Live Self Defense Seminar with Aleksandra Knepper

As professional martial artists, it's natural to increase the difficulty of the techniques and styles we practice as we advance in our tenure. During this Live session led by 3rd Degree Black Belt, Sensei, and Martial Artist of 20 years, Aleksandra Knepper, we'll be taking a step back to focus on how to react in a real-world scenario, without our gi, a mat, or even "rules of the ring." Aleks founded the self-defense instruction company, PalmStrike, to build the capacity of non-martial artists to feel comfortable protecting themselves in an attack. Recognizing most non-martial artists don't know how to execute a 360 degree kick or advanced grappling, PalmStrike equips them with basic tools they can remember and use in a real-life scenario.


Dr. Craig's Martial Arts Movie Lounge

When The Fast and the Furious (2001) sped into the psyche's of illegal street racing enthusiasts, with a penchant for danger and the psychotic insanity of arrant automotive adventure, the brusque bearish, quasi-hero rebel, Dominic "Dom" Toretto was caustic yet salvationally portrayed with the power of a train using a Vin Diesel engine.

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Eighteen-year-old Anastasija Zolotic became the first American woman to win Olympic gold in taekwondo since the martial art earned full medal status in 2000 when she defeated Tatiana Minina 25-17 in the finals of the 57 kg category Sunday in Japan. Dana Hee, Arlene Limas and Lynnette Love had previously won gold for the U.S. back in 1988 when taekwondo was still considered a demonstration sport. On the men's side, Ulugbek Rashitov of Uzbekistan won the 68 kg class over Britain's Bradly Sinden 35-29.

In judo, host country Japan added to it's gold count as Uta and Hifumi Abe made Olympic history becoming the first siblings to win gold medals on the same day. Uta Abe captured the women's 52 kg division defeating France's Amandine Buchard by pin in overtime. Then Hifumi Abe earned the men's 66 kg gold hitting an osotogari, outside leg reap, for a half-point to defeat Georgia's Vazha Margvelashvili.


In a blood-soaked, action-packed, five-round battle, former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw returned after a two year suspension for performance enhancing drugs to win a split decision over Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN 27 Saturday in Las Vegas.

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