Category: Martial Arts in San Diego

Martial arts articles for the Full Potential Martial Arts dojo (school) in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of 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


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

Self-Defense Combat Inside a Car, Bus, Train or Airplane


For self-defense, awareness, escape and de-escalation strategies take precedent over fighting. When we are aware, we can identify problems before they turn into a situation requiring employment of physical skills. Still, as we train our practical karate, it is useful

Practical Karate: Learning to Hit Hard


Developing the ability to hit hard, reliably, and in a variety of situations, is a key practical karate skill. Being able to generate good power and hit hard is very useful in self-defense as well as in combative sports. Simply

Happy Holidays 2016


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)

Bruce Lee, The Tao of Gung Fu


It is safe to say that, in popular culture, there is no martial artist more famous than Bruce Lee. Named “one of the most influential people of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, Bruce Lee is an iconic figure throughout

Escaping from the Top Hold


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


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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