Effortless Power

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Sifu

Most exercises in the west such as weight lifting, jogging, swimming, etc. works primarily on the muscular system and the lungs. The Chinese also partake in this form of exercise but they consider Chi Gung “Qigong” to be a higher level of training for the body.

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Fundamentals

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Sifu

When you research anyone who has reached a high level in their field, it usually comes down to the fact that they have an extraordinary understanding of the fundamentals in what they do. The same will be found in the martial arts. The most common thing I see sought after in the martial arts is a greater list of techniques, the need to know more than the other guy

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Redefine your measurment of effort

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by Sifu

I think it’s important to realize that everyone’s measurement of effort is not the same. What you see as considerable effort may not be that considerable in reality.

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Erik Paulson Combat Submission Wrestling Seminar

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by Sifu

Another successful visit from Coach Erik Paulson this last weekend. We got to focus on some of his material for his new MMA program which he is preparing for release around the first of next year.

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BJJ No Gi and Drill Classes

Posted on July 28th, 2015

If you’ve been in class over the last few weeks you’ve heard me announce some new classes we are adding to the schedule. You may have also gotten a taste of the drill program during our warm-ups. I wanted to take a few minutes and provide some details about the programs and how they can help you gain more from your training.

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Civilian Tactical Instructor Camp June 2015

Posted on July 16th, 2015

The Civilian Tactical Training Association held its third instructor camp for the year at Atlanta Martial Arts Center during the weekend of June 26, 27, and 28. For some of us this was the third time attending and the material continues to evolve and present new insights and challenges to the instructors. Sifu Allan Baker the creator of Civilian Tactical leads the camps over the three days and pushes the instructors to fully ingrain the material for the program.

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Work on it, not in it

Posted on July 12th, 2015 by Sifu

It seems to be common for most people to get lost in the activities of their daily routine and lose track of what is actually important.

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Using Time Wisely

Posted on July 6th, 2015 by Sifu

I had a discussion with a student this week about the use of time.

I refer to time as “life units” because I believe they are just that, pieces of your life. How you choose to spent that time is very important because you have a limited supply of it. Once you use it up, it’s gone forever.

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Are you wasting time with excuses?

Posted on May 15th, 2015

I would stick to my workout plan, diet, make it to class more often, etc. but....

...I don't have the time. I don't have the right equipment. I'm too tired. The dog or kids get in the way. I don't know how to get started.

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2015 Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp Atlanta

Posted on May 3rd, 2015 by Sifu

Over the last three days, we at Atlanta Martial Arts Center were under the tutelage of Master Pedro Sauer, Professor Jeff Curran and Professor Allen Hopkins for the 2015 Atlanta Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp. We are extremely fortunate here at AMAC to be able to host the annual camp for the region.

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