30 Years of Martial Arts

From motivation to goal setting and from self defense to fight commentary...it's all here!

There is only one basic principle of self defense:  apply the most effective weapon as soon as possible to the most vulnerable point of your enemy!

- Bruce Lee, Tao of Gung Fu

April 16, 2017

This is not a political site.  I'm not here to make opinions about events in the news.  But I will point out topics and comment on martial arts related relevancy.  Regarding the recent incident in which a passenger was physically dragged from a plan because he would no...

March 13, 2017

Wisdom from Roy Cadiente, Kyoshi, 6th Dan, Goju Ryu

Usually I tell my students that they already have a natural instinct or ability to protect themselves.  It is inherent in our DNA.  We as humans are wired for survival, and most everyone has the instinct for self-defen...

March 6, 2017

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1)  www.martialartsdingo.com   Very well organized website.  Great selection of...

February 26, 2017

Perfect 10  Top 10 Ten Martial Arts Movie Fight Scenes

Don’t get me started on martial arts fight scenes.  This topic is so near and dear to my heart.  I think it was age 7 when I began my continuous the hunt for old broom handles to convert into nunchakus to mimic Bruc...

February 12, 2017

Last entry was about the Tiger Lady self-defense tool.  Here are is a brief application discussion of it’s use.

It’s all about scratching.  In my self-defense classes to woman, I remind those who have nails to use them.  Emphasizing that the goal of self-defense is not...

January 28, 2017

I just had the pleasure of talking to the CEO of Tiger Lady.  Tiger Lady is the compay behind the product of the same name.  ‘The Tiger Lady’ is an innovative self-defense tool that meets my APE (A)ccessible, (P)ractical (E)ffective criteria for a useful self-defense t...

January 23, 2017

Paul "Semtex" Daley secured his win against "Irish" Brennan Ward with an incredible flying knee to the head at the Bellatore 170 on Saturday Jan 21.  If you ever had doubts about the additional power you can get with a flying technique, this knockout will convince you...

December 31, 2016

Wondering how to pick a self-defense tool?  Use the APE test; Accessible, Practical, and Effective.  A self-defense tool that is good enough for you or your loved ones must meet all three of these criteria before being selected as your tool of choice.  

The s...

December 28, 2016

Bruce Lee was well ahead of his time in terms of fitness knowledge and focus.  He was doing plyometrics before it was even a term, literally. Plyometrics as a term was first used in 1975 and Bruce incorporated them into his training the 50's and 60's.  Bruce was concei...

December 11, 2016

If you are a martial arts instructor and haven't been educating your students about the importance of training the posterior chain for martial arts performance, then read on.  This is a critical, yet easily understandable concept that will make you a better instructor...

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Martial arts of some sort for over 30 years...with binders and hard drives full of so much 

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About Me

I'm a business executive full-time.  I love my work, but my second passion--well it's a way of life--is karate.  I am Chief Instructor, Renshi, 4th Degree Black belt at OCIGK in southern California.  I look forward to sharing with you as I do with my students every day.  

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