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A Lesson in Keeping Your Hands Up, and Utilizing Range

Posted: August 19, 2010

I just saw this clip, and I thought it was a great way to demonstrate the lessons we so often cover in class. First let me start by saying that the guy that got knocked out is an extremely good martial artist. As always, when fatigue sets in, people make mistakes. In this case, as in so many others, his hands dropped and left him open. Secondly, he was trying for a knee, when he was in punching range. His opponent saw the opening and countered before he stepped into the appropriate range.

The force of the punch combined with his forward momentum, made the punch devastating. As the announcer said, that punch would’ve knocked out anyone.

“Jackie Chan: My Stunts”

Posted: August 18, 2010

Many of my students have heard me recommend the movie, “Jackie Chan: My Stunts”. This is a clip from that movie, where Jackie shows us some of his basic stunt falls. It also clearly demonstrates the difference between practice (on mattresses) and the actual finished product that you see on screen.

If you’re a Jackie Chan fan, this is definitely a movie you have to see. In addition to this type of scene, the movie also takes you behind the scenes and shows you how a lot of his famous scenes were set up.

Let me know what you think of the clip by posting a comment.

Expendables Movie Night-Thanks

Posted: August 15, 2010

Thanks to all of you that came with us to watch the “Expendables”. It was a lot of fun to see all of you outside of the school for a night out.

The movie itself was pretty good. It started a little slowly, but when it got going, it really got going.

I’m sure we’ll be doing a lot more events, so stay tuned for future announcements in class.

Scott Adkins “Undisputed 3”

Posted: August 15, 2010

I just watched the movie “Undisputed 3” on dvd, and I have to say that the action sequences are amazing. The movie itself is low budget, predictable, and has way to much cursing; but I have to admit, I really didn’t care. The action is that good. Mostly because of the star of the movie, Scott Adkins. The following is a showreel of Scott Adkins, and you will easily see what he is capable of and why you should see this movie. Unfortunately there are no clips of the “Undisputed” movies on this showreel, but if you look very closely at the end of the clip, you’ll see Jackie Chan kicking him in the movie the “Accidental Spy”. For those of you that have never heard of Scott Adkins, check out his imdb link below, and you will see that he’s been in a lot of movies. He’s an incredible athlete, and I hope you enjoy it.

*The clip has been monetized by the creator of the content.  (There are ads) I have no control over the ads, and have no vested interest in anything they are selling. *


Ice Cream and a Movie. “The Expendables”

Posted: August 11, 2010

This is just a reminder to all of our students, friends, and families. We will be going to the Premier Oaks Movie theater this Friday (8-13-10) to watch the 7:40pm showing of “The Expendables”. (The movie has an “R” rating, so if you are bringing children, please make sure it is suitable for them.)

We will begin meeting at Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Parlor which is located in the same plaza at 6:30pm. This way we can socialize and get tickets to the show. We have to let the theater know how many people to seat together, so if you want to sit with the main group, try to get there and get your tickets by 6:50pm.

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