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THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF
MARTIAL ARTS
Taekwondo – Korea
Karate – Okinawa
Jujitsu – Japan
Judo – Japan
Taijutsu – Japan
Hozan Ryu – Japan
Aikido – Japan
Tang Soo Do – Korea
Subak – Korea
Pugilism – Greece
Pankration – Greece
Systema – Russia
Mau Rakau – New Zealand
Lua – Hawaii
Bokator – Khmer Empire/ South East Asia/ Cambodia
Musti Yuddha – India
Gatka – India
Dambe – West Africa
Nuba fighting – Sudan
Maia – New Zealand
Capoiera – Brazil
Kuk Sool Won – Korea
Choi Kwang Do – Korea
Bartitsu – England
Fiore – Italy/ France
Savate – France
Wing Chun – Southern China
Hung Gar – Southern China
Long Xing Mo Qiao – Southern China
Fujian White Crane – Southern China
Jeet Kun Do – USA
Eagle Claw – Northern China
Qin Na – Northern China
Krav Maga – Israel
Eskrima – Philippines
Silat – Indonesia and Malaysia
Glima – Netherlands
Shaolin Kung Fu – Northern China
Muay Thai – Thailand
Muay Laos – Laos
Lethwei – Burma
Pradal serey – Cambodia/ Khmer
Tomoi – Malaysia
MCMAP – USA
Kajukenbo – USA
Defendo – Canada

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What is the best martial arts workout? Martial arts have seen a popularity surge in recent years, with many finding an appreciation for it. Here are some of the benefits of the sport and workouts to try.

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With instructional DVDs, trainers and gyms available, many people have taken up martial arts as their primary workout.

What is the best martial arts workout?

What are some of the benefits to a martial arts workout?

How does a martial arts workout compare to a standard strength and conditioning workout?

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With instructional DVDs, trainers and gyms available, many people have taken up martial arts as their primary workout.

Martial arts has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, with many finding an appreciation for the strength and skill required to master this ancient art of combat.

While muscular strength and endurance are helpful, agility, balance and explosive power also play key roles, so training sessions can be quite different than the standard bodybuilding workout. Because hand-to-hand combat is so demanding, workouts combine many different types of training into often exhaustive sessions.

Training Sessions Can Be Quite Different Than The Standard Bodybuilding Workout.
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Training Sessions Can Be Quite Different
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What Is The Best Martial Arts Workout?

Martial arts workouts do share one thing in common with bodybuilding workouts, though – warming up is essential. A proper warm-up will get the blood flowing, get your muscles ready for action, reduce the chance of injury, and get you pumped up!

Warm-Up:

3 Minutes Jumping Rope
1 Minute Rest
100 Jumping Jacks
1 Minute Rest
30 Walking Lunges
Static Stretching
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Phase I – Combat

Shadow Boxing: 2 minutes on, 30 second break, 2 minutes on

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Heavy Bag Work: 10 minutes (working on jabs and kicks)

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Sparring With Partner: 15 minutes

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Phase II – Explosive Strength

Strength Circuit:

25 Bodyweight Squats
25 Diamond Push-Ups
25 Bicycles
20 Burpees
25 Russian Twists
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If you don’t have weights available, repeat the circuit, with one minute of rest between circuits.

On off-days, you may want to perform the Strength Circuit at home twice per day and perhaps do some cycling or HIIT running. This will aid your conditioning and keep your cardiovascular fitness at a high level for combat.

After this circuit, you may want to perform some lifts, such as:

Bench Press
Power Clean
Weighted Crunches
Barbell Row
Deadlifts

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What Are Some Of The Benefits To A Martial Arts Workout?

The benefits of martial arts are practically limitless. Similar to other weight lifting routines, martial arts increases strength and contributes to the development of lean mass. Martial arts can help one who is trying to bulk up or slim down.

Unlike lifting for strictly bodybuilding purposes, martial arts training has a significant focus on conditioning, endurance and agility. This makes martial arts training an excellent way to stay in shape during the off-season for sports or just to improve one for any athletic pursuit.

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Martial arts training is more than just physical. Martial arts involves many different techniques that need to be learned, which stimulates the fighter’s mind. Proper execution of moves and form requires discipline and hard work, which is helpful in other areas of life, too.

The confidence that comes with achievement in combat is a powerful tool that will aid you in many situations, and so will the respect you will have for, and earned from, your fellow trainees. Mastering your body and martial arts provides a substantial amount of pride.

