Author Archives: Bill Antonitis

About Bill Antonitis

Lucky enough to grow up with the martial arts, I have felt their positive influence throughout my life and am especially interested in sharing these experiences with others. I enjoy working with youth and adults to give back some of what I've received. If you would like to learn more about Uechi-Ryu/Shohei-Ryu Karate, or if you want to find people to train with, please contact me. I am the head karate instructor for the Meriden Martial Arts Club.

Home Dojo on a Dime Part Two

Here’s a long overdue follow-up to our old post about building a home dojo on the cheap.  We’ve done a lot of upgrades since starting the Meriden Martial Arts Club, but it’s still dark and dingy–perfect for tough guys and gals who train … Continue reading

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How to Do CrossFit While Practicing Martial Arts Skills at the Same Time

Martial artists need to hone their skills every day. But we also need strength, agility, endurance, explosiveness, and flexibility. Training even one of these attributes can take a lot of time out of your day. But as Bruce Lee said, … Continue reading

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Moai Martial Arts Contest

Want to win some free swag from our MMA Shop?  Here’s a quick survey that we’d love for you to fill out.  Do you like the site refresh and enhancements we’ve been working on?  Please take a second to let us … Continue reading

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Want to Be a Better Fighter? Try Video Games!

How many times have you heard Joe Rogan or practically any other MMA announcer call fighting a “game of human chess”?  It’s true, of course: many athletes sharpen their thinking by playing the classic strategy game.  What better example of … Continue reading

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The Oni – A Karate Poem

After training alone in my home dojo this week, I recognized that without consistent practice in kata, I would probably go crazy.  It is a wonderful gift passed down from generation and generation: intricate movements worth mastering that provide self-defense … Continue reading

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Karate in the Snow

I live in New England. Temperatures have been below freezing almost all winter. It’s snowing, again. Do I need any other reason to post some of the best videos of intrepid karateka training in the snow?  I like to work … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Trane UFC

I generally don’t disclose my lifelong interest in martial arts to my English classes.  The inevitable conversation ensues: You do karate?  Why are you a teacher?  You should fight in the UFC! After all, if Kevin James can do it, so can … Continue reading

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Popular Workouts for Martial Artists

There’s a neat review of some popular, efficient, and effective workouts posted on our sister site, Jacked Dad you might enjoy.  These workouts are great for martial artists looking to improve performance, to supplement their conditioning, and who don’t have … Continue reading

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Moai Martial Arts 2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.  It’s always fun and fulfilling to look back on the year and community that we share.  Thanks for a great 2013.  Here’s to an even better 2014! … Continue reading

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Martial Arts Holiday Silliness

I feel like I usually write something semi-heartfelt and/or sentimental at this time of year.  To be honest, I’m fried after a year of learning to be a father, going back to school, and trying to keep up with training! … Continue reading

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