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Brian Duffy and Dennis Conatser Seminar Notes

Brian Duffy and Dennis Conatser Seminar Notes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); At the end of March 2014, Mr. Brian Duffy and Mr. Dennis Conatser Sr were at Stronghold Martial Arts in Webb City, MO to give belt tests and seminars. These are a few of the thoughts jotted down after the exams and classes. Concepts and Ideas Always cover out. Especially in practice When doing Long Form 1, the block-strike portion … 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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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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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: 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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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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[Product Review] Ring to Cage Training Gloves

[Product Review] Ring to Cage Training Gloves

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); {Disclaimer: This is a somewhat sponsored post. Product was received, but the review can be positive or negative.} A few weeks back the nice folks at KarateDepot.com contacted me about putting an ad on our site linking to their karate merchandise website. You can see the ad on the left in the sidebar navigation. In exchange, they sent us some … Read entire article »

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All Eyes On You

All Eyes On You

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); By and large, most people don’t like standing in front of a group and speaking. Stage fright, and it’s very normal. To get over this fear really requires jumping in feet first and getting in front of people. Public speaking (or performing) is one of the characteristics of being a good leader. Martial arts, like Kenpo, are a … Read entire article »

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Marinating in Kenpo Karate

Marinating in Kenpo Karate

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Outside of Kenpo, cooking might be my biggest hobby. Or maybe just eating. Either way though, fajitas are one my favorite meals to make on the grill. One of our secrets is to marinate the cut of steak before grilling it. Marinating the meat allows it to pick up extra flavor and more depth. It’s the difference … Read entire article »

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Football and Karate, Beyond Hitting

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Here in Texas football is practically a food group. You can get a healthy dose almost every day during certain times of the year. We support it all, from pee wee up to pro. As such, while watching the local pro team, the Dallas Cowboys, get demolished there’s time for the mind to wander. How are Kenpo Karate and … Read entire article »

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