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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Arnis Two Man Single Stick Drill Wing Block & Wing Sheild Combo



Here's a warm-up exercise that combines the last two Arnis videos into one.



Friday, December 14, 2012

How to talk to children about the Connecticut School Shooting

Parents; How to Talk to Children about the Connecticut School Shooting - Dr. Robyn Silverman - Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Arnis Two Man Single Stick Drill - Strike #2 & Wing Block



Here's another quick Escrima one stick warm-up drill. This one uses the Cinco Teros number two strike with a wing block in continuous motion for a great, fun practice technique.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Arnis Two Man Single Stick Drill - Strike #1 & Wing Shield



Here's a quick Escrima one stick warm-up drill. We use the one strike from our angles of attack and our wing shield in combination for an exciting and fun practice technique.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My YouTube 6 Year Anniversary



I signed up 6 years ago to YouTube to post videos for my students as tutorials. It was little rough at the beginning because we didn't have digital cameras which meant I had to transfer from a videotape to a digital format. it took me 10 months to post my first video. Then, after I posted my first video, My video camera broke. It took a year and a half before I was able to purchase my next camera ~ Flip Video Camera. With the popularity of some of my videos, I started producing more and I got accepted to the YouTube Partner program in June 2011. Then from there, the rest is history.

Cinco Teros Version 1 - Kid's practicing 1,2,3,4 Crash



The Cinco Teros is considered an old form of Arnis. It's effectiveness is in it simplicity. Cinco Teros means five strikes because it consist of five angles of attack.

This drill is called 1, 2, 3, 4 Crash. The thrust strike at the end is the crash. This video shows some of our students performing the drill and getting a little overzealous with the crash.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

21 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Stop, Drop, and Roll - The Max Impact Karate Way



For fire safety awareness week, we teach the Stop, Drop, and Roll. But... with one hitch, we do it the Maximum Impact Karate Way. The stop, drop, and roll is an excellent way to practice a front fall. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Maximum Impact Karate - Dojo Virtual Tour



Here's a virtual tour of our dojo. This is where all the magic happens. I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How to Dry Herbs



It's the end of the summer growing season and we really enjoyed our fresh garden herbs. Why not extend the season by drying those fresh herbs for the winter months.

Here's how you dry herbs...

First trim the herbs in your garden after morning dew is dried and before it gets too hot from the sun. Then rinse them off in the sink with water. Tie small bunches together with twine by the stem. Hang the bunches to dry. Wait a few weeks. Once they are dry, strip them from the stem and seal in glass jars for use.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snatch the Pebble from My Hand Drill



When I was growing up, there was a movie and later TV series called Kung Fu. This TV show was one of the reasons that I joined my first karate class. The movie had a scene where the student, Kwai Chang Caine, had to snatch the pebble from the Masters hand to go to America.

Well, I adapted this drill to our karate class as a great focus drill, but we use pennies instead of pebbles.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Parents, Steps to Empowering Your Child after they've been Bullied

As a parent, I know that it tears your heart out when your child comes home from school and says that they were bullied. Unfortunately, bullying happens usually when teachers are not around and school intervention happens after the fact once the damage is already done to your child's confidence and self-esteem.

The goal of our Fast CATS Bully Defense program is to empower kids to handle bullies assertively on their own. Parents, you can be your child's best asset for bullying by listening and coaching them for the next situation.

Many parent clearly see the answer and know that their child needs to stand up for themselves but there's no manual on how to teach them to stand up to the bully. The things is... Bullying shuts down the logical brain and signals a  flight or fight instinct so after the fact, it's easy to realize what to do but during the incident it's difficult to do.

The steps below outline how to conquer and cross the instinctual barrier so that we can reprogram your child's brain to respond correctly to the bully situation.

Here's the Steps to Empowering Your Child after they've been Bullied
1. Listen - Try to listen with empathy and do not interrupt. Listen to the full story from your child without providing your opinion.

