Sunday, December 5, 2010

Great news

The new driveway is in! This means it will be so much easier to get in and out of the parking area. Pull in drop off drive out - no more 5 point turns, LOL.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Revised Holiday Camp Schedule

The holidays this year pose some challenges for parents related to school dates. Please Note: there is public school on Monday Dec. 20th and (1/2 day) Tuesday Dec. 21st. Public school classes do not start again until Thursday January 6th. REGULAR EVENING KARATE CLASS SCHEDULE STARTS ON MONDAY JANUARY 3RD!

We are offering the following camps:
Dec. 21st to Dec 24th cost $75 dollars.
Dec 27th to Dec 31st, cost $99 dollars.
Jan. 3rd to Jan 5th, cost $55 dollars.
Drop-ins: $25 dollars per day.

Questions call 850-785-2024

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thunderbird Competition Pictures

I have close to 20gigs of pictures from over the years, I have them separated by year and event and will be posting them at my Marty Martin web site (due to band width), start checking to see if your picture is up. Coach Martin

Safety Day at Jr Museum

Join us this weekend at the Jr Museum on Jenks Ave for their "Safety Day". There will be a lot of local organizations there with safety information and demonstrations. Start time is 10am, entrance is free and museum tours are $5 dollars.    

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sport Karate Tips and Techniques

Interested in sport karate? FREE tips and techniques at
Add to your personal training library with my sport karate training DVDs, sparring, forms and basics. Coach Marty Martin

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sport Karate Sparring

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Add to your personal training library with my sport karate sparring DVD collection. Coach Marty Martin

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Beginner Sparring

Learn beginner sparring techniques from my beginner sparring DVD. Material covered with Coach Martin and NASKA world champion Randall Whaley Anderson. FREE tips and techniques at

Saying Hi and Goodbye

Saying Hi --- Welcome to Jan Netherland the newest black belt at the center. Joining our program from another Kenpo program Jan already earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt and is now looking to expand his training – Welcome to the Karate Training Center.
Saying Bye --- Logan Morgan, 2nd Degree Black Belt and one of the first students in our Panama City training center is leaving us to work on his Masters degree in graduate school. We have watched him grow into a fine young man and wish him all the best as he moves on to pursue his life. Logan “all the best in life” Marty and Vickie Martin

Monday, July 26, 2010

Breaking News form Beef O Brady's Panama City

Great news we are now home to Beef O Brady's Karate Team!

We are very excited about this news and proud to be given this opportunity.

We are looking to expand the team especially at the beginner/intermediate level. For more details please contact me.

For more details:  go to

Saturday, July 10, 2010

K2 Kardio Kickboxing Video On Demand

K2 Kardio Kickboxing is now available through Video on Demand. Just pick one of my DVDs and follow it to VOD. Coach Marty Martin

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kickboxing DVD Training

Add to your home workout library, there are ten DVDs in the complete collection or you can save money and purchase a complete package. Just follow the link to Want even more type in Marty Martin Karate for more videos hosted through

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kickboxing Rocks

Get in shape for the summer with K2 Kardio Kickboxing. Workout with Brianne on Tuesday and Thursday early class or Angel late class. Workout with Gina on Monday and Wednesday. Workout at home with my K2 Kardio DVDs, follow the Amazon link for more info. Buy four DVDs get one FREE. Coach Marty Martin

Monday, July 5, 2010

Afterschool Program 2010 - 2011

Do you or does anyone you know need after school care for your/their children?
The Karate Training Centers has a great program with a very reasonable price!
The Karate Center has school bus drop offs for Highland Park, Mowat Middle School and Mosley High directly in front of the Karate Center.

We provide a study area, structured activities, and a supervised environment.
Here is just a sample of some of the type activities provided -
Karate skills; creative forms, weapons practice, demonstration practice
Physical activities; aerobics, plyometrics, weight toning, jump rope, tumbling skills
Fun skills; volley ball, basketball, dodge ball

For more details: 2010-2011.html


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Brock Lesnar finishing move

Give credit to Shane Carwin he had Brock "on the ropes" in the first round! Give credit to Brock Lesnar he absorbed a lot of punishment and came back to reatin his title.

Did you see the finishing move Brock used for the tapout? It is the same finishing move we use in the technique "Whirpool". He used it on the ground rather than the standing position.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nunchaku class

June 28th - Nunchaku Class: learn to spin over the hand, around the wrist, doubles if you have two pair!

