Kick Like Jon Jones from the UFC

I love watching Jon Jones fight in the UFC, because I find that he always has a brilliant way of introducing “new” martial arts techniques into his game. To me he is a true mixed martial artist. Recently while we were sitting around, one of the students was interested in Jones’ knee kick, thinking that it is a new kick …

Kombat Arts History Lesson

The Original Kombat Logo When Kombat first started out, almost 14 years ago, Tony Venitello volunteered to design our logo and to help with our branding. Tony was one of my top Jeet Kune Do students, a die hard Bruce Lee fan and a very accomplished martial artist in his own right. He was also one of the nation’s best …

New Years Resolutions….In September

A few weeks ago, I posted the following on my Facebook wall and got quite a few interesting questions through Facebook, Twitter and texting: “After training a lot of people, watching other trainers, and just observing people in the gym I can say that the 3 things holding people back from getting better results are: clear attainable goals, nutrition and …

Bruce Lee Birthday Sale today at 6! Full details below

Are you ready? To celebrate Bruce Lee’s birthday, we’re holding a special sale on Hayabusa equipment today at the pro shop, starting at 6 p.m. Here’s the full rundown. When: TODAY 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. What: 10-15% off great HAYABUSA gear including Shorts . . . $65 Rash guards . . . $55 Uwagi jackets . . . $140 Uwagi jackets …

Martial arts links

Lazy Link Dump: I Would Die for Manny Pacquiao edition

Lots of good reads this week, even if it it a little late for a “Sunday” link dump — we hope you had a good long weekend! UFC 129’s card is stacked high and low. One of Saturday’s sleeper bouts is Canadian John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson, which hopefully features Makdessi’s impressive kicking abilities. This Judo Chop installment looks at …

Countdown to Inosanto: “Way of the Warrior” on Jeet Kune Do

Way of the Warrior was a series aired by the BBC in 1983 now regarded as classic viewing material for martial artists. Each of its eight episodes delved into a different martial art, exploring its history, philosophy and methods.  Sifu Dan Inosanto is featured in this clip from their episode on kung-fu explaining the theories behind Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune …

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: Rolling with the Homies edition

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g6z0Iai-T0?rel=0&w=560&h=349] Here are your Lazy Sunday Links: Jon Fitch‘s new diet raised a lot of questions leading up to his match at UFC 127, but it’s not like he was the first vegetarian to ever step into the cage. Dave Meltzer looks at the growing number of animal-friendly MMA fighters. [Yahoo! Sports] A documentary about Canadians Georges St. Pierre …

How to Spar #2

In the second article of this series, we will look at some sparring drills from Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.  These are progressive sparring drills. In the ring we start both participants off with only the jabs.  This means that they are only restricted to jabbing to the face or the body. For the next round we allow both of …