This week as a fan of the UFC and mixed martial arts, I read two books from MMA insiders. Yes, these are ghost-written moneymakers destined mostly for bargain bins but damn, I just wrote about Solzhenitsyn – do I really need to prove my cred? Yep, this is a pretty trashy genre but it is […]
Let’s not pretend that making money from teaching martial arts is a bad thing. If someone can be paid as a sports coach, a yoga teacher or any other type of teacher then it stands to reason that being able to be a professional martial artist relies on being paid for teaching. If that is […]
I didn’t come up with this but I don’t have a source to attribute. If there is one, let me know in the comments.
I had to take two weeks off for a holiday and then got one session in the week after, finally covering some guard passing which was very interesting. Working still in very small groups of people which can be good but makes it hard to get much of an energy going. At the end of […]
Only one session this week but what a session! Only myself and a tall athletic guy attended so the instructor really seemed to pick up the pace. A decent warm up went straight into teaching wrestling-style take-downs. We went from practise straight into drills whereby someone keeps having to get up despite being taken down […]
There is a youtube video doing the rounds at the moment of an instructor who does a Taekwon-do demonstration where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. The instructor fails to break with almost every technique, despite a variety of excuses and finally when he does perform one break, a piece of wood strikes […]