Looking for things to do in Portland Maine?

Tweet Just 15-20 minutes north of Portland Maine (15 minutes from Lewiston), on Tuesday and Thursday nights you can have a great time, get some exercise, meet cool people, and learn life saving skills. While traditional martial arts schools where you line up in your white uniform and scream and kick might not be for […]

Martial Arts Activities and Events in Maine

Tweet Just look around many of our towns and cities in Maine today and you’ll see many martial arts schools flourishing. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) schools are springing up everywhere. Traditional schools abound. And a few self-defense oriented schools (such as ours) have been added to the mix. I view this as a good thing, […]

What Does Black Belt Mean?

Tweet Many martial arts schools today focus on belt-rank as an end goal. They have black-belt clubs, accelerated black-belt training, etc. That’s fine, and I’m sure most give good instruction. I take issue with the view that a black belt – or any rank should be an end-goal. The myth that the black belt makes […]