Plus don't forget fun week!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sword class

June 21st - Sword Class: learn “V” cut, figure 8 and competition “Matrix” moves

Monday, June 14, 2010

Basic Locks and Twist Manual

Have started to get my Basic Locks and Twist Manuals (3) transfered to digital format for download as a e-book. This is the written format I used for my Kenpo Jiu Jitsu basics DVD series. The manuals will really compliment your personal martial arts reference library. Hopefully I will have this completed by the end of the summer. Please watch for more.

Weapons Classes

Summer “Weapons” Specialty Classes

Learn new skills with the sword, bo, kama, and nunchaku. Classes times are Monday-Thursday 5:30-6:15pm. Classes are offered to students of all ranks. Cost of each one week session is $20 dollars and is not part of the regular class curriculum tuition. If you already have a weapon you will not need to purchase another one, if you do not have a weapon please sign up right away so we can have them before class start date. For sign-up call the 785-2024 Receive a patch and certificate of completion for each weapon.

Karate Fun Week

Karate Fun Week: June 28th to July 2nd

Monday-Friday from 8am until 5:00pm, $80 dollars for the entire week. Practice weapons, crafts, power tumbling, trampoline skills, obstacle course, water-fight afternoon, movie time, snack and drink provided.
Plus this time we are planning a movie run to The Grand Theatre!

Friday, June 11, 2010

K2 Kardio Kickboxing Video on Demand

You can now workout with K2 Kardio Kickboxing with Video On Demand. Go to Amazon and search for K2 Kardio Kickboxing and follow the links to the VOD section. Or just follow the link we have on the sidebar to find even more. Coach Marty Martin

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bo class

June 14th - Bo Class: learn basic spinning and twirling skills. Earn a patch and certificate.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The learning curve

There are two ways to really increase your martial arts abilities. First (and I have written this before) keep educating yourself. Second - practice - and practice they way you want to perform. Every student at the Karate Center has a chance to do both this summer. We are offering weekly weapons classes plus sparring sessions no less than three times per week. Friday from 6-7:30pm come in and work on your self defense.

KTC window decals

This summer our evening class times and days remain the same as during the school year. Belt testing the end of June.Students can now wear T-shirts for the summer, note: students must wear an official karate training centers T-shirt. Our new design is very popular. If you would like a window decal for your vehicle see me.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

K2 Kardio Kickboxing

We would love to have you come workout with us. Participation is only $3 dollars per class. Classes are Monday thru Thursday from 5:30 to 6:15pm or Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 to 7:00pm. Can't then you can still workout with our online membership. Give it a try - build your own workout, its FREE to try. We also offer videos so you can workout that way too.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Thunderbird Demo

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 2010 Fashionetta...
On June 5th several Thunderbird team members performed a short karate demonstration in support of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 2010 Fashionetta. We appreciate them asking us to be part of their annual event. Miss Arieon Gautier, a long term Thunderbird, Jr. Black Belt at the Karate Training Centers and last year’s winner of this event and was there to crown the 2010 winner. The event was held at the Martin Theatre downtown Panama City.

School is out

School is out on Tuesday June 8th and our summer schedule will be fully underway. Remember that at the end of the month (June) we will be completing another session and it will be time for belt testing and promotions. We will hold the promotion ceremony at the Karate Center and events will flow similar to the ceremony in March. More details before June 15th.
If you haven’t signed up for weapons classes there are still slots starting with the Bo class, please come in and sign up.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

E-mail Feedback

I recieved this nice e-mail from a person named Neil, would like to share this as it is positive and shows there are people who are willing to take the time to share with others.

I really like Mr Martins videos, hes a great teacher! Just wanted to know what ranks does he hold in what styles? He seems to have a vast array of knowledge, I was just curious what his background is. I love how he is so knowledgeable in competition and self defense. Theres so much criticism that you have to be one or the other, Im so glad he shows thats not true.
Niel Magsombol

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kenpo Jiu Jitsu DVD Training Series

My new Kenpo Jiu Jitsu DVD training series is now available. This is a 5 DVD set covering the “Basic Locks and Twist”, Practical Application, Breakfalls and Throws, Sweeps and Trips of Kenpo Jiu Jitsu.

