Monday, December 27, 2010

Kenpo Karate Staff Set

Hi Everyone,

I trust that you all had a very Merry Christmas, or if you don't celebrate Christmas, a happy holiday with your family. I will get back to answering questions on my blog in the new year, but for now, I would like to post a video of me performing the American Kenpo Karate Staff Set. The video was taped by Chantel on December 23rd of this year, so it is "hot off the press". God Bless!

Friday, December 17, 2010

When to Train

In my next few blogs, I will be answering questions that people have posed to me regarding Kenpo Karate or the martial arts more generally.

Here is a question I was just asked: “When is the best time of day to train outside of class?”

Let me first say that I believe the key to training is to train consistently. So often today people have such a hard time devoting huge blocks of time to exercise because they have so much other work that needs to get done. I think it’s best to try to find a time (however short or long that may be) when you know you are most likely to follow through on your commitment to train. For example, if you have a hard time sticking to an early morning workout (that’s me), how about taking your lunch hour and devoting that time to your training? For instance, if I am not teaching Kenpo over my lunch hour, I usually take that time to work on my forms, sets, self-defence techniques, weaponry, stretching, and push-ups and sit-ups. Other times, I use that hour of opportunity to go the gym. I usually spend at least 30 minutes on cardio machines, and then finish the workout with some weight training. I also recommend pad training and sparring to work on one’s cardiovascular training if possible. Indeed, working out over my lunch hour has become so routine to me over the years that I now have a hard time refocusing in the afternoon without it. As a martial arts instructor, of course, I also workout in the evenings as well, either through training with my students, or spending some time alone to train.

It is also important to consider that each individual is different. For example, some people have a difficult time falling asleep at night if they workout too late. This happens to me only on occasions where I have put my body through a very intensive workout and my body feels too tense and sore. Typically, however, a hot shower and some relax time unwinding with my wife allows my body and mind the time to relax and get back to its normal state. Conversely, there is also some evidence that working out in the morning can improve sleep patterns. The evidence for this finding is not overwhelming, however, and it may be that the reason for their better sleep patterns has less to do with their morning workout and more to do with the fact that these individuals have better mental health, wake up earlier than most people to be able to get their workout in, and eat more healthy foods throughout the day.

Lastly, although I believe it is possible to over-train one’s body (we all need days of rest), to be the best you can be you have to learn to practice even when you don’t feel like it. Mediocrity in whatever one does in life results from only practicing when you are in the mood. Hence, learning to discipline one’s mind by programming the brain to develop strong work habits and to persevere is something that we should all continue to strive for. Nobody gets to the top of what they do by only training when they feel like it.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Family Tree of Black Belts

This January will mark 16 years straight of running my Kenpo Karate school here in London, Ontario. We have changed locations a few times, but have happily found our home at the Berkshire Club, at 500 Berkshire Drive, over the past several years. In addition, this January will mark my 26th year of training in the art of Kenpo Karate. Our school has never been stronger, thanks to the help of God, my wife, my black belt and brown belt assistants, and of course, my dedicated students.

In case some are unaware, there is a valuable resource on the internet which keeps track of all the students I have ever promoted to black belt. It can be found here:

As can be seen, I have promoted 21 students to black belt level over the course of almost 16 years. Of the 21, the following 6 black belts continue to train with me to this day: Craig Cote (3rd Degree Black Belt), John McDonald (2nd Degree Black Belt), Matt Trejo (3rd Degree Black Belt), Alexa Vreman (2nd Degree Black Belt), Ryan Welsh (1st Degree Black Belt), and Evan Wiley (3rd Degree Black Belt). I have also recently welcomed 3 other black belts from different schools that have joined my school over the past month, all of whom may eventually test for black belt level and higher in American Kenpo.

