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I wrote this for Megan of the "A Martial Artist" blog. It's advice on engaging girls and young women aged 14-25 in the martial arts, where those young women lack confidence or face other barriers to participation . . .
I recently attended an Us Girls 3-hour training session called “How to Engage Women and Girls in Sport”, and found many key points relevant to martial arts
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Kai Morgan

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Everybody Needs a Little Time Away - How martial arts is helping one man to make the best of having to work away from home
http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/everybody-needs-time-away-wcz/
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Jackie Bradbury

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My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 04/30/16
Here's how my week of training, writing, teaching, and miscellaneous Filipino Martial Arts-y goodness went. What have  you  been up to this week? THE WEEK DAY-BY-DAY: Saturday:   Ooh, two weekends in a row, two "normal" Saturdays in a row!  Arnis in the mor...
Here's how my week of training, writing, teaching, and miscellaneous Filipino Martial Arts-y goodness went. What have you been up to this week? THE WEEK DAY-BY-DAY: Saturday: Ooh, two weekends in a row, two "normal" Satu...
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Jackie Bradbury

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I'm getting ready to leave town for a few days to train with my teacher in another city, so this is appropriate for a #throwbackthursday...


Like many women in the martial arts, my husband and I do the martial arts together. It was YOUR TURN to do the laundry! However, I train with lots of people who do martial arts as much as we do (I am usually doing something...
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There are SO many aspects to this thought. When I saw the picture below posted on Alain Buresse’s Warrior’s Edge page, it struck me immediately. The irony of the game below, Go, has ver…
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Jackie Bradbury

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Martial Arts Growth is Not Linear
There is a saying I learned while I was in weight loss groups that has stuck with me: "Weight Loss is Not Linear" It refers to the fact that we gain or lose weight in spurts, and that it's unreasonable to expect, when losing weight, that it will consistentl...
There is a saying I learned while I was in weight loss groups that has stuck with me: "Weight Loss is Not Linear" It refers to the fact that we gain or lose weight in spurts, and that it's unreasonable to expect, when losing ...
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Jackie Bradbury

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What do you think?
IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY! Today's topic is about how ranks should be handled when one changes arts or schools in a similar art. Consider this scenario: A person who studied Karate has earned a Purple belt in their former school i...
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Jackie Bradbury

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Kicking RA's Ass Part 3: Rolling Right Over RA
Today's post is part 3 of a 3 part series by guest poster Mike Mahaffey - about his journey as a BJJ competitor struggling with a chronic and sometimes debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Part 1 can be read  here  and Part 2 can be read here . I sta...
Today's post is part 3 of a 3 part series by guest poster Mike Mahaffey - about his journey as a BJJ competitor struggling with a chronic and sometimes debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Part 1 can be read here and P...
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A great guest post on my blog!
Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts originally shared:
 
I’m pleased to present to you a guest post from Kai Morgan. Kai Morgan is a blogger who focuses on how we can become better people through martial arts training. Read her blog and download her free e-book on how to attract and retain more female students…
I’m pleased to present to you a guest post from Kai Morgan. Kai Morgan is a blogger who focuses on how we can become better people through martial arts training. Read her blog and download he…
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De'sean Brown

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A video put together of me and my younger brother +J Squad Brown...

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Jackie Bradbury

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In case you missed it...


Lots of martial arts performance videos making the rounds lately. This one, in particular has been all over my news feed and private messaged to me several times on Facebook, usually captioned with something like "Little Sam...
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Kai Morgan

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With thanks to +Brian Johns for inspiring these ideas in the first place, with his own post on the reasons for teaching beginners . . .
Last week a new woman started in my aikijujutsu class. We trained together all evening, and had a ball. But still, she kept saying, Sorry, you must be so bored! or Sorry, I feel really guilty for s…
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Jackie Bradbury