2. Assess - Used the Fast CATS Bully Defense passive/ aggressive/ assertive model to assess and determine which type of communication they displayed in the situation. If they did nothing, it's a clear indicator of being passive. If it ended in a fight or verbal jabs were thrown, this is an indication of aggressive communication.

3. Model - Review the situation and ask your child what it would look like if they were passive. Then, ask them to play out the situation as too aggressive. Finally, arrive at the proper assertive communication. Don't forget to use the Power Stance and the verbal self defense from our Fast CATS program.

4. Action Plan - Create a plan for what to do and say if the situation happens again. Make sure it remains within the assertive communication guidelines.

5. Practice - Practice is a important component to make sure that your child can do this in real situation. The more real you play out the scenario the better. Take the recent situation and play the part of the bully. Then, have your child mimic the responses that you already talked about. Pay particular attention to your child's body posture and the tonality of the verbal communication. Remember to maintain the power stance and use your "Bad Dog" voice.

Our Fast CATS seminar is extremely powerful program to empower your child to stand up for themselves. I wish that this program existed when I was in school because I know that it would have resolved my conflicts.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Listen to Your Mother – Mom’s eating tips

Healthy Portions 
Remember when we were younger and our moms would preach to eat your vegetables and take a small portion before getting seconds.

Many years later, this sage advice still hold true.

But…

Today, we are bombarded with commercials that present foods high in processed sugars, high in carbohydrates, high in fat, and high in salt and as healthy food choices. Many of us get caught in their tangled web of lies and wonder why managing a healthy weight is so difficult.

More and more people these days are looking back to the way our parents and grandparents ate to find the correct way to eat for health and wellness.

So let’s break down the sage like advice…

1. Cut your plate into 1/3’s – Our parents set up a meals with three district components ~ meat/ protein, starch/ carbohydrate, and veggies. Now, imagine your plate divided into thirds. Each third of the plate should consist one of the three basic components.

2. Adjust the plan to your goals - You can make slight adjustments to this plan according to what your goals are for example if you’re going for weight loss, and reduce the size of carbohydrate or starch third in your meal and add more vegetables. If you’re looking for muscle tone or even building muscle, add more protein and subtract some of the carbohydrates.

3. Take a Small Portion – Instead of piling your plate full of food, start with a small portion of each component. Only go for seconds after everything is eaten from the first portion.

4. Slow down – I remember as a kid eating like a pack of wolves and my mom constantly telling me to slow down. Slowing down is great advice because keeps us from overeating. Our stomach is slow in communication to our brain that we are full. Slowing down allows this communication to happen.

5. Talk about the day – Instead of shoveling food into your mouth like your eating at a trough, starting a friendly conversation with friends and family during dinner are will slow down your eating. Also, research shows that people who share meals are much happier in life than people who eat alone.

6. Don’t confuse starch and vegetables - Note that certain vegetables are considered a carbohydrate or starch such as potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, rice, whole wheat etc. Make sure you put them in the starch portion. Sorry, those french fries aren't considered a veggie for our purposes.

If you want to eat right, take it from your mother and eat your vegetables.

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Make a Fruit Fly Trap



The fruit flies are insane in September here in Pennsylvania. Here's a tutorial of my favorite way to make a homemade fruit fly trap.

Materials
Water Bottle
Scissors
Tape or Packing Tape
Apple Cider Vinegar

* First, cut the bottle in half with the scissors
* Add Apple Cider Vinegar to the bottom for the bottle.
* Turn the top upside down into the bottom with the opening about a 1/2 inch above the Apple Cider Vinegar.
* Tape the two halves of the bottle together.
* You can use a little dish soap and water on the top funnel to make the fruit flies slide to their demise.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Garlic Beef Stew with Acorn Squash

The recipe is from the book, Everyday Paleo.  I made a double batch and used some Grass Fed Chipped Beef that I had left along with some Chuck Beef. The gravy turned out awesome. I don't think the chicken broth was necessary because the beef created plenty of gravy.

