Saturday MABO Workout!

Saturday’s are the perfect day for a MABO (Martial Arts Burn Out) workout. MABOs use the Tabata Protocol Tabata Protocol: Work for 20-seconds at 90%+ of your maximum speed. Then totaly stop for 10-second, repeat for 8-rounds which adds up to a total of 4-minutes. Yes just 4-minutes. You will be doing two Tabata’s with …

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What’s up with Kung Fu?

Kung Fu not only teaches you how to defend yourself, it is also a life-long fitness method and ultimately it is an exchange of cultures. Throughout the world there are many different names that is called by whether Gong Fu, Kung Fu, WuShu, Kuo Shu all of which are used to refer to the Chinese …

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May 2014 Workout

Here is a great workout for the month of May! It consists of five exercises that you will do in a row with a 30-second rest between each and a 1-minute rest between cycles. Total number of cycles: 4 Alternating Kettlebell/Dumbbell Swings x 7-reps Chins/Pull–ups x 7–reps Kettlebell/Dumbbell Clean & Press x 7-reps Dips x …

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Christianity and the Martial Arts, pt 8

What about Chi & Ki (the force)? Chi (or ki) is the most esoteric areas of the Asian martial arts. For decades the Chinese have been spending mega bucks on “chi research” using everything from E.K.G.’s to M.R.I.’s. They have been using the extremes like severing the spinal columns of piglets, (1) and then using …

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Christianity and the Martial Arts, pt7

But Didn’t Buddha, Confucius and Jesus teach the same things? Haven’t we all heard this before? It is an amazing fact that people who don’t know, pretend to be wise by saying things like “aren’t they the same!” “There’s really no difference is there?” or “Jesus’ teachings weren’t revolutionary Confucius and Buddha said the same …

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Christianity and the Martial Arts, pt 6

What about bowing at my instructors alter? Or the Pictures at the front of our school? This issue has brought up the ire of more than one instructor. In an effort to create a traditional environment many schools have set up their own little alters. When students come in to begin class they are asked …

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Christianity and the Martial Arts, pt 5

  Aren’t Christians supposed to be pacifists? There are many misconceptions of Christians that abound in our day. • They are cowards (1) and wimps. • They are hypocrites. (2) • They are detached from the real world. (3) • They are militaristic right wing loonies. (4) • They are pacifistic pushovers. (5) I won’t …

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Christianity and the Martial Arts, pt 4

 Surely you won’t teach it? Over the years this has been THE one must discussed areas of my walk with Christ. How can I be a follower of Christ Jesus and teach people the martial arts? My response: “With great joy” One of the major themes of the teaching of our Lord was how we …

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