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

Beginner’s Guide to EoSD

We get a lot of beginners on our mats. We love answering everyone’s questions individually, but the time has come for a comprehensive beginner’s guide to help you with your

6 Ways Martial Arts Can Bring Out The Best In You

Over recent years, people have gravitated towards martial arts as a viable option for their health and fitness routine. And why not? It certainly has the power to get people

Back to School Tips

Summertime is coming to an end, and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical

Martial Arts and a Balanced Life

There are many facets in our lives. We spend a massive chunk of our lives at work. Whether at school or at the office, it takes time and effort to

King Tut’s Tomb and Fancy Martial Arts

You’ve heard of King Tut, right? He’s one of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs. When his tomb was originally discovered, it was one of the only tombs that hadn’t been

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

Memorization vs Expression

Recently I made a comment about Expression based martial arts vs memorization based martial arts on the fitness webpage Darebee.  I’ve been asked to expand on those comments. Memorize [mem–uh rahyz] to

Fight Club, School, or Dojo Part 1

In my near 20 years training in the martial arts, I can say that I have belonged to each of these.  Each serves a different purpose and each has it’s