Category Archives: Martial Arts

Brown/Black – Gear Switching

Doing some writing to communicate some ideas that I think will help MDP students specifically, but hopefully martial artists more generally, in their training. This piece is about the value of being able to switch gears which is an incredibly … Continue reading

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Multiple Opponents?

“It is better to avoid than to run, better to run than to de-escalate, better to de-escalate than to fight, better to fight than to die.” – Rory Miller. If it is possible for something to be “more” true, then … Continue reading

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New MDP Requirements!

Huzzah! Ever evolving in the face of martial arts technology, here are the amazing new MDP adult belt requirements. You’ll have questions – of course. You won’t know what some of the things are – of course. You’ll wonder what … Continue reading

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New Teen Jiu-Jitsu Class

We are shifting the Friday 5pm kids BJJ class to a teen BJJ class. Like everything we do, it is an experiment and we’re excited to see what happens. Our hope is that it gives students who are ages 13-19 … Continue reading

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Kid’s Tournament

We are thrilled to be hosting MDP’s annual Fall Kids tournament. This event will feature point sparring & forms (no grappling but don’t worry, we’ll have a grappling tournament coming up soon) and will take place at our 1509 SW … Continue reading

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