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”

Tags

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”

The History of Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a Japanese hybrid martial art basically comprising of elements of punching and kicking. It was developed by adapting fighting techniques from Karate, Western boxing, and Muay Thai. It originated in 1960s in Japan and gained practitioners in America during the next ten years. By 1974, its popularity in the United States was symbolized with the first World Championship being held by Professional Karate Association. By the 1990s, with the addition of more ground fighting techniques adapted from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it contributed to the development of Mixed Martial Arts.

Birth and evolution

Kickboxing is said to be an evolved version of Thailand’s martial art form Muay Thai. During the 13th and 14th centuries, the Siamese soldiers of Thailand practiced a kind of boxing known as Muay Boran. The martial art continued to develop as a combat system until the 19th century when it was popularized as a form of recreation, self defense, and physical fitness. It also evolved into a kind of sport event with rules and use of safety accessories including gloves. By the 1920s, the style was prominently known as Muay Thai.

Some years later, a Japanese boxing expert Osamu Noguchi came across the art of Muay Thai. He always wanted to develop a kind of fighting technique that had the soul of Karate but allowed full striking. After studying Muay Thai, he merged it with full contact techniques of Karate and boxing, which eventually became what we know today as Kickboxing. A few years later,
the first kickboxing organization, called Kickboxing Association, was formed in Japan. Today kickboxing is being practiced with a number of unique movements all over the globe.

The development of kickboxing

When kickboxing started emerging as a sport in the U.S. in the 1970s, fighters had to learn through a trial and error process. Most fighters came from Karate backgrounds and fighting full contact bouts highlighted certain shortcomings. The amount of energy required for kickboxing was enormous and they found they were not as fit as they had believed. Their punches and kicks were not effective enough and also they struggled to stay in the ring to fight 10 rounds. This was partly because the traditional martial arts schools taught students to pull back their kicks and punches and also contact sparring using gloves was extremely rare.

To improve the sport, kickboxers turned to fighting, training, and conditioning of professional Western boxing. They increased the number of rounds for sparring before a bout. They took up full contact sparring and took a lot of punches to their body, including head. This strengthened both their body and mind to endure virtually any kind of challenge on the ring. The sport became more powerful as the practitioners grew fitter and stronger. And thus, the dynamic modern version of kickboxing emerged into an action packed bout. It soon reached the international sport circuit and started expanding across the globe.

Unlike most other martial arts, kickboxing is about using your energy, agility, and reflexes to outmaneuver and dominate opponents over time, which is why its championship matches are always a treat to the spectators.