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

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

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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

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Practical Karate: Learning to Hit Hard

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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

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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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Bruce Lee, The Tao of Gung Fu

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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

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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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Protected: Pinan Yondan Karate Kata

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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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