Mat Chat 1/25/21 – 1/30/21

This weeks mat chat will be about resting and the importance of eating a nutritious breakfast, as well as rehydrating our bodies first thing in the morning.

MATT CHAT :

Sleep – 8 – 12 Hours Per Night MINIMUM /

Exercise – Martial Arts or other sports programs

Nutrition – Breakfast is brain food / As close to natural state as possible – Water First thing.

 

Sensei Mark has been studying the Martial Arts for 45 years and teaching for 40 years. Starting in a traditional Karate form called Shotokan as a member of the JKA (Japanese Karate Association) testing under such well renowned masters as Kenasuki Enoeda and Tomita Sensei, he then joined the British Army at the young age of 16. After serving in the British Army as a Royal Engineer where he was able to continue his training in boxing, Judo, Karate and Kickboxing he decided to visit California where he found his passion for the teaching part of Martial Arts, and has remained here ever since. Studying under Senior Grand Master Rick Alemany in Kenpo Karate.“America has been amazing to me. With hard work and passion for what you do, this country truly is the Land of Opportunity I get to do what I love at Manteca Martial Arts, changing lives one student at a time is a true honor”

 

 

October Amazing – November here we come!

What an exciting month it has been at Manteca Martial Arts. For the month of October we saw fantastic growth in our attendance.  Old students returning and new students excited to get started on their martial arts journey. So much so, that we where able to open additional classes.  As we continue to adhere to cdc guide lines, adjust our program to ensure the safety and well being of our students, the positive feed back has been heart warming.  Our pre coved students are getting back on track with their material extremely fast, while they also regain their flexibility and cardio with the constant exercise.  Being able to participate in the mat chats to encourage that so needed social interaction has worked out fabulously. Keeping their 8′ distance but still talking to each other and experiencing that so needed body language has been a privilege to see.  This months weapon is the Jo, one of my personal favorites.  Very self defense applicable and fun to learn.  Can’t wait to see everyone on the mat.  Tiny Tiger and Warrior parents, don’t forget to mark your calendar for November 18th, parent participation day.

 

Sensei Mark has been studying the Martial Arts for 45 years and teaching for 40 years. Starting in a traditional Karate form called Shotokan as a member of the JKA (Japanese Karate Association) testing under such well renowned masters as Kenasuki Enoeda and Tomita Sensei, he then joined the British Army at the young age of 16. After serving in the British Army as a Royal Engineer where he was able to continue his training in boxing, Judo, Karate and Kickboxing he decided to visit California where he found his passion for the teaching part of Martial Arts, and has remained here ever since. Studying under Senior Grand Master Rick Alemany in Kenpo Karate.“America has been amazing to me. With hard work and passion for what you do, this country truly is the Land of Opportunity I get to do what I love at Manteca Martial Arts, changing lives one student at a time is a true honor”

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Manteca Martial Arts, Karate, Kickboxing, Kempo, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts,

November Weapon

Good Evening,

The weapon for November will be the Jo, if you need to order please go to the link provided to purchase.  Not sure what size? The rule of thumb is to be 3-5 inches taller than student.

https://stores.inksoft.com/manteca_martial_arts

Sensei Mark

Sensei Mark has been studying the Martial Arts for 45 years and teaching for 40 years. Starting in a traditional Karate form called Shotokan as a member of the JKA (Japanese Karate Association) testing under such well renowned masters as Kenasuki Enoeda and Tomita Sensei, he then joined the British Army at the young age of 16. After serving in the British Army as a Royal Engineer where he was able to continue his training in boxing, Judo, Karate and Kickboxing he decided to visit California where he found his passion for the teaching part of Martial Arts, and has remained here ever since. Studying under Senior Grand Master Rick Alemany in Kenpo Karate.“America has been amazing to me. With hard work and passion for what you do, this country truly is the Land of Opportunity I get to do what I love at Manteca Martial Arts, changing lives one student at a time is a true honor”

Manteca Martial Arts Weapon of the month

Karate Weapons

The Karate Weapon for October at Manteca Martial Arts is the Nunchuku,

The nunchuku, also known as “nunchuk”, “nunchuck”, or “chainstick”, is a traditional Japanese weapon originally developed in Okinawa. The Nunchaku consists of two sticks linked together by a short chain or rope. In more modern times, the nunchaku was popularized by the martial arts icon Bruce Lee. It is widely used in karate and the Okinawan kobudō martial arts. Nunchaku is considered a great training weapon that develops quicker movements and improves posture.The term nunchku is from the Japanese Ryukyuan languages. The  word itself was derived from a short Southeast Asian agricultural tool used for threshing rice or soybeans.

When Japanese warlords invaded Okinawa, they banned the use other conventional weapons. As a result, Okinawans learned kobudo and karate. Kobudo weaponry were farming tools that farmers converted into things they could use to defend themselves. Another belief is that the nunchaku was from the wooden clapper called hyoshiki. It was made of two blocks of wood joined by a cord and used by village watchmen. It was used to make noises to warn villagers of impending fires and other dangers. It is also said that nunchuks were developed from bits used for Okinawan horses.

There are many varieties of nunchakus but they are primarily made of two sections of wood connected by either a chain (kusari) or a cord (himo). Okinawan nunchakus have an octagonal cross-section that increases the force of contact on one end of the weapon, while the Chinese version is more rounded. Ideally, the pieces of wood should be long enough to protect the forearm when the nunchucks are held high at the top of the shaft.  There are asymmetrical nunchuks, but typically both sticks should be of the same length. The chain or rope holding the two sticks together should be long enough to allow the user to lay the weapon over the palm of the hand with both sticks perpendicular to the ground and hanging comfortably. The pieces of wood should be perfectly balanced to be able to execute the techniques used with the nunchaku.


Sensei Mark has been studying the Martial Arts for 45 years and teaching for 40 years. Starting in a traditional Karate form called Shotokan as a member of the JKA (Japanese Karate Association) testing under such well renowned masters as Kenasuki Enoeda and Tomita Sensei, he then joined the British Army at the young age of 16. After serving in the British Army as a Royal Engineer where he was able to continue his training in boxing, Judo, Karate and Kickboxing he decided to visit California where he found his passion for the teaching part of Martial Arts, and has remained here ever since. Studying under Senior Grand Master Rick Alemany in Kenpo Karate.“America has been amazing to me. With hard work and passion for what you do, this country truly is the Land of Opportunity I get to do what I love at Manteca Martial Arts, changing lives one student at a time is a true honor”