Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Girlfriend Winning Tournaments

I wanted to just post this for fun, especially seeing as I have a new girlfriend. Yes she trains in the martial arts too.

She has been winning some local tournaments. Go LISA!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Stretching To Help My Sparring

I have been working on my stretching and have even attended a few yoga classes to help with my hip flexor flexibility. I feel I have been getting better but wanted to help move everything along.

I am also considering buying some equipment to help with it too. One of then pieces I am ordering is the leg stretching machine

They also have a video that shows other stretching equipment they carry but I think the pro stretcher is what I want.

What do you think? The front handle is removable so you can stretch all the way to the front.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ninja Tabi Shoes - Worth It?

I have been considering buying some tabi shoes for my apartment. They seem pretty cool and comfortable (according to my friend Lisa). But what I am unsure about is the split toe. I am not sure if having my big toe separate from my other toes will feel comfortable.

 Here is where I am considering buying my ninja tabi shoes They are not that expensive. But I still do not want to waste my money.

A closer look at them here in video:

Or this picture:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hard Sparring In Taekwondo

I have always loved to spar hard when I am getting ready for a tournament. And this year will be no different. I have started a new workout routine. I am jogging 3 miles in the mountains and adding some different types of weight training to regimen.

In addition I am trying out some new sparring gear: It seems pretty good and easy to clean so I am happy about that. Everyone knows how hard it can be to keep your gear from getting stinky.

Also I have some new training partners who are versatile in TKD who are training at a new school here in California. (If you are unsure how to choose a TKD school go here:

My new partners have been training for over 7 years so their experience in tournaments will help me with my sparring.


Friday, January 3, 2014

Basic Bokken In Aikido

This video is how to use the bokken. This style of use for the bokken comes from Aikido. Which itself is based on juijitsu which is the art that the samurai used.