Saturday, January 31, 2009

Social Networks

Tonight I plan to go watch the GSP - BJ Penn fight at Beef O Brady's with Matt. Am looking forward to it with all the hype, Matt will be cheering for GSP his hero :)
me well I don't expect the fight to go the distance whoever makes the first mistake will lose. I joined Facebook - MartyMartinKarate - check it out, this is now connected to Vimeo so you will see my videos on Facebook, also joined Viddler another great video sharing web site.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Tortoise approach...

Can you believe it; this month is almost already gone! I look back on the month to review what I've accomplished and this gives me motivation to make adjustments as I press forward - may I suggest you do the same. Set simple goals and at the end of the month look back to see if you made progress, this is the Tortoise approach but you know what, at the end of the year you will have done more than the person who took on to much never got anything done and is right where they started. This month I have 16 new DVDs coming out on Amazon, am sending in 10 more for February, filmed the Fox TV show Panama City's Got Talent, filmed clips on self defense and sport karate for Howcast and You Tube, signed up new students at the karate center, found someone who is re-designing my web site to be even more functional and am starting a new blog signup/auto responder program to also better serve you. Make an impact with what you do and what you contribute to others you will leave the world a better place!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jiu Jit Su Basics DVD

I am in the process of editing my new DVD project Kenpo Jiu Jit Su Basics Locks and Twists. One of my previous Black Belts - Paul Buzas was a 14 yr experienced Jiu Jit Su artist who helped me write the book in the mid 90's. This has been a long time coming. For me the exciting part of the DVD is the practical application of the joint locks and throws. The DVD should be available in Feb from my store and Amazon/Create Space mid Feb. Watch for more. I joined Twitter another social network I don't know if I like it, its seems like just another place to go post your stuff.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Daphne Strebeck earns her Black Belt

Congratulations to Daphne for obtaining her Black Belt in Kenpo Set Karate! Daphne has trained at the Karate Center for several year and is a member of the Thunderbirds National Karate Team. She has competed at the Battle of Atlanta and US Open Karate Championships. She was a team member of the synchronized forms team which took first place at the 2005 Battle of Atlanta.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Afterschool Sport Karate up and running

Our new year afterschool sport karate program is up and running, if you want to get your kids involved bring them down! Here are action shots from the first week.

Panama City's Got Talent review

Matt Hunter had kids at school say they saw him on TV, Matt Watson had family call him, we had messages on the answering machine at the Karate Center, people are watching...our personal thanks to Dan Rogo, producer of the show. Watch every Sunday this month for another segment about Mr. Martin.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Afterschool Sport Karate Program

What are your kids doing afterschool? Ours are active... Are your kids doing their homework? Are they on the internet when you can't control them? Ours are busy working out, doing homework and developing responsibility.

Mr Martin on Fox 28

Don't forget I will be featured on Fox 28's Panama City's Got Talent tonight at 9:30pm.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Panama City's Got Talent

As I mentioned before Dan Rogo from the Fox 28 television show "Panama City's Got Talent" came to the Karate Training Center and we filmed close to an hour of material. For a sneak peek go to this link:
The show airs on Sunday nights at 9:30pm on Fox 28, the first segments are scheduled to air starting Sunday January 11th. We had a lot of fun filming this, note John Eddie forgot to wear his cup, I threw Matt so quickly on the gun defense the camera man had to refilm the sequence as he missed it the first time. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Black Belts

Congratualtions to Martin Tadlock and Jerry "Skip" Alford for earning their 1st Degree Black Belts on Dec 19th, 2008 at the Karate Training Centers Panama City Florida!