Ingredients
2 lbs stew meat
1 yellow onion finely chopped
12 garlic cloves minced
1 tbsp ground marjoram
0.5 cup chicken broth
1 acorn squash halved and seeds removed
salt and pepper to taste

Place stew meat in slow cooker, mixing well with spices. Cut acorn squash in half, scoop out seeds and place directly on top of stew meat. Cook for 6-8 hours on low. Scoop cook squash from it's skin and serve in a bowl with the meat on top.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How do you make your training as realistic as possible?



My site is all about sharing the things that I am learning and feel are important to our karate training. I just read of book called “On Killing” written by Lieutenant Grossman that fits the bill. 

Lieutenant Grossman’s landmark book goes into detail about the discovery in World War II that military personnel were resistance to shooting and killing the enemy and how that military resolved the issue in subsequent wars through training.

In his book, he explains how 99% humans have a genetic predisposition against killing. In fact, the military determined that most personnel were just posturing and firing above the enemy and a large portion of soldiers busied themselves with non-firing activities like fetching supplies. Also, the military discovered that only 1% of military personnel were able to easily kill the target. These soldiers were having a good ol’ time engaging and killing the enemy. They found that this 1% was basically psychopaths.

In the book, Grossman goes into detail about how military trains the average person to overcome this resistance to kill and the cost to the individual, i.e. post traumatic stress.

The military discovered that they could train soldiers to overcome this resistance to kill by recreating more realistic training scenarios that closely representing a real combat situation. These scenarios gave the soldiers the same stress and adrenaline rush that they’d experience on the battle field and required them to perform under pressure. For example, the bull’s-eye targets were replaced by human shaped targets. They started to use human shaped dummies and running real life combat scenarios.

Importance for or martial arts training
Let’s go into importance of this for our karate training.

First, most self defense situations involve dominant posturing. I just recently had a situation at my karate school where somebody came into the dojo and they challenged me to a fight to test their skills. In most of these situations, it is very easy to de-escalate using confident postures, assertive communication, and empathy for the other person. In this situation, I was able to very easy to control the situation and de-escalated it. This person just got fired from a job and headed to our dojo thinking that he’d try to release some negative energy.

This brings us to an important point…
In most self defense situations, you’re trying to determine whether this person is the 1% of psychopaths where the verbal de-escalation strategies will not work.

The second important point that I derived from this book is the importance of realism in our training. For example, if I’m teaching somebody how to use and an eye poke as a form of self defense. Most people have an inherent resistance to using and eye poke into self defense situation. If you’re cringe thinking about using an eye poke, that’s a total normal response. Look at the good news, you’re not a psychopath. At my FAST Defense seminars, I’ve even had participants say that they could not perform and eye poke in even in a life or death situation.

What does this mean?

Well, if you’re telling people to use an eye poke for self defense but not training the technique in a realistic way necessary for the participant to overcome their natural resistance to use it in real situation, you are doing a huge disservice to the student.

In a Lieutenant Grossman’s book, On Killing, he talks about this exact situation of the eye poke. He recommends practicing on a real person by replicating the action of the eye poke. To make it more realistic, the attacker should even screaming in pain and if possible, the attacker should hold something that over their eyes that the defender can poke it into that has the same consistency of an eye.

I bet after reading this description you’re wincing at the thought of it. That’s OK, because you’re not a psychopath. See the extent required for you to pull this off in a real situation. You can start slowly by replicating the motion, followed by a gradual increase in the level of realism.

In our FAST defense training, we provide the necessary level of realism required for a real self-defense situation. For example, you will learn how to de-escalate the verbal assault which will end 99% of the situations, because only the 1% of the population is our psychopaths able to take it to the next level. The realistic training will leave you pumped up and empowered as you safely build up to the higher level of intensity.

Here’s a question for all the Martial Artist out there…

How do you make your training as realistic as possible?

