Prove it… Break it!

Prove it… Break it!

March 18, 2016

So how can you prove what martial arts has taught you?  Through Board Breaking of course!!! 

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Power Reverse Knife Hand (Ridge Hand)

Power Reverse Knife Hand (Ridge Hand)

March 18, 2016

This is one of my two most favorite breaking techniques (the other is backfist) because they separate the dabblers from the dedicated, the meek from the bold.

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For want of a board holder…..

For want of a board holder…..

March 18, 2016

Without a board holder, students and instructors had to hold boards for each other.  The joke back then was “Why do I need a board holder? I have students?”  The problem was:

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Breaking the Competition

Breaking the Competition

March 18, 2016

The greatest competition to martial art schools is NOT other martial art schools.  It’s the more mainstream sports like soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey…. Imagine yourself driving through your neighborhood on a typical summer day.  As you pass house after house, you see the local kids “playing” at their particular sport.

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Front Elbow

Front Elbow

February 18, 2016

This is a forward direction technique that is safer to perform and prepare for than a forefist punch. It also has the advantage of involving fewer small joints, so the areas that make a technique vulnerable to power loss are much fewer, making it easier to generate great power.


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