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”

A History of Mixed Martial Arts

As the name suggests, Mixed Martial Arts is a combination of martial arts and combat sports. The term was said to be coined in the 1990s, but it has long been a part of the history and culture of various countries under different names. The full-contact sport may be relatively new, but has been getting increasingly popular over the past few years. In fact, with the introduction of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the United States in 1993, MMA has evolved to be one of the most prevalent spectator sports, giving stiff competition to both wrestling and boxing. UFC, which is among the largest companies promoting MMA around the world, is said to have been inspired by the Brazilian sport Vale Tudo that has been popular since the 20th century.

The beginning

Though UFC began as a rather unsafe competition, it regulations have evolved to ensure the safety
of the MMA fighters. What began as a competition to discover the most suitable form of martial arts
to be used during unarmed combat turned into an accepted sport with the implementation of higher safety standards. Initially, fighters used the moves limited to Vale Tudo, but later moved to execute techniques from several forms of martial arts. With changes in the concept, additional safety rules were adopted which popularized MMA as a mainstream sport. Presently, care is taken to ensure that MMA fighters do not get injured during the sport, which has turned it into a preferred self-defense art. If you are interested in learning MMA, visit Go2MMA.com to find schools in your area teaching the sport.

The origins of MMA date back to the height of Greek civilization, where a combat sport named Pankration was popular. It was based on striking and grappling techniques and was subsequently passed on to the Romans. The sport more or less had no rules at all, expect it would not allow eye gouging and biting. The participants, even if they lost, would be treated as heroes, which explains how important the sport was to the Greeks.

Evolution of MMA

During the 19th century, the U.S. witnessed several combat contests with different rules, which ultimately transformed into professional wrestling. However, it was in the late 1800s when the world saw what could truly be called a dedicated form of mixed martial art. Edward William Barton-Wright introduced the concept of Bartitsu, which combined the European and Asian styles of fighting. It included a mix of boxing, judo, jujutsu, stick fighting, and savate. Interestingly, the discovery was made almost 40 years before the birth of Bruce Lee, who was also referred by the President of UFC, Dana White, as the Father of MMA. Bruce Lee in the late 1960s popularized the concept of picking out the best from all forms of martial arts, which is the basic principle of MMA.

By 2006, the sport had achieved a new level of popularity and was being chosen by many as a form of self-defense. Getting MMA training from experienced instructors plays a vital role in learning the art. If you are looking for MMA instructors or schools teaching the martial form, a quick search on Go2MMA.com will provide an extensive list.