If you’re interested in learning more about this topic and find it extremely interesting, I suggest getting a copy of Lieutenant Grossman’s book On Killing.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Board Breaking Class - August 15th & 16th, 2012

Here's the board breaking class from August 15th & 16th.

August 15, 2012



August 16, 2012


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kickboxing in Dublin, Perkasie, Doylestown, PA | Maximum Impact Karate



Call us at 215-249-3532 or visit our website at http://www.maximpactkarate.com/kickboxing.html and become part of the best kickboxing workout in the Bucks County. Tone your body and loss fat while you have fun and meet some great people.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Crane Sparring



Crane Sparring

Here's a fun match for classes. It's Crane Sparring. Two students grab their legs and hop on one leg. They attempt to bump into the other person and get them off balance.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Black Bean, Cucumber, and Corn Salad

My wife, Ester, made this summer salad for their company picnic lunch. She used me as the taster because she made additional to another recipe. It turned out terrific so I wanted to share with you.

Ingredients
2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups frozen corn
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped into quarters
1/3 cup chopped red onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground red pepper

Mix all ingredients and chill overnight.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Healthy Banana Ice Cream



I love ice cream so to resist the temptation, I created a healthy substitute ~ Banana Ice Cream. This recipe is super simple and has no added sugar.

Just take five bananas and add to food processor. Blend until it's smooth with one teaspoon of vanilla (sometimes I skip the vanilla). Add to an Ice Cream maker and set the timer for 40 minutes.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Grilling Fruit



Learn how to grill fruit...

Have you ever went to the grocery store and bought a nectarine that when you bit into it, had the crunch of an apple? Or an apple that was so bland that you couldn't eat it? Well, I discovered a secret for you that will save you fruit by putting it on the grill.

Grilling fruit is simple. You just cut it in halves or quarters and place it on the grill over Medium Hot heat for a couple of minutes on each side.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's arrived - Gracie Combatives


Check the Gracie Combatives Program by click http://tinyurl.com/cwu6oyo.

It's arrived. I recieved my Gracie Combatives program in the mail. I wanted to train for my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and you know me, I always go for the best.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is obviously the best. The other reason that I chose the Gracie Combatives program is that I am not interest in sports Jiu Jitsu. I wanted to learn in for self defense so it was important for me to pick a program that addresses someone kicking and punching at you.

I already checked out the online tool at Gracie University and it looks very cool. Over the next few monthes, I'll give you updates on my training.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Slow Carb Diet Recipe - Chilli Con Carne



Here's a great recipe for anyone on Tim Ferriss' Slow Carb Diet. If you want more information about the Slow Carb Diet, check out his book at http://tinyurl.com/c7w22gq

Ingredients
1 lb Grass Fed Ground Beef
1 Onion, chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 can (16 oz) Red Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (8oz) Tomato Sauce
2 Bay Leafs
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
Hot Sauce to taste

Add beef, onion, and pepper to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until beef is browned and onions and peppers are sauteed. Add rest of ingredients to saucepan. Cover and simmer for one hour. Remove bay leave. Add hot sauce to taste and serve.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Troubleshooting - The Paper Ninja Star



A few years ago, I filmed and posted a video on how to make a paper ninja star as a tutorial for my own students to use during our summer camp. The video became a tremendous success. In the comments of the video, I realized that many people were having difficulty finishing the star so I decided to create this troubleshooting video to help.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Red Cabbage Salad with Walnuts

We hosted our summer karate picnic this weekend at the Dublin Boro Park. Ester, my wife, always brings out our best summer side dishes and to serve up at our annual picnic.

This recipe is a red cabbage salad that she made this year. This salad is very versatile. You can add pecans instead of the walnuts or you can sweeten it up a little with raisins or fresh chopped dates. We had some parents ask for the recipe so here it is.

