Thursday, January 22, 2015

General Update; Tabata, Camp, new classes, upcoming clinic

LOTSWild general update!

Probably the coolest recent development is in the form of Tabata, High intensity timing training, thanks to Rob Hunter - dad of a student, buff crossfit trainer and also world champion contender in full contact western weapons fighting (swords etc). We downloaded an iPhone app and have incorporated the 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off as an example, into our sparring practice. It has radically changed student excitement, focus, intensity and overall fun in class. It also allows us to keep resistance/contact training a regular part of almost every class now even if short duration. Sparring can be done; one handed, no hands, no feet, distance regulated, defending only, grappling, weapons, multiple people, and a thousand other variations.


New Class at New Covenant Church in Clyde NC went great last night, we had 10 or 11 students. This class is more focused on spiritual development and character. For example we are looking this week at 1 Timothy 4:8 "For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things", and close each class with prayer for every student who has a need. AWESOME!

Black Mountain and regular Canton classes continue to integrate Tang Soo Do with spontaneous and creative responses using IMA compliance techniques. We are drilling gi and no-gi chokes, using flexible weapons and clothing to perform techniques, and then flowing into them from basic Tang Soo Do strikes and one steps. Thanks Jonathan Orbach for visiting this week and bring some of Master Travis Ginn s excellence to our school.

February 6-8 is CHOAS 2015, the rawest most intense survival training from multiple teachers, many disciplines, perspectives, and a hearty dose of FUN. Swannanoa, $160. Contact me for details or visit

Don't forget snowboarding - students get free gear rentals, and we have schoolwide passes available so you can go for FREE!