Just over 2 years ago, I made a change in my lineage and decided to follow the direction of the Chinese Karate Federation (CKF) under the tutelage of CKF President, Sean P. Kelley. In addition to his tremendous knowledge of the Kenpo Karate system, Mr. Kelley is a strong leader, and someone in whom I have developed a very close friendship. Unlike many Kenpo organizations, in the CKF the focus is not on one person, but rather the gathering or alliance of some of the best Kenpo Karate practitioners and martial artists on the globe. Moreover, the CKF is about refining and evolving our skills in ways that move beyond the academic stage of training into the more combative realm. Too many black belts today think they “have arrived” upon obtaining a black belt. The reality is that one’s training is just beginning.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

CKF Kickboxing and Use of the High-Wide Kneel Stance

One of the great things about being part of the Chinese Karate Federation (CKF) is that amount of time we spend working on Kickboxing. Over the past two years, I have had the pleasure of participating in four Kickboxing seminars taught by CKF President Sean P. Kelley (7th Degree American Kenpo Karate, 5th Degree in Joe Lewis’ American Karate Systems), and one seminar on kicking techniques as taught by Bill “Superfoot” Wallace (10th Degree Black Belt), who is also a CKF Board Member. I have also had the honor of teaching a Kickboxing seminar in Bradford, Pennsylvania at one of the CKF events. Most of these seminars finish with some hands-on sparring with lots of opponents before we call it a day.

A key rule that we emphasize in the CKF when working on Kickboxing is to “face our work” by use of high-wide kneel stance. In this stance, the rear foot is positioned on the ground as a bracing angle, allowing the foot to be launched quickly from that location. In essence, the foot is like an aircraft getting reading to take off, positioning itself as a catapult carrying its mass in a forward position. The value of this position is that it aids in the force of a strike when hitting a target. Moreover, by proper use of economy of motion, it eliminates the “and then” by not forcing you to waste energy and time. A good fighter knows this. Indeed, “position” is one of the eight considerations of combat in American Kenpo.

Interestingly enough, the vast majority of Kenpo Karate practitioners do not face their work when they do their Kenpo (I used to be in this boat as well). This can be detected by the posture that people take when preparing to spar or execute self-defense techniques. Just prior to the act of engagement, most Kenpo Karate practitioners will use the neutral bow stance, which the law of physics show is an improper position. In short, learn to face your work!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Summary of Sean Kelley Seminars in London, Ontario

Last weekend, Sean Kelley conducted three Kenpo Karate seminars in London, Ontario. In the first seminar, Mr. Kelley taught the self-defense techniques “Obstructing the Storm” and “Capturing the Storm” and broke each of these club self-defenses down with a lot of detail. He also taught various lock and flow drills, as well as some give-and-take drills utilizing Wing Chun Kung Fu. In the second seminar, Mr. Kelley spent 2 hours on the self-defense technique “Glancing Lance” and showed how the common way this technique is taught is flawed and dangerous. Instead, Mr. Kelley provided a more realistic way of making Glancing Lance work. Finally, in the third seminar, Mr. Kelley taught on kickboxing. Students had the opportunity to work various punch, kick, punch-kick, kick-punch, and footwork maneuvers on partners. A special thanks also goes out to Steve Beecroft for allowing me to conduct the seminars at his school. Below are a couple of photos from the event:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Congratulations goes out to Dana Broadhead, a 3rd Degree Brown Belt under me in American Kenpo Karate, who just won the Gold Medal in Women's Chinese Forms at the 2010 World Karate & Kickboxing Council World Championships in Albufeira, Portugal. Dana performed the American Kenpo form, "Long Form 3".

