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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.

POV Karate Sparring Drills

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

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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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Hiking Boots for Martial Artists: Rationale and Reviews

Rationale Here is an other entry in the informal outdoor equipment series featured on this site.  This time, we’re focused on boots.  I wrote about training outdoors in minimalist footwear a long while ago–you know, before it was cool.  It is … Continue reading

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Rucksacks for Martial Artists: Rationale and Reviews

Rationale I’ve done a lot of posts lately about outdoor gear.  As I mentioned, preparedness is an offshoot of situational awareness, which, of course, is an essential aspect of martial arts.  Being prepared for personal, professional, and family needs that … Continue reading

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Meriden Martial Arts Club Kyu Test 5.1.16

Here are a few quick pics from our recent kyu test at the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  Thanks to all who tested and helped out.  Congrats!

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New Review: Century Tegu Headgear

Here’s another review I wrote for MMA Gear Addict.  While I love Century products, this one is a miss.  You can read the review here, and here’s a quick video that sums it up.  I hope you find it helpful. – … Continue reading

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New Affiliate: Kataaro

Kataaro is a custom martial arts belt and equipment company that I’m consistently impressed with.  Their products are excellent as is their customer service and delivery. Better still–all their products are made in the USA! Here is a quick review … Continue reading

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