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Training and Busy Time of Year

The past month has been busy with personal training in LA and Atlanta. In October Kru Ted and myself were  with Sifu Inosanto at the Inosanto Instructor camp. Then Martin Academy had Sifu Fong here to kick off the Wing Chun class. We were previously adding Wing Chun to the ...

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Wing Chun Seminar

An awesome time was had by everyone at the Martin Academy Wing Chun Seminar with Sifu Francis Fong. I feel very blessed to have Sifu Fong in my life as an instructor and friend. Seminar participants worked the fine skills of trapping, sensitivity drills and the first form. It's a lot ...

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Latest MAMA News

Kru Ted and myself just returned from Los Angeles where we attended the Inosanto Instructor Conference. Spending time with old friends, associates, making new friends and getting our training hours in with Sifu Inosanto makes for good training. Of course I came back with a cold so I'm trying to ...

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Wing Chun – Subtle and Explosive Movement

I'm reading the book by Robert Ringer called ACTION, Nothing Happens Until Something Moves.  There's on section I'm taking out of the book for you think about. I hear at least once a week from someone who comes into the academy about how they've always wanted to train but never ...

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Thoughts for a new student: NO BODY EVER TELLS A WHITE BELT THIS

  I’m putting something up Kru Ted found on internet. Not sure who wrote it but it's good. Every white belt or person just looking for a job can apply this to themselves. It’s not just Jiu Jitsu.  We all get frustrated with working toward a goal and want to give ...

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Wing Chun Instructor Conference July 2013

Just returned from a great Wing Chun camp at Sifu Francis Fongs. It’s an honor to a part of such great association. Sifu Francis takes Wing Chun and shows how the principles can be applied to other arts. The sensitivity and energy drills are great for making you stop , ...

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June Jiu Jitsu Workshop

JULY 1, 2013   Had a great weekend with Alan Baker of Atlanta Martial arts center and Kev Kev Lee from Francis Fong Martial Arts academy a couple weekends ago. We had a business session sharing and discussing how we can make our schools better. It’s a constant process as it is ...

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Alan Baker Conducting Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu Workshop

      Don't miss this workshop! We have fun while learning and get a great workout.                        Experience  or no experience it doesn't matter, there will be something for everyone. Martin Academy is the only place to get  Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu JItsu in Sarasota. Scan the QR code to get a ...

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Atlanta Training with The Masters-April 2013

At the end of this month I and Kru Ted will be going to Atlanta to the Train With the Masters Seminar at Sifu Francis Fong’s Academy. I feel very blessed to have been training with these men for the past 29 years. I feel like it’s important to be affiliated ...

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Learn to slow down – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

An interesting scenario played out last week in both the sparring class and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class/open mat. I figured since it happened twice it must of happened for a reason so I thought I would share. First in the Thai Boxing Level II class: The class emphasis this day was ...

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