Cameron Jones earns Black Belt

April 2nd, 2010. Congratulations to Cameron Jones who passed his Black Belt Test on April 2nd. Cameron completed the application of 250 diverse self defense techniques on an opponent in just 30 minutes straight. Also a word of praise goes to Arlo Kane who instructed Cameron’s “Brown Belt” advanced material – his first black belt student.

Spring Break Schedule

Karate Spring Break Camp, Apr 5th- 9th all day. We provide the snacks and drink’s, you bring your own lunch. We are going to have a great week.

Schedule for Spring Break Week, April 5th – 9th. We will be open our regular hours and classes, including kickboxing.

Monday, March 8, 2010


This is FCAT week; therefore we will not being teaching anything new. We are going to have exciting workouts the students can look forward to and help burn off some of the stress from FCAT testing.

I will be sending out more information on our Belt promotion/self defense competition at the end of the month plus send home flyers. That will take place on Saturday March 27th!

Who needs day time care during Spring Break - I will need 10 sign-ups to make it happen!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Strectching Manual now available

My new Sport Karate Training Stretching Manual is now available for purchase at

The manual is available as an immediate e-book download, cost $9.95 dollars.
Subject areas include ballet style stretches, line drills, chamber drills for form and strength development, partner’s stretches, floor stretches plus suggested training routines. The opening comments address how to strengthen as you stretch. The manual is fully illustrated and has related skill levels for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
Coach Marty Martin

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Incorrect stretching

I have seen a lot of martial artists who stretch incorrectly, many instructors stretch the way they were taught. Many have not added to or changed the ways - ever! My new book is based on science, professional training and experience. The book includes ballet bar stretches, floor stretching, partner stretches, overall body warmups, ballistic stretches and kicking chamber drill. Learn how to vary your routine and what exercises can be grouped together. Set for release the 1st of March 2010.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Black belts for black belts sake...

Rewarding normal behavior is wrong encouraging them to keep it up is right. I use to belong to a professional martial arts billing company. The owner/director use to send out emails stating that if your school wasn’t promoting people to Black Belt every month then you were not a Black Belt school. This is an example of why I think rewarding normal behavior is wrong. You should not, I don’t, reward someone for only completing regular tasks. Being able to punch does not a Black Belt make, being able to kick does not a Black belt make, going through the motions of a kata does not a Black belt make, you get the idea. It’s the heart you put into what you do, it’s being consistent in what you do, and it’s how effective you can become with that punch, kick, form, fight or challenge. It’s the intensity, the smoothness, the power. It’s not complaining at the menial tasks. Here is the thing, when you do a good job on the little things the big things will come. Rewards are in order for the big things you accomplish above and beyond not the regular things you should be doing from day to day.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bronze Respect

Saturday night I got the time to watch some of the winter Olympics, I got hooked on watching Apolo Ohno going for his seventh gold in the 1000m short track speed skating. Recognized as a great athlete – I was most impressed with his interview after the final where he got the bronze. When ask how he felt – his response “I did my best”. I wish I could have a tape to play to all the kids out there who think that if they don’t place number one or get the gold they are failures. Some even quit and look for something else they think they might win at only to go in a circle never finding the magic. Don’t get me wrong the object is to win HOWEVER doing your best and being consistent will bring you more wins more successes and certainly more happiness. Low and behold here comes Shani Davis, he too got the silver in the 1500m speed skating and what did he say in his interview? “I did my best”.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pride vs standards...

Have some pride; I know how hard it is to live without a lot of money. YOU HAVE NOTHING LEFT if you compromise your standards for the sake of money.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sport Karate Training Stretching Manual

Want more flexibility, need ways to vary your stretching routine, looking for ways to make your stretch last longer? Just for martial artist and instructors, my new "Stretching Manual" is set for release March 1st! Manual includes areas that include ballet style stretches, line drills, partner stretching, chamber development and more. Discover how I use these drills to strengthen and stretch. E-book for immediate download at

Friday, February 19, 2010

Practice - practice -practice

Don’t think because you did something once you’re an expert at it – this is a big problem with many programs today. It takes practice, experience and repetition. Sometimes it’s boring however that push through the boring repetition builds character. When you have that life’s experience then you will have a different outlook on the product, the result and person who does it too.