Mastering Your Body And Martial Arts Provides A Substantial Amount Of Pride.
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Last but not least comes the benefit of knowing that you will be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if ever the need arises. Quick thinking and being able to fight without any weapon will serve you well if you live in a dangerous area or become the target of harassment or violence.

How Does This Compare To A Standard Strength And Conditioning Workout?

While martial arts workouts are generally not as conducive to hypertrophy as standard strength-building routines, the ability to build strength is there. Martial arts workouts will benefit explosive strength and muscular endurance, which is required to keep battling in the late rounds of a fight.

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There is also a more pronounced focus on cardiovascular conditioning, agility and speed, because one must be able to react quickly and keep an opponent at bay. Usually, traditional weight-lifting routines do not incorporate these factors. Additionally, martial arts helps you build a very strong core.

Martial arts also places a lot of value on proper form and technique, which means it may stimulate your mind more than the traditional weight-lifting session. There is a lot of decision-making involved in defending oneself and anticipating the moves of others.

Because of all of these elements, martial arts workouts are very demanding. So like traditional strength training, martial arts work requires proper rest and nutrition in order to guarantee success.

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First let me say I am going to do this under the assumption you mean an “all martial arts workout,” with no weightlifting, as the title does not specify weight lifting program.

What Is The Best Martial Arts Workout?

Counting boxing as a martial art (which it sort of is, because it is being included in almost every MMA program these days) I would have to say a combination of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Boxing.

What Is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. The art is similar to others in Southeast Asia such as: pradal serey in Cambodia, lethwei in Myanmar, tomoi in Malaysia, and Lao boxing in Laos. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport. Traditional Muay Thai practiced today varies significantly from the ancient art muay boran and uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing.
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”, as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai (“nak muay”) thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.

Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Boxing are second to none in giving you the best muscular endurance for your upper body, most specifically your shoulders. If you don’t believe me, try throwing nonstop punches to a Heavy Bag for 5 minutes and let me know how you do.

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Kickboxing and Muay Thai, and Boxing will also help in developing an incredible core, as all of your power comes from it during your strikes. You also get added strength AND mass in your neck due to resisting a Muay Thai Plum or clinch. Your neck will probably be miserable the next day after practicing pummeling with someone, but will soon adapt to the stress. After all, I believe the next is the most underdeveloped part of bodybuilders/athletes.

Here is a routine I would do to incorporate all three:

5-10 minutes of Jumping Rope (alternating between different styles)
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10 minutes of pummeling with a partner (working the Muay Thai clinch)
15 minutes of pad work for Kickboxing/Muay Thai (basically just Kickboxing but add in knees and clinch-work as well)

What Is The Muay Thai Clinch?
In Western Boxing the two fighters are separated when they clinch; in Muay Thai, however, they are not. It is often in the clinch where knee and elbow techniques are used. The front clinch should be performed with the palm of one hand on the back of the other. There are three reasons why the fingers must not be intertwined. 1) In the ring fighters are wearing boxing gloves and cannot intertwine their fingers. 2) The Thai front clinch involves pressing the head of the opponent downwards, which is easier if the hands are locked behind the back of the head instead of behind the neck. Furthermore the arms should be putting as much pressure on the neck as possible. 3) A fighter may incur an injury to one or more fingers if they are intertwined, and it becomes more difficult to release the grip in order to quickly elbow the opponent’s head.
A correct clinch also involves the fighter’s forearms pressing against the opponent’s collar bone while the hands are around the opponent’s head rather than the opponent’s neck. The general way to get out of a clinch is to push the opponent’s head backwards or elbow him or her, as the clinch requires both participants to be very close to one another. Additionally, the non-dominant clincher can try to “swim” his or her arm underneath and inside the opponent’s clinch, establishing the previously non-dominant clincher as the dominant clincher.

After the 15 minutes, end with “54321s.” What this is just a nonstop, finishing drill for your kicks. Say you start with your right leg. Kick a pad 5 times IN A ROW. Then pause for 1 second to reset yourself. Not to rest, just to reset. Then do 4 times. Continue until you finish with 1, then change sides.

This Is A Nonstop, Finishing Drill For Your Kicks.
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This Is A Nonstop, Finishing
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15 minutes of Boxing pad work (main difference between this and the kickboxing/Muay Thai, besides no kicks/knees, is that you work your footwork, which is one of the most important things in a boxers arsenal and will also help with your cardio).

To finish it off, do the following circuit 5 times (if you can):

40 Crunches
10 Burpees
5 Pullups
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What Are Some Of The Benefits To A Martial Arts Workout?

