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About moaimartialarts

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.

How to Learn Self Defense and Develop Situational Awareness–The Hooded Box Drill

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Hayabusa Kanpeki T3 Helmet and Shin Guard Review

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Meriden Martial Arts Club Ruck 2019

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.  

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The World’s Best Cap Challenge

Here is our version of the Cap Challenge that’s viral as of Summer 2019.  Impressive, right?

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Hayabusa Kanpeki T3 MMA Gloves Quick Review

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POV Karate Sparring Drills

Having some fun training at the Meriden Martial Arts Club. What do you think of our drills?

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Home Dojo Tour 2019 (Home Dojo on a Dime Part 2)

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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Forearm and Grip Training for Marial Artists

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 … Continue reading

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2016 MMA Club Olympiad!

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 … Continue reading

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Martial Arts Ruck March Training

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 … Continue reading

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