We recently had the opportunity to have a woman by the name of Amy Scarfone come and film one of our family classes in a 360 degree video format. If you have never seen this technology it is a really great way to experience a class. When viewing it you will need to open it in Google Chrome or another web browser that supports 360 degree video formats. I was also able to watch it on my iPhone. As you press the button to look around you can see all of the different particptants in the class. T
Here’s the basic rules:
You can kick with any part of your foot below your ankle
Only punching with a clenched fist and kicking are allowed in sparring. No other techniques are allowed. That means no sweeps, no mixed martial arts etc.
You can kick to two places. Your opponent’s chest protector (hogu) or head
You can punch your opponent's chest protector only. No punches allowed to
My definition of being a black belt has evolved over the years. When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a ninja and/or a Power Ranger, that’s what being a black belt meant to me back then. Now, it means being Batman, fighting crime and taking names… Kidding! When I started doing martial arts, I thought being a black belt would be to become proficient at self defense techniques and sparring. As I progressed through Mercer Island Martial Arts, I found that being a black belt was so much more.
Have surgery and rehab with the possibility of returning back to a high level of physical activity including martial arts or do not have surgery and live a life of limited physical activity which basically meant walking only.
Thinking back to life before martial arts- I could return to a life where I felt lethargic and just not well and walking through life a day at
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