Category Archives: Martial Arts

Movement and Martial Arts

Many martial arts classes feature movement staples like the push-up, squat, and pull-up.  It makes some sense.  These motions will make the students stronger, better, and presumably nudge them in the direction of being better martial artists. I’d like to … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Kids Class

I want to talk about what we, as teachers, gain from having a kid’s program at the school.  This is not to discount the gains that the kids themselves make from training.  They make huge strides in their problem solving … Continue reading

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Tonight in sparring class, we wrapped three fighting principles into one technique. The three fighting principles were: extension, bridging the gap, and independent motion. The technique was the skipping front kick. In the skipping front kick, you move the lead … Continue reading

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Self Defense and Martial Arts

Sometimes people want to study martial arts.  Sometimes people want to take a self defense class.  We’re fine with that.  We offer self defense seminars.  We offer martial arts classes.  We think that, long term, martial arts provides students with a … Continue reading

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Get up!

How much grappling is a Mo Duk Pai student expected to know?  As a starting point, for an orange sash, the student should be able to fall safely, get an untrained opponent (of their same size) off of them, and … Continue reading

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