teep foot jab heavy bag

Practice what you can, when you can

Practice to make the most of your training situation Our preferred practice methods may not always be available to us as conditions change: partners become unavailable, facilities downsize, our own schedule alters—any number of reasons may signal changing the focus of our practice may be more useful to our growth. Here’s today’s video on practicing[…]

Chris Malgeri

Why I value fun more than good

Because you stop caring for even a serious hobby when it stops being fun My old friend and teacher Christian Malgeri was in town last week and I was reminded of not only what excellence, but the pursuit of excellence looks like. It was humbling, motivating, and fun, and—all respect to my local martial arts[…]

Ronda Rousey go-to moves

Your go-to moves

Develop 2-3 go-to moves for each art you practice They’re famous–Ronda Rousey’s arm bar, Mirko Cro Cop’s left head kick. Go-to moves that are unstoppable even when you know they’re coming. There are 2 main benefits to having go-to moves aside from winning. First, it will quickly give you some measure of success and therefore[…]

Kombat Arts Mississauga

Building a successful gym: Kombat Arts & Joey de los Reyes

Advice from Joey de los Reyes, head trainer at Kombat Arts in Mississauga, ON on building a successful gym When I first met Joey de los Reyes’s group the first thing that struck me was their friendly demeanor. Having driven 4 hours to attend a seminar that evaporated due to miscommunication, they took it in[…]

your martial arts dollar

Your martial arts dollar

With a few seminars coming to town in March, I thought I’d write about how to get the most out of your martial arts dollar, and if you teach, how to advise your students for a better long-term relationship. First thing’s first: pay your teacher on time. They don’t write off aging-AR, they just close[…]