Ingredients
1 medium red cabbage, chopped
1 tbsp yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup olive oil
1/3 apple cider vinegar
1 tsp celery seeds
1/4 tsp dry mustard
2 tbsp sugar
2 cloves minced garlic

Roughly chopped red cabbage in food processor. Add cabbage, onion and walnuts in large salad or mixing bowl. Whisk olive oil, celery seed, vinegar, mustard, sugar and garlic in a separate bowl then pour over cabbage and toss.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicken Breast Skewers with Mojo (Cuban Citrus Garlic Sauce)

This is a terrific kabob recipe using a non-ketchup based BBQ sauce called Mojo. You can use sour oranges instead of the lime and OJ mix that I used here. I couldn't find sour oranges at our store.

This recipe bursts with the fresh orange and lime tanginess that gives it that authentic South of the Border favor.

Ingredients
2 lbs Chicken Breast
1/2 cup olive oil
8 large cloves of garlic, cut into paper thin slices
6 fresh squeezed limes
1/2 fresh squeezed orange
1/2 cup water
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
3 tbsp chopped cilantro

Heat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Add in the garlic and cook until they are a light golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the lime juice, orange juice,water, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil then take off burner to let cool. Once the mixture is cool, add the cilantro. Reserve 1/2 of the mojo for brushing and the other 1/2 for serving.

Cut the Chicken Breast into 2 inch cubes and skewer them. Fired up grill to Direct Medium heat. Place chicken on a well oiled grill. Brush Mojo sauce onto the kabobs. Continue to turn and brush the sauce on the kabobs every few minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Transfer to a serving dish and pour the reserve over the kabob to serve.

Friday, July 13, 2012

How to reseed, cut, julienne, and dice a green bell pepper



How to reseed, cut, julienne, and dice a green bell pepper
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Students practicing the Ground and Pound



Here's a fun drill to practice for self-defense.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Figure 4 Tapout from the Scarf Hold



Keylock from the Scarf Hold

Here's a great submission from the scarf hold position. Try it out the next time you get someone in side control.
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Monday, June 18, 2012

The Basic Triangle Choke from Guard



The Basic Triangle Choke from Guard
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How to Shave with a Straight Razor



Shaving with Straight Razor

Most of us have a daily shaving routine. I love learning old fashion skills so it should not come as a surprise that a few years ago, I picked up and learned straight razor shaving. This video demonstrates the art of shaving with a straight razor. In this tutorial, I show that 5 steps for getting that perfect shave
1. Heating the skin
Heating the skin is important because it makes your skin more pliable so that the razor glides across the skin and prevents unwanted nicks.
2. Preshaving or Lathering
Using a nylon or badger hair brush, you apply lathered shaving soap to your face. The preshave accomplishes multiple purposes. It hydrates the skin making the face fuller and stretches the skin. Also, it raises the whiskers up off the skin making it easier to shave. Finally, it lubricates the skin for the blade.
3. The Shave
With the straight razor, you hold it at about a 30 degree angle. Using short strokes, you slide the blade across your face. Make sure you shave in the direction of the facial hair growth. As you shave, you want to stretch the skin by pulling it, to tighten the skin for easier shaving.
4. Cooling the Skin
After your done with the shave, use cold water to cool the skin on your face. The cooling closes pores and will stop the bleeding from any nicks.
5. Conditioning the Skin
Finishing up with a good skin conditioner will hydrate the face to make your shave look it's best and leave the skin looking healthy.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Going to Grass Fed Beef - Tussock Sedge Farm



Going to Grass Fed Beef - Tussock Sedge Farm

For a couple years now, I wanted to eat grass fed beef for a few reasons. First, I am moving toward eating locally grown food. This is another step in that directly. Second, Grass Fed Beef is leaner and healthier because it has more omega 3 fats.

