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7 Fun Facts on the Gentlemanly Art of Bartitsu

While nearly forgotten today except for its use in modern Sherlock Holmes movies, bartitsu was one of the first forms of mixed martial arts the world has ever known. Developed by Edward William Barton-Wright in 1898, this style used a combination of techniques adopted from boxing, French kickboxing, jujitsu, and cane fighting to create what Barton labeled “A New Art of Self Defense.”
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How Martial Arts Teaches Respect

 
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7 Samurai Films Every Martial Artist Should Watch

Yes, the title is a pun.   I like movies; I like samurai; I made a Facebook poll to see which samurai movies my fellow martial artists would recommend! If you’re looking for something good to watch, why not check out one of these films?  
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Facebusters, Foot Fights, and Foils: The Overlooked World of European Martial Arts

 
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The Road to MASS19 Part 3: What to do at the SuperShow

  Hello! We’re back with more advice for the 2019 Martial Arts SuperShow from MAIA Executive Director Frank Silverman! In the last two posts, we’ve covered how to raise funds to get to the Show and what you absolutely have to pack. The next logical step is what to do once you’re at the Show! Take it away, Frank!  
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How Martial Arts Build Focus

 
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The Road to MASS19 Part 2: 5 Essential Items You NEED TO BRING

  Ready to head to the 2019 Martial Arts SuperShow? Not without reading this blog you’re not! Featuring advice from MAIA Executive Director Frank Silverman, this second of a three-part post series will cover what you need to bring to the Show – plus the five top essential items according to Mr. Silverman (even the one he admits to forgetting sometimes!).   (Psst - the first post is here if you missed it!)  
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Martial Arts Talk: Ted Sumner

  Have I mentioned recently how much I love working at Century Martial Arts? Every day brings something new – and some of the best days are those where we get visitors and guest instructors, like Grand Master Ted Sumner, 10th degree kenpo black belt and long-time instructor.
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Martial Arts and the Ancient Code of Honor

  In a society that increasingly is marked by contentiousness, bullying and insincerity, infusing young people with a strong moral compass has never been more important—or more of a challenge for parents. The overwhelming influence of social media, coupled with pop culture’s promotion of some less-than-stellar figures as role models, make growing up difficult in today’s world.
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A Sleek Ninja Sneak Preview!

  “Exercise, diet and sleep,” Eric the Trainer says. “This is the science of transformation.” The creator of the Sleek Ninja fitness program speaks from experience – before this celebrity trainer created his program or took on a single star client, his was the first body he transformed. Eric Fleishman was a self-described “weakling.” He began training in martial arts and fitness as a young teen, and discovered his calling.
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