Category: ASD Training

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4 Things You Should Expect from Fitness Boot Camp

The term “boot camp” brings up images of hardcore training and a drill instructor style coach yelling at a line of people to work harder and get that sweat. There’s an intensity about it, which is part of both the appeal and the intimidation. If you’re signing up for a fitness boot camp, you’re doing […]

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7 Benefits of Online Martial Arts Training

The old ways of doing things aren’t necessarily the best ways If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that old ways of doing things aren’t necessarily the best ways. That’s not to say that traditional martial arts training is not still valuable, but online martial arts classes have proven to be powerful and effective. Training […]

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Should I Stretch Before or After My Workout?

Stretching is an important step in making sure that you have a fulfilling workout. Stretching has many benefits for our physical wellness and helps prevent overuse injuries and mentally prepares us for an engaging workout. But a common question asked within the fitness community is when during a workout is the best time for stretching. […]

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There’s Not One Type of Martial Art That Beats All Others

Muay Thai Kickboxing class doing thai pad drills. When considering the different types of martial arts, it’s like a game of rock, paper, scissors. Each martial art has advantages and disadvantages against the others in complex ways. There isn’t really a best martial art to learn – each has unique characteristics that could draw an […]

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Escrima: Stick & Knife

We are so excited about the Escrima curriculum that Everest Pepper, Chief Instructor at ASD, is putting together. Here he talks about using a stick and a knife simultaneously. While these are advanced techniques, this is something we can all look forward to!

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Escrima Lesson 1: Fundamentals

Everest Pepper, the Chief Instructor of Krav Maga, at the Academy of Self Defense, goes over some basic fundamentals of the Escrima system that we will be teaching soon.

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Improve Flexibility for Kicks

Coach Jivoni Jordan goes over tips on how to improve your flexibility for kicks through proper stretching.

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Do you have what it takes to win?

Winning, Losing, and Trying… Coach Jivoni Jordan talks about the differences between the three. Jivoni Jordan has been involved in combative arts and sports for over 35 years. As a student, fighter, coach and teacher, some of his training disciplines include Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, San Shou, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and Krav Maga. […]

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Challenge Yourself with Coach J’s Warmup!

*30 second intervals Jumping Jacks Skip Rope Side Jump Squats Jump Lunges Push Ups Knee Push Ups Repeat as many times as you can!

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Shadowbox with Purpose and Intent

How to continue your MTK Training at home… A lot of our students have been asking how to continue training for MTK Muay Thai Kickboxing from home? Or with a heavy bag? Or without a partner. Coach Jivoni Paul Jordan shares with us how to shadowbox with purpose and intent.

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