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Quitting Karate

Quitting Karate

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Withdrawing from class. Stepping away for a while. Taking time off. Quitting. Chose any phrase which sounds the best, but they all mean the same thing. You’re not on the mat training any longer. (For right now) And at certain points in someone’s life, that’s ok. Kenpo is a demanding, time-consuming mistress. The more time you give her, the … Read entire article »

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Rich Hale Seminar Notes

Rich Hale Seminar Notes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); These are the notes I jotted down after a three hour seminar with Rich Hale at Oscar Steele Studios. This was the third Rich Hale seminar I’ve attended, and I highly recommend making your way to his class any time he teaches. (For all the Kenpo Police out there, these notes are not the definitive ways to … Read entire article »

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Review: Parables of American Kenpo by Dennis Conatser Sr.

Review: Parables of American Kenpo by Dennis Conatser Sr.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); [Editor’s note: This review was not sponsored in any way. However I am a huge fan of Mr. Conatser, so it won’t be unbiased either. If it were possible to have the review only be “BUY THE VIDEO”, it would be.] Some people come to Kenpo Karate for the self-defense, an edge in a fight. Others come for … Read entire article »

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The Kenpo Police

The Kenpo Police

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Have you ever been so passionate about something, you were willing to argue with strangers online about it? Most of us have, or at least thought very hard about it. In the Kenpo karate community, those who like to do (maybe initiate?) the arguing are akin to the Kenpo “Police.” They believe it’s their job to point out … Read entire article »

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How Do You Watch Yourself Fight

How Do You Watch Yourself Fight

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); In sports to aid in training, it’s a common best practice to watch yourself on video. Athletes and coaches worldwide review video of practices and games to see which areas did well and which can always be improved. If they aren’t already, martial artists should adopt this habit. Historically the viewpoint on the videos is from a third … Read entire article »

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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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3 Words for 2014

3 Words for 2014

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); With a fresh start each year many people resolve to change some aspect of their lives. The determination demonstrated to these resolutions is sometimes breath-taking. For others, it’s a wish of what could be. For me though, I partake in the 3 words methodology introduced by Chris Brogan. These words, while not actually goals, provide the framework … 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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