Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Teamwork part 3

Together Everyone Achieves More 

Begin the lesson by asking the students to spell TEAM. Tell them that each letter of team stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. Discuss with the students that to truly be part of a team, we have to work together to achieve our goals, but we must also understand the wants and needs of our teammates and help them whenever we can. By helping our teammates be successful we are helping the whole team to be successful. Just like a chain is only as strong as its’ weakest link, a team is only as strong as its weakest member. So the more we help our teammates the stronger our team will be.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Teamwork part 2

There is no “I” in TEAM!

Begin by asking the students to spell the word team. Do you notice there is no “I” in the word team? That’s because to be a real team player, you have to be more concerned with attaining the team’s goals than you are with your individual performance on the team. Let’s take a basketball team, if one player is always shooting the ball and trying to see how many points he can score, even though he may be a great player, he may cause the team to lose. Five people working together as a “team” can always score more points than one person independently. When we are on a team, it is our responsibility to do our best, but also do what is best for the team to insure we reach the team goals. Ask yourself, what teams am I on, and am I being a true team player?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017


What teams are you on?

Begin this lesson by explaining the definition of teamwork. 

Teamwork is when two or more people work together to achieve a common goal. 

Next, ask the students to name some different teams. Most of the time they will start naming sports teams like football teams, basketball teams, or baseball teams. Continue by explaining there are many more teams out their besides sports teams. Your family is a very important team, so that everyone works together to have a happy family and life together. Remember the definition of a team is “TWO or more working together to achieve a common goal”. Finally, ask the students to think of some teams that they are on, like everyone in this karate class is a team of basic, black belt training, or masters club members all working together for the common goal of becoming a great black belt someday!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Testing and the Challenge

My instructions to my instructors for this session belt testing:

Testing is nothing more than meeting the challenge. It’s the preparation, the review, the challenge and even the failure that pushes the growth. Present the challenge, let the student rise up to the challenge, they will enjoy the journey, treasure the memory and grow their skill. Teaching ourselves problem solving skills… When we make mistakes we adapt. When we fail – we overcome.

Coach Martin

Friday, October 27, 2017

Armbar over turtle

I love this move, Renzo shows how to avoid the dangers of the move - enjoy and be careful when training:

gotta love learning new material, just keep it simple and practice what you know, you will be a stronger martial artist in the long run - which is what counts in the life long journey.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Defend collar grip

Defend collar grip with move to kimura, I like this for law enforcement class.
Simple and clean is always better, when you don't have to sift your way through a lot os moves which take an insets use of gross motor skills your chances of successfully defending yourself. More at Enjoy your martial arts journey.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wrist locks to compliment Kenpo Jiu Jitsu

This technique is simple and clean, the principles apply to standup, enjoy and add to your training: More training at

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hand position to make arm triangle tighter

This works standing just as well as on ground. I use this move ion my "Fight Skills" material. The more you study the more you learn. The more you practice the better you can become. Come take you journey with me, Coach Marty Martin

Monday, October 23, 2017

Advanced Self Defense Trapping Set

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Trapping Set

You have seen it on TV, you’ve seen it in the movies, how did they trap their opponent’s arms and then punch before their opponent could block. The “Trapping Set” DVD focuses on just the eight specific “Gung-Fu” traps from the Kenpo Set Karate “Punching Set Two” DVD. The traps are a great setup for complimenting other martial art hand techniques. These moves are a great supplement to any martial artist and help build your timing and hand speed. A great DVD for those who are after just the meat of the setting up “trapping” defenses!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wrist lock series

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Advanced Self Defense Punching Set 3

In Self Defense Training Series

Punching Set 3

The more you know – the more options you have. This set provides just that, more knowledge, more information, more options! Directed toward the “Advanced” or Brown Belt level of training this is information you need to achieve the Black Belt. Many of these techniques are rooted in the higher level Kenpo Karate Kata’s, as such this instructional breakdown guides you to a higher understanding of advanced moves while furthering your skill and knowledge. “You don’t know what you don’t know until you learn more” Coach Marty Martin.

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