Category: Practice and Application

How we get the most out of our practice.

April 20, 2018 sensei

      When was the last time you were paired up in class to work with a partner?  If your school is anything like ours, it was probably the last time you were in class. So, why do martial arts schools use partner drills so much? It is because partner drills can be extremely…

April 20, 2018 sensei

     Why do so many Martial Arts Instructors force their students to practice dance routines?  They call them Forms or Kata but we know the truth, they are dances.  The Instructor will drill every move into their students, forcing them to repeat the sequences over and over and over … and over.  So, Why?…

April 20, 2018 sensei

      Combinations Are defenses against a punch, choreographed responses to different types of attacks.  They have many names across the martial arts but (in my experience) every art has a version of them.  This makes them different than forms because there are plenty of martial arts that have no forms.  What makes there…