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Martial artist accused of fighting police, dog found competent for trial

AMES, ANN MARIE August 22, 2012

JANESVILLE — A mixed martial arts fighter charged with injuring Janesville police officers and a police dog earlier this summer is competent to stand trial, a Rock County judge rule Tuesday.

James Warfield, 34, Green Bay, is charged with battery of a police officer, resisting, harassment of a police animal and criminal damage to property. He was arrested June 9 after a fight with police outside McDonald’s restaurant, 1622 Milton Ave., Janesville.

Police responded after a McDonald’s manager reported Warfield had thrown a large rock through a window. When police arrived, Warfield punched one officer in the face. The officer fell so hard his head bounced, according to police reports. Continue reading

5 Principles of Martial Arts Teaching

by Sang H. Kim

1. Planning

The foremost element in teaching is careful planning. Plan the objectives for each class and delegate the amount of practice time you will allow for each. For effectiveness and safety, carefully consider the type and number of exercises and skills you will teach in every class. Set goals for each class. Students can perform better and learn more quickly when they have goals to work toward. In setting your classroom goals, it is best to identify each individual’s strengths and weaknesses whenever possible. This insures smooth progress and avoids unnecessary frustration. For the greatest motivational value, goals must be specific and reasonably difficult to accomplish.  Continue reading

The Top Six Best Ways To Learn Martial Art

by Al Case  Wednesday, August 18, 2010

There will be preferences when it comes time to learn Martial Arts, but there are also a number of things that are fairly obvious, and that we will be able to agree about. Interestingly, I came across the information I am relaying here many years ago, and have used it myself. It deals with analyzing the worth of media in transmitting information. The worst way to absorb data is through the movies or television. This is because the martial art techniques that you will see on the big screen, whether it is the art of Steven Segal, Jackie Chan, or whoever, has been altered for the camera. Yes, it may look amazing, but stuntmen and camera cuts are doing the real work. Continue reading

TEACHING TODDLERS the MARTIAL ARTS

By Prof. J R Lee-Barron PhD FIMAS

Introduction

 

The technical standard of martial arts practitioners in the West is extremely high indeed, from the modern combat sports like Kick-Boxing and Ultimate Fighting to the more traditional arts of Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, etc. Western martial artists have made their mark the world over, and are acknowledged by all as being ranked among the world’s best. However, the elite athletes and technicians referred to above are just that: Elite. Exceptionally skilful individuals at, or very near, the peak of their performance standards. Continue reading

Is there value in your art?

By Progressive Martial Arts Training Center

Over the years I have been very fortunate to have been under the guidance of some excellent instructors. One of the most important things they have done is help develop within me the wisdom to understand what is really valuable in the study of my martial arts. Have you asked yourself, Why do you practice the arts you have selected, what is important, what is the value you have obtained? Continue reading

Ten Commandments of Running a Successful Martial Arts Business

By Terry Bryan

As a practitioner of the martial arts for over 40 years and a person that has run clubs and successful martial arts schools for most of that time, I am amazed at the people that consider themselves warriors while on the mat in the dojo or at a sporting event, but have no clue how to transcend that attitude into business. On the battlefield it is easy to see the “One Encounter – One Chance Theory” where you realize that each of us only has one mistake in us when it comes to a life and death encounter. Well, I am telling you in business that same attitude must exist. Continue reading

Philosophy and the Martial Arts

by Seamus Mulholland

From Bruce Lee in the early 70s starting us all off on the Martial Arts craze, to the spectacular Kung Fu fight scenes of The Matrix films, to the beautiful dialogue, photography and mysticism of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and now to the Manga bloodfest of Taratino’s ‘Kill Bill Vol. I’, the Martial Arts have been around in the West for a long time. I have been practising and training in Martial Arts for over 30 years and in that time I have learned much, not simply about Martial Arts as self-defence techniques, but about the ‘ground of its being’ and the ethics and aesthetics that underlie it. Continue reading

10 Strategies for Teaching Martial Arts to ADHD Children

by Sang H. Kim

The behavior problems associated with ADD and ADHD tend to lead to other problems. Children who are disruptive in school are quickly labeled troublemakers, ruffians, bullies or just plain dumb. Children at the other end of the ADD spectrum are labeled lazy, stupid, underachieving or spaced out. To make things worse, these children often have trouble understanding why their behavior is wrong. This explains the ADD child’s tendency to look genuinely shocked when he gets in trouble. One of the biggest challenges to improving the behavior of the ADD child is teaching him to recognize the consequences of his actions and to see things from other peoples’ point of view.

There are some steps you can take to help manage the behavior of students in your class with ADD or ADHD including: Continue reading

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