Category Archives: Updates

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 and is available in electronic and print versions.  Here’s the … 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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Finally! An Update on Our Karate Children’s Book!

Like a million years ago (ok, last December) I announced that local artist, Marissa Dziedzic, and I wrote and illustrated a children’s book all about Shohei-Ryu karate.  The title is Cranky Kenny Learns Karate, and, if you couldn’t guess, it’s all … Continue reading

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Moai Martial Arts Contest

Want to win some free swag from our MMA Shop?  Here’s a quick survey that we’d love for you to fill out.  Do you like the site refresh and enhancements we’ve been working on?  Please take a second to let us … Continue reading

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Moai Martial Arts 2013 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.  It’s always fun and fulfilling to look back on the year and community that we share.  Thanks for a great 2013.  Here’s to an even better 2014! … Continue reading

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Thanks from Your Favorite Martial Arts Blog!

I don’t have anything profound to say right now about gratitude or the holiday season or self-defense tips on how to stay safe during Black Friday.  All I can say is that ALar and I appreciate another great year of … Continue reading

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New Site Launch: Jacked Dad!

People are usually surprised when a father is involved in his child’s life. They’re shocked if he is fit, vibrant, and up for anything. Be it challenging yourself in the weightroom or the boardroom, being the best you can be … Continue reading

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The Samurai Spirit of Karate

ALar and I are a bit tied up right now working on some BIG NEW PROJECTS!  Well, I’m starting a new blog that all the dads out there will love, and he’s going back to school–specifically to learn how to … Continue reading

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2012 in Review

Each year, the stats helper monkeys prepare an annual report for this blog. I haven’t published the report in a few years, but 2012 was really a great year for us! Thanks for reading this blog, for sharing your … Continue reading

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Lineage in the Martial Arts (Paternity Leave)

Lineage in the martial arts is a very important and often contested issue. Some believe the authenticity of your chosen art is only valid if you’re training under the Grand Master’s direct descendent. It seems that if your teacher is … Continue reading

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