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Pumpkin Pump WOD with Coach Andrea

Join Coach Andrea for her Special Pumpkin Pump WOD Enjoy the Halloween spirit anytime you want! Coach Andrea has created a very special Halloween online workout for ASD On Demand. You can now get a FREE online workout! Andrea will be taking you through a ‘Time Warp’ warm-up, in the classic ‘Rocky Horror Show’ fashion, […]

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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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6 Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food Favorites

While we may never be able to match the speed of a drive thru meal, there are many ways we can find alternatives to our fast food favorites that are just as cheap and appetizing. 6 Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food Favorites Let’s face it. We all know fast food isn’t the best option for […]

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Keeping Your Wrists Strong with Coach Jivoni Jordan

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Can Exercise Improve Sleep?

 “Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.” National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Can Exercise Help Improve the Quality of my Sleep? Exercise holds many benefits that most of […]

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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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Introduction to Escrima at ASD

In the beginning of the year, ASD decided to start building the curriculum for our program that was supposed to launch the beginning of March, but the start of the program was delayed due to the current state of affairs. Even though we can’t have classes, we would still like to share the footage that […]

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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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