Jamie Seabrook
Chinese Karate Federation (CKF)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sean Kelley Seminars in London, Ontario, Nov 12-13th

Sean Kelley Seminars in London, Ontario, Nov 12-13th

Hi Everyone,

This is to inform you that I will be having my instructor, CKF President Sean Kelley, come teach seminars in London, Ontario the weekend of November 12-13th. The seminar registration package is attached to this email. As can be seen below, participants save a lot of money if pre-registered by October 22nd. Since the Berkshire Club has been previously booked for a wedding, the seminars will take place at the Spiritual Martial Arts Center, 186 King Street (Park Tower, basement level) in downtown, London, Ontario. The seminars are open to all styles of martial arts, and to people with all levels of experience. The seminar topics are as follows:

Friday, November 12th

6:30-8:00 pm – Club Self Defense Techniques

Saturday, November 13th

10:00-10:45 am – Kids Self-Defense

11:00 -12:00 – Glancing Lance (Knife self-defense technique)

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm – Kickboxing (t-shirt only and bring gear)


$25 for 1 adult seminar (by Oct 22nd or $30 after Oct 22nd)

$40 for 2 adult seminars (by Oct 22nd or $50 after Oct 22nd)

$50 for ALL 3 adult seminars (by Oct 22nd or $65 after Oct 22nd)

$15 for children’s seminar (by Oct 22nd or $20 after Oct 22nd)

(Note: Child blue belts and higher can attend the child or adult seminars, or all 4 for just $55 by Oct 22nd!)

Hope to see you all there!

Jamie Seabrook
CKF Canadian Representative

Friday, September 17, 2010

My New Red Belt

As some of you may know, on Saturday, September 11, 2010, Mr. Kelley presented me and my good friend Kevin Kuliga with a new red belt for each of our ranks. For those wondering, I am still a 6th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate, but all CKF black belts who are 5th Degree and higher are going to be wearing red belts with the corresponding black bar and number of stripes (to show the reverse of what is typically done in American Kenpo – a red bar and red stripes on a black belt). To be awarded this new belt from Mr. Kelley was a big honor, as we want to be different in the CKF, especially considering how the typical black belt has been so devalued in recent times as people jump through the dan ranks like candy. For more information about the history of the Red Belt, please see Bill Larson’s article at:

Summary of the CKF Seminars in Bradford, PA, September 2010

I have said this before, and I will likely say it again – Sean Kelley’s seminars just get better and better. Mr. Kelley taught Short Form 2 and Long Form 2, as well as the “what-if” phase of Kenpo on the Friday night. Mr. Kelley taught the theme of Long Form 2, how and why the universal block breaks the order of the inward, outward, upward and downward sequence, how Kenpo is taught as a category completion system as evidenced by the single and dual setups through the dictionary forms, and how Kenpo is a study of motion. He also showed how the basics from the isolations at the end of Long Form 1 are contained in Long Form 2. Although we typically use a neutral bow when striking with the front hand, and a forward bow when striking with the rear hand, Mr. Kelley explained how it is not necessary to move to a forward bow when executing the eye pokes since the target is soft anyway. Also, understanding the timing separation of “distance with rotation” and then “rotation with distance” in Long Form 2 is a critical aspect to the form.

On the Saturday, Mr. Kelley taught seminars on the Storm (club) techniques and on kickboxing. He taught Evading the Storm and Checking the Storm, and showed how Checking the Storm really teaches what not to do, and why Evading the Storm is a much more logical and practical technique. The kickboxing class including hand drills, kicking techniques, leg sweeps, leg buckles, and pad drills. Matt Trejo, John McDonald and I were all there for the seminars and had a fantastic time.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Jamie Seabrook - Double Dragon Short Stick 1

New Videos and UFC 118 Predictions

As mentioned over several blogs, I am in the process of putting up several weapons forms on you tube. Here is my most recent video of me performing ‘Double Dragon Short Stick 1” (Surng Longe Doon Gwan Yut Lo), a Green Belt Weapons Form in the Black Dragon System of Kung Fu, of which I am also a Black Belt:

In addition, here is another video of me sparring with Chris Newsome, one of my Green Belts in American Kenpo Karate, who will be promoted to 3rd Degree Brown Belt in the next few weeks:

