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Combining Martial Arts & Massage

The physiological and psychological healing aspects of massage therapy can be profound, and there needn’t be anything mystical about it. Historically speaking, massage is one of the earliest forms of physical therapy. It’s been used by a variety of different cultures for well over 3000 years. Nowadays, for athletes, the demand for massage is steadily […]

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When your product is the shit, you don’t need to market it. When your product is shit, you do need to market it.

The less people want your product, the more you need the tactics, sales, and marketing. Sukiyabashi Jiro is a three-Michelin-starred Japanese sushi restaurant in Tokyo where diners must place reservations a minimum of 2-months in advance.  A plate of sushi costs $300.  Its success is not in the novelty of its meal being so expensive.  Its recognition […]

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Performance Physical Therapy

Topic: Rehabilitating an injury. I can’t give Bellingham Performance Physical Therapy my business anymore. Over the last 20 years I have seen them a handful of times to treat various sports injuries. On the billing statement for my last few sessions, I was surprised to see how much more they were charging compared to their […]

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Women’s Self Defense Workshop Video

We host one free women’s self-defense seminar every 3 months. To reserve your spot for the next one, visit the “Women’s self-defense workshop” page.

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Why don’t I teach teenagers under 16 years old?

As I’ve always said, once a teen is deemed trustworthy by the state to legally drive then I will trust them with lethal techniques. “Softening” a curriculum to include children is irresponsible just as it is irresponsible to teach them hardcore street-effective fighting without knowing them personally and knowing their history.   When I worked […]

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Jiu-Jitsu For Sport Practice & For Street Self-Defense

When breaking the guard or holding guard, here are a few moves for street application that you can easily add to you Jiu-jitsu gameplay.

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Best weeding-out procedure ever!

Enrollment & visiting is by appointment only.   As the owner of Unbridled Martial Arts, for the first 8 years I was completely open to spectators showing up anytime during a class unannounced to watch or ask questions. In 2010 I changed my attitude about this, and I began welcoming visitors by appointments: email or phone […]

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Unbridled Martial Arts Workout Music Compilation

Members of Unbridled Martial Arts have access to ready-made music compilations containing an assortment of songs to workout to, including many local band favorites! The UMA Workout CDs are an ongoing series available to all active members for a nominal fee of $3 to cover production costs. What began as a small project to compile […]

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Tuesday Night at UMA

Students at work at Unbridled Martial Arts in Bellingham, WA.

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Damsel in Defense: Stun Gun & Pepper Spray Independent Product Review

This is not an instructional on How to use a Stun Gun or Pepper Spray. It is a video to show two top-selling products and discuss how well they work and the Pros and Cons of their usage. I purchased these items myself and this is an independent review.

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