Martial Arts Training for Self-Improvement

Martial arts training is ultimately concerned with self-improvement.

You can

* Become more physically fit

* Become more confident

* Become more able to cope with stress

* Enjoy a common activity with others

Our school provides this and more for both children and adults.

Give yourself a chance to experience the most comprehensive training program offered by the area’s only Master level instructor.

We offer traditional karate lessons, traditional karate weapons training, and submission grappling classes.

Come visit classes on any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday!

And check back here often for news about the school – there are some big things planned for the Fall!

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Perseverance in the Martial Arts

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The study of martial arts encompasses many things – some physical and some mental.

The physical side is apparent to anyone who has watched a martial arts movie, seen a class, or watched a UFC fight on TV. Kicks and punches and throws and all sorts of holds.

The mental side of martial arts is less apparent, but there are many aspects to studying martial arts that are purely for the improvement of the individual spirit, honing the mind in the same way we train our body.

Martial arts have various tenets that all the participants strive to follow – courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit are commonly shared by many systems in several countries.

Today I want to discuss the idea of perseverance and why it is critical to success – success in martial arts for sure, but also a transferable trait that will help in life.

Perseverance is defined as “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success”. It is synonymous with tenacity, persistence, and determination.

In martial arts we strive to have steady persistence in a course of action especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. This is played out in the pursuit of belt ranks, for example, which can take months to accomplish due to the number of techniques required as well as the ability to correctly perform the movements.

Perseverance can be shown in many ways – doing dozens of repetitions of techniques in order to gain the skill needed for the next belt, sticking with class even when it is hard, continuing training after an injury, or staying in class long enough to attain black belt.

And for parents, it can sometimes be making the kids go to class when they don’t want to go – because YOU want them to go and achieve the benefits of training.

Perseverance will allow people to attain things that others cannot!

Join our school and learn to persist and achieve goals that you never thought possible!

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Karate Requires Patience

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One of the most common questions I get asked by prospective students is…..

“How long does it take to get a black belt?”

Of course, there is no single answer. It can be anywhere from 3 – 10 years, depending on the student – how often do they attend class, how much practice do they put in on their own, and how quickly they are able to memorize and grasp the techniques.

The simple truth is this:

Anyone can be a black belt, although few will make it.

Why?

In my 41 years of experience it really boils down to one thing – being patient.

In order to achieve black belt, you have to allow the process to happen. It will happen at the pace you are able to go, and no faster. You cannot cram for the exam or hurry up and learn things or otherwise speed the process along.

It is like growing a garden, you cannot rush the plants to maturity, they grow at the pace nature dictates.

A martial arts student is the same.

Most students don’t achieve black belt, not because they can’t make it, but because they let their impatience win out over their desire to reach a goal. They quit because things aren’t as easy as they had hoped or because an injury slows them down or because they have reached a minor plateau in training.

Remember that patience is the key, and attending class every session will provide the opportunity to overcome the barriers that appear in your path.

Come join Brown’s Karate Academy and see the difference you can make in yourself!

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do.

Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon, in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee, and was The Cannon Group’s leading star in the 1980s. He played the starring role in the television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001.

Martial arts career

Norris was defeated in his first two tournaments, dropping decisions to Joe Lewis and Allen Steen and three matches at the International Karate Championships to Tony Tulleners. By 1967 Norris had improved enough that he scored victories over the likes of Lewis, Skipper Mullins, Arnold Urquidez, Victor Moore, Ron Marchini, and Steve Sanders. Norris would be a two time winner at S. Henry Cho’s All American Championship.[15] In early 1968, Norris suffered the tenth and last loss of his career, losing an upset decision to Louis Delgado. On November 24, 1968, he avenged his defeat to Delgado and by doing so won the Professional Middleweight Karate champion title, which he held for six consecutive years.[10] In 1969, he won Karate’s triple crown for the most tournament wins of the year, and the Fighter of the Year award by Black Belt magazine.

Norris made history in 1990 when he was the first Westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master. In 1999, Norris was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum’s Hall of Fame. On July 1, 2000, Norris was presented the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame.

In 1969, Norris made his acting debut in the Dean Martin film The Wrecking Crew. In June 1970, his younger brother Wieland, a private in the 101st Airborne Division, was killed in Vietnam while on patrol in the defense of Firebase Ripcord. Norris later dedicated his Missing in Action films to his brother’s memory.

At a martial arts demonstration in Long Beach, Norris met the martial artist Bruce Lee. In 1972, he acted as Lee’s nemesis in the movie Way of the Dragon (titled Return of the Dragon in its U.S. distribution), which is widely credited with launching him toward stardom. In Asia, Norris is still known primarily for this role. In 1974, McQueen encouraged him to begin acting classes at MGM.

Norris’ first starring role was 1977’s Breaker! Breaker!, and subsequent films such as Good Guys Wear Black (1978), The Octagon (1980), An Eye for an Eye (1981), and Lone Wolf McQuade proved his increasing box office bankability. In 1984, Norris starred in Missing in Action, the first of a series of Rambo-inspired POW rescue fantasies themed around the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue that were produced by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and released under their Cannon Films banner. The film, however, was criticized heavily as being a preemptive cash-in on the Rambo film series.

Over the next four years, Norris became Cannon’s most prominent star, appearing in eight films, including Code of Silence, The Delta Force, and Firewalker, in which he co-starred with Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr.. Many of the aforementioned films were produced by Norris’ brother Aaron Norris, as were several episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger. In 1986, he was involved in the production of the Ruby-Spears cartoon Karate Kommandos.

In October 2014 he revealed that he would be shooting a new film, The Finisher, in March 2015.

Walker, Texas Ranger

By the end of the 1980s, Cannon Films had faded from prominence, and Norris’ star appeal seemed to go with it. He reprised his Delta Force role for MGM, which had acquired the Cannon library after the latter’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Norris went on to make several more films before making a transition to television. In 1993, he began shooting the series Walker, Texas Ranger, which lasted eight years on CBS and continued in heavy syndication on other channels, notably the Hallmark Channel.
Norris receiving the Veteran of the Year award by the U.S. Air Force in 2001
On October 17, 2005, CBS premiered the Sunday Night Movie of the Week, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire. The production was a continuation of the series, and not scripted to be a reunion movie. Norris reprised his role as Cordell Walker for the movie. He has stated that future Walker, Texas Ranger Movie of the Week projects are expected; however, this was severely impaired by CBS’s 2006–2007 season decision to no longer regularly schedule Movies of the Week on Sunday night.

 

Ref: Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Norris

Tang Soo Do: The Ultimate Guide to the Korean Martial Art Paperback – by Kang Uk Lee

Tang Soo Do-The Ultimate Guide to the Korean Martial Art.Kang Uk Lee.

This is the most complete reference guide to the Korean art of Tang Soo Do (Moo Duk Kwan) ever published. It covers the 19 forms from white belt to black belt (fourth dan master grade), explaining in step-by-step detail the various moves and techniques of each form. This guide also includes the complete lineage of the Moo Duk Kwan, which is the world’s most popular style of Tang So Doo. The author, Grandmaster Kang Uk Lee, is the president and chief technical advisor of the international Tang Soo Do association.

Product Details
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Unique Publications; New edition edition (April 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865681708
ISBN-13: 978-0865681705
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds