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Martial Arts Monday: What’s The Weight?

So I have a fun habit: I enjoy going to thrift stores, goodwill, salvation armies, and the like and finding cool things. One thing that I always keep an eye out for is workout equipment for my Kung Fu School. Lets face it, this stuff can be pricy, so if I can find a deal, …

Martial Arts Monday: Test Philosophy

A little over a year ago I opened my own Kung Fu Academy, Nine Tigers Kung Fu. Last week I held a test for ten of my students. Below is my post-test speech to those ten students who worked exceptionally hard and earned their new ranks! “To begin congratulations on completing today’s test. My philosophy …

Martial Arts Monday: We Are All In This Together

So I recently have began to explore fun activities outside of “traditional” martial arts. Now I am planning my first Live Action Role Play or LARP. LARP is when a group of people get dressed up and play as a character in a specific time period. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting and …

Martial Arts Monday: Zodiac Workout Playlist

After spending all day trying to get the answers out of everyone, I’ve finally gotten a definitive workout play list of the Zodiac Family Training Playlist! I hope you enjoy our picks, please share with us your favorite workout songs as well. When asked to pick their favorite songs, no one could pick just one, …

Martial Arts Monday: Continuing To Train The Basics

Probably the most frustrating thing I see in people who train in HEMA are the misplaced priorities when it comes to learning and training. Everyone wants to spend all their limited time bouncing around between techniques while spending minimal time working their fundamentals, not realizing those basic strikes and movements are the foundation upon which …

Martial Arts Monday: Out To Lunch

Todays Blog is short and sweet – mainly because I spend too much time reading and watching people do things online and I think there is a greater need to interact with each other in the real world. Last week I met up with the owner of a Martial Arts School and we got lunch …