In the early 1960’s Felix Macias Sr. began his rigorous martial arts and self defense training under the great Kung Fu Sifu, James Yimm Lee in Hayward, California. Mr. Macias, Sr. continued to train and study June Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do with James Lee and Bruce Lee in their famous JKD “Oakland … More Modern Martial Arts and Health Radio E08: Felix Macias, Jr. On the Oakland Jeet Kune Do School
While there are always some variations based upon tradition, lineage or teacher, the following outline indeed has a commonality in the Chinese martial arts world. I’d argue that this commonality extends to both “northern” and “southern”, and both “external” and “internal”. As I have stated before, I am not a big fan of these attributions. … More Practical approaches to Chinese martial arts training
After the pitiful display of fighting from yet another self-stylized master of Taijiquan, many of the obvious questions (and excuses) arise, “who was he?”, “why is he considered a master?”, etc. The “master” who was recently beaten was Ma Bao Guo. He is considered a grandmaster of Hunyuan Xingyi Taiji Gate (浑元形意太极门), a style … More What is Hunyuan Xingyi Taiji Gate?
“This morning, 69 year old Ma Baoguo, “gate keeper of Hunyuan Xingyi Taijiquan” against Wang Qingmin, 50 year old sanda enthusiast. It didn’t take long.” – Jarek Szymanski (who provided me with the video). Ma is famous for posting a video of him “beating a British MMA champ” and then challenging Xu Xiao Dong, only … More Ma Bao Guo defeated by San Da Kickboxing Enthusiast
10th Planet Long Beach was founded by Chai Sirisute, long time student of Eddie Bravo and Rigan Machado. Chai earned his black belt in 2014 from Bravo and has placed 1st in multiple NAGA tournaments, winning 3rd in IBJJF’s 2016 no-gi Worlds tournament.
May 15, 2020 Dr. Troy Schott, D.C. Sifu Ed has studied a variety of martial arts for over 40 years, holding a black belt or equivalent rank and instructor’s certification in Jeet Kune Do, Savate, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate and Kung Fu. He has competed in numerous full-contact competitions, including full-contact karate, kickboxing, Savate, … More Modern Martial Arts and Health Radio E06: Sifu Ed Monaghan On the Philosophy and Culture of Martial Arts
A quick note from Dr. Troy Schott: I received this an email from Grapplearts Stephan Kesting. I thought it was excellent and a good set of guidelines that can be applied to all martial arts schools. You can find the complete post here. Below are the guidelines: Guidelines for Opening Up Jiu-Jitsu Again During COVID-19 … More Guidelines For Reopening a Martial Arts School