Friday, March 24, 2017
I am sure many people have used these 12 steps in their respect blogs. Life coaches have used these as steps in a checklist and I am confident there are also many successful people who have done these to be successful why? Because they work. In my coaching people to become a better more successful person through the martial arts my students will see many parallel ideals in becoming a black belt. Successful people: set goals take decisive and immediate action focus on being productive, not being busy make logical, informed decisions avoid the trap of trying to make things perfect work outside of their comfort zone keep things simple focus on making small, continuous and consistent improvements measure and track their progress maintain a positive outlook as they learn from mistakes spend time with the right people maintain balance in their life Is it easy to implement all of these? Absolutely NOT! Here is a tip add these behaviors one at a time into your life not everything all at once.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Check out these two photos, both taken at the karate center, different classes, different instructors, different students. What do they have in common? They are all learning the same material that is an example of the way instructors are trained and taught in Marty Martin Karate.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Often people from other styles ask me about the basic moves I teach so they can relate that to what they have already learned. Here is a short list of the stances, blocks. strikes, kicks and steps from my instructor hide material.
Basics of Karate: Building Block Set One
Karate Training Centers - Instructor Training Manual
Belt Level Guidelines
“Basics of Karate”
Basics of Karate: Building Block Set One
Stances: ready, fighting horse, training horse, bow stance
Blocks: Inward, outward, upward, downward
Strikes: karate punch, reverse punch, shuffle punch, lunge punch
Kicks: front kick, roundhouse, crescent kick, outside crescent kick
Steps: cross step, hidden step, “L” step, “V” step
Movement drills: step through, shuffle, side-slide
Basics of Karate: Building Block Set Two
Stances: Kat, twist, close kneel, reverse bow
Blocks: Extended outward, onward palm, outward palm, knee block
Strikes: Back-knuckle, chop, standing punch, upper cut
Kicks: Side kick, rear, heel, scoop
Steps: Switch, switch and pivot, hip-hop, hop-back
Movement drills: pivot drills, switch kick set-up, jump spin, spin back
Basics of Karate: Building Block Set Three
Stances: Chinese bow, neutral horse, cocked neutral horse, crane stance
Blocks: Fan, hook, smoother, windshield
Strikes: Palm thrust, ridge hand, hand-sword, elbows
Kicks: Spinning rear, ax kick, hook kick, jump spin rear
Steps: Spin (forward and/or back), chicken step, jump-step launch, single leg hop
Movement drills: flying side kick, jump knee, superman
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
I treat others the way I want to be treated
I know and I will do the right thing especially when no one is watching
I do what I need to do when I need to do it
I can listen, share, take turns, work, and play with others
I understand that everyone has feelings
I can set goals and try my best even when it is hard
I can follow and I can lead others by my positive actions
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Strike the inside of your attackers striking arm with both your hands held in the "chopping" position hence the name "Double Blades". Ideally one chop strikes the bicep and the other strikes forearm. The strikes should stun the attackers arm thus delaying any follow up action as you proceed with follow moves which might be more strikes, a takedown and/or jiu jitsu locks.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
When the teacher shares a block of information, the student must be ready to accept that knowledge and add it to their personal reference library.
For this "seed of knowledge" to grow and become a integral part of ones knowledge, it must be tended to and cared for in order for there to be growth and the production of "fruit".
Let's follow the life cycle of one particular "Seed of Knowledge" and examine the three stages of External and Internal Development - Physical, Mental, and Spiritual the three supporting foundation blocks for your personal growth in your martial arts journey.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Create small victories, they add up, no matter how small or short in time. Those are the moments that carry you through to the next big challenge. And there is always another challenge.
Taking small victories allow for more present moment focus. They lead to collectively completing the bigger goal! Focusing on the end goal may present such an overwhelming task mentally and physically one may quit – collectively small victories add up to success.
For someone who never seems to get started – start with small victories. Life’s plan rarely flows the way one plans. Taking these small victories will open doors to paths in life – many of which can lead to huge successes.