As for UFC 118, there are really three big fights that I am interested in. In the main event, I predict we will see a much better and more prepared challenger in BJ Penn, and that he will regain the title that he lost from Frankie Edgar in his last fight. I think the fight will be a close one, however, as Edgar wants to prove that he can beat Penn again. In retrospect, I truly don’t feel like Edgar did enough to win the title in their last fight, but that is what can happen when fights go the distance and to the score cards. In the semi-main event, I predict Randy Couture will beat James Toney, especially if the fight goes into the second or third round. Clearly, Couture is going to want to take Toney down to negate Toney’s stand-up boxing strikes. At the same time, Couture needs to be very careful in that first round not to get clipped hard by one or several of Toney’s KO shots. Finally, despite the tremendous success of Kenny Florian, I think that Gary Maynard will beat Florian, most likely on the ground or possibly by decision.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sean Kelley Seminars in Bradford, Pennsylvania

Hi everyone. I wanted to let all of you know about some awesome Kenpo Karate seminars being taught by Senior Professor Sean Kelley, 7th Degree American Kenpo Karate Black Belt, held in Bradford, Pennsylvania September 10-11th, 2010. The seminars will be run at Michael Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo, 443 East Main Street.

The seminar topics are as follows:

Friday, September 10th

5:00-6:00 pm – Long Form 2

6:30-8:00 pm – “What If” Phase of Kenpo

Saturday, September 11th

1:00-3:00 pm – Storm Techniques (Ideal Phase – “Real Deal” Phase)

(Checking, Evading, Calming, Obstructing, Defying)

3:30-4:30 pm – Kickboxing (ghi pants & t-shirt only, bring boxing gloves)

The cost for this weekend of training is only $50 U.S.

Payments can be made to Michael Miller at:

443 East Main Street, Bradford, Pa 16701

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Update from the 2010 Power Nationals

Hi everyone. I am finally getting back to you about the results from the 2010 Power Nationals held in London, Ontario. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. My family and I went camping in Prospect Hill, and we camped there for 8 nights straight. It was a great time. Morgan and Maddie had lots of independence, met lots of friends, caught tons of crayfish, went swimming, and had lots of marshmallows over the fire. Chantel and I also got lots of husband-wife time, which was really great.

The tournament went very well, despite the fact that there was no air conditioning in the building, making it extremely hot. There were not many competitors in my 35+ Black Belt division (3 in Traditional Forms, 3 in Traditional Weapons, and 3 in Sparring). I ended up taking 1st place in forms and weapons, and 2nd place in sparring. I lost 3-2 in the final match and then they stopped the fight because the 2-minute time limit expired. It wasn’t the way I wanted to lose, but hey, those were the rules. I think from now on I will only compete in full-contact, continuous fighting. I might even consider a cage match if the event is held close enough. My students who competed at the Power Nationals also did very well: Ethan, 1st in Fighting; Ryan Welsh, 1st in Fighting; Reese, 2nd in Fighting; Micah, 2nd in Forms; Mark Abram, 3rd in Fighting; and Dana Broadhead, 3rd in Weapons. Way to go all of you!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Training for the 2010 Power Nationals

It has been almost 4 years since I competed at the 2006 LTKKA World Kenpo Karate Championships in Baltimore, Maryland. Come July 17th 2010, I will be entering my next competition at the 2010 Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge. This tournament is being held in my hometown of London, Ontario, and I had the opportunity of competing at this same tournament back in 2004 against Kyoshi Christopher DiLiberto, an 8th Degree Karate master from Ancaster, Ontario. This time I will be in the 35+ black belt division, and I will be entering sparring, forms, and weaponry. For sparring preparation, I have been fighting at least two times per week with my highest ranked black belt, Matt Trejo, who is a 3rd Degree American Kenpo Karate black belt. I am also fighting several other of my black belts, and have been working full-contact kickboxing pad drills incorporating hands, kicks, and elbows every week. For forms, I am going to perform the Hung Gar Kung Fu form, Tiger and Crane (Fu Hok Surng Ying) which requires a tremendous amount of endurance and skill to perform start to finish. For weapons, I have decided to perform the highest level of American Kenpo Karate’s forms, Long Form 8, which is performed with two knives. Although not flashy when compared to other weapons forms that I know, it is definitely the biggest challenge for me, and is requiring a lot of time to prepare and train for. I had my friend Jacob Katz make me the training knives so as to give more realism to the form. I am looking forward to this competition, as the Power Nationals has always brought out some top notch competitors, so training for this event has really “kept me on my toes” so to speak. I will do a post-blog of the event once the competition is over.

