Gilbert P. Ellis’ Story

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       Gilbert P. Ellis was my grandfather, hero and mentor.  He was born in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, June 22, 1915 to William P. Ellis and Caroline L. Johannpeter Ellis.  Grandpa said Great Grandma had wanted to name him Marmaduke but fortunately changed it to Gilbert.  Grandpa said, “Being named Gilbert was tough enough.  If I had been named Marmaduke,

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Can TKD Learn from MMA?

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Despite its worldwide popularity and it’s rank as the most popular martial art in the United States,  (TKD) is beginning to lose some of it’s luster due to its perceived lack of success in Mixed Martial Arts.   (MMA) is the biggest thing to hit the martial arts world since Jigaro Kano decided to go to a colored and black belt system to denote rank within his school,

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