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30 Aug 2012

  • Posted by Steve Spencer
  • 3 Things the Martial Arts has to come to grips with to survive

    1- MMA Is your re-brand

    While many martial arts view MMA as a bunch of savages, and completely different from their own refined martial art, the overlook the fact that their target audience is increasingly draw to it.  To many people who would have studied Karate in the past, MMA means simply:

    The ability to fight on the feet as well as on the ground, and not be embarrassed when my friends ask me about my hobby.

    Make sure your gym offers some elements of standup striking, as well as some grappling, and call yourself an MMA gym.

    Why? Because it’s what people are searching for.  Google Insights for Search show searches for MMA growing each year, and searches for Martial Arts, Karate, Kung Fu, and all of the others declining.  Like it or not, your branding needs to change or die.

    Stop hating MMA.  Start seeing the value it striking as well as grappling, and get on the bus, while keeping the elements of your art that make your gym so good at that aspect.

    2- You have to offer it all or die

    There are no islands.

    You will nto be able to survive in the long run as just a BJJ dojo, or just a Muay Thai or Kenpo facility.  If you don’t offer all of the elements your students will find somewhere that does.

    This includes Grappling and Striking at a minimum.  But you can’t even just think of BJJ when you think of grappling anymore… Wrestling will need to be a part of your training as well.

    3- The Gi is going the way of the T-Rex

    I know… It is going to break a lot of hearts, and traditionalists will fight this tooth and nail.  but even in BJJ competitions they not only offer Gi and no Gi divisions, but we are starting to see more interest and participation in the no Gi side than we are in the Gi.

    Bottom line: Your students can walk proud in a pair of fight shorts and a t-shirt.  But dropping by the 7-11 in their Gi after practice looks about as cool as if the marched in wearing a their Dungeons and Dragons costume.

    Does this mean there will be no place for the gi, or that there isn’t value in training with it?  No.  But if you don’t offer any no Gi classes now, you had better start.

    3 Jan 2012

  • Posted by Steve Spencer
  • Wrestling or Fighting Pre-Match Playlist

    Whatever your sport, Wrestling, Karate, BJJ, or MMA, nothing gets you as pumped before a match as a good playlist.

    Unfortunately, I’ve been looking for months, and if you’re not into a bunch of screaming or rap a good pre-fight playlist is hard to find.  So for a while now I have been sampling various lists, and built one that I think really works so I wanted to share it.  I hope you like it!

    Burn it to the ground by Nickelback

    Click Click Boom by Saliva

    Coming Undone by Korn

    Cult of Personality by Living Colour

    Demon Speeding by Rob Zombie

    Down with the Sickness by Disturbed

    Feel so Numb by Rob Zombie

    Freight Train by Brand New Sin (optional)

    Hair of the Dog by Nazareth

    I Don’t Wanna Stop by Ozzy

    I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister

    Indestructible by Disturbed

    Invincible by Adelitas Way

    Let it Die by Ozzy

    Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolph (a bit lighter, but I love the message)

    Meaning of Life by Disturbed

    Move by Thousand Foot Krutch

    Porn Star Dancing by My Darkest Day

    Rockstar by Nickelback (another optional one… good rock, but less in tune with the message)

    Scum of the Earth by Rob Zombie

    Sound of Madness by Shinedown

    Stand up and Shout by Dio

    Stronger by Kanye West

    Ten thousand Fists by Disturbed

    We Rock by Dio

    Whiskey Hangover by Godsmack (optional)

    Note: Okay, so maybe Porn Star Dancing doesn’t fit the Genre and should be considered optional.  But I just love that song :)

    Let me know if you have more, and I’ll add them here!!

    5 Oct 2009

  • Posted by Utah Martial Arts Feeds
  • SELF DEFENSE TV Back Mount

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    Controlling an opponent from back mount position.

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    Allen Hughes
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    27 Sep 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Joe Perry Spotlight

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    This week’s show highlights Joe Perry and the “Secret Technique” of self defense.

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    Allen Hughes
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    25 Sep 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Ankle Lock From Take Down

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    Here is a cool little ankle lock from a takedown.
    Enjoy!

    Allen Hughes
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    23 Sep 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Lee Barnard Spotlight

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    Meet Kickboxing, Retired Police Officer Lee Barnard as he explains the “River” philosophy.

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    9 Sep 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Mushin Self Defense P2

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    The MMA guys from Mushin Self Defense are back. Hear all about their internet program and using the pocket!

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    30 Aug 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Escape Rear Grab

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    Escaping from a grab for both standing and after a throw-down.
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    Allen Hughes
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    27 Aug 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Ricky Lundell Gracie Jiujitsu Self Defense

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    Second of four with Ricky Lundell. Ricky explains the “self defense” aspects of Brazilian JiuJitsu vs Gracie Jiujitsu.

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    Allen Hughes
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    20 Aug 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Circle Strike Defense

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    This multiple strike can also be used as an escape.

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    Allen Hughes
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