Author Archives: Wally

Kid’s Point Sparring Tournament

Not too long ago, we ran a grappling only tournament. We figured now it was time to run a point sparring only tournament. Hopefully everyone who was bummed there was no point sparring last time is excited this time. Actually, … Continue reading

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Reflection as a Learning Tool

If you’ve been in class recently, you’ve almost certainly heard me talking about the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. The book is a concise compilation of the last 3 decades of research in cognitive psychology around … Continue reading

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Punchcards for the Win!

Not sure if you will be able to commit to ongoing monthly membership with SWPMA/CFH? No problem! Our gym ten-pass entitles any/all family members to enjoy 10 classes with us for $150 [at no further obligation]. This punchcard is good … Continue reading

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Acro Seminar is coming to town!

Dance on your hands! Balance your friends on your feet! We’re hosting a two hour acro seminar, coached by Ari Rapkin of justmovement. The first hour will focus on tumbling and hand balancing. The second hour will be partner acro. … Continue reading

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Why is there a women’s only BJJ class?

People practice martial arts for lots of different reasons, but at a fundamental level, the function of martial arts is to… well, be functional. If you call something martial arts, the implication is that it should help the practitioner defend … Continue reading

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