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Help Support Local Young Kickboxing Athlete in the 2012 World Classic

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

                                                    Friday, July 20th, local junior kickboxing athlete, Destry Dalrymple will be traveling to Orlando Florida to compete in the 2012 IKF World Classic Kickboxing Championship.  Destry has been training hard for this premier annual competition and we anticipate he will do well.  He has also been working hard to raise the money to offset the expense of traveling more than 2,000 miles and 3 day stay to participate in this event that will welcome kickboxing athletes from all over the world. In an effort to offset the expense of this trip, Destry is...

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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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Summer Judo at Phoenix College only $25.00 for all

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Summer is heating up and it will get harder and harder to keep our fitness goals in triple digit temperatures and baking in the sun.  Fighting Fit AZ has a cool way to stay on your fitness track while learning practical self-defense moves.   We are offering a summer Judo program at Phoenix Community College for only $25.00 for the whole summer and is open to everyone.  The program starts Monday, May 21, 2012 and concludes the first week in August.  You can start anytime during the summer, but the price doesn’t change.   Classes are Mondays & Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m....

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Phoenix College Hosts Freestyle Judo Clinic Friday, April 20th

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Phoenix College Judo is proud to be hosting a Freestyle Judo clinic on Friday, April 20thfrom 5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. and all are welcome to attend.  Whether your background is in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or submission wrestling, etc. there is going to be a lot to learn at this informative clinic and we are excited to introduce you to a new competition format that is fun and exciting and gives an opportunity for all these great grappling disciplines to meeting and share in competition together.   Judo and Sambo legend, Steve Scott, and author of the book, Winning on the Mat, is flying out...

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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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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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