Category Archives: Martial Arts

July Striking Theme: Lead Hook

If those wrasslers get to have a theme, then the punchy people should get one too… and so July became the month of lead hooks. Although throwing a good punch seems like it should be easy, it isn’t. It takes … Continue reading

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July BJJ Theme: Guard

Guard. If you look around a BJJ floor at any given time during rolls, you’re likely to see about 50% of the pairs of players in some sort of guard. Given the frequent occurrence of the position, it makes sense … Continue reading

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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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