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UMA Timelapse Kettlebell & TRX Class

Curious to see what a Kettlebell & TRX workout at Unbridled Martial Arts is like from start to finish? Now you can watch one of our sessions in under 5 minutes.

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Summer Ways to Practice Independently

Here are some ideas about combining summertime activities with some Martial Arts practice. Not to mention, for the time being, UMA students only have Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to train together.     The way to accelerate your retention is to practice independently. Pick random points throughout the day to plug-in a 5-minute routine. Throw […]

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DIY Indian Clubs

Years ago while exploring supplemental exercise routines for combat conditioning I discovered some advanced forms of Indian Clubs on the market. These devices are clubs weighted and used for strength training purposes. What I saw reminded me of the Chishi I used to workout with in my younger years of traditional Karate. The Chishi is […]

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Combat Conditioning Equipment: Hand & Wrist Strength

Exergrip Putty: Hand Strength Conditioning I purchased this form of Grip Putty called “Exergrip” from Fred Meyer for $6.99. It has been beneficial in developing continued hand strength and endurance. Today there are many similar putty-type hand strengtheners available at sporting good departments. Putty such as this can be squeezed, stretched, and pulled in order […]

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Child Safety Resources for Parents

I have become exceedingly disenchanted with industrious schools in the martial arts community that capitalize on fears about childhood safety. These schools attempt to snare parents through the guise of “free” workshops. The workshops essentially turn into self-serving marketing ploys to sign up the child for long-term taekwondo or karate classes, and they do not […]

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Reasons to Drink More Water

Did you know, every system in your body depends on water? Here are 10 easy reasons why you should make drinking water part of your daily routine. 1. Get healthy skin. Drinking water helps to moisturize your skin from the inside out. Water is essential to maintaining elasticity and suppleness and helps prevent dryness. 2. […]

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Tips for Personal Safety

General Safety Create a safety plan. Listen to and act on your intuition. It’s better to be safe and risk a little embarrassment, than stay in an uncomfortable situation that may be unsafe. If you are in danger or being attacked and want to get help, yell “Call 911!” or give specific directions to onlookers; […]

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Membership outlined in this video seem manipulative?

Is it just me or does the membership outlined in this video seem highly manipulative? I’m so appreciative I grew up taking karate in Bellingham when I did and not nowadays!  Not that at elementary-school-age I was overly involved in what my parents paid for my lessons, what I did know is there wasn’t any […]

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Idea for MMA event free to the public

What really educates the community about martial arts? Do you think it is mixed martial arts cage fights? Are members of the general public coming to these events to learn more about the sport? At the price of admission, probably not as much as you’d think. Look around at a local MMA event. I expect […]

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Fake Testimonials & Recycled Martial Arts Websites

As a consumer in martial arts education is it obvious when a school has imagery that misrepresents who is training there and what they personally get out of it? For example, how do all these different schools from across the United States all have the same people testifying how great their individual experience has been? […]

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