Friday, March 30, 2018

Kimura Knife Defense

 Kimura Knife Disarm

Coach Martin demonstrates how to disarm a knife thrust quickly moving to apply standing kimura with wrist lock control.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pinch Twist Armbar

 Pinch Twist Armbar

Coach Martin demonstrates how to apply the pinch twist while also applying the armbar from guard. This is extremely uncomfortable. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

TAC Choke

 Twisting Arm Control (TAC) Choke

Coach Martin demonstrates how to execute basic sweep from guard and move directly into a choke using "twisting arm control".

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Winning Attitude

Winning Attitude

Train hard physically, on the day of competition your mind is your best friend. 

Block out all other thoughts, concentrate on the event, visualize your performance, visualize yourself winning.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Confidence builder

Confidence builder

Learning self defense

Ankle Lock

 Ankle Lock after Breaking Guard

Coach Martin demonstrates basic position to "break guard" and then move directly to ankle lock.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Earning Respect

Earning Respect

Respect is often earned. This means that we cannot expect people to treat us with respect if we do not treat others in the same manner. If we call people names, talk about them to others, and treat them badly, how can we expect them to treat us with respect? We cannot demand that people show us respect. We have to earn it. Respect can be earned in several ways. By showing others that you care, that you can be trusted, that when you say you are going to do something you do it, and by being willing to always help others when needed. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Confidence builder

Confidence Builder

Breaking boards

Chicken Wing Take-down

Chicken Wing Take-down Armbar 

Coach Martin demonstrate the chicken wing take-down which sets up the stepover armbar. Note: Coach Martin's front foot position, if the opponent rolls in to counter the armbar he is in position for Coach martin to apply the triangle.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Self-respect is when we respect ourselves and like who we are! It is very difficult for a person to like other people and respect them, unless they respect themselves and like who they are. When people disrespect others by treating them mean, like calling them names, talking about them, or bully them, they do these things because of how they feel about themselves. They do not like themselves or who they are so they try to make themselves feel better by making others feel bad. So when someone is not showing you respect and treating you mean, remember the things they are saying to you or doing to you is how they feel about themselves.

Then someone that has self respect would never treat themselves bad. They would always try to treat themselves with respect. They would always keep themselves clean, never do anything to hurt themselves like, smoke, drink, or take drugs. They would eat the right foods and get plenty of exercise. They would study hard and apply themselves to get great grades, and strive to be their best at everything they attempt.

Monday, March 19, 2018

How do we learn?

How do we learn?

By studying then doing then practicing.
For most martial artist that strictly means going to class and maybe prating some on our own.

For many that is not enough. For many people they need a source reference be it in writing or on video. 

Join Marty Martin Karate online training and get the references you need, the videos for detailed explanation and access to review at your convince.

Figure 4 Wrist Lock to Kimura

Figure 4 Wrist Lock to Kimura

Coach Martin demonstrates defending the baton swing.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Guillotine Trap

 Guillotine Trap

Coach Martin demonstrates how to put more pressure on the guillotine.


What is respect? How do we show respect? Who deserves our respect?

The bible defines respect as “Doing unto others as you would have them to do unto you.” This simply means that Respect is “Treating other people the way we would want to be treated.”

There are many ways to show someone respect. Showing respect to others means we are polite to other people. We reply when answering an adult by say “Yes Sir” or “No Ma’am”. We look people in their eyes when they are speaking to us.  We never interrupt someone when they are talking. We do not fight or argue with others. Showing respect can also be how we help others, like by opening the door for someone, or letting an older person have our seat when all are taken. When our parents gives us orders, if we are respectful we always do what they tell us and never talk back.

The people that deserve our respect the most are those that care about us and try to help us. Like your parents, teachers, pastors, karate instructors, and the elderly because many of the things they have done in the past has made things better for us and we have lots that we can learn from them. Whenever we are not sure if we are showing the proper respect to someone, just ask yourself, how would I like others to treat me in this situation.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Earning Respect


How do we earn respect?
    By practicing control

How do we show respect?
    By demonstrating control