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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - Jeet Kune Do

    Jeet Kune Do

    The term jeet kune do was coined and put into use in 1967 by Bruce Lee in an attempt to put a name to his martial expression. Lee wrestled with putting a name to his art as he constantly veered away from any type of crystallization (and thereby limitation) of its essence, however, the simple need to refer to it in some concrete way won out and jeet kune do was born. The idea of intercepting is key to jkd, whether it be the interception of your opponent’s technique or his intent. The basic guiding principles are: simplicity
    , directness
    and freedom
    (the form of no form). The techniques and philosophies of JKD can be applied to real combat as well as challenging life situations. Jeet ....

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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - The Surprising Similarities Between Fortnite and BJJ

    The Surprising Similarities Between Fortnite and BJJ

    Fortnite Battle Royale is by far the most popular video game right now, so chances are, you’ve heard plenty of opinions about it. We’re here to share a different perspective. But first, let’s cover the basics behind Fortnite. If you’re anything like me, your knowledge of current video games may be somewhat limited, so here’s the gist – Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play multiplayer video game, where your ultimate goal is to be the last player alive either by killing off or escaping your opponents. The game takes place on an island which has a collection of weapons randomly distributed around the island. The island also has a “safe ....

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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - Total Ab Workout

    Total Ab Workout

    Everyone is always asking me for new exercises. Here are a few new ones for your abs. First - Knee up crunches Second - Leg Raises Third - Flutter Kicks Fourth - Planks Fifth - Leg Up Cross Crunches Sixth - Bicycle Crunches Seventh - Heel Touches Eighth - Supermen Try them out and let us know which one is your favorite. ....

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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - Passing the Guard

    Passing the Guard

    Passing the guard is one or the most important tools one should have in the Jui-Jitsu arsenal. If you can learn how to pass the guard with ease you will take away you’re your opponent’s ability to have control of the fight. Then add some good control skills to keep your opponent down and your ground fighting skills will increase tremendously. To enhance your skills of passing the guard, there are a few principles and guidelines to follow. SPACE
    : First Create space to uncross the opponent’s ankles. Second control while you are in the process of passing the guard. Third keep your head up during the process. WEIGHT
    : Keep your weight centered and on your ....

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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - 6 ways ego can limit growth in Jiu-Jitsu

    6 ways ego can limit growth in Jiu-Jitsu

    1. Excessive teaching when drilling. It’s one thing to help a no stripe white belt struggling through a technique. It is another matter to start reteaching a move after the instructor has just taught it. You are not allowing your partner to even try, fail and fix what he is attempting to learn. People who fall into this ego trap usually can be found say ing, “You work the move the whole time. I’ve seen this before.” Excessive teaching establishes a dominate roll between you and your partner and allows you control of the situation and how much your drill. Boxers have seen a jab before. Elite boxers still practice a jab and associated footwork. There is a difference ....

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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - 5 Simple Steps to be Successful in your Martial Arts Training

    5 Simple Steps to be Successful in your Martial Arts Training

    How to be successful with your martial arts training. First - Be willing to ask questions. Ask the question if you are unsure of a technique, how it is set up, how it is used. The question you might have very well might answer someone else's question. 100% of the questions that are not asked go unanswered. Second - Drill the technique not once, not twice, but as many time as the time will allow. Practice, repetition is the true method to being able to perform a technique. Even more so when under pressure of competing, testing or even worse the actual physical confrontation on the street. Do not just perform a technique once or twice and say I have this. A pitcher does not throw a ....

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  • Referral Program

    New Student Referral Program
    Watch a Class
    + Refer a friend that comes to watch class – Get a $5 coupon for testing, private lessons, or merchandise + Refer 3 friends to come to watch a class in the same month – Get a free t-shirt Complete a Starter Course
    + Refer a friend that completes the starter course – Coupon for 15% off any event, merchandise or private lesson + Refer 3 friends that complete the starter course within the same month – Get a coupon for a Free 30 min private lesson New Member Registration
    + Refer a friend that registers for classes – Get a coupon for a 1-hour private lesson + Refer 3 friends that join the dojo within the same ....

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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - Success

    Success

    Our Youth Martial Arts program helps your child be more successful. Not just in school or at home but in life. Check out our youth programs any Mon - Thur starting at 5pm. We have striking and grappling programs for whichever you or your child prefer. ....

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  •  in Sumter - Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center - 7 Benefits of Kickboxing

    7 Benefits of Kickboxing

    Kickboxing is a sport that combinesthe punching techniques of boxing with the kicking techniques of karate. It was introduced in the 1970s by karate champions Joe Lewis and Chuck Norris. Until few years back, Kickboxing was viewed as a male-dominated form of exercise.However, over the past few years, this scenario has changed. Kickboxing has gained immense popularity among women after numerous celebrities included it in their fitness regime. It is not mundane like running on a treadmill. Kickboxing includes boxing maneuvers and cardio elements for providing a total body workout. This article discusses 7 benefits of kickboxing for women: 1. Ideal for self-defense
    Learning to ....

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