New Year’s Day Swim

Thanks to Sifu Sean Kelly for leading the charge this year, as well as the brave trainers who took to the waters off Sauvie Island. Many non trainers see the New Year’s Day Swim as another polar bear swim. And it is. And it is more than much more that. Trainers have used the swim on NYD to fortify their confront, and take on challenges they might otherwise shy away from.

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MDP Kids Tournament this Saturday!!

This Saturday is the Fall event of our MDP kids tournaments! We will have a judges and helpers meeting at 8:45am in the weight room of the AKF. Any and all Mo Duk Pai Black Belts help in judging for this tournament will be greatly appreciated! Undersashes wishing to help will be put to work regardless of rank. Its been the judges and the helpers that have made these events so fluid in the past. Thank you in advance for any time you can volunteer!

Sparring Tip #2 Chi Sao in Sparring

Continuing Sifu Jackson’s progression of tips in sparring, the concept of using chi sao in point sparring is talked about here. For me, it took a long time to make a connection between these 2 drills – point sparring, and chi sao. They both had their place and purposes in my training, but Sifu showed me how one tool can help the other. Chi sao in driving? Of course. Chi sao in surfing? Absolutely. Chi sao in point sparring? Cool! For other Black Belts, I’d love to hear if you already use chi sao in your sparring.