Category Archives: sparring

Fall 2022 Youth Tournament

Huzzah! The time is upon us once again. Out annual fall tournament. All students are invited! Kids ages 3-13 can grapple, spar, and do forms. They don’t have to do all three events, they can just do one or two … 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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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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ExtensionWatch this video on YouTube 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 … Continue reading

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You be Me

You be meWatch this video on YouTube There is a confusing cliche that gets dropped at martial arts schools on a daily basis: “get rid of your ego”.  Aren’t you supposed to win?  Aren’t there points and submissions and trophies … Continue reading

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