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Senior Grandmaster Edmund Kealoha Parker

Happy Belated Birthday Sr. GM Parker Senior Grandmaster Edmund Kealoha Parker – Father of American Karate, Founder of American Kenpo Karate, born March 19th, 1931. Note: I will be using GM to abbreviate Grandmaster, I mean no disrespect by this. Anyone who studies Kempo in America has probably heard of Ed Parker’s name. A father…
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Happy Birthday Cynthia Rothrock! March 8th

Cynthia Rothrock started martial arts at 13 at school that, I personally consider, a toxic dojo. They had her spar a blackbelt, who did not holdback, on literally her second day. Not to mention she was the only girl in class. Despite this, Cynthia pressed forward and continued training. She became a black belt in…
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Joe Lewis

Happy Birthday to Joe Lewis! Joe Lewis Born March 7, 1944. Dubbed “Muhammad Ali” of Sport Karate + Kickboxing Joined Marines. Studied shorin-ryu Karate when stationed in Okinawa. Studied under: Eizo Shimabukuro, Seiyu Ogata, Chisaku Kinjo, and John Korab; receiving a black belt in 7 months. Later in life he would study under Bruce Lee…
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My Experience with Wing Chun – Lucaryu

The Chinese art of Wing Chun is an interesting style to say the least. It’s origins are unsure and its official history goes back less than 300 years before becoming the subject of legend, but its origin is not important. Whether you believe in the story of Ng Mui and Yim Wing Chun or one…
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Foundational Roots

Through push and pull the sand and soil may wash away, but if the roots run deep enough the tree will continue to stand tall. How does this transfer over to Martial Arts? Easy Basic! In training your basics are the roots, with all else benig the soil, sand, and debris. Under pressure many things…
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The Day Class – Episode 1 – Problems with Women’s Self Defense Video

Combat Connection Team with guest Gryff comment on what can work and what doesn’t work in a women’s self defense video.


This is the start of the Combat Connection. We hope to create some fun and thoughtful content that hopefully other martial artists will be able to enjoy. Currently we are in the process of editing a podcast that we should have cleaned up and posted in a week. We are also working on curating some…
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