American Kick Association – Martial Arts Online School

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One of our old physical locations.

The Less Than Ideal Martial Arts Space

We’ve always aspired to teach our classes in large, open spaces with plenty of leg room and head room, but alas, sometimes we’ve been stuffed into tiny quarters.  One particular martial arts school that we operated was always plagued with space issues. Indeed, the whole city seemed to have issues with space. It seemed as […]

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Kung Fu Class vs. Barnes and Noble

When Lydian was about 5 years old, we were living in Bird City, Kansas, teaching taekwondo, and commuting weekly up to Nederland, Colorado, a small community in the mountains. The drive from Nederland to Boulder, Colorado was only about 30 minutes so we took the opportunity to enroll in some classes. Lydian took gymnastics and […]

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The Crazy Bird People at Spring Hill Canyon

I’m not sure why, but a lot of in-your-face martial artists are a little bit crazy. I mean, the garden-variety martial artist is usually just as normal as any other person on the street, but crazy martial artists abound and because they tend to really showcase their “skills”, a lot of other people feel compelled […]

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How Pressure Points Can Make You a Better Martial Artist

If you’re just starting out as a martial artist, the idea of pressure points may be completely new to you. It wasn’t until I worked with another taekwondo instructor in Sterling, Colorado that I started learning about the value of pressure points and how to use them as part of a sparring or self defense […]

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Doing Family Martial Arts Classes Online

Living in small, rural towns throughout the United States, we’ve often had to get creative to find dance or gymnastics classes for our daughter. When she was four years old, we traveled back and forth from Bird City, Kansas to Nederland, Colorado so that she could take gymnastics classes in Boulder every week. There just […]

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