Experts will tell you it takes at least 300 to 500 repetitions to develop a task in your muscle memory.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Train the way you want to fight

Train the way you fight. Some martial artist just practice forms and think they can fight. Their outcome will not be the “Karate Kid”. You have to train like you fight and then fight like you train. It’s an historical fact proven throughout mankind’s history.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Stretching Book for martail arts

My new book on "Stretching” for martial artists is set for official release in March 2010. The book covers specific stretching routines for different days and combinations to improve your flexibility. The book also outlines suggested training routines and how you can make them a part of your personal training routine. The book will be available as a e-book download for immediate delivery at

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Proper breathing matches proper movement

How to breath when exercising – don’t laugh, I can hear it when someone lets out a big breath just after they finish a move. That really means they were holding their breath when they were performing. This is a big no-no! You decrease your performance level, burn up energy that you could have used other wise and guaranteed a decrease in effectiveness. There are four basic breathing patterns I teach and each one corresponds to the type of move you are performing. Long moves – deep long controlled exhale, explosive moves – quick explosive exhale, sequenced quick moves – ¾ breath; exhale ¾ of your air just before the sequence of quick moves then explode through each move when done breath in, short moves – sharp exhale

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New fitness book for e-book download

less than one week, cost is only $9.95 and will be available as a direct download, get ready to get your copy

Power Band Exercise for fitness

less than one week till my new book on powerband training will be released and available as a e-book download.

Pilates morning classes

sign up now for our morning pilates classes, we are building a schedule to meet your needs. 850-785-2024. the instrutor is Suzanne. So far our most popular time is Saturdday mornings - if you or know someone who might be interested please have them call.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Power Band Exercise Book for martial arts

My new book on "Power Band Exercises' for martial artists is set for official release in Feb 2010. The book covers specific power band exercises for abs, arms, chest, back, shoulders and legs. The book also outlines suggested training routines and how you can make them a part of your personal training routine. The book will be available at

Sunday, January 17, 2010

NY Jets

How bout them week will be interesting indeed Indy vs Jets, I think the Jets have a chance.

Posted new videos this weekend and finished my book on stretching which will be available in March 2010.

Working on self defense techniques in adult class this week.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Two Weeks in Hell

“Two Weeks in Hell” a history channel documentary on becoming a “Green Beret”. Just watched this show and I think it speaks volumes about our society. It is an example of why we should uphold the highest of standards in promoting to the Black Belt. Just like the special forces in the military, earning a Black Belt, is an honor, few accomplish it and not every person who starts will complete it. I am tired of the individuals who learn a couple lessons in the martial arts and then motor their mouth about how much they know. Within the safety of an unverified log on user name people can become experts in their own minds. This is dangerous as this leads to all kinds of false and delusional personality traits.

In the “Two Weeks in Hell” a history channel documentary, more than 1/3 of the candidates dropped out puking in the first two hours of a two week evaluation. It’s certainly alright to want to be something special and admirable to go for the top, but be realistic. Our society has warped this value. Students passing every grade regardless of their grades, many martial arts schools promoting for money, everything from the “I did my homework patch” to belts to students who didn't even attend class. Uphold the honor and tradition of the “Black Belt”; only promote those who have the qualities it takes to be one.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

For beginners...

Don’t think because you did something once you’re an expert at it – this is a big problem with many programs today. It takes practice, experience and repetition. Sometimes it’s boring however that push through the boring repetition builds character. When you have that life’s experience then you will have a different outlook on the product, the result and person who does it too.

Plyometric's for martial arts

Want to be more explosive in the martial arts? Plyometric's drills can make you more explosive. Please check out my "Plyometric’s Skills and Drills" Book as an e-book download. Cost is only $9.95. Learn what Plyometric’s is, discover exercises that can help you jump higher and make you moves more explosive. Whether you’re into competition or a traditional martial artist Plyometric’s drills will improve your personal ability. Follow this link to learn more:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Train the way you fight...

Train the way you fight. Some martial artist just practice forms and think they can fight. Their outcome will not be the “Karate Kid”. You have to train like you fight and then fight like you train. It’s an historical fact proven throughout mankind’s history.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Be good at something...

Being good at something is only a first step. Becoming better means dedication and understanding. Being great takes heart, talent and lack of fear.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year to all

I have several new programs offered this year, our new Black Belt class meets on Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Class will include material to achieve the next respective level of Black Belt. We are also an official "Gracie Garage" for more details contact me on how this works. All the best for a great 2010.