- Martial artists bow out with class.
Patti Barnum, of Taekwondo USA and Karate for Kids, and Rich Keiss, owner of the Draco Academy of Martial Arts, could not have been too happy with the outcome Tuesday night concerning bringing in a third martial arts studio to downtown Homewood. Still, they showed the grace and integrity martial arts teaches when they received the bad news.
- Ashland police offer self-defense course for women.
The Ashland Police Athletic League will be offering a three-week women’s self-defense class Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning on Monday, Sept. 14.
- Martial arts school offers after school program.
In addition, one of the new programs, called Ken-Jutsu/Miyama Ryu Ju-Jutsu (swordsmanship), is for black belt students only (open to all styles). The class will be conducted by Sensei Lenin Perdomo, a 25 year veteran of martial arts (such as Japanese Judo, Ken-Jutsu, Ju-Jutsu and Aikido).
- Professional wrestler turned MMA competitor is arrested for beating on his girlfriend.
The huge jackass club just got another member with the arrest of former pro wrestler Sean O’Haire.
- Armed woman shoots robber and lives to tell about it!
Police said an intruder was shot during an attempted break-in at a Northland apartment complex early Monday morning.
- Women from India are itching to compete!
As many as six of the girls trained in Bihar were selected to represent India at the 29th International Gozakai Karate Championship held at Singapore on September 4 and 5.
- Teen wins big in Vegas kung fu tournament!
Lauren, however, stuck with it, and in August she became national grand champion in the Teen Girls Division in a competition held in Las Vegas.
- Risky move saves person from being robbed!
A 45 year-old car thief must have thought he was involved in a Bruce Lee movie when he attempted to steal a truck in West Kelowna on the weekend.
From the blogs:
- Potatoe is not the only person who pops glucosamine!
Long story short – I’m back on the glucosamine and cutting back on jogging.
My advice: Try vodka. It can’t hurt!
- Ikigai offers some very sound advice.
Using a critical mind to assess both the valuable and not-so-valuable in other methods has actually increased my ability to spot nonsense in the arts, as opposed to making me blind to it.
- Lori talks about the sprawl. This is something every stand-up fighter should learn!
The first way I recommend to defend against the shoot is through the use of the sprawl. When done properly, this is the best way to defend as it keeps you on your feet (or close to it) and in a dominant position.
- John Zimmer wonders if your karate will work.
In this post I will focus on self-defense techniques, what they are, how long it takes to learn them well and do they work.
I came across a Loren Christensen video on another blog. What caught my eye is how it’s very similar to the Mantis stances. Essentially you look farther away than you actually are. All it takes is a subtle shift to strike your opponent. Enjoy!