Category: Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego

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

Iain Abernethy Karate Seminar in San Diego

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A special treat is coming up in December 2017, when world-renown karate instructor Iain Abernethy will be in San Diego. Sensei Abernethy has been instrumental in the practical karate revolution of the last two decades. A life-long martial artists who

Knee Pain in Martial Arts: Causes and Remedies

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It is an unfortunate fact that many martial artists suffer from knee pain. In this article, we will discuss a common source of knee pain common to practitioners of karate and other martial arts. We explain conditions that create and

Kokusai Butokukai Summer Camp 2017 at ZBBK

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The annual  International Kokusai Butokukai Summer Camp will take place July 30 to August 5, 2017. This year’s camp is hosted by the Zen Bei Butoku Kia (ZBBK) at their excellent facilities in Santa Cruz, California, USA. The camp includes

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)

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

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

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?

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

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,

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