Each year I go, I am reminded how much there is to learn! The Black Belts of Mo Duk Pai provided top notch classes in the theme of Tributaries. This year, student were given a series of classes in our roots of training. And the student sure did soak it up – kudos to all of you who made it through. Lots of sweat and smiles this weekend! Its definitely not for everyone, but for those who attended, I think they got the value in getting out of Dodge for a bit and digging into training. Good to know where you come from and what makes this Art so effective! Continue reading “2014 Mo Duk Pai Training Camp”
The plan this year is to have a black belt class every first Sunday of the month. February was our first one (we didn’t hatch the plan until too late in January) and it was a blast. I taught a no-gi and a gi choke and many tap outs ensued. I’m looking forward to the next 10 classes this year and all the cool stuff that the other black belts have to share.
Gravity in Motion is the title of camp this year. What’s that mean? It means camp will soon be upon us. No matter if it is your first camp or your twentieth, if you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, camp is always the time and place to take your training to the next level. The martial festivities begin Saturday June 8th and 8AM and conclude at Noon on Sunday the 9th. The location will be Alder’s Gate retreat in Turner, Oregon.
Go register here so that you move one step closer to learning the secret of “Gravity in Motion”…
February 9, 2013 felt like a shift in the strength of Mo Duk Pai as a System. We gained a new Brown/Black sash, a Green sash and 3 new Blue sashes. Pretty big news. Go to the schools’ websites for more info about the students and the stories. This post will give you some perspective of what those testing went through. But this is mostly for the helpers! Testing can’t happen without competent helpers. Anyone who has ever assisted in a high level test knows they are in the spotlight as much as the students who are testing. Without good intensity and confront from the helpers, its hard to bring out from those testing what is needed to show off their level of skill. With that kind of presence comes a few bumps and bruises, all for the greater good. This post is to thank the helpers and give others a sense of what a “volunteer” experiences. Huge thanks to Russell Young for permission to use these photos! Continue reading “Mo Duk Pai Testing and a big Thank you!”
No Classes – kids or adults – this Saturday Feb. 9th at the Academy of Kung Fu. We will all be at the test. Testing for Mo Duk Pai kung fu trainers is happening this Saturday at 7am sharp at the NPAKF. Testing is open to the public. If you are curious to see what testing looks like for our Art, stop in anytime that morning and take a peek.