The Axe Kick

By | 2014-12-16T16:38:40+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

The axe kick is widely used in the Korean martial arts. It's also a staple for a lot of point tournament fighters. It's a powerful kick that can cause a lot of damage to the body. It takes a while [...]

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Testing and the Martial Arts: Failure is an Option

By | 2014-12-09T12:49:29+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

As I prepare for Black Belt testing this weekend, I thought I would write about testing and the martial arts. Testing and exams are things that bring panic to many people. Stress builds up and performance takes a dive. Learning [...]

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Are the Martial Arts Right for Me?

By | 2014-11-25T11:40:20+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

. Are the martial arts right for me? This is a question I was asked recently and my first thought was to answer, the martial arts are right for everyone. But I didn't answer the question this way. [...]

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Living Defensively: Street Safety

By | 2014-11-18T11:25:30+00:00 November 19th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

Street safety is extremely important in this day and age. The streets in many municipalities are not as safe as they once were. With a lack of police presence in our small towns more people seem to be loitering on [...]

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The Hook Kick

By | 2014-11-11T16:20:51+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

In my fighting career I had a record of 24 wins, 3 losses and 9 knockouts. All nine of my knockouts came from the hook kick. I saw the hook kick performed by Bill "Superfoot" Wallace when I was about [...]

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