To Think or Not to Think

It’s hard for me to say this, but it’s true. New students (and even old ones) have a tendency to think too much. I used to hate to hear this, and I still do. “Don’t think, just do,” is violently against my nature, but it’s good advice for students learning new physical skills. We need […]

Um and Yang of Stance Training

Any new endeavor has to begin at the beginning. The beginning of martial art training is learning how to stand and how to move. Next month we’ll talk about movement. This month: Stances. Speaking from experience, the best thing a new martial artist can do for themselves is to work hard on their stances. There […]

White Belt Kicking Drill

This is the first in a series of video posts. This little drill gives the White Belt student all the kicks that she needs to learn for her level. Of course, additional kicks may be taught, but these are the ones used in the White Belt curriculum. All kicks should be at least belt high. Some will […]