Monday, May 24, 2010

CKF Event & Tournament Results

Yesterday myself, John McDonald, Matt Trejo, and Chris Newsome attended the Chinese Karate Federation (CKF) event held at Michael Miller's Dojo in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The training included two seminars taught by Mr. Sean Kelley, 7th Degree American Kenpo Black Belt and President of the CKF. Mr. Kelley taught the technique, "The Pincher" (or what some teach today as "the Grasp of Death"), as well as "Thrusting Lance" for his first seminar on trouble techniques. His method of teaching "Thrusting Lance" was much more practical in my opinion than the "old school" version commonly taught in the Kenpo system, the latter of which you are to shuffle in to grab the opponent's groin, thereby losing control of the knife. In his second seminar, Mr. Kelley taught kickboxing drills on "live bodies" utilizing various hand techniques, kicking techniques, and foot maneuvers. We then finished the day with some great sparring with Michael Miller and several of his advanced students.

Also yesterday, Dana Broadhead, an American Kenpo Green Belt student of mine, made the Canadian Team by winning 2nd place at the World Kickboxing Council (WKC) Canadian Qualifiers in Ottawa, Ontario in 18+ Chinese Forms (performing Long Form 3). The WKC World Championships are being held in Portugal in November of this year. Way to go Dana!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Two New Weapons Forms

Two New Weapons Forms

The following two videos of me performing Tonfa Set 1 and Tonfa Set 2 were recently posted on you tube. The first tonfa form is a required form in the Black Dragon System of Kung Fu. The second tonfa form, interestingly enough, was actually a created form that a black belt candidate performed as part of a black belt grading at the Kenpo school that I was at back in the 1980s. I have always liked the form, and there are many people who do not know the history of this form that continue to practice it today, but I was there. I hope you enjoy them:

Also, as a quick follow-up to my UFC 112 predictions, I was glad to see that Matt beat Renzo, although I was surprised that the fight did not go to the ground. Matt fought a very strategic fight, and I was surprised that Renzo made no adjustment to all of the roundhouse kicks to the leg that Matt was giving him. I knew that if Renzo continued to allow Matt to dominate with all of those leg kicks, it was just a matter of time before Matt would take him out. In any case, hats off to Renzo for getting in the ring with Matt. Renzo is a true legend.

I was wrong in my prediction of the Penn-Edgar fight. Edgar fought an amazing fight and I didn't think his footwork and speed would last an entire five rounds against Penn. To be honest, however, I didn't think that Edgar did enough to "beat the champ". In my eyes, to take the title away from the champion, there should be NO DOUBT who the winner is.

As for the Silva-Maia fight, that was just outright disappointing; sure, Silva got the win, but I thought the way that Silva conducted himself in the ring was very unsportsmanlike. Silva should have ended the fight very early (which he clearly could have). It will be interesting to see who the UFC matches Silva up against next.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tournament Results

I wanted to take the time to congratulate a couple of my students who competed at the World Karate & Kickboxing Council (WKC) Provincial Tryouts this past weekend. Ryan Welsh, one of my Junior Black Belts in American Kenpo, won 2nd place in Chinese style black belt forms, 3rd place in sparring, and 3rd place in weaponry. Also, Dana Broadhead, who is a Green Belt at my school, won 2nd place in advanced Chinese forms and 3rd place in sparring. Both Ryan and Dana thus qualified for the WKC National Team Tryouts which will take place May 21-23, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

