Category Archives: Instruction

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Free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar at Gracie Farmington Valley

This event relates to our most recent guest post pretty nicely.  Take a look at the details below, and consider joining us for what will be a great event! Call 855-458-8255 to secure your spot today.  Don’t miss this free … Continue reading

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One Minute Bunkai

Here are a few neat videos suggested by one of our readers.  They offer grappling-based interpretations of moves from sanseiryu and seichin.  I love the moves in theory, though I may do things a little differently.  What do you think? … Continue reading

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Top 5 Martial Arts Exercises for Seniors

Here’s another great guest post on martial arts and how they can benefit senior citizens.  Take a look and let us know what you think.  If you have some suggested exercises, please share them in the comments! __________________ Top 5 … Continue reading

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Benefits of Martial Arts for Seniors

Here’s a guest post I think you’ll like.  It’s from the writers of Assisted Living Today, an online resource regarding seniors and aging and covers a topic not commonly addressed on this blog: how martial arts can help seniors.  Have … Continue reading

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Shohei-Ryu Karate at Gracie Farmington Valley Promotional Video

Here’s a video that tells a little bit about the karate we practice at Gracie Farmington Valley every day!  Please take a look and let us know what you think.  If you’re interested in training, you can e-mail bill@graciefv.com or … Continue reading

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(Finally) Video for YouTube!

We’ve shot a bunch of video of the last few weeks and are currently editing all of it.  Topics include demonstrations of kata and techniques, breaking, and conditioning exercises.  Here’s the first video on hand strengthening.  Take a look, let … Continue reading

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Standing Guillotine Defense

Well, it was fun to watch the fights last night–lots of surprises!  It looks like many of the fighters–and the fans–learned a lot.  Mark Hominick found out Zombies can actually be pretty quick.  Tito learned that his ribs can’t take … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Sensei Connie Flynn

It was fun to write a guest post on the Ikigai Way blog last week.  I thought I’d return the favor to you.  Here’s a short piece written by Sensei Connie Flynn of ZenQuest Martial Arts Center in Lenox, MA. … Continue reading

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New article on Ikigai Way

If you get a chance, check out my new article, titled “The New Karate Kids” on the Ikigai Way blog.  It’s about teaching kids’ karate! – Bill  

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Rob Khan Seminar at Gracie Farmington Valley!

When: November 12, 2011, 10:00am-12:00pm Where: Gracie Farmington Valley, 2 Tunxis Rd, Suite B5, Tariffville, CT 06081 Style: No Gi Cost: $50 Rob Kahn has been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu for nearly 20 years and was one of the first to … Continue reading

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