Monday, September 2, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Just finishing the first week of back to school events - what a smooth fun week! Our new van pickup program is working great. Btw we have 2 slots at Lynn Haven Elementary. Regular classes are filling and welcome back to those students returning from summer break. Kickboxing classes have also been full, did i mention how great our instructor staff is, don't take my word for it come check it out for your self. Am really looking forward to this fall, Halloween Party, Thanksgiving, and of course the big one of the year - Christmas. Lets all train hard and have a great session for the rest of the year.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Well summer camp is over and it's back to school tomorrow, lol, already! With that lots going on here, new kids in the after school program, van pickup at Lynn Haven Elementary and Bay Haven Charter Academy. Starting in September a whole new "TEEN" class just for teens! A self defense class for Sept till Dec. New Thunderbirds with a new show in the making. Well its going to be an exciting way to end 2013. Coach Martin
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
So this young guy comes up to me and tells me he wants to compare whey and soy protein based product he is using vs. Herbalife 24. I have no problem proving him the information. However, what I could not get him to understand more importantly is the ratio of ingredients in the product comparison. THIS IS THE KEY to “balanced nutrition”. This young guy is bound and determined that his 80g of protein per serving are more product for his money. I stand behind the science and research Herbalife has put into the development of the 24 products. The ratio of ingredients has been put through rigorous testing of both amateur and professional athletes to get the ratio at the best levels for the best performance outcome. I am not saying there are not other products, which are tested, or as good I don’t know about them. I personally use 24 and have so for almost a year. I lost over 10% body fat and feel more high levels of energy to complete “Seal Fit” workouts and teach martial arts classes plus roll for an hour straight with my jiu jitsu training partner!
Find out for yourself. Research how much protein the human body can digest at any single serving. Research which vitamins are water-soluble and which ones are not. Research the difference between “whey” and “soy” based protein. At the end of these the answers will point to the fact that “proper ratio of ingredients are key to overall proper levels of nutrition”. The old saying still applies quality vs quantity.
If you want specific information related to Herbalife 24 there are some great informational videos on you tube.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
|Here is an article written by Dave Spaulding that speaks to experience vs opinion . More can be found at www.handguncombatives.com|
A few years ago I wrote several columns questioning the time spent teaching shooting while moving.
|I don't dispute movement during conflict as it does happen. What I am referring to is the huge amount of time spent trying to accurately shoot while in motion front, back or laterally. I show students in my classes how to perform the skill, but I don't spend a lot of time on it as I have found few instances where it is actually done in conflict...street or battlefield. I show it because students expect to learn this "advanced" skill. When people are under fire, they either shoot to eliminate the threat or they are moving trying to get themselves out of harm's way, not both as it slows the shooter too much to keep them from getting shot. Those who advocate shooting while moving usually base their opinion on Airsoft or some other interactive training where missed shots (read that shots thrown wide) have little consequence. We are responsible for every round fired so the idea of "cover by outgoing fire" is a non-starter in the real world.|
The idea of shooting THEN moving or moving THEN shooting is sound and I drill these skills in my classes as they allow for fast motion and accurate fire. When I wrote these past articles I was TRASHED on several gun forums, normally by people with little or no street experience, and was actually called by one forum (that apparently has a very high opinion of itself!) to come on and "explain" myself. Yeah, sure...When Retired Master Sgt. and Delta Operator Paul Howe came out and said he had never shot on the move in all his years of combat experience the criticism died down. I have never met Mr. Howe but I have great respect not only for his service and knowledge, but for his down to earth, no BS doctrine.
I recently read another article on this subject by another Special Forces veteran, this one from Israel...a country that has been in a constant state of war for 65 years. I do not know the author, but I found his article very interesting and obviously written to help inform combat shooters of a skill they probably do not need at the "training expense" of others. I will let his extensive bio speak for itself. I am sure this will incite many as his message will fly in the face of what "they know to be true" whether it is or not. It has been my experience that many in the combative firearms training arena have an idea of what they want reality to be and will resist anything that contradicts it. Please take the time to read this and give it careful, critical thought. Base your opinion on this thought and not on what some instructor tells you to think...
This last 11 months I have dedicated to the development of personal self defense - that is Kenpo Jiu Jitsu, Crucible Fitness and Sealfit Training. As a side line I have taken up "Combative Handgun" shooting. I have already added this to my advanced training level material. I love it. Another world has opened and I really enjoy the experience and opinions of many of the people I have met. It is a fresh perspective on concepts I have believed in for the last couple decades. Occasionally I will post articles or links to material I find relative to our training.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
May this be a prosperous new year for you. There are numerous new programs at the Karate Center which I am excited to bring to you. First the Crucible Fitness Program which can get you in the best shape of your life. Like us on Facebook and keep up with the WODs and nutritional guidance. Plus I am very excited about our CQB program. This will take our advanced students forward in their training more than any other program we have added to our curriculum. All the best and let's train hard in 2013. Coach Martin