Balance training at Brad’s place. Every Saturday martial arts practitioners gather at Brad’s place. Here is a non-traditional demonstration of balance training on the basis of Greg Hembrook’s book. Very close attention is paid on palms and elbows. Greg’s theory is based on the flow which is generated in theRead More →

Yesterday me and Matt decided to stop by “this thing”. Everybody needs some fun in his routine right? Guess what… 908 punching power with left hand! Thanks for the magical apparatus, hold on, tomorrow will test “908” on a bag

6. The single weak point This one goes hand-in-hand with characters such as the aforementioned Pai Mei, so I might as well describe it next. There is a stock character/style of martial artist in these types of films, usually a bigger guy with a great physique, whose style revolves entirelyRead More →

What’s wrong? The one thing I love more than these stupid fucking videos of fake martial arts that @mcdojolife posts is when legit trained killers like @hingerbjj make fun of them. We can only hope these videos and the clowning of them reach potential “students” in time. Joe Rogan TheRead More →

Most martial artists living and teaching today have not tested their martial arts styles or systems in actual combative situations, where they were defending themselves against someone actually trying to hurt or kill them. This is not actually that bad of a thing, overall, if you think about it. ButRead More →

Unusual weekly meeting with Matt. It might seem that it is a ballet or Tai chi demonstration. Almost, but not true. Everybody has his own approach in training the balance and the flow. Matt believes that these kinds of moves (yes, Tai chi too) may help to keep the flowRead More →

How Fake Martial Arts Are Created • Martial Arts Journey Looking at some martial arts, which often times get labeled as fake martial arts, it’s sometimes difficult for a combat sports practitioner to understand what these practices are expecting to achieve with their complex choreographed movements. Is it a wayRead More →

The Vulcan neck pinch Star Trek’s Spock is someone you don’t want to mess with. On top of being a pretty accomplished scientific the guy can fight, too. Oh, and he doesn’t need flashy kicks or intricate techniques to fight off enemies. Nope. All he need is a simple pressureRead More →

In terms of plopping down on the couch and unplugging my brain for a few hours, there’s no genre of movies, outside of classic horror cinema, that I love more than old-school kung fu. It’s a genre that is permanently rife with absurdities, but even moreso than others, silly clichesRead More →