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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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Why You Should Never, Ever Learn Martial Arts

  Here at The Centurion, we usually try to put a positive spin on martial arts and training. Clearly, this one-sided approach is problematic, as it doesn’t cover the many downsides of martial arts training. So today, I’m going to play the devil’s advocate and let you know exactly why you and your loved ones should steer clear of the scourge that is martial arts:  
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Martial Arts Talk: Harinder Singh

One of the things everyone looks forward to at the Martial Arts SuperShow each year is the chance to learn tips and techniques from some of the amazing martial artists presenting there. This year, one of those who you’ll have the chance to train with is Sifu Harinder Singh, founder of the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association, phenomenal multi-style artist, unmatched instructor and all-around very nice guy (aren’t all the best martial artists?). He’s got both a pre-conference event and a regular seminar, so hopefully your planned SuperShow schedule can accommodate at least one. You won’t want to miss it!
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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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The Road to MASS19 Part 1: How to Get to the Show (Yes, it’s Totally Possible)!

  Guess what time it is? It’s MARTIAL ARTS SUPERSHOW TIME! Well, okay, technically the Show is in June, but it’s never too early to start thinking about it, and it’s definitely not too early to start planning, especially if you’ve never been before. So for all you SuperShow newbies, or those of you still thinking about going, this one’s for you!  
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Happy Birthday to Ricardo Liborio!

  Today may be an “unlucky” day according to superstition, but this particular Friday the 13th is also a day for celebration – it’s the birthday of Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Master Ricardo Liborio!
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We're Off to the SuperShow! -- An Open Letter from Century's Writer

  Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again – time for SuperShow! I hope that many of you are going, or are even there already. And, I’m going too! I’ll be working with our social media team to help tell the stories of the people and events there. In fact, as you read this blog, now, on Friday June 29th, 2018, I’m probably frantically packing my suitcase, confirming my flight time, and making sure that I actually bring shoes for this trip (I forgot them one time and my family has yet to let me live it down).
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You Can’t Say “A Tactical Martial Art” Without “Attack”

  Online, you can find any number of active debates as to which martial art is the best for self-defense. As long as more than one art exists, it’s unlikely a consensus will be reached. However, if you ask us “Which art should you learn for self-defense?” the answer is just “Yes.”
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I Watched the Original "Karate Kid" Movie for the First Time, and I Have Some Thoughts

  You may be wondering how I went through nearly 30 years of my life without ever watching a classic such as The Karate Kid. I will be totally honest with you – I don’t know. It falls into several genres I ordinarily like (underdog story, action, martial arts), and I’m also pretty sure that working in the martial arts industry without having seen it is tantamount to a fireable offense.
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The Bo: From Covert Weapon to Sport Staple

  The weapon called the bo, or bo staff*, has appeared in pop culture for decades, from the ancient Chinese epic Journey to the West and Robin Hood**, to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pacific Rim. It’s still a favorite in martial arts dojos today, and new forms are still being developed for it. The bo has a long and storied history that dates back to some of the earliest days of recorded history.  
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