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FACE-OFF FRIDAY: When to Cross-Train?
I T'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY! I'm interested in your thoughts on cross-training. Not if you should cross-train or not - I already asked that here  - but if cross-training happens, WHEN in a martial arts student's journey it should take place. Some folks cross-trai...
IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY! I'm interested in your thoughts on cross-training. Not if you should cross-train or not - I already asked that here - but if cross-training happens, WHEN in a martial arts student's journey it should tak...
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If cross training is available in the same school and you have time to be good in both arts (say two days per week per art), then go for it. Otherwise, I would train until at least black belt in the base art before cross training. Excellent topic!
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Jackie Bradbury

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Corrosion of Comformity
A notable thing about Modern Arnis (and its closely related "cousin" arts) is that it is a martial art that conforms itself to the individual .  That is, it's flexible enough that it does not require a person to abandon things learned in other arts, nor doe...
A notable thing about Modern Arnis (and its closely related "cousin" arts) is that it is a martial art that conforms itself to the individual. That is, it's flexible enough that it does not require a person to abandon things...
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I agree it's really good our instructors are always encouraging us to make our aikido our own. It's not something they're putting into us it's something they're helping us grow from the inside out. Every attacker moves different we are constantly being encouraged to move with what is as opposed to forcing a solution. I think in general this is a basic concept of martial art philosophy that gets lost. I guess it depends on what you're training for. If you're training for demonstration and completion then it's great. If you're training for real time self defense it may not be so practical unless you can switch it on and off. The ultimate goal for me anyways is to train myself to move in a way that is natural with mind/body coordination and that is formless. For me I'm kind of a natural when it comes to the physical waza. Not that I do everything perfect but the main thing I struggle with is the mental aspects. 
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Jackie Bradbury

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ICYMI - do you guys remember this making the rounds in the martial arts community? 
You guys have probably heard about this app - it's certainly made the rounds over the last few days. RUMBLR - the "Tinder for Fighting" Image New York Daily News/Rumblr. Found here. This started showing up in my Tumblr and...
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"Bro your face is pissing me off" that's pretty funny actually! 
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Kai Morgan

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What does a typical student / sensei relationship look like in a 21st century dojo? Lori O’Connell suggests three forms it can take: Exalted Guru (very formal – student submits completely to …
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Jackie Bradbury

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In case you missed it...
There's a saying that I just love to pieces, and use often: Monkeys in tuxedos are ALWAYS AWESOME. Image from Ashley of BaddestMotherEver.com It's an expression of the attitude of worrying about your own business, and not...
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Jackie Bradbury

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Kicking RA's Ass Part 2: Rheumatoid Arthritis - What it is, and why it it SUCKS
Today's post is part 2 of a 3 part series by guest poster Mike Mahaffey - about his journey as a BJJ competitor struggling with a chronic and sometimes debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Part 1 can be read here . Some weeks later, Teresa had taken ...
Today's post is part 2 of a 3 part series by guest poster Mike Mahaffey - about his journey as a BJJ competitor struggling with a chronic and sometimes debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Part 1 can be read here. Some...
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Jackie Bradbury

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Kicking RA's Ass Part 1:Enter A Martial Arts Junkie
Today's post is part 1 of a 3 part series by guest poster Mike Mahaffey - about his journey as a BJJ competitor struggling with a chronic and sometimes debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis. My headlights swept over the asphalt, bathing the empty parki...
Today's post is part 1 of a 3 part series by guest poster Mike Mahaffey - about his journey as a BJJ competitor struggling with a chronic and sometimes debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis. My headlights swept over the ...
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Kai Morgan

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Can Chasing Boyhood Dreams Actually Be a Powerful Road to Maturity?
Men who make a difference . . . through pursuing their childhood passion for martial arts movies
“I felt my life was two-dimensional and black and white, while I wanted three dimensions and full color. I wanted fun and adventure! The Kung Fu movies of my childhood offered that dream—that escapist experience. So I quit my job and moved to Hong Kong. I know it was an extreme reaction . . .” 
http://goodmenproject.com/guy-talk/chasing-boyhood-dreams-is-actually-a-fast-track-to-maturity-wcz/
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