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  • Black Friday - Cyber Monday Special Offers

    Black Friday - Cyber Monday Special Offers

    Check out our special offers for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday - Cyber Monday.
    Punch Cards
    Private Lessons
    Holiday Gift Basket
    All-Inclusive Special Offer ....

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  • 6 Things to Look at When Choosing a Martial Arts School

    6 Things to Look at When Choosing a Martial Arts School

    When choosing a martial arts school, use the same approach you would when choosing an educational school for a child. Just because the curriculum is punches and kicks instead of math and English, doesn’t mean that modern-day scrutiny of professionalism, teachers, and facilities does not apply. Being a black belt, no matter the level, or a champion at numerous competitions doesn’t guarantee that someone is a good teacher or knows how to run a business. Just because someone has achieved a high level of ability doesn’t mean you’ll get your money’s worth from your lessons. Here are six things to look at when choosing a martial arts school: 1. Facilities
    The ....

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  • Online Help

    Online Help

    Everyone wants to get to the coveted Black Belt, yet the truth is only a very few people ever actually earn the rank of Black Belt. The problem is all too often the student cannot remember all the different techniques required to pass the belt exams. To assist all of our members we here at Keishidojo are a member of the Martial Arts Unlimited Association (MAUA). This is actually something that I (JD Olsen) have used to assist me in attaining several of my black belts with my various instructors. Something that makes the MAUA unique is the fact that people with an active account gain access to an online video vault. The vault contains videos for the MAUA broken down by program and by ....

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  • Parent's Night Out! Halloween Style

    Parent's Night Out! Halloween Style

    Parents, Don't forget to get your kids signed up for one of our biggest events of the year! October 25th, drop the kids off at 6 pm and party the night away, pick up is by midnight. We handle the rest, fun, games, pizza and all this in the safety of a place you all know and love. We have a crazy line up of fun games to include:
    Zombie Infection
    Ninja Ball
    Obstacle Course
    Freeze Tag
    Balloon Battle
    Hide and Seek
    and so much more Take a night off, and don't let your kids be the ones that missed out. Get signed up right here or on the Keishidojo app. ....

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  • The Long Road

    The Long Road

    The road to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ Black Belt for me has been a really long windy road. It all started back in 1999 when I began training under Martial Arts Unlimited (formally Progressive Martial Arts) Instructor AJ Weimer. At the time the program was termed Jiu-Jitsu Submission Fighting. The original curriculum had a lot of striking and would basically be an MMA program by today's standards. It had all the elements necessary of a Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ program on the ground, although there was a lot of emphasis on Boxing and Muay Thai too. In 2003 I earned my Black Belt in that program (I was in an accelerated program due to military relocation). I had these workout sheets to complete ....

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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