As I mentioned before, you will have muscular endurance (ESPECIALLY in the shoulders) that is second to none. This is also very much a fat burning workout. I don’t care what you look like when you start, after a few months of this you will look more toned than you ever have, with the cardio to go along with it!

Also, you get the added benefit of learning self-defense so you can feel better if you are in a city late at night, etc.

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How Does This Compare To A Standard Strength And Conditioning Workout?

I wouldn’t really compare it to a strength workout. The only strength you will gain is in the neck, in which case I would say martial arts is the best exercise/way to build a good neck (just by practicing the Muay Thai clinch). To be honest, you won’t gain a lot of strength otherwise. BUT, you will be in absolutely amazing condition, as it takes your whole body to throw punches, kicks, and knees.

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The 25 Most Lethal Martial Arts Ever Created

Posted by David Pegg on March 12, 2012

The 25 Most Lethal Martial Arts Ever Created

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Bokator

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An ancient Cambodian martial art having its origins on the battlefield, its name literally translates to “pounding a lion”. By using a diverse array of strikes and weapons it may not be surprising to know that Bokator has been responsible for numerous deaths.

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Combato

Although technically it is no longer practiced, Combato was an extremely lethal fighting system used in World War II by the Canadian Armed Forces. First developed by Bill Underwood in 1910, after the war several law enforcement agencies requested him to teach their officers. Bill refused, however, on the grounds that Combato was too violent and thus developed Defendo as a more civilian friendly successor.

23
Jeet Kun Do

Developed by Bruce Lee, this hybrid martial art was his response to the “flowery” techniques used in other systems. Bruce felt that although these stylistic forms certainly had aesthetic appeal, their practical usefulness was nearly zero.

22
Shippalgi

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Practiced by the Korean military for hundreds of years, this martial art is split into three categories – thrust, strike, and slice. Unlike many of its Korean counterparts, however, its focus is much more on practical fighting techniques than artsy philosophies.

21
Capoeira

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Although today it is more of a dance than anything else, this martial art was born in the slave ghettos of Brazil hundreds of years ago. Originally, it was meant to be a technique by which runaway slaves could defend themselves against attackers, but before long its practice came to be outlawed due to its “dangerous nature”. As a result practitioners disguised it as a dance by which it lives on today.

20
Kajukenbo

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Originating on the streets of the crime ridden Palama settlement in Hawaii, this highly effective and to the point martial art combines numerous influences and was developed specifically to give locales the ability to defend themselves against not only gangs but also drunk navy sailors who had a tendency of starting fights.

19
Keysi Fighting Method

Developed by Justo Deigues Serrano as the cumulation of his fighting experiences on the streets of Spain, the Keysi method is intended to be used for self defense in violent street level encounters. It has gained widespread popularity in recent years and was even featured in the newer Batman movies.

18
Sambo

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Sambo is a deadly combination of grappling and wrestling that was developed for the Red Army in the early 1920’s. It was originally created specifically to improve the Soviet special force’s hand to hand combat capabilities, but after a surge in crime the government began training security guards and public law enforcement as well. Evidently it’s a bad idea to rob banks in Russia.

17
Pit Fighting

Okay, although brawling isn’t really a martial art, the idea of digging a pit and having two men duke it out street style just had to be on here somewhere. This modern day gladiator fighting was started by biker gangs in California and the practice has actually given rise to several world renowned competitive fighters.

16
Eskrima

Sometimes called Arnis or Kali in the west, Escrima is a Filipino Martial Art that was outlawed by Spanish invaders as a result of it being “too dangerous”. Like some others on this list it only exists today because for the next several hundred years it was disguised as a dance.

15
Bojuka

Similar to other non sport martial arts, this hybrid fighting technique developed by Tom Schrenk in the 90s doesn’t focus on scoring points or having correct form. Its sole purpose is to enable an outnumbered defender to turn the odds in his favor during a violent street assault. Unlike some other methods on this list, however, it does make an attempt to at least use reasonable levels of force.

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SPEAR

An acronym standing for Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response, this method of self defense was developed by Tony Blauer in the 80s. Its focus is on using a person’s natural reflexes when faced with threatening situations and has been adopted by numerous police forces and militaries around the world.

13
Nindokai

A system of self defense built on ancient Japanese martial arts, Nindokai was developed by Dr. Gerhard Shonberger in Germany during the early 90’s. Similar to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun Do it eliminates all of the “showy” techniques and focuses only on that which is effective to surviving a fight.

