Category Archives: Martial Arts

What are We Doing Today in Kids Class?

How do we choose what we’re going to do from day to day in kids class? If we supposed to be providing a broad, general survey of martial arts… how do we do it? We keep it pretty simple and … Continue reading

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Themes of the Month

For our BJJ program, we have started doing monthlong blocks. What does this mean? Well, February has been (and continues to be, for another six days) half guard month. Why? It helps students and teachers alike get a little deeper … Continue reading

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How Come the Teenagers Get Their Own Class?

It’s not easy punching, kicking, and wrestling people. Stack on top of that the self-consciousness of a teenager and you often (but not always) have potential students who are completely against the idea of training with the “little kids” (everyone … Continue reading

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Unpredictability

Train long enough at a gym and you’ve inevitably sparred everyone dozens, if not hundreds of times. You know how they play, you know the techniques their good at, and they know your game too. This can be great because … Continue reading

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To Gi or not to Gi

To Gi, or not to Gi: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler with the grips to suffer The collars and lapels of outrageous fortune, Or to take arm drags against a rash guard of troubles, And by opposing choke … Continue reading

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