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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.

GORUCK GR1 Fitness Loadout Review

There are a lot of reviews for this pack online, but not many explain all its different uses.  Here’s one loadout for the GORUCK GR1 used for fitness and rucking.  Look for more equipment discussion on the way, including different … Continue reading

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Sandbag DIY Dead-Squat Combo Lift using GORUCK and Mystery Ranch Packs

Here’s another post in the “Silent Ninja Workouts” series.  This is a lift inspired by the Dead-Squat bar. It is meant to combine a deadlift with a squat. In this video, the deadlift is done with a 150lbs. GORUCK sandbag … Continue reading

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GORUCK Sandbag Deadlift

I wrote a post about DIY sandbag deadlifts a long time ago.  Here’s a new one using some new, better performing gear.  This is a 5×5 deadlift demonstration.  There are approximately 330 pounds of sand and plates loaded into a … Continue reading

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New Affiliate: GORUCK

One resolution for 2016 we’re making at the Meriden Martial Arts Club is to train more outdoors.  That means kata, kihon, and bunkai all done outside in addition to workouts to improve our fitness and general physical preparedness.  One thing we’re … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.  We post this every year because it’s kind of fun.  Thanks for another great year! – Bill and Alex Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway … Continue reading

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New Affiliate: Datsusara

We’re working on a site revamp and to kick start our content in the near future.  You deserve it!  In the meanwhile, we are pursing new affiliate opportunities. Here is the first in what we hope will be new relationships with … Continue reading

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The Cranky Kenny Learns Karate Children’s Book is Finally Here!

It’s been nearly three years in the making, but the children’s book I wrote in collaboration with local artist and illustrator Marissa Dziedzic is finally here!  It is published on Lulu.com and is available in electronic and print versions.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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New Mats at Meriden Martial Arts Club

We got some mew mats for training jiu-jitsu, judo, wrestling, and MMA at the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  E-mail bill@mma-club.org to come train with us! You can learn more about our club by clicking the link below. http://mma-club.org

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The Life of a Part-Time Fighter

Hi, Everyone:  From time to time we’ll share a guest post, and here’s a unique look at the the life a part-time MMA fighter by our friend Craig Boyle.  He is an MMA fighter and journalist in the UK and represents Maxinutrition. … Continue reading

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Down, But Not Out!

Don’t worry folks. We’ll be back! Projects, school, new jobs–Alar and I are both still in the fight, and we hope to get writing again this summer. In the meanwhile, look for some guest posts on this site and some … Continue reading

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