12
Systema

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A lethal combat method employed by the Russian Special Forces, Systema is similar to Krav Maga in that its sole purpose is to do as much damage to your adversary as quickly and efficiently as possible.

11
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Gaining popularity around the world when Royce Gracie won the first, second, and fourth ultimate fighting championships, he ended up defeating much larger opponents who had trained a variety of other styles. The effectiveness of bjj, however, comes from its emphasis on ground fighting and giving smaller practitioners an advantage by employing body leverage.

10
Muy Thai

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Otherwise known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” for its heavy inclusion of elbow and knee strikes, it should come as no surprise that such a deadly form of self defense would emerge from a place like Thailand, a country well acquainted with violence and conquest.

9
Kapu Ku’ialua

Also known as just Lua, this unconventional Hawaiian martial art focuses on bone breaking, joint manipulation, and even open ocean warfare. The name itself actually means “two hits” and apart from having a long history on the battlefield, practitioners go to great lengths to turn the odds in their favor with some warriors even coating themselves in coconut oil so they couldn’t be grappled in battle.

8
Bacom

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Also known as Vacon, this Peruvian martial art was born on the streets of Lima. It blends numerous martial arts and is designed to quickly inflict maximum injury to an opponent. Due to the emphasis on hidden weapons and deception, it is not unusual for fights to end in death.

7
Jailhouse Rock

A name used to describe several improvisational fighting styles developed within the US penal system, some of the most common types include Brick City Rock, 52 Handblocks, and Stato. Not much is known about them, however, and for years even their existence has been disputed and shrouded in mystery.

6
Pugilism

Also known as boxing, this combat sport is seen in numerous variations around the globe. It is notoriously dangerous as the head is a primary target and it was even outlawed in several countries during the nineteenth century.

5
Vale Tudo

Portuguese for “anything goes”, this is a full contact combat sport popular in Brazil. It has a very limited number of rules and takes techniques from numerous martial arts. The only problem is that it is so dangerous and bloody that it often creates quite a stir in the media. And for this reason most of the events are held underground.

4
Ninjutsu

Practiced by the shinobi, or ninja, in feudal Japan, this martial art focused on unconventional warfare, espionage, and assassination. Its practitioners were even sometimes referred to as hinin, or non-humans.

3
Rough and Tumble

Often considered one of the few fighting styles native to the United States, this form of violent encounter was very popular around the time of the American Revolution. With emphasis on maximum disfigurement it often involved everything from men gauging out each other’s eyes to literally biting the tongues of their opponents. Very few of the other entries on this list even come close to attaining the level of violence in these colonial era blood bathes.

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LINE

An acronym standing for Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement, this combat technique was used by the United States Marine Corps for most of the 90s and is still employed by numerous special forces. It was succeeded by the MCMAP or Marine Corps Martial Arts Program in recent years, however, due to the fact that it was relatively inflexible. Because it almost always involved ending the life of your opponent the military couldn’t use it in non emergent situations such as peacekeeping operations.

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Krav Maga

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Not surprisingly, the world’s most effective and dangerous martial art comes to us from one of the most conflicted regions of the world. Developed for use by the IDF or Israeli Defense Force, Krav Maga is a non sport martial art, meaning it doesn’t concern itself with the opponents wellbeing. In fact, it generally assumes no quarters, or the idea that your opponent intends to kill you. For this reason, the brutal techniques of Krav Maga have been developed with the sole intention of inflicting as much pain as quickly and efficiently as possible which very often includes deliberately ending the life of your adversary.

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What Is TUF?

Tactically Unbeatable Fighting System is the evolution of martial principles and movements designed to be applied in the modern world in any climate or environment in which we find ourselves. TUF is designed to provide the practitioner with the greatest ability to preserve his life and those he is responsible for despite the obstacles and challenges he may face whether the threat be mental, physical or spiritual.

TUF is designed to create a thorough awareness of yourself and your surroundings, as well as creating optimal physical and psychological conditioning. TUF is the most advanced personal combat system ever developed. It is based upon years of researching combat science and principles, as well as human psychology and anatomy. TUF System is a complete combat system that trains your mind and body to respond appropriately every time in a crisis situation. TUF System first teaches you how to gain the psychological edge needed to overcome your fear and capitalize on your adrenalin release. TUF System then teaches you the tactical awareness required to recognize a potential threat in order to avoid or overcome it. TUF System provides you with a thorough understanding of your opponent’s anatomy, and autonomic response to being struck. Thus, allowing you to easily defeat attackers twice your size. TUF System also teaches you how to properly use and defend against modern weapons.

