Category: Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego

Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in San Diego

Happy Holidays 2016

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Happy and healthy holiday season for all, from Full Potential Martial Arts in San Diego!!! Here is a martial-arts/karate themed Happy Holidays card I designed.  Can you recognize the techniques in the artwork? (Answers below)

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Escaping from the Top Hold

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A top hold can occur in a self defense situation. For example, it is common for untrained people who are thrown to the ground (or stumble during a fight) to attempt to escape on their hands and knees. This allows

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Carmel Valley / San Diego Dojo Anniversary Training, 2016

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Some video notes from the celebrating another anniversary for the Full Potential Martial Arts dojo in Carmel Valley / San Diego. It is hard to believe that it has been five years since we moved to “92130”! It was a

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Karate Etiquette

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Newcomers to karate are sometimes intimidated by the unique etiquette of martial arts. They may not be familiar with the customs of karate training: When do you bow? How do you line up? When may you ask questions during training?

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San Diego Martial Arts Workout Meetup

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Full Potential Martial Arts is a proud sponsor of the San Diego Martial Arts Workout Meetup. This is a regular Meetup that meets every Thursday, and explores different topics related to martial arts and self-defense. It is open to martial

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The Bubishi — Helping us Gain a Deeper Understanding of Karate

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The Bubishi is an ancient manual of karate combat as used for civil self-defense. Chojun Miyaji, the founder of Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate, famously referred to the Bubishi as “the ‘Bible’ of Karate-do.” The Bubishi covers not only fighting strategy, tactics,

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Kata Practice — Waste of Time?

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A criticism some practitioners of combative sports such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai and Western boxing lob against “traditional” martial arts relates to forms. Forms are a core of martial arts practice in many Asian martial arts, including

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Japanese Jiu-Jitsu Book Review

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Mention the words “Jiu-Jitsu”, and you are sure to evoke images of contestants grappling on the mat, or of MMA bouts filled with ground fighting. While Jiu-Jitsu and, in particular, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, are very popular today as combative sports and

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Power Generation in Martial Arts: Axis, the Spine, and the Center – Gamaku

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Many students in our San Diego martial arts school ask: “how can I increase the amount of power in my strikes?” The answer is simple: get to understand your center, and how to use it effectively! The center is an

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Ten Martial Arts Tips for Jump-Starting Your New Year

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As the holidays are winding down and the New Year rolls around, here are ten martial arts tips to give you a jump-start on the New Year by helping boost your energy, increase your fitness level, improve your self-defense skills

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