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Most martial artists, depending on the style of martial arts, must master various kicking and striking techniques. Martial arts techniques offer martial arts competitors the ability to score on an opponent. Basic kicks such as the side kick, front kick and push kick are excellent for competition but are very practical for self-defense situations such as a street fight. Learning these basic kicks is fairly easy especially with martial arts tips from a black belt who teaches martial arts instructors how to teach. Learn how to do various martial arts kicks in this free video series featuring World Champion eighth-degree black belt and martial arts instructor John Graden. Graden demonstrates how to do a knee strike, how to do a front kick, how to do a side kick and how to practice these kicks on a kick shield along with self defense escapes, hand strikes for sport and self defense along with martial arts workout routines to help keep you motivated for exercise.
This is a great drill for all ranks and experience. Regardless if you are doing tae kwon do, karate, kickboxing, mma, kenpo or any other striking art this drill works to develop speed, accuracy, and putting punching combinations together.
Master Teacher John Graden
Rank: 8th Dan
Instructor: Joe Lewis
Founder -- Martial Arts Teachers' Association (2004)
Founder -- National Association of Professional Martial Artists (1994)
Founder -- Martial Arts Professional Magazine (1995)
Founder -- American Council on Martial Arts (1997)
"Black Belt Management" (1993)
"How to Open and Operate a Successful Martial Arts School" (1997)
"The Truth About the Martial Arts Business" (2006)
"The Impostor Syndrome" (2009)
Author, athlete, world champion and pioneering martial arts visionary, John Graden, is widely recognized as the most important martial arts leader to emerge in the past decade.
Famous as the martial arts "teacher of teachers" his efforts have had a profound impact on the manner in which thousands of martial arts schools are operated worldwide.
A former member of many world champion U.S. kickboxing teams, Mr. Graden's top selling books are considered the quintessential references for martial arts school owners.
In late 1994, Mr. Graden founded the National Association of Professional Martial Artists. Dedicated specifically to strengthening the professional skills of martial arts school owners, NAPMA mushroomed to over 2,000 members worldwide making it the largest martial arts professional association in the world.
In 1995, he strengthened his position as a martial arts teacher of teachers by launching Martial Arts Professional magazine, the martial arts trade journal.
In an effort to present universal instructor education to the martial arts industry, Graden created the American Council on Martial Arts in 1997. The ACMA is the first widely supported instructor certification program and is administered by the world renowned Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. The manual, co-authored by Graden, for the ACMA has been adapted as a textbook in colleges and universities.
Graden is a 8th degree black belt under Joe Lewis and is the youngest man ever named to the Joe Lewis Honor Roll, the highest honor in the Joe Lewis Fighting System.
Graden's focus now is on his Martial Arts Teachers' Association (MATA).
The MATA has grown into the largest online professional association for martial arts instructors worldwide. The global headquarters of MATA is at http:www.MartialArtsSchoolOwners.com and offers a massive library of articles, information, reports, videos, audios, ads, newsletters, forms, letters and networking to martial arts instructors worldwide.