UFC 112 Predictions

I am really looking forward to the UFC event in 2 days. I am have been a long-time fan of Matt Hughes, as I respect his fighting skill, tenacity, strength, but most of all, his faith in Jesus Christ. I have followed his career for quite some time, and have kept my oldest daughter Morgan (age 7) informed of who he is fighting at a given event. Of particular interest (for me at least) is his opponent at UFC 112 – Renzo Gracie. Interestingly, I am also a long-time fan of the Gracie’s, and have trained with Renzo’s cousin Royce in 2008, and will likely be training with Royce again next month. While this should be an interesting fight, I see Matt winning this fight with Renzo for a couple of reasons. First, Matt has been in the ring with so many amazing fighters, including the likes of B.J. Penn (2x), Georges St- Pierre (3x), Matt Serra (who is actually a student under Renzo), and Thiago Alves to name a few. By contrast, although Renzo has also fought many great fighters, he hasn’t fought in competition for over 3 years. That stated, he did get a big victory over Frank Shamrock in February 2007, and has won his last three fights in a row. Nonetheless, Matt has fought 7 times since 2006 (all of which have been against top notch fighters), compared to only 3 fights since 2006 for Renzo. Second, although Renzo is extremely skilled on the ground and is also a great striker, I don’t see him beating Matt on the ground, as Matt is very strong, and his “ground-and-pound” game I think will be too much for Renzo. I see Matt winning this fight by submission, TKO, or possibly even by decision. In any case, Renzo and Matt are both great guys and very well spoken so it should be an interesting fight.

In the lightweight title fight, B.J. Penn will square off against Frank Edgar. Frank is 11-1, is a great fighter and is also well spoken, and has won his last 3 fights including a victory over Sean Sherk (who B.J. also beat). B.J., in my opinion, has fought much better fighters than Frank including the likes of Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Georges St-Pierre (2x), Matt Hughes (2x), Renzo Gracie, Lyoto Machida, and Matt Serra. B.J has never looked better in my eyes, he is in the best shape of his life, and his hand skills are one of the best I have seen in the UFC. When he fought against Diego Sanchez, Diego tried to psyche him out in the “stare down” but B.J. has fought against way too many good fighters to ever be intimidated, and about 1-minute into the first round dropped Diego with a vicious punch to the head. In addition, B.J. has tremendous ground skills, and is a great kicker. I have always admired how B.J. stays so calm during fights, and how good of a counter-striker he can be. I can’t see Frank winning this fight, and predict B.J. will win by TKO or submission if the fight ends up on the ground.

In the main event, with the middle-weight title on the line, I see Anderson Silva taking Damien Maia out relatively early in this fight. Anderson is lightning fast, has great hands and kicks, and is very accurate on his shots with tremendous knockout power. Although Demian has got a great ground game with excellent submission holds, and clearly wants to get Anderson on the ground, I believe that Anderson’s stand-up fighting will be too much for Demian and I can’t see this fight going more than 2 or 3 rounds. As great as Demian is, I believe that Anderson Silva is another class of fighters when compared to Demian Maia.

I am going to take Morgan out to watch this UFC with me. Although she’s young to be watching such fights, she’s seen me fighting full-contact since she was a baby so it’s just a fun time with daddy for her. Who knows, I might even get her some ice cream after….

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Weapons Forms

As I mentioned in my last blog, I plan on putting some new weapons videos up on youtube over the next several months. Most of the weapons forms that I post will come from my Kung Fu training, although I also plan on posting the American Kenpo Karate Staff Set, Long Form 7 (performed with two clubs), and Long Form 8 (performed with two knives). This new video clip was taped on April 1, 2010. In it, you will see me performing a beginner Kung Fu Weapons Form called 'Single Dragon Short Stick 1'.

Have a blessed Easter weekend.

Jamie Seabrook

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Some Big Upcoming Events

Sorry for my long delay in writing on my blog. I have been very busy in life. In martial arts, I have been training harder than I ever have. I have not missed a single day yet in 2010 of putting in some hard, consistent training (some of the days as long as 4 hours of training time). I have also been teaching a lot more than normal, particularly in the quantity of private lessons. I also hope to have some new weapons video clips of me up on YouTube soon, particularly once I am satisfied with how I am moving with them.

