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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.

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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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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