We will be holding a women’s-only self defense seminar detailing choke escapes and lock controls at the Wendy Fit studio on Friday, Nov. 14th.
The following are ways to inspire, taken from my direct experience of inspiring people for decades, pushing them past physical endurance limits as well as mental barriers that keep ...Continue Reading →
We don’t train you just to look good, though that is a byproduct of a body conforming to whole body cardio-strength training.
In a fight for your life—in the street, an elevator, a home invasion, or overseas in military combat, etc.—the body has to be prepared for ...Continue Reading →
Any athletic activity, and self-defense training should mimic athletic activity, carries with it the possible exposure to pulled muscles, sprains, tears and, at worse, broken bones or head trauma.
Training with the proper safety equipment allows you to work at higher levels of intensity and should be mandatory.
Training without egotism should also be mandatory, but, as with most competitive arts or activities, egos ...Continue Reading →
This required stress is reduced when you introduce weight class restrictions similar to those in wrestling.
The demands on the athlete or student become even less when you introduce gender requirements.
What a horrible thing to do to the human race.
When we train at Core Jeet Kune Do, we ...Continue Reading →
Perhaps it is something specific to Core JKD, or Jeet Kune Do in particular, but there seems to be an abundance of students craving creative expression—and expressing themselves creatively beyond the bounds of the martial arts. (I mean some really talented creatives here: Illustrators and musicians just to name a ...Continue Reading →
“And where it should not, for my ally is…”
Oops, sorry. Veered off there for a little bit. Yoda reference aside (and just where did Yoda train Luke, by the way?) we’re going to look at a few things you can do to keep your skills high when you’re not in your training studio.
Attributes we like to train ...Continue Reading →
Awareness of your environment and awareness of your self are two base requisites for increasing your chances for survival in any life-and-death encounter. An aware life is one of opportunities.
When I mention things like “life-and-death” encounters, people don’t realize that any physical altercation ...Continue Reading →
Everyone seems to have an opinion trying to define just what it was that Bruce Lee was creating. Yes, creating. He wasn’t finished, and if you understand the expression of the creating individual—which he valued highly—you know that such a thing cannot be finished.
Nor can it be ...Continue Reading →
If you’ve searched for a martial arts instructor, you know there is quite a variety out there from which to choose. Upon closer inspection, you’ll find threads of similarity between the majority of them—which makes choosing one even more difficult.
But have you thought about what kind of students instructors enjoy having in their studio? I have an opinion on that, and it’s an educated opinion having trained so many students over ...Continue Reading →