Bill McGrath on Power

Bill McGrath on power generation After this week’s video with Archie Luz on how to throw a harder body shot, I thought I’d release this interview clip of one of the hardest-hitting people I know, Tuhon Bill McGrath. While I admire Archie’s power and movement, he’s a beast of an athlete and trains like an[…]

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Kent Nelson on Learning & Teaching

Kent Nelson on learning, teaching, and being a pioneer in the digital space Finally had some time to film and sit down and talk with Kent Nelson on learning by himself, figuring how to teach, and what works for him. We talk his learning history, distance learning via seminars, and how he pieced together all[…]

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Stop talking about yourself, ask about them

Stop talking about yourself! Learn about prospects by asking questions. You may be an expert in martial arts, but you’re not an expert in what a prospect wants. Too often this is the pitch, “Here we do xxx under yyy’s lineage” and then an implied question is left hanging that I guess is, “(please) would[…]

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Training Meetup

Organizing our first local training meet up for instructors and advanced students. What to work on? So we’re trying to organize our first training meet up, and I noticed a couple things, which are the things I’m trying to fix: I don’t know that many people outside my own training lineage I don’t know what[…]

Don’t worry about level

Today doesn’t matter in the long run. Be a good person. I was at the MKG Instructor Conference this week, which dovetailed into a Dan Inosanto seminar, so naturally I stayed over for some of it and was really looking forward to working with a variety of very skilled people; the level in that room[…]

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The greatest influence

The greatest influence on your martial arts are your primary instructors: not Bruce Lee nor Dan Inosanto, no matter how much you want them to be. With the Dan Inosanto seminar just over (contact me and I’m happy to link to your event) and some of the feedback from the last post, I thought I’d[…]