Monday, March 19, 2018

How do we learn?

How do we learn?

By studying then doing then practicing.
For most martial artist that strictly means going to class and maybe prating some on our own.

For many that is not enough. For many people they need a source reference be it in writing or on video. 

Join Marty Martin Karate online training and get the references you need, the videos for detailed explanation and access to review at your convince.

Figure 4 Wrist Lock to Kimura

Figure 4 Wrist Lock to Kimura

Coach Martin demonstrates defending the baton swing.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Guillotine Trap

 Guillotine Trap

Coach Martin demonstrates how to put more pressure on the guillotine.


What is respect? How do we show respect? Who deserves our respect?

The bible defines respect as “Doing unto others as you would have them to do unto you.” This simply means that Respect is “Treating other people the way we would want to be treated.”

There are many ways to show someone respect. Showing respect to others means we are polite to other people. We reply when answering an adult by say “Yes Sir” or “No Ma’am”. We look people in their eyes when they are speaking to us.  We never interrupt someone when they are talking. We do not fight or argue with others. Showing respect can also be how we help others, like by opening the door for someone, or letting an older person have our seat when all are taken. When our parents gives us orders, if we are respectful we always do what they tell us and never talk back.

The people that deserve our respect the most are those that care about us and try to help us. Like your parents, teachers, pastors, karate instructors, and the elderly because many of the things they have done in the past has made things better for us and we have lots that we can learn from them. Whenever we are not sure if we are showing the proper respect to someone, just ask yourself, how would I like others to treat me in this situation.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Earning Respect


How do we earn respect?
    By practicing control

How do we show respect?
    By demonstrating control

Monday, January 22, 2018

Positive Attitude

An Attitude is Contagious

Did you know that our attitude is contagious? How we think, act, and the things we say to others can spread to them and affect their attitude. We can spread a positive attitude or a negative attitude. We as martial artists have a responsibility to do our best to spread a positive attitude. To do and say things that will help others. We can do this by performing random acts of kindness for no other reason than to help someone. Like open the door for someone, to give your seat on the bus to an elderly person, or to help your brother or sister with their chores. We can spread a positive attitude by using positive words and phrases when speaking to others. We can have a positive outlook when bad things happen around us. We can use understanding with the misfortunes that others may have. And finally, we can simply use a smile when we greet other people.

These are simple ways that we can spread a positive attitude and be a role-model to the people we meet. As martial artists, this is our responsibility

Monday, January 15, 2018

Positive Attitude

Other People Can Affect Our Attitude

Our attitude is our state of mind, which is how you feel about yourself, other people, and the things around you. A positive attitude allows us to develop into a happy and successful person. Just as it is important for us to develop a positive attitude by controlling our thinking and the things we say to ourselves, it is also important to understand that others can affect our attitude as well.

Imagine that your mind is this very special place, a magical container that whatever you allow into it will determine what type of person you will become, how happy you will be, and what level of success you will achieve. Remember the definition of Attitude is “Our State of Mind”. We have to guard and protect our mind to keep it healthy. Just like with your body “you are what you eat”, with your mind, “you are what you let in it”.

We can not let others do what is called “Garbage Dumping”, dumping their negative thoughts, feelings, and images in our mind. We have to be careful not to listen to ugly words and bad language of other people. We have to guard our mind against negative images we see on TV or in magazines. All the negativity that is in this world, if we let it in our minds, IT WILL affect who we become.

Remember, to have a positive healthy attitude about life and to be happy and successful, we have to use positive thinking from ourselves, and protect our mind from the negativity of others.