enough to have Mr. Toby Rodriguez lead us through a few sparring drills. At our school, we will begin implementing these drills on a very regular basis. Clashing – Usually … Read entire article »

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3 Questions with Jose Miguel Urzua Morales

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); [Editor’s Note – 3 Questions is a continuing interview series of martial artists who have become friends to Bowley Kenpo Karate either in real life or online. If you would be interested in participating in 3 Questions, please drop us a line. ] Name: Jose Miguel Urzua Morales Practices martial arts at: Wukuentao Kenpo-AKF Chile Location of the school:Chile How did … Read entire article »

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11 Ways to Measure Martial Arts Success

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Often in martial arts we can get bogged down in the routine of practice not seeing how far we’ve come. The training, the curriculum, the heat, the homework: progress you make can be forgotten or go unnoticed unless you take the time to appreciate what you’ve done while also setting goals to where you’re going. Success happens … Read entire article »

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3 Questions with Ken Sepulveda

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); [Editor’s Note – 3 Questions is a continuing interview series of martial artists who have become friends to Bowley Kenpo Karate either in real life or online. If you would be interested in participating in 3 Questions, please drop us a line. ] Name: Ken Sepulveda Practices martial arts at: Brian Duffy’s Kenpo Karate Location of the school: Austin, TX … Read entire article »

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Teaching is Protecting

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); In the Kenpo blue belt pledge, we recite “. . . And will defend with all the skill I possess the weak, the helpless, and the oppressed.” Most may believe the literal definition would mean to fight someone on behalf of a victim. And it certainly could. But if you possess the skill to teach, then you can … Read entire article »

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