- Martial grandmother still passing on the tradition.
This kickboxing grandma is co-owner of West Coast Martial Arts, a school blending traditional disciplines such as tae kwon do and jiujitsu with modern-day defense techniques.
- One person thinks martial arts and ballroom dancing are very similar.
Fred teaches ballroom dance, as well as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.
We used to practice in a ballet studio and I’ve often thought that of some of the dancers I saw.
- Harlen kids learn old school karate.
His project is committed to the community and has underlying motives to help combat involvement in crime, prevent drug abuse, and reduce what they see as feelings of hopelessness and despair in New York’s urban youth.
- Mother and teen get arrested for running their own fight club!
A teen’s wish for an after-school activity has led to charges against the boy and his mother for allegedly staging illegal backyard fights refereed by the mother.
- Dundee comes out of retirement at 87.
But given one more chance to help a big fighter win a big fight – and lend his own star power to boxing at the same time – he couldn’t resist.
- Arkansas black belts earn their rank.
Talon Hobbs, 13, and Bailey Clemons, 12, of Fairbanks Taekwon-Do were promoted to first degree Black Belt earlier this month.
- Indianapolis studio being sued!
The owner of martial arts studios that operated in Hamilton and Boone counties is facing a civil lawsuit over customers’ claims that they failed to get refunds after the business closed.
- Karate master cut down in terrorist attack.
The terrorist attack at the Oberoi hotel here claimed the life of internationally acclaimed karate exponent and instructor Farokh Dinshaw.
- Fire kills an Ohio martial arts instructor.
Wintersville Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Herrington says a witness saw West enter the burning building, disappear into the smoke and not come out.
- Here’s a video that shows four essential self-defense tactics for women.
Core Tactix showed NBC 4‘s Mike Jackson effective ways to fight off an attack — moves that can be performed by anyone.
Notably absent is the no-touch knockout!
- The Bleacher Report has an article that argues Bruce Lee was an MMA pioneer.
Lee Jun Fan, Bruce Lee as he is better known, was the pinnacle of what Martial Arts is all about. He broke down centuries of theory, approach, and discipline. He turned the world of martial arts upside down to both develop, achieve, and display his theories.
From the blogs:
- Taekwondo Network has an interesting post about meditation.
Meditation can help you achieve peace of mind. With all the problems we face daily at work, at home, and the world in general, it’s important that you regularly experience a few minutes of peace.
- There’s nothing like a good hook kick…
- Self-Defense 101 has discovered one way to stop someone with a sword.
I’m no fan of Scientology, but it certainly sounds as if the security guards did the right thing when it came to self-defense.
- One blogger lets Frank Shamrock choke him out.
Yesterday Frank Shamrock showed me exactly what it feels like to be choked unconscious.
- I don’t agree will all 10 but I do agree with this notion.
I subscribe to the philosophy that if someone can’t manage to find the time to train 8 hrs a day, the next best thing he can do is focus on 1 thing a day to make himself better than he was the day before.
That’s a very good sentiment. If I don’t have time at home to devote a full hour to martial arts I always try to do at least one martial arts-related thing during a workout. If I can’t do that at the very least I can stretch. I’ve also taken to practicing Chin na as mini-katas. It’s not the same as with a partner but it still helps to get the movement, footwork, muscle memory, etc. down!
Chi-tards indeed! Compare it to the second video that Patrick posts in his comment thread! Some people ARE suggestible!
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