About Our Writers

senpai_bill 6thMy name is Bill Antonitis, and I started Moai Martial Arts in 2010.  I write about traditional martial arts, self-defense, and self-improvement on this site.

I have trained in Uechi-Ryu and Shohei-Ryu Karate since 1987 under Ed DeCosta and began studying Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2009 with Jay Bell. 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.  Not only do I have over 25 years of experience teaching and training, but I am also a professional educator with a Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I have worked over the years to harden my body, sharpen my mind, and develop my spirit and look forward to sharing what I have learned with you.

I also help businesses, non-profits, and other organizations tell authentic stories that help them interact with their clients.  Traditional marketing is lame, and I can help you or your organization create and improve meaningful relationships with the people that matter most.  Please check out what I do at Proof Rocks! if you’d like help getting your martial arts school to the next level.

Interested In Training?

Lastly, if you would like to learn more about Uechi-Ryu and Shohei-Ryu Karate, please contact me.   You may also start with this Squidoo page.  I currently offer private lessons at my home dojo in Meriden, CT.  Please call 860-325-0839 or e-mail bill@mma-club.org for more information.  I look forward to hearing from you!  Thanks!

Please e-mail moaimartialarts@gmail.com for all inquiries about this site.


mma, ufc, blogAlex Larsen is also a passionate blogger and martial arts enthusiast. He brings his zeal for sports, fitness, nutrition, and all things MMA to our site and covers the UFC and other combat sports organizations for our site.  Alex graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2011 with a degree in Political Science, and he enrolled full-time in the Masters of Communication and Information Studies program at Rutgers University in early 2013. He plans to finish his degree in the Summer of 2014 with a specific focus in the field of Digital Media. Through his studies, and as the Social Media Manager for Proof Rocks!, Alex has become even better at building the kind of digital community we run here. You can reach him at alex@proofrocks.com to discuss marketing, hoops, or MMA.

PS – Here’s a video of some things we practice every day!

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