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Do Taekwondo and MMA Mix?

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Do Taekwondo and MMA Mix? With MMA moving to the forefront of the sports world in popularity, BJJ (Brazilian Jujitsu), Muay-Thai as well as a number of various fight styles key specific to MMA have gained much popularity. Much of the popularity of these forms have overshadowed the importance of more traditional martial arts such […]

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Martial Arts Weapons: Ssahng Nat

Posted on: October 6, 2015

  Among the most interesting martial arts weapons used in Taekwondo is the Ssahng Nat. Similar in appearance to a scythe, the weapon often comes as a paired set. The weapons are small and light enough to use with a single hand and the forms used rely on using a pair. As with many other […]

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Student Spotlight

Posted on: September 3, 2015

  The Lakes family started Mr. Lakes II in taekwondo when his dad needed to have back surgery. Worried that father and son interaction may decrease while his dad was healing, Mr. Lakes II’s parents enrolled him in a six week trial program. When the six week period was up, however, Mr. Lakes II had […]

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How a belt can show your true colors: The origins of Martial arts belts

Posted on: August 4, 2015

Whether it be Taekwondo, Jujitsu, or Karate, the one thing many martial art forms have clearly adopted is the belt system. The coveted black belt is pursued by many within various martial art fields and wear it as a badge of honor, as they should. For those practicing Songahm Taekwondo, they know how important each […]

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The Lost Meaning of Martial Arts

Posted on: July 24, 2015

It’s more than a physical action, it’s philosophy in motion, grace expressed in physical form. Its language speaks to the soul and perfection of form often leads to enlightenment. Why then have martial arts in many cases been hijacked by brutes and conmen? The answer can be found in every martial arts studio that does […]

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Martial Arts is changing the NHL

Posted on: June 3, 2015

The popularity of MMA seems to only be gaining significantly more ground among the sports community and the result can be seen at most martial arts training facilities. The fact that so many professional athletes are including martial arts in their off season training has only helped to add to that popularity. The NHL has […]

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From MMA to NBA, how Martial Arts changed the game

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Imagine if you will, an athlete facing off with his competitor. He pushes back as he feels his opponent’s breath on his neck; he quickly maneuvers himself with a flurry of steps aimed at catching his opponent off guard before finally finding an opening and breaking free of his defense.  This scenario is all too […]

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That’s not Karate, its choreography!

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Whether it is the scene where the good guy is surrounded by dozens of enemies or the one where our hero is engaged with the head of a rival school, martial arts movies have impacted the martial arts world more than any other media. The biggest issue many real martial artists face however is teaching […]

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The Art of Reclaiming Security

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Many might question the idea of National Self-defense month, but I would challenge those same people to shrug off the incredible statistic in this country when it comes to violence. It is a month of awareness to those who are not aware of what their fellow Americans are going through, as well as a moment […]

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Imi Letchenfeld; Champion fighter, Nazi Hunter and Father of Krav Maga

Posted on: February 18, 2015

In the grip of 1930’s fascism in Europe, a young man named Imi Letchenfeld rose to help his community combat violent aggressors which included Nazi soldiers that attacked his community. Krav Maga was born under the terrible circumstances which plagued most of Europe; in fact Krav Maga was created in order to fight those circumstances. […]

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