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October 2017

Cardio is King

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Another short article. With recent folks from the academy heading to this weekend’s tournament, popular discussion has been learning lessons from previous tournaments.  The common issue was cardio.  Guys were gassing out in the first few minutes of the match from the adrenaline. No matter how much technique you have, if you get tired, you wont be able to execute any technique. There are multiple workouts you can YouTube or Google to improve your cardio.  My recommendation are hill sprints.  Those really work the nervous system and improve your cardio and strength. For tournament beginners, here’s a simple but really…

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What to look for in a school

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There has been recent news about Kenny Florian opening a new school in Santa Monica.  It’s always great to have experienced competitors with resources to other great competitors teach what they know.  However, outside of the instructor what else should someone be looking for?  Are the competition medals of the professor all that is needed? Here’s my list of what to look for: What is the background of the instructor? Who did he get his black belt from? Because someone is not a world champ competitor does not mean he cant get you there.  Although it’s probably better to go…

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Each One Teach One

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I have written about this before but wanted to reemphasize the importance of teaching a technique and how it makes you better as a practitioner and as a human being. At an academy, everyone there is a team.  That means, everyone there is looking to help each other.  Yes we spar and look to do self improvement, but we also want to help others grow to make ourselves better. This leads to teaching what you know.  If you have a favorite move, share it!  Other people may have never seen it or may have an improvement to it.  Either way,…

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