Posts by Scott

JUDO CAN COMPETE WITH BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU IF IT HAS THE COURAGE TO REINVENT ITSELF

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

This article, “Judo’s Decline: Is it Your (Our) Fault? The Business and Art of Teaching and Spreading Judo” was recently posted to the International Freestyle Judo Alliance’sFacebook Group and started a very stimulating and insightful discussion.  One post in particular by my colleague, Chuck Drust, was very eloquent and informative and I got his permission to share it with you here.  He writes: For several years now I’ve been surveying my incoming students to find out why they were taking Judo. It is a section right on my registration form; if other martial arts schools do this, I am...

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The Hidden Valley Challenge

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hiking is a great cross-training  activity that allows for a long caloric burn, improves cardio health and conditions muscles, especially leg strength. South Mountain Park is a great place to take our “fit” finding mission and enjoy the beautiful weather before the oppressive heat of the spring and summer months are upon us. South Mountain is the largest city park in the nation and also one of the largest urban parks in the country too.  Don’t miss out getting to know one of Phoenix’s most special points of pride. There are beautiful natural desert scenes and great views of the city. Getting...

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Suggested gear for PC Kickboxing Class

Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Gloves, Pads & Gear, Kickboxing | 0 comments

Students: As promised, attached is a list of suggested Kickboxing Gear. First priority is to get your handwraps and jumprope.  The hand wraps should be the “Mexican” style, extra long (180), with a little elastic in them. Second priority is to get boxing gloves – 16 oz. Third, do buy “Thai” style shin guards, but this equipment won’t be necessary for the first six weeks. The other equipment on the list is not necisary (i.e. focus might, fight shorts, etc.) but I thought you might be interested in what is available. I frequently purchase equipment from...

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How to properly wrap your hands

Posted by on Feb 5, 2011 in Blog, Equipment, Gloves, Pads & Gear, Multimedia | 2 comments

How to properly wrap your hands

Just like in about everything, there is more than one right way to do something, but there are also wrong ways as well.  This is especially true in the sport of kickboxing.  Take the most fundamental exercise such as wrapping one’s hands. There are western boxing styles and eastern (Thai) boxing styles, then any number of personal styles, but the objective is always the same – protect the small bones and ligaments in the hands and wrists. I prefer the long (180) “Mexican” style wraps with a little elastic in them. They will give you enough wrap to do a good job no matter the size of your...

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Local Kid Makes Good, Going Far

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Blog, Multimedia | 0 comments

Local Kid Makes Good, Going Far

Everyone loves a story about an average young person who sets an exceptional goal and succeeds. Well, hold the presses; we have such a story: This past June, Mesa AZ high school senior, Jordan Decker, traveled to Virginia to compete in the World Kickboxing Association’s National Championships to determine who are the best kickboxing athletes in the country. Turns out Jordan is.  Over the course of a 12 hour day, jordan fought 3 fights, winning the first two by TKO and the last at midnight by decission.  “It was exhausting. I didn’t think I could finish that last fight, but...

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