Here's my trip to the farm to pick my grass fed beef up.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kubiwa - Self-Defense Against a Two Handed Push



Kubiwa - Self-Defense Against a Two Handed Push

This is a continuation from my last video of Funakoshi thowing technique called Kubiwa. In this video, I demonstrate a self-defense application against a two handed push.
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Traditional Funakoshi Throwing Technique - Kubiwa (Encircle the Neck)



Traditional Funakoshi Throwing Technique - Kubiwa

Kubiwa or Encircle the Neck is one of my favorite Funakoshi takedowns with many real life application. This video teaches the basic traditional way of performing the technique as seen in Funakoshi's Master Text.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Closer Look at Katawaguruma - Funakoshi's Half Wheel


A Closer Look at Katawaguruma - Funakoshi's Half Wheel Throw

In this video, we take a closer look at the condition or situation that needs to occur for Katawaguruma to work. This Funakoshi Takedown requires that an opponent push forward.

The version or variation is from a arm lock position. We feint the opponent by pushing forward to get them to push back and use this to setup the throw.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Butterfly Twist Practice - Your Advice Please?



I am practicing a Butterfly Twist. I got it down using a standing bag for support. Now, I am looking for advice on weening myself from the standing bag practice and doing it legit. Any Advice?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Funakoshi Nage-Waza - Katawaguruma (Half Wheel)



Funakoshi Nage-Waza - Katawaguruma (Half Wheel)

Katawaguruma is another Funakoshi takedown called the half wheel. The motion of this throwing technique resembles turning a wheel a half turn. In the next video, we'll take a closer look at the set-up or conditions required for Katawa Guruma to work.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Funakoshi Throw - Byobudaoshi (To topple a folding screen)



Funakoshi Throw - Byobudaoshi (To topple a folding screen)

This is a Funakoshi Nage-Waza that resembles Osoto-gari. In this technique, we use a palm heel strike to the face to get the opponent's head moving backwards then sweep the front support leg with a outside reap motion.

Unlike Osoto gari, you do not require as much leg action because you have the head going backwards.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Funakoshi Karate Takedown Tsubamegaeshi / V-turning Swallow - Non-Tradit...



V-turning Swallow - Non Traditional Version

This video shows the Funakoshi throwing technique - V-turning Swallow with a non-traditional method that you don't see in Funakoshi's Master Text, Karate-Do Kyohan. This is a self-defense application of the move against a lapel grab.
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Review: The Survivor Personality by Al Siebert




Book Review: The Survivor Personality by Al Siebert

I just finished a great book that I want to talk to you about. It’s called the Survivor Personality. In the book, the author studied and talks about the qualities that make a survivor.

The Survivor Personality outlines some basic characteristics of a survivor: Adaptable, Resilient, Non-judgmental, Fighter and Non Victim Mentality.

Adaptable
The survivor personality is very chameleon-like in nature. They are the person that can debate both sides of an issue. They confuse most people because that can display character traits that are opposite.

For example, if asked, “Are you a optimist and pessimist?” They may answer “Both, depending on the situation.”

The author talks about the Good Child Syndrome where we’re taught to be nice, courtesy, listen to adults. We carry these attitudes into adulthood. The problem with the good child syndrome is that in stressful, life-or-death situations, these attitudes can be detrimental to our survival. In some situations, for example being mugged on the street, being a nice guy will not help you survive.

These attitudes are so ingrained in our personality that we have difficulty getting around them. They hold us back from turning it on and switch our attitude at that moment.

Resilient
The Survivor Personality is very resilient and bounces back quickly in the face of adversity. When bad things happen - they lose a business, a relationship fails, or get ill, they will jump right back into it and become a success.

Non-judgmental
They don’t cast judgment of something being right or wrong. Their views aren’t very black and white – right or wrong. They are likely to think that the situation is what it is.

This attitude is common for survivor types that are veterans of the military. This allows them to take action quickly without too much judgment. They look more from the perspective of whether it’s was effective.

Fighter
He gives a great example of Cancer patients or terminally ill patients that survived after given a diagnose that they had a couple months to live. The ones that survived tended to question and not accept the Doctor’s diagnose.

They were the worst patients because they didn’t listen and believe everything the doctor said. They would request a second opinion, ask tons of questions, and were disagreeable. They just continued to challenge the diagnose to the end.

