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August 19, 2017

Let me set the tone.

“People fear what they don't understand and hate what they can't conquer.”

― Andrew Smith

     I’ll keep this short and sweet.  Let me explain how this quote relates to the martial arts, specifically training and practice of the martial arts. Martial arts have a wide variety of options of study whether it be grappling, striking, weapons,...

August 4, 2017

Brad masters received his PhD from UT Arlington. He has taught adult classes for over 20 years, including undergraduate/ graduate classes at the university level.

Brad M.


With the start of school around the corner, many students will be looking to start college successfully; or for those returning, looking to improve their performance and GPA. H...

May 9, 2017

All of us muddle our way through this life, trying to make sense of things the best we can. We’re trying to understand our little spot on the planet, how we fit in, and what role we play. Evil is seen around us, and each person may process that information differently:  How do we handle evil in our lives? Do we fight back; or, do we hold some belief that it is...

April 11, 2017

IF you've been in the martial arts community

for very long, chances are pretty good you have heard a line that goes something like: “I don’t train with classical weapons because I don’t plan on having a bo staff or a (fill in the blank) with me if I am attacked on the street. It’s a waste of time and/or it’s impractical.” Sound familiar? To some extent I have to...

March 21, 2017

   So I have been involved in Martial Arts for over 32 years in some form or fashion and I am asked frequently why so long…. what do you get out of it….  isn’t there an ending season to it like other sports?

   So let me tell you the obvious whys.  Martial Arts provide skills that give you confidence, value, character development, physical and mental s...

February 28, 2017

General/Situational Awareness – Not paranoia, but a diligent alertness for anything that throws a “red flag.” Red flags are really nothing more than a change in circumstances that makes you feel uncomfortable—even if you can’t “put your finger on it.” To draw from the movie Star Wars, the Jedi always say to “trust your feelings.” I would echo that. Never distru...

February 9, 2017

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