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Weight cutting wackiness

October 25, 2017

  There have been reported deaths of athletes dying from extreme weight cutting in MMA recently. Not just deaths, but also athletes in dire condition at the weight-ins. This has happened in other combat sports, even at the amateur level. Wrestling(real wrestling folks), has been a major victim of this, with even reported deaths of […]

June 20, 2017, Osaka, Japan Knife defense seminar re-cap

July 24, 2017

During my stay in Japan, I had the grand opportunity to teach a Combat Sambo seminar at my friend, Katsuomi Inagaki’s dojo: Pancrase Osaka. The seminar covered knife defense. Due to the fact that it was not a very long (less than 2 hrs), I was not able to teach several techniques, rather a few, […]

Combat Sambo seminar, Osaka,Japan 2017

May 29, 2017

  I will be giving a Combat Sambo seminar June 20 at the P’sLab in Osaka, Japan. Will be covering knife defense techniques. For more info: http://pancrase-osaka.com/  

The Pancrase Happening

January 6, 2016

Many people have asked me why I chose to affiliate with Pancrase.I have even asked that question to myself. I have a long history with Pancrase. This dates back to me the living in Asia in 1992. My first exposure to Pancrase was while I was living in Taipei, Taiwan. One day at a Japanese […]

The Runaround

August 19, 2014

Running..but how? There have been several debates on the positive and negative effects of running recently. Rather than debate its effectiveness for the general population, this article will cover running for the means of fitness and training for a martial nd combat sports. Most people will think of running right away as a great way […]

Why Spar?

June 5, 2014

  Many people  have asked  why   do we spar so much, and is it necessary. To answer the last question first, yes. I don’t teach a cardio MMA class where sparring is non-existent. This is a big “in” thing for other gyms, but here at Club Kozak, we teach real training. What defines sparring? […]

Genuine Goals

January 12, 2014

Happy 2014! For some out there, you have decided, as part of one’s new year’s resolution,  to take up some type of martial art. Having been teaching for many years, I have seen many newbies come thru my gym’s doors. As everyone is different, people come in with different expectations. There are those with very […]

Bad habits

May 17, 2013

  Bad habits are like an anaconda, once they enwrap you, your bad habits, like the anaconda’s deadly crush, will destroy you. The bad habits I am talking here in this article are not the small petty things like forgetting to put the cap back on the toothpaste, but of bad habits that can destroy […]

What is the difference between Combat Sambo and Judo?

October 22, 2012

                                 This is a less complicated search to see the difference between these two styles. The major and biggest difference is Judo has become purely a combat sport, whereas Combat Sambo has both sportive and personal self-defense training. Combat Sambo has deep […]

Fitness fallacy

July 31, 2012

As the fitness industry grows high, ther are its lows. I get a pain in my neck, everytime I read of an MMA training program from “fitness gurus” who have never competed in anything resembeling MMA. These experts even offer MMA conditioning instructor certifications to their followers. Their MMA background considers of some early years […]