Category: Training

Elemental Defense & Offense Part 2

“Can each element be taught offensively as well? This is part two of our exploration of each element as an offensive tactic. Today we’ll be looking at the water element.

Elemental Defense & Offense Part 1

“Can each element be taught offensively as well?” A good friend asked me this question the other day. I had to think about it for a moment but I think

5 Tips to Make the Most of Private Lessons

Any martial artist who regularly takes private lessons will tell you the immense benefits of doing so. Personally I think of regular private coaching is like professional development for your

“Traditional” vs. “MMA” schools

Let me ask you a few questions.  What would you think if you had to sign up for three or four schools just to earn your high school diploma?  Does

Starting Meditation

What is Meditation? Meditation is simply the practice of learning how to pay attention.  It isn’t something magical.  It isn’t a cult or religion.  Meditation is a mental exercise to

Randori Training

Randori is defined as “a term used in Japanese martial arts to describe free-style practice. The term literally means “chaos taking” or “grasping freedom,” implying a freedom from the structured