Which Martial Art Type Are You?


There Are Many Reasons People Train in Martial Arts. These 5 different reasons are what make the difference between your black belt next-door neighbor and the Filipino legends who defended their country when it was being invaded by the USA.   Being the neighborhood black belt is great. Black belts have a high level of… Read more »

Off The Mat


Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an amazing martial art. It is fun, improves health, increases awareness, it is strategic, builds confidence, and is a great form of self-defense. If you are new to the practice, it will take some getting used to. I always tell people when they are starting that it is not easy, and it… Read more »

Fear, Anxiety and Sparring


Fear, Anxiety and Sparring If you are someone who is interested in taking your training to the next level but is a little anxious about starting to spar, this article is for you. Fear and anxiety are common with people who are new to combat sports but thankfully there are a few ways to reframe… Read more »

Physical, Mental and Tactical Fight Strategies for Boxing, Muay Thai and MMA

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Physical, Mental, and Tactical fight strategies. Everyone who has trained any type of combative martial art needs to understand these key principles and fight strategies. We break our fighting styles down into 5 methods. The brawler The runner The blocker The counter puncher The chameleon         All these styles have different skill… Read more »

The 5 Styles of Muay Thai – What is your style?

What is your Style? Known as the “Art of 8 limbs,” Muay Thai is considered to be one of the most explosive and effective fighting styles in the world of Martial Arts. By using our two hands (punching), elbows, knees and legs (kicks), all Muay Thai practitioners refine each tool but eventually develop a personal… Read more »

Guide for the Sinawali Encyclopedia DVD’s

Table of Contents   DVD One: Footwork Warm-ups 5 Count Basic Ikis Hi Lo iii.  Lo Hi Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo 4 Count Horizontal Vertical iii.  Upward 6 Count Standards  Heaven Heaven and Earth iii.  Earth 6 Count Variations Hi Hi Lo Hi Lo Lo Reverse Heaven Combo 6 Count Ikis 6 Count… Read more »

Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat.

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Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat. Often, we go to Jiu-Jitsu class learn some new moves, practice them, and make some of them part of our own game. It is easy to get caught up in this cycle and not progress even close to what our true potential is. In this article, I want… Read more »