Profile

Cover photo
Larry McDonnell II
Works at Kanawha County Commission
2,622 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

 
So I have noticed that when I post my blogs and tweet the links, I am getting a lot of international viewers. Many of them are not English speaking. Do any of you guys/gals have a language translator built on to your blogs? I want to make sure anyone can read what I write. 

Speaking of writing: any suggestions on overcoming writers block? I have a major blockage going on right now. I had a thought for a good post this week and wrote some notes down but I am stumped. 
1
Larry McDonnell II's profile photoJackie Bradbury's profile photoBrian Johns's profile photoJesse Bernal's profile photo
6 comments
 
If you're writing, you're not blocked. ;-)  Keep writing!
Add a comment...
 
Just curious if anyone with disabilities uses martial arts as a way to stay active and maintain mobility?
I am a dwarf that practices karate and jujitsu
1
Add a comment...
 
I havent had a chance to dig through all of the posts on here but are there any suggestions on how I can increase the number of viewers to my blog site?
1
Larry McDonnell II's profile photoJackie Bradbury's profile photoBrian Johns's profile photo
5 comments
 
I think that engagement is the key here. If you share other bloggers' posts, your posts are more likely to be shared, especially if they are well written and has value.
Add a comment...
3
Larry McDonnell II's profile photo
 
I completely agree when it comes to work out in a class with other people. I just recently wrote an article on my blog about working out friends in family. http://wp.me/p5CVah-1E

I have 10 years of karate experience and 2 years of jujitsu. I wish there were options for Tai Chi classes in my hometown. I figured if I were to try out a program or some type of P90X challenge or 12 week Tai Chi program I could write about it as I do it on my blog.

I wish you the best in your training and I hope you continue with it.   
Add a comment...

Larry McDonnell II

Announcements  - 
 
Thanks for the add. I look forward in reading about weapons from the Okinawan region. I am a practitioner of Shorin Ryu Karate (Seibukan). I have limited experience using the bo-staff. I look hope to gain some insight on other weapons used.  

I have a web site called the Karate Kickin Dwarf. It is about my experiences as a dwarf practicing karate and jujitsu. Feel free to check out my blog http://karatekickindwarf.wordpress.com.
I am a dwarf that practices karate and jujitsu
2
Martial Arts with Colman's profile photo
 
Welcome to the community! I'm sure interested about your experiences. I haven't checked your website yet but will do so soon.
Add a comment...
 
I am not sure if this is the place to ask. But I am looking for some feedback. I am considering adding a Q&A interview section to my blog. I want to talk with local martial artist who have been a major promoter to their area, up and coming in the entertainment industry (Example: Andriod 18 in the DragonballZ Short Film), people who are already in the spotlight as a tv/movie star or politician but not recognized for their martial arts skills (Example: Ed O'Neil aka Al Bundy from Married with Children).

Before anyone says anything I know it would be a long shot to get any of these people to even return my email/call. If by chance I were to interview them what type of questions would you want them to answer? I plan to write a light hearted fun and inspiring post from the Q&A sessions. 

Hajime!
2
J Wilson's profile photoEnhance Your Dojo's profile photoJackie Bradbury's profile photoLarry McDonnell II's profile photo
10 comments
 
A martial arts promoter in my area agreed to answer about 15 questions or so via email.

I am supposed to go see him and get a few pictures taken with him. I think I will even work out with him for a little bit even though he teaches a style I am not a fan of.  

I am just wondering what would be the best method for posting this interview? Should I do a massive right up? or do a Q&A style article with a commentary at the beginning?
Add a comment...
 
Anyone have suggestions for tagging posts? I want to make sure I get plenty of views. 
1
Jackie Bradbury's profile photoAndrea Harkins (The Martial Arts Woman)'s profile photoBrian Johns's profile photo
3 comments
 
What +Jackie Bradbury  said!
Add a comment...
 
Anyone on here with disabilities practice martial arts to keep themselves mobile and active?
I am a dwarf that practices karate and jujitsu
1
Add a comment...
 
I am looking for similar martial arts related programs / challenges. Similar to the book I have linked to. I figured if I were to try out a program similar to the P90X Challenge or 12 week Tai Chi program I could write about it as I do it on my blog.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
1
Add a comment...
 
I have posted a few new articles on Karate Kickin Dwarf since I have been on here last. Be sure to check them out. 
I am a dwarf that practices karate and jujitsu
1
Add a comment...
 
Check it out. I have a new post on the Karate Kickin Dwarf. This time I decided to do a book review. http://wp.me/p5CVah-1m 
1
Larry McDonnell II's profile photoJackie Bradbury's profile photo
3 comments
 
G+ is awesome for connecting with like-minded people!
Add a comment...
 
Hello everyone. Jackie Bradbury, thanks for telling me about this place. 

I started my blog back in January 2015. It is my first attempt at blogging. I have a background in web site design and development. I decided to work on a new platform (Wordpress) and I figured I would blog about martial arts. I have never blogged before. My wife tells me all about it. So I decided to try it and write about a topic I am very familiar with and I love talking about. There are several topics regarding martial arts I could have written about. I didn't want to take on anything that required a lot research. So I am writing about my experiences as a little person practicing martial arts. I have plenty of stories to share and I have few ideas of what I hope to accomplish using my blog.

If anyone has a suggestions or feedback I am all ears. I look forward in collaborating with everyone. Please feel free to check out my blog Karate Kickin Dwarf. 
I am a dwarf that practices karate and jujitsu
3
Andrea Harkins (The Martial Arts Woman)'s profile photoLarry McDonnell II's profile photoBrian Johns's profile photoJoelle White's profile photo
7 comments
 
+Larry McDonnell II
I believe so.  She's quite young, so I'd have to pass your blog along to her parents first.
Add a comment...
Work
Employment
  • Kanawha County Commission
    IT Systems Administrator, present
Basic Information
Gender
Male