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Certification Circus

June 13, 2012

It seems everywhere I look in the fitness and martial art industry; everyone seems to have certifications from A to Z. If there’s something new and fashionable in the industry, people are running out to get certified in it. I’m not knocking down certificates, I do think they are useful, but I feel some people […]

Training in Japan 2012

May 22, 2012

I had a great opportunity to be able to train with the pro-fighters of the Pancrase affiliated fighters. These fighters are under the group the name Pancrasism. Their training started at 12 noon. It started off with light warm up, the 2-3 rounds 3 min shadow boxing. From there, we did takedown entries, back and […]

Train No-Gi or with Gi?

November 8, 2011

I’ve recently read certain popular martial art trainers claim that training with a Gi (or Kurtka in my case) is out dated and has no practical use. They also say that no gi training has more practicality for real life self-defense situations. Bold statements. The recent decline in Gi training has come from the booming […]

MMA madness

March 24, 2011

With the explosion of MMA now, it seems everyone is a pro-fighter or an MMA trainer. This fashion of course does have a positive impact on legitimate schools, but it looks like any karate   dojos have all of a sudden start teaching MMA.  If you ask where they have gotten their MMA training: “well […]