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Going From I Get It to I GET IT

Going From I Get It to I GET IT

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); In a sales training class, the teacher expounded upon the idea of transference. For complex sales situations, you have a better chance for success when the idea your trying to convey (sell) becomes the prospect’s idea. This usually happens when they can visualize how they’ll use your service to improve their own situation. They go from “getting” … Read entire article »

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Top 3 Bowley Kenpo Karate posts of 2013

Top 3 Bowley Kenpo Karate posts of 2013

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); If you’ve read my brown belt thesis or follow on topic in the subsequent black belt thesis, you know karate website performance is important. (I’m a math nerd by trade, ya’know.) While there weren’t as many Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts in 2013 as in past years, there were still 3 which performed very well. Video based and … Read entire article »

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Even More – Karate Drills: Bad Guy Won’t Die

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); In an earlier post, the karate drill “Bad Guy Won’t Die” was covered. It’s a drill where a student strings together a number of techniques and the same opponent just keeps coming. The drill is regularly utilized at our school and at my instructor’s school, Disciple Martial Arts in Edmond, OK. At our recent school test in July 2013, 3 students performed their Bad Guy Won’t Die. Ben, testing for Junior Brown Belt, and James, testing for adult Blue Belt, each chose ten techniques from the Blue Belt curriculum. Serra, testing for Advanced Junior Brown Belt, chose 10 techniques from the Green Belt curriculum. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ … Read entire article »

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Karate Drills: Mr. Trejo’s Duck the Punch Drill

Karate Drills: Mr. Trejo’s Duck the Punch Drill

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); In July 2012, Mr. Frank Trejo taught seminars at my instructor’s school, Disciple Martial Arts, in Edmond, OK. All of his classes were highly engaging and informative. He gave each class and age group different drills to work through. One of them we work frequently in our school focuses on ducking a punch and countering the attack. … Read entire article »

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Black Belt Thesis: How Blogging Can Help a Karate School Grow

Black Belt Thesis: How Blogging Can Help a Karate School Grow

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Like the Brown Belt Thesis post, this is a long article. You’ve been warned. I tested for my Black Belt recently. Though I didn’t pass (this time), and have further improvements to make, this is the Black Belt thesis I submitted. Each martial artist in Kenpo is tasked with creating a black belt thesis to show what they … Read entire article »

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Karate Drills: The Technique Line

Karate Drills: The Technique Line

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); One the best ways to see how someone is as a martial artist is to watch how they move. Are they in control of their body? Are they controlling their opponent’s body? Do the movements and control seem to flow naturally? Skills such as these take time to develop. And one of the best drills to develop … Read entire article »

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Testing Your Limit

Testing Your Limit

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Our school and the Kenpo sister schools we associate with are part of a pretty great Kenpo organization. Specifically when it comes to testing. It’s very rare to fail a test now. If your instructor doesn’t believe you’re ready, you aren’t even asked test. Don’t confuse this with meaning the tests are easy or full of sunshine and … Read entire article »

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6 Karate Games We Play

6 Karate Games We Play

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Each class we try to spend the last 10 to 15 minutes playing a game. The games usually are a reinforcement of many of the Kenpo concepts or drills we cover in class, but also act as a reward for the hard work put in on the mat. Often there isn’t a prize, however we sometimes have … Read entire article »

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5 Karate Drills to Practice at Home

5 Karate Drills to Practice at Home

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); As with any skill you wish to develop, especially a martial arts skill, you have to put in the practice time. Class time is for instruction, new material, partner drills, and some review. The majority of practice repetitions should be done outside of class though. Two things are important when training at home: what you are practicing … 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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