Congratulations to yet another one of my students at Dragon Family Martial Arts Center! Brody has been training in our hybrid Children’s Martial Arts class for many years. In most Karate systems students get their Black Belts or next rank only after meeting their attendance requirements. In the system we teach at DFMAC we require our students to show many years of discipline and hard work and we measure it on their PERFORMANCE (in and out of the academy) and DEDICATION.

By the fifth Sash color in our system (Blue Sash) students are expected to spar, and unlike most children’s Karate systems, our young martial artists need to show real application of the techniques they have learned and be able to execute moves in LIVE situations. Undergoing the stress that goes with full-range sparring, is a process that develops skilled and experienced Martial Artists.

Brody may be young and smaller but he has courage stronger than most grown men! Way to GO!

BEST way to break the guard is to STAND UP. The most frequent way they submit or sweep you from guard, is with the use of their legs. If you take away the option for them to use their legs by not letting them keep you in the closed you take away a lot of their choices and then they will attack less and be more on defense. Take away a huge percentage of their guard game plan, then you pressure hard to pass and stay top!

JIU JITSU FIGHT!

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DOUBLE GOLD!!! After training hard and devoting most of life to Martial Arts, I am very excited when I win anything. Winning the Gold medal and being the best that day is the ultimate feeling of accomplishment though. I fought my very best and defeated a lot of strong and talented competitors to win first place in my weight and skill divisions. 

Now my sights are set on winning the Miami Open on October 22nd! I’m going to get in gear and start to work hard again to achieve my goal and win GOLD!

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Congratulations to yet another one of my students at Dragon Family Martial Arts Center! Brody has been training in our hybrid Children’s Martial Arts class for many years. In most Karate systems students get their Black Belts or next rank only after meeting their attendance requirements. In the system we teach at DFMAC we require our students to show many years of discipline and hard work and we measure it on their PERFORMANCE (in and out of the academy) and DEDICATION.

By the fifth Sash color in our system (Blue Sash) students are expected to spar, and unlike most children’s Karate systems, our young martial artists need to show real application of the techniques they have learned and be able to execute moves in LIVE situations. Undergoing the stress that goes with full-range sparring, is a process that develops skilled and experienced Martial Artists.

Brody may be young and smaller but he has courage stronger than most grown men! Way to GO!

A few days ago Devin Pirata Chasten and I shot a video showing some submission techniques for a company called In The Cage MMA.

Now that we are purple belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the desire to show our talents and skill have been a little more justified. It is always hard to put yourself out there, especially on camera then send it through cyberspace. But, one way to show tribute to the sport we love and to give respect to our instructor in BJJ, Dustin Denes, making a short video sharing things we have learned seems to be appropriate. 

We are not the BEST yet. But we train hard, work consistently and study often, everyday we get a step closer to being something better! The RIGHT attitude is the key, if it is not everything completely.

Here’s a great Holiday gift idea for any age!

Try out a month of Martial Arts Lessons for FREE! We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Women’s Kickboxing, Wing Chun, and much more!

If you become a member you will also get a FREE uniform!

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We only took a few short takes to record this video! The techniques aren’t the easiest for sure, not beginner moves, but they are fun and kind of flashy. Some people like watching that type of thing. If you want Devin Pirata and I to shoot more video let us know.

Go train in Jiu Jitsu! Go train in anything you can! You don’t need to “get in shape first,” or be scared that since you have never done martial arts you won’t know how to do it. You go to get in shape, and you go to learn, that is why you are there. It takes time, and it gets hard, but it is worth it.

Check out In The Cage MMA also! 

And also go to out Master’s Site: Dustin Denes

Last month I visited a class of second and fifth graders at William Southern Elementary School in Independence, MO. I taught them about the basics of Martial Arts and the foundation of respect and discipline that Martial Arts are built on. Yes, we did a few punches but the focus of the lesson was not on how to strike or attack, but how to be honest, show integrity and stand strong in your beliefs about doing the right thing. The children actively listened and offered their own opinions about the principles we discussed. We played some Martial Arts games, practiced some punches and after about 45 minutes the class was looking focused and disciplined. In the end, the children enjoyed the lesson and had so many questions for me that we did not have the time to get to everyone. I hope they have me back soon! 

If you want me to teach your school group, boy scout troop, home school class, etc. Contact me and we can work something out! I will visit to talk about the great benefits of Martial Arts at no cost to spread the enjoyment of a disciplined lifestyle. 

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Awesome Bruce Lee Tribute video. This guy is awesome! 8 minutes long, check it out!

On November 5th Guru Hock Hochheim visited Dragon Family Martial Arts and taught a two-day (8hrs a day) knife and stick clinic. He covered many different ranges of combat, how to defend, how to attack and how to teach many different levels of students in the art of armed combatives. It was an eye-opening seminar because we learned the reality of life and death combat scenarios and how getting mean and being violent asap is the most effective way to stay alive. When dealing with knife attacks there are no pretty, extravagant moves, you just have to get dirty.

Last month I visited a class of second and fifth graders at William Southern Elementary School in Independence, MO. I taught them about the basics of Martial Arts and the foundation of respect and discipline that Martial Arts are built on. Yes, we did a few punches but the focus of the lesson was not on how to strike or attack, but how to be honest, show integrity and stand strong in your beliefs about doing the right thing. The children actively listened and offered their own opinions about the principles we discussed. We played some Martial Arts games, practiced some punches and after about 45 minutes the class was looking focused and disciplined. In the end, the children enjoyed the lesson and had so many questions for me that we did not have the time to get to everyone. I hope they have me back soon! 

If you want me to teach your school group, boy scout troop, home school class, etc. Contact me and we can work something out! I will visit to talk about the great benefits of Martial Arts at no cost to spread the enjoyment of a disciplined lifestyle. 

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When you have a small training group day in and day out, great things can happen (and very stupid pictures can be taken). This is my core group, we constantly assess positions, think of counters and try to murder each others games. Each of us have a different style, but on this day we wore our belts like ties and tucked in our GI tops in for a family photo. Four dudes in my life that I owe a large portion of my Jiu Jitsu to. Without drilling and training with these guys, I would be absolutely positively nowhere. 

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