Five Basic Exercises for Martial Artists to Build Strength

There are several components essential for fitness in general and self-defense specifically. Those are: Strength Flexibility/Mobility Speed Knowledge/Understanding This article, like our classes recently, will focus on Strength. As we move through the year, our focus will shift, and I’ll post articles on the other components. In the Classroom For those of you who aren’t […]

New Year, New Practice

You probably know the symbol at the center of the Korean flag as Yin and Yang. Those are the Chinese words for the concept that could be defined as “Universal Balance”. In Korean, they are known as Um and Yang and those are the words we use in class. Light and dark, male and female, […]

Ten Exercises that will Make Taking Martial Art Classes More Fun and Less Scary

Most people like the idea of being a martial artist. It sounds cool, and honestly it is cool. What we don’t like is getting started and actually doing the work necessary to become a martial artist. Beginning is the hardest part. Most of us remember gym classes from high school where everyone seemed to know […]

Training Notes

These are just some notes and interpretations from the past six months of training. If they help you, cool. If you disagree or would like to expand on anything, feel free to do that in the comments. Discussion is always welcome.   Don’t use the body to power strikes. Keep stance and body still like […]