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about a few big events that are happening soon that I highly recommend:

(1) May 8-9: A long-time friend and fellow tournament competitor of mine, Simon Sherbourne, will be hosting a seminar with UFC legend Royce Gracie in London, Ontario, at Wilfred Jury Public School. I had the opportunity of training with Royce Gracie at Simon’s first event in 2008, and it was one of the best jiu-jitsu seminars I have ever attended. For more information about this event, or to register, please email Martha Sherbourne at:

(2) May 14-15 Break Thru Event 2010: This event will feature “dynamic, live international speakers and worship artists impacting an amazing multi-generational audience”. The keynote speaker is Nick Vujicic, a man born without arms or legs. Nick has traveled to over 19 nations sharing his testimony and his faith in Jesus Christ. The event will take place at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, and I am honored to be one of the speakers and presenters at the event. For more information, please see the following website:'sComing.html

(3) May 21-23: My good friend Michael Miller will be hosting CKF President Sean Kelley for some Kenpo Karate seminars at his school in Bradford, Pennsylvania. I will be there and will be bringing some of my advanced students with me. The training and knowledge gained at these events is incredible. For more information about the event, or to register, please contact Michael Miller by phone at: 814-368-3725.

(4) November 5-6: I will be bringing my instructor, and CKF President, Sean Kelley to my school in London, Ontario to conduct Kenpo Karate seminars. This event is open to all martial artists of all styles. For more information, or to register, please email me at: or contact me by phone at: 519-472-6321

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Martial Arts Training Log

Martial Arts Training Log

For the past 5+ years, I have been keeping a daily log of everything that I practice in the martial arts. Doing so has motivated me to take my training to new levels, and ensures that my training regime is balanced, yet difficult. I highly recommend that all martial artists do the same. Below is a list of my training activity in 2009:

Days Practiced: 321

Taught Kenpo (days): 160

Total # of Classes Taught: 480

Sparring (days) – 51

Open Techniques – 1625

Pushups – 25,280

Sit-ups – 25,280

Blocking Set 1 – 129
Blocking Set 2 – 101

Kicking Set 1 – 100

Kicking Set 2– 14

Finger Set 1 – 104

Finger Set 2 – 14

Coordination Set 1 – 18

Coordination Set 2 – 10

Striking Set 1 – 25

Striking Set 2 – 19

Stance Set 1 – 110

Stance Set 2 – 101

Two Man Set – 3

Staff Set – 5

Short Form 1 – 124

Short Form 2 – 100

Short Form 3 – 57

Long Form 1 – 25

Long Form 2 – 15

Long Form 3 - 14

Long Form 4 – 16

Long Form 5 – 12

Long Form 6 – 11

Long Form 7 – 11

Long Form 8 – 12

Tiger and Crane – 4

Book Set –

10 Yellow Techniques – 12

24 Orange Techniques – 12

24 Purple Techniques – 12

24 Blue Techniques – 12

24 Green Techniques – 12

24 3rd Degree Brown Techniques – 12

24 2nd Degree Brown Techniques – 12

24 1st Degree Brown Techniques – 12

24 1st Degree Black Techniques – 12

24 2nd Degree Black Techniques – 12

24 3rd Degree Black Techniques – 12

Anyo Isa – 14

Anyo Dalawa – 15

Anyo Tatlo – 14

Anyo Apat – 12

Redonda – 1

Single Sinawali – 2

Double Sinawali – 1

Cross Attack 1 – 11

Long Fist 1 - 4

Single Dragon Short Stick - 2

Double Dragon Short Stick – 6

Wandering Dragon Staff - 5

Orr Fai Do Fa – 4

Tonfa Set 1 (Kenpo) – 4

Tonfa Set 2 (Kung Fu) – 1

12 Basic Strikes – 7

12 Basic Defenses – 4

Figure eight – 1

Reverse Figure eight – 1

Banda y banda – 2

Rompida - 2

Abanico – 2

Six-count drill - 3

Single Stick Sparring - 2