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

December 4, 2016

I just got done watching Kung Fu Panda 3 on cross country flight.  Here’s my review. 

Two Thumbs Up

I’ve really appreciated the Kung Fu Panda series mainly because they are an amazing media to get the virtues of martial arts (read…kung fu) into the mainstream and in...

November 19, 2016

Have you tried kinseology tape yet?  Kinseology tape is a relatively new concept to enhance mechanical body movement and support for performance and/or pain relief.   Think of it as the opposite of compression technology.  Compression technology provides support and st...

November 15, 2016

Here’s one of many drills that will be posted on this blog.  Feel free to use the diagram however you want.  I created it as a .png so you photoshoppers can edit it to include your own drills in the grey boxes.  Feel free to cut and paste any or all of the below....

October 31, 2016

Here are, in my view, the top 10 martial arts books.  This list covers the top 10 books that every martial artist should read and have in their possession.  They are style and topic agnostic.  I will continue the list going with other specific topics.  But for this lis...

October 15, 2016

Here's another of my guerrilla videos (make sure you turn the volume way up to hear the voice over).  This one is about how to make a proper fist.  I have contact with hundreds of aspiring martial artists every year.  Virtually none of them--and I would quantify 'virtu...

October 6, 2016

Here's an intentionally short video on the 5 striking surfaces of the foot.  This really is a primer for a more elaborate video that I will do soon.

Please share this with all beginning students...and with those senior students who take it for granted that they know how...

October 1, 2016

I'm not going to say much about tonight's UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland because I don't want to spoil it for you.  I would just predict too accurately and take all the fun out of it.  Ha.  But I will talk about two of them:

Lineker vs. Dodson--I like this fig...

September 25, 2016

Check out this great article from Outside magazine.  Running, still one of the best forms of exercise for overall cardio vascular fitness, is essential to our martial arts training.  If you want to be a fit martial artist, you need to run.  Just resign yourself to that...

September 24, 2016

I generally don't like "diets."  They represent a change to your behavior that by and large is not sustainable.  This zero belly diet is not a diet, even though it's called a diet...it's the best life style plan that I have yet to uncover, and I have uncovered dozens....

September 24, 2016

My favorite saying of all time accentuated by a beautiful image in Japanese kanji.  Learn it for yourself, and, as important, please, teach it to all the youngsters around you!!  Teach them not only the saying itself, but the importance of believing that if you want so...

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

information that we've wanted to share with our students in this blog we will do so.  

We hope you find the information within helpful, healthy, enlightening, informative, humorous and will otherwise add value to your martial arts journey and a more fulfilling life.

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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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