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Allow me to introduce Master Stone who will, from time to time, be offering advise on owning and running a martial arts school.
Bobby Stone began competing in martial arts in 1986. Since then he has been awarded over 100 gold medals and earned the State, National, and Jr. Olympic Champion titles of the Amateur Athletic Union. As an instructor, he has trained numerous national and Jr. Olympic champions. In 2003, Bobby was recognized as the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Instructor of the Year, in 2010 earned his 3rd Dan in Goju-Shorei Weapons Systems, earned his 6th Dan black belt in 2012 in tae kwon do, earned 6th Dan Kukkiwon in 2013, and in 2015 became a Dan certifier for Kukkiwon. In 2016 Bobby hopes to finally complete his goal of obtaining his black…Continue
Posted by Dave McNeill on February 13, 2016 at 8:00am
Jujitsu was born as a blade science. Some might think that's a provocative statement, but as you study the history of Japanese martial sciences you see it's true. Various forms of what eventually became collectively known as Jujitsu were developed and practiced by different clans, and different classes of society. It's common knowledge that the Samurai developed ways to deal with armed attackers with or without use of their own weapons, but other groups developed their own martial tactics; families and villagers protecting their property, criminals, monks, and various individuals who were not Samurai but never-the-less made a living by the strength of their fighting abilities all contributed to the Japanese martial legacy. …
Posted by Dave McNeill on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am
Kona wood display knife (12.5 inches) with 6 inlaid crushed seashell circles representing the 6 main islands of Hawaii and blue stone chips inlay in the handle. The stand is lace wood from South America.
Cane is hickory with a large crushed seashell Hawaiian hook inlay and blue stone chip inlays above and below the hook. Two spiral grooves cross each other the length of the shaft.
$380 for the whole set.…Continue
Posted by Dave McNeill on January 30, 2016 at 5:30pm
In case you haven't seen, or heard of these things, there are high quality LIGHT SABERS out there that you can Spar with!
Here's a link to some videos of a camp I did recently: Click Here
I'm hosting the DFW Star Wars Fan group at my school tomorrow. The plan is to do some training first, followed by live sparring. I'll post some additional links, and/or videos, afterwards.
Here's the company I'm currently buying my equipment from ULTRASABERS. There are others out there as well.
It adds a really FUN twist to our traditional training and may bring in a whole new student base in your area! Think about it, most of our cane techniques work just fine with a stick or sword. Why not a Light Saber? :-)
Posted by Dr. Joe Turner on January 22, 2016 at 3:09pm
Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on January 18, 2016 at 7:59pm