TUF System utilizes a scientifically based, accelerated learning process to subconsciously train the body to act appropriately, without having to think, when facing a dangerous situation. Through the use of scenario based training and adrenalin stress conditioning, you do not waste time learning useless techniques in an unrealistic manner. TUF System techniques are far superior, in real life situations, to those taught in traditional martial arts, wrestling, and boxing. TUF System can be used against anybody, on any terrain, in any given situation; guaranteed!

Why train in the TUF System?

Ancient warriors and modern martial artists alike have worked to develop the body, mind and spirit in order to create not only a sense of invincibility in personal combat, but to overcome the natural flaws of man in an attempt to reach a higher state of being. We have often heard talk of “The Path to Enlightenment” or “The Way of the Warrior,” but rarely do we find a modern model and method to follow that will allow us to achieve such a state. By training the mind, body, and spirit, through the TUF System, you travel on the never ending road to personal perfection, continual expansion of awareness and freedom in the truest sense of the word.

By becoming a practitioner of TUF, the individual tempers his body, mind and spirit through intense challenges and trials

By studying and applying the information covered on this blog, you will develop a natural and appropriate response to all of life’s challenges and no longer rely on learned techniques out of a box that do not really fit the circumstances we face outside of the training facilities. Your actions and reactions will become fluid and seem effortless even when confronting a situation you have never faced before where the odds seem against success and the normal person would fail.Whether you find yourself staring down death at the wrong end of a weapon, or you face the stress of social, economic, political or health threats, you will with economy of movement, the highest integrity and the greatest passion find yourself victorious.

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September 30, 2011 Visit our “Events” page to stay up to date on upcoming events such as the Fall 2011 Tournament and Black Belt Test including a very special event: The 7th Degree Black Belt Test. August 12, 2011 – Headmaster climbs another Adirondack High Peak. The headmaster and a group of black belts hiked Phelps […]
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Visit our “Events” page to stay up to date on upcoming events such as the Fall 2011 Tournament and Black Belt Test including a very special event: The 7th Degree Black Belt Test.

August 12, 2011 – Headmaster climbs another Adirondack High Peak.

The headmaster and a group of black belts hiked Phelps Mountain, one of the Adirondack High Peaks. The hike was about ten miles long and the summit had an elevation over 4000?. The Adirondack High Peaks is the name given to 46 mountain peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. These mountains are around 4000? or higher. The weather was beautiful and the hike was challenging. The group had to navigate through mud, tree roots, boulders, and more. At one point it was so steep, the climbing rope came out and was used to get above a rock face. The view from the summit was spectacular as several of the Adirondack great peaks were visible. Congratulations to the group for another sucessful hike.

August 5, 2011 – Summer Trip is almost here.

The annual WMAA Summer Trip is almost here. Tae Kwon Do practice, swimming, hiking, concerts, workshops, campfires and much, much, more. Sign up now.

March 12, 2011 – Children’s Tournament & Junior Black Belt Test

The annual children’s tournament was held today. Children from various WMAA Tae Kwon Do schools participated in the tournament. After the tournament a Junior Black Belt Test took place. Twelve students passed their Black Belt Test. Congratulations to all the tournament participants and to the new Black Belts.

February 19, 2011 – Black Belt Winter Trip (-7°)

Black Belts from all over the country made the annual pilgrimage to the Catskill Mountains in New York State to practice with the Headmaster. The setting was a frozen tundra of ice and snow. The temperature was 18° plus 30 MPH winds which made it feel like -7° below zero. Approximately seventy five Black Belts practiced and trained outdoors. The fierce wind and snow reduced visibilty to almost zero at times. After the first practice, a second practice took place including a High Fourth Degree test. One student tested for High Fourth Degree, but everyone took part in the event. At the end of the test the Headmaster taught him the Fourth Degree form. He described the experience as exhilarating. Congratulations to all who made the trip.Winter201103.jpg

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January 16, 2011 – World Professional Martial Arts Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden

The World Professional Martial Arts Organization held their annual Hall of Fame awards today at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Headmaster Michael Dealy was present and was awarded the “Golden Pioneer of Martial Arts Forever Award” by Great Grandmaster Aaron Banks. Fellow martial arts instructor and friend, Bob Cooper, was also present and was awarded the “True Martial Arts Master For All Time” award. There were many prominent martial arts instructors present who received various awards for their dedication and commitment to teaching the martial arts. Congratulations to all the award winners.

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