Why Patterns are Important to the Martial Arts

By | 2014-09-23T14:56:55+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

Many martial arts styles have patterns as part of the style. They may be called katas, hyungs, poomse or another name depending on the nationality of the style. The question I get so many times is why do we have [...]

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On the Ground: The Kimura

By | 2014-09-16T15:19:14+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

The Kimura armlock was named after Masahiko Kimura. We is widely known as one of the world's greatest Judoka's. He used this arm lock to defeat famed Brazilian Helio Gracie. The Kimura is similar to the Americana arm lock except it [...]

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Dijon Maple Chicken

By | 2014-09-10T08:49:45+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

We tried this Dijon Maple Chicken recipe on the weekend and it was a keeper. It comes from Inspired Dreamer. It really has great flavour and smells even better. Be sure to try it out. Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken [...]

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Living Defensively: First Strike Justifications

By | 2014-09-09T11:21:47+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

Could this warrant a preemptive strike? In a self defense situation first strike justifications can be difficult. Remember that a first strike is a preemptive attack that happens before your assailant gets the drop on you. Why is [...]

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Controlled Chaos in Self Defense

By | 2014-09-02T10:46:40+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

Controlled Chaos. Two words that don't really go together do they? In a self defense situation many things are happening at the same time. Your body is experiencing it's flight or fight responses, your attacker's adrenaline is almost at it's [...]

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Sherlock Holmes & Mind Games

By | 2014-08-26T17:55:06+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Martial Arts, Workouts|

Mind Games and a combat mindset. This week I'm introducing you to Media Lab. This is a great site that takes movie fight scenes and breaks down their content. Will the scene work in real life? former Navy Seal Dom [...]

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