Non-Victim Mentality
The survivors never accept the role of the victim. You know the old saying, “When going through, keep going.” They don’t take on the poor-me attitude. Even in bad situations, they didn’t act like a victim. They do what they needed to make turn the bad situation around.

A few years back with my karate school when the economy went sour, I was worried but I decided that at the least, I would go down swinging. Sometime this Victim Mentality becomes a convenient excuse to fail. At this time, many of the other karate schools succumbed to these excuses to fail.

We went from having 15 karate schools in the Yellow Pages to 3. This left our school with fewer competitors and we did well over the course of the bad economy. 
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Monday, April 30, 2012

Funakoshi Karate Throw Tsubamegaeshi - V-Turning Swallow



I had a request from a fan on YouTube to demonstrate more of the Funakoshi takedowns or throws from his Master Text, Karate-Do Kyohan. This is called the V-Turning Swallow. In Master Funakoshi's book, it is shown against a front punch and defends with an X-block. Then, you clear and hit with a backfist.

The flight of the swallow represents movements that rapidly go up and down. In this technique, we grab under the arm to create a V with their arm and quickly turn then drop to our knee.
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Fun with a Rear Naked Choke



The rear naked choke is a great move if your opponent gives you their back. Here a demonstrate this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on my brother, Steve.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Double Blades with Takedown and Rear Choke Finish



Self Defense against a Hook Punch
Double Blades with Takedown and Rear Choke Finish

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Heian Yondan Bunkai - Self Defense against Straight Knife Attack



Heian Yondan Bunkai - Self Defense against Straight Knife Attack This is a bunkai application for the third and fourth move of Heian Yondan. It's a self defence against a thrusting knife attack.

Monday, April 16, 2012

4th Degree Black Belt Test - Bassai Dai

4th Degree Black Belt Test - Bassai Dai

This is my performance of the classic Shotokan Kata Bassai Dai at my Fourth Degree Black Belt Test.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

4 Favorite Kickboxing Strength Training Exercises

Do these 4 exercises for 45 sec intervals with 15 sec. rest between exercises. Repeat for 3 sets of each exercise.

Exercises
Jab/ Cross Sprawl
Sit-ups with Punches
Plank and Punch
Kick with a Spartan Bow
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4th Degree Black Belt Test - More Sparring Footage



Here's more footage of sparring from my 4th degree Black Belt Test on July 13, 2003. In this video, I am sparring a good friend of mine, Bob. Bob and I always tested for the same rank at the same time. He was an excellent Martial Artist.

Bob was always inspirational to me because he was over 15 yrs my senior but always performed at a high level and as you will see in the video, he gets me with a kick.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pecan-Crusted Trout

With fishing season starting, our son caught some fresh trout. We served it up with this Pecan-crusted Trout.

This is a variation of a similar recipe found in the book Paleo Comfort Foods.

Ingredients
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 Large Eggs
1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped
4 6 to 8oz Trout fillets
2 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup white wine
2 tbsp Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped

Whisk egg whites, salt, and pepper slightly, and place into a dish. Place the Pecans in a separate dish. dredge trout flesh side into eggs and then into the pecans pressing down to get the nuts to adhere.

Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the fish skin side up (nut side down) and cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Carefully flip over and cook another side 4-5 minutes until fish is just cooked through and the skin is golden. Remove fish to a platter and cover with foil.

Add the butter, lemon juice, and wine to the pan, scraping to bottom to bring up the fish scraping. Stir in parsley and pour mixture over each fish.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My 4th Degree Black Belt Test - Kanku Sho


My 4th Degree Black Belt Test - Kanku Sho

I came across some old footage on VHS that I transfer to an electronic format. This is from my 4th Degree Black Belt test on July 13, 2003. I can't believe how young I look in the video. Here's my performance of Kanku Sho.

