Why I Studied the Martial Arts I Have

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     We included four or more martial arts in our academy’s curriculum.  When I look at these arts, I see a distinct reason that I studied each one.  These arts cover striking, grappling, ground fighting and a practical self-defense weapon, the cane.       I started studying Shotokan karate in the Fall of 1994.  I switched to Taekwondo with my nephew in the

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Self-Defense Instruction

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The problem with too much martial arts’ self-defense instruction is that they are low percentage defenses against unrealistic attacks taught by some instructors, who have limited knowledge of street attacks.  Some systems were created for street or military training and are better than others.  However, the insularity of too many martial arts keep some instructors from exploring defenses for different

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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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