Here’s a belated video of our most recent outdoor training session–a silly but somewhat strenuous evening. Let us know what you best outdoor training looks like, and if you want to join sometime check out Meriden Martial Arts Club.
Here is our version of the Cap Challenge that’s viral as of Summer 2019. Impressive, right?
Having some fun training at the Meriden Martial Arts Club. What do you think of our drills?
We’ve done a lot of updating over the past few years, including better equipment, real mats, shelving, and a Mylar “mirror”. Have a look, and let us know what you think!
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Tagged boxing, club, ct, fitness, jiu-jitsu, karate, meriden, MMA, muay thai, self defense
Here is a quick video to help with forearm and grip training. Improving these areas is important for all forms of martial arts–especially grappling. Take a look, and let us know what you think! (We have some other video updates as well, by the way.) Thanks!
To celebrate this year’s games we had some fun training. All events were meant to improve martial arts skills and included sanchin-style shot put, hammer throw, 40-yard dash, gymnastics, taekwondo on pads, “wrestling” (bjj with pins), and judo. Hopefully next year we’ll add more events and a better camera!
What would happen if you combined military-style PT, an adventure race, and a karate class? You would get the Meriden Martial Arts Club’s first experiment without outdoor ruck march training. We only made it out for a few hours, but we loaded up our backpacks with sand and weigh plates, marched through the local Wallingford Land Trust, did tons of push-ups, pad work, katas, and had lots of fun! Here are some photos and videos; next time we’ll bring a GoPro and some lighting!
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Tagged club, karate, march, martial arts, MMA, orchard glen trail, ruck, ryu, shohei, training, uechi, wallingford land trust