Category Archives: Martial Arts

Summer 2022 Special

Are you looking to try martial arts? Are you 13 or older? Are you fully vaccinated against Covid-19? Are you a new student who has never trained with us before? If you answered yes to all four of those questions, … Continue reading

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The Lead Hook

Lead hand hookWatch this video on YouTube The lead hand hook is tough to learn for a lot of reasons, but the piece that seems to burn most beginners is the pivot. To generate the most power, it is important … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Falling

Falling is one of the most practical skills you gain from training martial arts. It’s not particularly glamorous, but you’re much more likely to slip and fall than you are get into a fistfight or a grappling match out there … Continue reading

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Moving the Armbar from the Dummy to Real Humans

When we teach our youngest students how to do an armbar, we show them on a grappling dummy. It’s safer. It’s quicker. You don’t have to be patient with your partner. However, it leads to a problem: how do you … Continue reading

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Healthy Hamstrings

All those squats, kicks, and triangles can leave the hamstrings haggard and the back bruised. How to cope? Make a plan. Here’s mine, and you’re welcome to steal it wholesale, although I really do recommend amending it to fit your … Continue reading

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