Random Update

March 1, 2012

So it’s been a while! I randomly decided to see what was up on this blog. and then i thought it’d be fun to post as i havent done any blogging in a while.

so to get us up to date, all the origional writers have for the most part gone our separate ways. as far as i know we all still train. I’ve started teaching at a new studio, which is tough but it’s the wayof a martial artist to pass on knowledge to the new generation. I took and passed my black-belt examination the summer of 2010 and I am now preparing for my 2nd Dan examination in july. am i nervous? yes! but i have a great master and im trainning hard so, i should be ready in time. in the near term I’m competing in a regional tournament march 10th and it will be my first time sparring as a blackbelt. should be fun!

well hopefully I’ll be posting more in the future, we’ll see. I wish you health and happiness, till next time.



some stuff

January 8, 2010

Hmmm. so I’m realizing that we havent done much with this blog for a while. so I’ma just drop somethin for everybody just to keep it current. 🙂  So first off, its a new year, happy 2010, and I’m sure everyone’s made some sort of resolution that has to do with health. whether it’s exercizing more, or eating healthy. but lets face it, how many people actually follow through on their resolutions? So i’m just gonna say: don’t “resolve” to do whatever it is you want to do. Just do it!

That being said, here’s something you should NOT under any circustances do! And that is exercize your core for several hours, and then stuff yourself with Mcdonalds. Trust me, bad idea! Not only am i so sore i can hardly sit up straight, but now i have a wonderful stomach ache to go with.

So i hope i’ve given you a reason to shun the evils of fastfood (lolz jk). Anywaz it’s late,  I have school in 8 hours,  and ima take some advil and crash. So this is me wishing you a stomach ache free 2010.  Peace.



Fitness progress vlog

October 28, 2009


June 10, 2009

There are basically only two kinds of rolls that I know of, Gymnastic/Tumbling rolls, and Martial arts/Parkour(they are almost, but not quite the same) rolls.

In tumbling forward rolls, you roll straight forward, going directly over your head and the center of your back. You can’t really aim them in any direction, and they aren’t really useful in any situation where Parkour or martial arts would apply. (I.e they may be an important part of a gymnastics or tumbling routine but they aren’t going to help much the next time you jump off a wall or get into a fight). For backwards rolls, well I can’t really remember how to do them, but their pretty similar to forward rolls.

In Martial arts forward rolls, you roll at an angle going down your arm, over your shoulder, and across your back, so that the least amount of time/force is placed on the spine. You can aim the roll in any forward directional without moving your footing once you know how to do it. (I.e you can roll side ways, diagonal and forwards). It’s all the same roll. Martial arts rolls are meant to be used to dissipate the impact from a fall, or to recover from being knocked over, or to land from being thrown, either in an accident or fight. Back rolls again are similar, although I don’t know them as well, in a back roll you fall backwards and roll across your back and over your shoulder in reverse.

Now keep in mind, I’m just listing the different types of rolls here, not how you should do them. Also, I don’t really know much at all about tumbling rolls, I haven’t taken gymnastics in a while.

Here are some examples of rolls and how to do them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7b-ykpV … 40&index=0
Martial Arts forward rolls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooH61uam … 40&index=1
Same in slow motion

Parkour rolls (I’m dubious about his expertise though)

More parkour rolls, I like this video better.

Finally! This video kicks the other two videos asses, reminds me of watching dogens tutorials for the first times, must be the pleasant background music. Watch this to really learn practical Parkour rolls!

Now, I couldn’t actually find any videos of Gymnastic/Tumbling roll, aka a somersault. If you want to see one, just search gymnastics, or tumbling or something on youtube, and watch some videos of the Olympics or some such, you’ll see some rolls somewhere in their floor work.



The first time I drew a crowed tricking…

March 27, 2009

Was awesome! Now mind, I’m still a total noob, but this made me realize how impressed most people are just if you can do a proper tornado kick, or a cartwheel with good form. I was at the Reach For The Future youth leadership training camp (I’m not 100% sure they called it a training camp, but I think that was it), Which, by the way, is freaking awesome (you have to be in the FNL volunteer group to go, which is in nearly every county, but only in california). In any case, I was practicing kicks and cartwheels on a patch of grass, when a guy comes up and asks me what I’m doing, so I explain what tricking is (always kind of annoying) and aks him if he’d like to learn a little. He said yes, and I started teaching him to do a cartwheel, soon enough there were a couple people watching us, then another guy showed up said “I bet I could do that”, and did. After a while, we had a crowed of 8 or so watching us from near by, and maybe 5 more watching us from windows in this hotel(really old fancy place, all the girls stayed there during the camp, the guys got lousy cabins. >.<) overlooking the patch of grass, and like 5 guys participating (including a cheerleader, and a dancer, the dancer had a great b-kick), although still, no one there could do anything more advanced then a front hand spring.

We probably ended up practicing for about 20 minutes to a half hour, it was a hell of a lot of fun,  the whole camp was, but that still stands out in my mind weeks later.

Anyway, the reason I didn’t write and updates when I said I would was that I promptly sprained my wrist after that, and now I haven’t done anything for a while.

And sorry for the lack of spell-checking and fixed grammar, but I just want to get an update written and out there!



New content on the way.

February 12, 2009

Well I’ve been out of it for months, but I’m going to be training again in the next week, and there is loop kicks coming up this summer. Not to mention a lot of other exciting stuff, so I’ll be blogging again pretty soon. Though I’m still going to only post every week or two.


Need something to kick you in the butt and get you going? Watch this.

December 2, 2008

Just do it.