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Sparring Multiple Attackers – Videos

Sparring with multiple opponents is a drill you begin to practice further down your path as a martial artist. Ideally, you should first be comfortable with your skill to defend yourself one-on-one before moving to two-on-one and three-on-one. When you’re ready though, these drills provide a huge adrenaline rush. Remember though, this type of fighting is a drill. In a fight-or-flight scenario, fighting multiple opponents is almost always a no-win situation. The longer you engage multiple attackers, the larger the likelihood of getting injured. Your goal is to survive long enough to flee. When the opening is available to escape, take it. Some of the items we work on when we practice this type of sparring: Keep moving. Try not to get backed into a corner or trapped between attackers. Grab an opponent … Read entire article »

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FPS – First Person Sparring Videos

One of the keys to fully understanding martial arts, like Kenpo, is to observe and learn from all three points of view. The view points are yours, your opponent’s, and the bystander (third person)  watching both. Using video of your sparring sessions is a great way to improve your skills. You can see how you performed and consider alternatives of what to do in the future. A difficulty though is while you’re sparring, you are in … Read entire article »

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3 Questions with Carol-Le Elliot

3 Questions with Carol-Le Elliot

[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: Carol-Le Elliot Practices martial arts at: Scholar and Warrior Kenpo Academy Location of the school: Saint Joseph, MO How did you get into martial arts? -  When I was eighteen, I moved with my family to Cameron, MO. My younger brother, … Read entire article »

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Three words for 2012

Three words for 2012

In the past, New Year’s resolutions haven’t been a big topic around our house. Without committing to a lifestyle change, in most cases, it’s too easy to discard the goals. However, the idea of Three Words to act as a guideline for goals for the coming year does resonate. I stumbled upon this idea via Chris Brogan and Christopher S. Penn a couple of years ago. With martial arts as the theme, these are the … Read entire article »

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