About a year ago I made a post about Anthony "Showtime" Pettis. Love him, hate him, or happen to be his hair-dresser, there is one things about him I'd like to highlight. His "wall kick."
For those of you new to the phrase, a wall kick is a double jump maneuver into a kick (roundhosue or back). The first jump is from the ground, the second is off a wall, poll, person, or some other upright fixture. The jump ends in landing on another human being with the execution of a kick. Anthony Pettis utilized this off the Octagon's wall, to, literally, devastate an opponent.
Why I would like to highlight this episode in mixed-martial arts history. Mixed martial arts is primarily two things: a laboratory and a gladiatorial arena. Anthony Pettis clearly uses as both. He makes it a point to utilize "low-percentage" techniques in his training and in the Octagon. He never says that it is easy, or that everyone can or should do what he does. But, by his determination and effort he makes everyone else "one-in-a-million" shot his million dollar shot- and he makes 'em count.
Enjoy. Train Hard.
This week we, in the north-western hemisphere, will be greeting a welcome friend. Spring time! While this is a time to be outdoors and walk about, it is also a time to get in shape for summer.
As Chon's Korean Karate we maximize our time for fitness in every class. While we keep a continuing karate curriculum, we are sure to arrange each element of class to maximize your workout in the time you have with your instructor. In this way, we are can help each other get fit and stay fit.
Our program is designed to allow you to get the skills you need. We don't believe in sacrificing learning just to get a workout, and we don't believe in sacrificing your workout just to learn a couple moves. After all, what good is being fit if you can't defend yourself (and what good are self-defense skills if you're struggle to breathe in a fight)?