I recently read an article about Nordstrom’s Department stores and I thought about it’s relevance not only to martial arts, but to life in general. For many years the Employee Manual for Nordstrom’s consisted of a 5″X8″ card with the following words:
Welcome to Nordstrom
A Cool Parenting Resource
Posted: February 18, 2011
I just wanted to let everyone know of a pretty cool parenting blog on about.com. The blog is by Katherine Lee, and she covers a lot of different subjects.
As with every parenting resource, it’s up to each parent to determine what is good information and which is bad. I may agree on certain topics and not on others, but in general her information is pretty good. Additionally it’s on about.com, which is a very trusted internet resource. The Blog is located in the link below.
Event for EMA Adult Students, Saturday February 19, 2011
Posted: February 17, 2011
We will be holding a Special Event on Saturday 2-19-11 at 11:00am. This event is for all adult students who wish to find out more about our MMA and Kali Programs. We will explore a sampling of different martial arts from our MMA program including Wing Chun, Savate, Silat, Muay Thai, and BJJ. We will also be exploring a few of the areas of Kali. Including stick, dagger, and empty hand.
The event will be at our school:
Elite Martial Arts
1575 Palm Bay Road NE #124
Qi on the Show “Fight Science”
Posted: February 16, 2011
I really like this show. It’s always nice to see things that we speak of in a hypothetical context, quantified. This segment doesn’t try to give you an opinion about qi, but instead tries to explore it. In that respect, I think this is a pretty interesting clip.
I think the demonstration of the bat to the stomach was pretty impressive. Say what you will, but I’m sure if I asked for volunteers to hit in the stomach with a bat, I wouldn’t get any. That guy is pretty tough.
As far as the spear to the throat, I have seen that done many times before, and as the narrator said in the video, the collarbone took some of the force. In my opinion, I think the collarbone took all of the force. That is why the shaft bends downward. In essence he is re-directing the force so that it goes downward against his collarbone instead of into his throat. Even so, it takes a lot of time to do this so well that you can attempt it with a spear. He also had to maintain his focus and the pressure on the spear when the other guy hit him in the back. All in all it’s a great demonstration with what I believe to be a sound, scientific explanation.
Martial Arts Bloopers
Posted: February 13, 2011
This is a martial arts blooper reel. Most of you have seen this before, but I think it’s pretty funny.