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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Coach Erik Paulson visit to the Atlanta Martial Arts Center

Posted on March 22nd, 2015 by Sifu

Another fantastic seminar with Coach Erik Paulson this last weekend at the Atlanta Martial Arts Center here in Woodstock GA. Coach covered stand up striking from the STXKickboxing program, he went through various drills from his new MMA program and finished up with leg attacks from the Combat Submission Wrestling curriculum.


That Weekly Push

Posted on March 14th, 2015 by Sifu

At least once a week in my training I will get a gentle push outside my comfort zone. I will step past something that I usually consider a limitation. Most of the time, being pushed past your comfort zone is not considered a good thing. I believe as a warrior it is important to step into the unknown, to attempt a little more than you think you are capable of doing. In doing this year after year on the mat, it has given me a different attitude about attempting new things elsewhere in my life.


Balance and body state in the martial arts

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by Sifu

Balance is something that seems to slip away as you age. I know this because of the little losses in my training when I take a small break from my routine. I really notice it when working with someone new that comes into the school. Recently, a gentleman joined the school and I met him in class on the mat doing a drill. He is the same age as me. What stood out to me was his struggle to find his balance. What I thought was a simple task; he had to give great effort and focus.