I typically perform this kata at a slightly faster tempo but the test panel of instructors liked a slower tempo. Also, I perform some of the moves slightly different but I performed it the way my instructors expected it.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How to Throw a Knife Revisited - Short Version



Some viewers asked about the good throwing knifes in the video. Here's the link to the two good ones.
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How to throw a knife revisited

This is a short version tutorial on how to throw knives. This is a class demonstrates how to throw knives for beginners. Learn how to throw knives and you'll impress all your friends.

You will need three things to learn how-to throw knives.
Throwing knives
A Target
Adherence to rules of safety

Warning: Knives are dangerous to throw. Throw at your own risk and they should never be thrown at others.

Types of throwing knives
Throwing knives should not be sharp on the edge. The point of the knife and the weight determines the best quality throwing knives.

The Grip
There are many different types of grips like the hammer grip and pinch grip. In this video, we use a pinch grip. Pinch the blade between your thumb and index finger. Your thumb should line up with the spine of the blade.

The Throw
With the throw, bring the blade up to the side of your head and point your elbow at the target. Unlike a baseball throw that goes across your body, the knife throw goes straight down and extends out to the target like your pointing at where you want to throw. The body rocks forward with the throw.

The Distance
The proper distance is important for a proper spin knife throw. The 7' range is a ½ spin to the target and the knife is gripped by the blade. At the 11' range, the knife spins one full revolution to the target and it's gripped by the handle. At the 15' range, the knife turn 1 ½ times to the target and it's gripped by the blade.

Making adjustments
Where you stand is very important to getting the knife to stick in the target straight. Minor adjustment to your position will be necessary depending on the throw. At the line, make your first throw. If the knife over-rotates or sticks into the target with the handle tilted upwards, inch forward in your stance and throw again. If the knife under-rotates or sticks into the target with the handle tilted downwards, inch back in your stance and throw again.

Remember that consistency of the grip and throw are a necessity to hit the target accurately. Keep practicing until you become adept at hitting your target.

Thanks for watching How To Throw Knives!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Shuji No Kon Sho - Bo Kata



Shuji No Kon Sho

This mornings practice of Shuji No Kon Sho. I love this okinawan kobudo staff kata.
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Turning the Corner - Double Reverse Punch Point Sparring Technique



Are you looking to gain an edge on your opponent? This point sparring may be the ticket.

Most people spar in a very linear fashion -- forward and back. This technique "turns the corner" in a non-linear fashion that makes it difficult to handle and a high percentage point sparring technique.

You set-up up your partner with a jodan gyaku zuki / reverse punch to the face then side step to get throw another reverse punch to the stomach.
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Practicing a Butterfly Kick



Practicing a Butterfly Kick

Here's the story, I wanted to teach my demo team some trick kicks. I have no experience with these kicks because I came from a traditional school.

I researched some kick here on YouTube and broke the moves down into drills to teach my students. The surprising part is that as I demonstrated the drills in class, I found that I actually learned the trick kicks myself. I thought it would be impossible to learn because I am in my forties. Check the video out of me practicing a Butterfly Kick.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

How to Tie a Shoelace Super Fast



Do you tying you shoes too slow? This tutorial will show you a really fast way to tie your shoelaces called an Ian Knot.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bo Kumite Drill - Bonus Tip on Strategic Thinking in Karate Kobudo



Bo Kumite Drill - Bonus Tip on Strategic Thinking in Karate Kobudo

This video provides a little advice on how to think strategically when learning and analyzing karate staff weapons sparring techniques, even if it goes against standard methodology.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Bo Sparring #5 - Bo Kumite against Thrust Attack



This is our fifth and final installment of basic staff kumite or sparring techniques we practice at the dojo as part of our okinawan kobudo training which is against a straight thrust or tzuki attack.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bo Sparring #4 - Gedan Bo Kumite with Partner



This is our fourth basic staff kumite or sparring techniques we practice at the dojo as part of our okinawan kobudo training which is against a low attack. As the others, this technique started with a defense against two attack, followed by a clearing move to immobilize the weapon and counter attack to the back.
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