Monday, April 30, 2018


The Story of the Chinese Bamboo

The Chinese plant the seed:  they water and fertilize it, but the first year nothing happens.  The second year they water and fertilize it, and still nothing happens.  The third and fourth years they water and fertilize it, with no apparent results, and sometime during the course of the fifth year, in a period of six weeks, the Chinese Bamboo Tree grows roughly ninety feet.

The question is, did it grow ninety feet in six weeks or did it grow ninety feet in five years?  The obvious answer is that it grew ninety feet in five years because, had they not had the perseverance to keep caring for the crop day in and day out each year, even though they were not seeing immediate results, there would be no Chinese Bamboo Tree.  All of us have had those “Chinese Bamboo Tree” experiences.  We might have had a difficult assignment in math, social studies or science.  We had to work at it again and again without coming up with the correct answer.  Once we did finally get the answer it seemed simple and obvious.  We came up with the answer not because of our intellectual brilliance, but because of our perseverance.

It is important to understand that things in life are sometimes going to become hard, but if we continue to persevere, keep working, and do not give up we can achieve any goal we set.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Learning to Shoot

Learning to Shoot

Are you proficient with the safe use and deployment of a firearm?

I encourage everyone who owns a firearm to seek continued education in safety, handling and use of your personal firearm.

Take a safety course, attend concealed carry, study handouts, make this part of your martial arts education.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Handgun Fight Skills

Handgun Fight Skills

Learning proper handgun safety and use is part of my "Fight Skills" training.

In todays world making martial arts an everyday part of your life skills should include firearms.

In my opinion many people don't have the depth of background in firearms use and safety as they should have. 

Join my programs live or online and broaden your training. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Guillotine Collar Choke

 Guillotine Collar Choke 

Coach Martin demonstrates how to apply the guillotine collar choke. Note: Pay close attention to how Coach gets added pressure by using his left arm position as a lever to apply pressure on the choke.