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Breathing Technique was Worth the Drive – Rest was Icing

I taught a small class a short while ago. It was a test session for me to work out the kinks for the upcoming Korean Martial Arts Festival. I like to test my syllabus before I go teach at the larger events. It lets me get a grasp of my time constraints as well as [...]

By | 2017-04-20T10:49:34+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Breathing, Teaching|Comments Off on Breathing Technique was Worth the Drive – Rest was Icing

Five steps to become a great martial arts teacher

Grow up - You probably can’t be a great teacher if you’re too young. Yes, you may be a hot shot in the dojo, but just because you can do a backspin kick does not mean you can teach it. Train hard - It takes thousands of hours of focused work to achieve mastery. You must [...]

By | 2017-05-10T11:47:07+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Teaching|5 Comments

Hapkido Cane: Big Stick Fighting from the Dojo to the Street Product Review

Instructor: Alain Burrese Format: DVD (2 disk set) Vendor: Paladin Press $39.95 Cane Skills Rock. No better way to say it than with a cane in your hand you have one of the most devastating concussion and control weapons available to the common man. Yes, the naysayers will start spouting about their guns and the knife [...]

By | 2015-10-14T08:43:53+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Book, Movie, and Video Reviews, Hapkido, Practice Weapons, Real or Live Weapons, Teaching, Training|Comments Off on Hapkido Cane: Big Stick Fighting from the Dojo to the Street Product Review

How important are basic techniques in combat situations

I was asked this question a couple of days ago. " How important are basic techniques in combat situations? Answer: Self Defence, Combative Skills, and Martial Arts are all different things with overlapping similarities. A self defense program should be able to teach you its basic skills in just a few months of hard training. [...]

By | 2015-02-12T08:08:42+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Mindset and Attitude, Teaching, Training|2 Comments