The Blog Is Now Linked

The Blog is now linked to the main West Coast Martial Arts Page… Hooray!

This is only a test of the WCMAA broadcasting system.

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Guro Mario Gajo

Guro Mario Gajo is now offering private lessons at the 4S Ranch/ RB West Coast Martial Arts Academy. Guro Mario specializes in stick and knife fighting, but he has expterise in Black Tiger Muay Thai and a number of other different styles. If you are interested in taking lessons with Guro Mario please contact us at (858) 451-KICK.

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Kung Fu Class 3-20-12

Amazing class run by Eric Montgomery.  The main style that is focused on is Fu Jow Pai (Hark Fu Moon) or Black Tiger Claw Kung Fu.  It is taught along with some influence from other martial arts styles.

Kung Fu Class

Kung Fu Class

 

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Zumba Class Times

Zumba classes take place everyone Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30Am – 10:30AM.  The class is taught by Patricia Walker who has many years of experience teaching the class.  Come in and try a class today!

 

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Stickfighting, and Filipino Martial Arts Schedule

Classes are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday Nights from 8:00PM – 10PM with Guro Mario Gajo.  Expect a good workout!

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Understanding Techniques

As martial artists, it is our primary objective to take in any number of techniques and be able to integrate them fluidly into our own individual fighting style.  This can be a long and involved process depending on the movement being practiced and the student’s training level.

Generally speaking, the art of learning a technique and then applying it can take many different paths.  First and foremost, however, a technique must be understood completely.  The technique understanding phase involves a student analyzing a technique and understanding what is going on relative to themselves and the opponent.  For example, one of our most basic techniques, white belt jujitsu (double wrist hand grab), involves many different intricate steps.  First, the student must step backwards and shift their weight onto their back leg without leaning forward.  If the student leans forward then all of their weight will shift forward and they will be off balance.

If we are off balance when trying to defend ourselves then we are in a very disadvantageous position.  We can therefore see how white belt jujitsu teaches us to not only escape a double wrist grab, but to maintain a balanced position while doing so.  The goal should not be to just learn to be balanced in white belt jujitsu, but to apply that concept of balance in all techniques.  Following this idea, we can see how it is important clearly understand the intricacies of all our techniques to see when a concept best applies.  This can be done best through a slow rate of technique repetition.  Practicing techniques over and over at a slow pace will help us digest the movements much more easily than doing them as quickly as possible.  The quickest pitfall when learning techniques is to try and do everything too fast, too soon without actually grasping what we are learning.

The next time you drill a technique focus on the concepts being taught in the technique instead of just the movements themselves.  Anyone can regurgitate martial arts movements, but to take conceptual knowledge and apply it directly and indirectly in other techniques will help you reach a new level in training.

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Congratulations to all Tournament Participants and Winners

A big thank you to all our tournament participants and winner.  Everyone had a lot of fun and we had an amazing turnout.  Special thanks to Master Giuseppe, Sigung Bradford, and Fenton Fong Eng.   We had an HUGE turnout which is what we expect from our amazing and dedicated students.  Keep up the good work and look forward to the next one!

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WCMAA Blog

Our new blog is now online! This will be THE place to check for all of the latest news, announcements, and educational tidbits so be sure to check back often!

If you have any comments, suggestions, or requests for things that you would like to see here, please feel free to Let us know!

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WCMAA Tournament March 17th

The WCMAA Tournament for Spring 2012 will be held on March 17th at the Rancho Bernardo location. 10890-B Thornmint Road San Diego, CA 92127 (858) 451-KICK (5425)

The events are as follows:

8 am sharp to 9 am : all levels self defense 9 am sharp to 10 am : forms 10am sharp to 10:30 : all weapons 10:30 to 11:30 : sparring all levels 11:30 to 12noon : prepare for demo 12 noon sharp : demo until 12:30

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