• ISOF St. Louis Open, July 9 2016

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    Brother Matt will be competing in the International Submission Only Federation (ISOF) tournament on July 9 2016

    “Submission Challenge returns to St.Louis July 9th 2016 with our Submission Only Jiujitsu Tournament for kids, teens, and adults. This is a Gi and No-Gi Submission Only jiujitsu tournament open to all Kids, Teens and Adults of all skill levels. This is an ISOF Ranked event offering International, National, and statewide rankings for winning athletes. Please review new updated tournament format. Discount for ISOF Athletes and Early Bird Discount.”


    When: Saturday, July 9th, 2016  09:00 AM
    Where: North County Recreation Complex
    2577 Redman Ave St.Louis, MO  63136
    Presenter: Submission Challenge

    ISOF: http://www.isof.tv/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=810951


  • Marine Corps investigating photo of iconic flag-raising on Iwo Jima

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    Marine Corps investigating photo of iconic flag-raising on Iwo Jima


    “The Marine Corps has opened an investigation into whether it misidentified one of the six men shown raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in February 1945, the Associated Press reported Monday. The picture, taken by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal,  became one of the most enduring images of World War II and the identities of the flag raisers is something that has been accepted for decades.

    In 2014, two amateur historians began raising issues regarding one service member supposedly depicted in the picture, Navy Corpsman John Bradley, according to the AP. Their evidence was first published in the Omaha World-Herald and the paper was the first to report on the Marines’ new inquiry Saturday.

    The picture, taken Feb. 23, 1945, actually depicted the raising of the second flag that day. The first was quickly raised, taken down and replaced with the second, larger one. The second flag, taken off a nearby landing ship, was raised by five Marines and one Navy corpsman. The battle for the island was still in its infancy and the Marines had made it a point to take the mountain on which the flag was raised. The 550-foot-high mound of volcanic earth was a piece of important terrain that overlooked the small pork-chop-shaped island.”

    Original article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/05/02/report-marine-corps-investigating-photo-of-iconic-flag-raising-on-iwo-jima/


  • Lawmaker Raises Concerns about Navy SEAL Fighting Techniques

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    From Brother Tony:

    Lawmaker Raises Concerns about Navy SEAL Fighting Techniques


    …”I have concerns with the process for considering and awarding the contracts that have led to the removal of CQD from SEAL training,” Hunter wrote. “NSW operators and leadership have consistently determined CQD to be the most operationally effective training to prepare SEALs for combat, evidenced by more than 11,000 positive critiques and numerous complimentary reports.”…


  • Silver Sun Showdown Karate Tournament, Saturday May 14th

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    2016_silver_sun_tournamentSilver Sun Showdown Karate Tournament

    Saturday May 14th 2016

    Terry Creamer’s St. Louis Silver Sun Showdown martial arts tournament on May 14.

    They are expecting to have a well-run tournament with competitors from across the country.

    Please go to allstarkarate.com for more information on divisions and registration and call 637-279-3730 with any questions.

    Click on the image for the full-sized flyer.

    Schedule and details: http://www.allstarkarate.com/#!schedule2/cmnw


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    Get your body fat officially tested.

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    Watch the video to see how it’s done

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  • Forest Whitaker training Kali in Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

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    “Whitaker studies yoga and has a black belt in kenpō. He also trains in the Filipino martial art of Kali, under Dan Inosanto. Inosanto is best known for having been a student of the late Bruce Lee and has trained actors such as Denzel Washington and Brandon Lee.”  — Wikipedia

    I am not sure which episode it is from. Seems like early on,


  • Senkotiros seminar at CODA, Sunday March 20th

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    The Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) have been a part Kajukenbo from the beginning since several of the Founders were of Filipino descent.

    Training with -and against- common weapons like clubs, knives and guns is required at “white belt” in Kajukenbo and in FMA. This is in contrast with many Traditional Martial Arts where “classical” weapons are frequently taught later in the program and sometimes separately from the “core curriculum.”

    The club/knife/gun requirement is so combatants are not as surprised or scared if someone does pull a weapon; “The worst-case scenario” principle of Kajukenbo says to train for the possibility.

    The corollary follows: If you are accustomed to training at full-speed and force against attacks from clubs and knives then a simple punch or kick is trivial to deal with by comparison.

    Kajukenbo Self Defense focuses on weapons that you may have with you or are likely to encounter on the streets, so “classical” weapons such as the sai, kama, nunchaku are rarely trained.

    Rattan sticks are used in the beginning of training to emulate knives and then training progresses to live blades like pocket knives and even machetes.

    “If you can do it with a stick then you can do it with a knife; if you can do it with a knife then you can do it with an empty hand.”

    Sometimes called “Kajukenbo Sticks”, training with sticks & knives is integral to nearly every branch of the Kajukenbo system. No matter if it is a single stick/knife, two sticks/knives or a stick and a knife, FMA teaches a lot of dynamic skills that transfer directly to empty-hand fighting.  This also develops attributes such as speed, timing, footwork and coordination under stress against an active, resisting opponent instead of one who is “pretending to resist” in a passive drill.

    To that end, we at the CQB Kajukenbo Club are proud to announce that we are bringing in Kajukenbo Grand Master Dean Goldade [ http://www.austinkaju.com/ ] to teach a FMA stick seminar at CODA on Sunday, March 20th.  This seminar is open to the public.

    GM Dean was promoted to 9th degree black belt in Kajukenbo by the last living Founder of the Kajukenbo system in October 2015.

    Two 28 inch rattan escrima sticks will be included at no additional cost while supplies last – a $30 value!

    The specific FMA system is known as “Senkotiros Arnis”: http://www.senkotiros.org/

    From the http://www.senkotiros.org/ site: “Do you need five blocking techniques when one will suffice? Should you have thirty types of attacks when several are really all that’s needed? What about defending against all points on both sides of the body when only one side is sufficient?

    Senkotiros Arnis basically reduces the art of stick fighting to its lowest common denominator. No frills, no wasted movement, no pre-arrangement, or sequential defense and attack maneuvers, and no complex footwork patterns that must coincide with the opponent’s divisive tactics.”

    When: Sunday March 20th, 2016


    First half         10:00 – 12:00 noon

    Lunch           12 noon to 13:00 (1pm)

    Second half      13:00 – 15:00 (1pm to 3pm)

    Where: 11025 Gravois Industrial Ct, Sappington, MO 63128

    You will turn at the blue USPS mailbox off of Old Gravios,
    Turn left into “Gravios Industrial Plaza”
    CODA is in the back of the “Gravios Industrial Plaza”

    Price: $50 for all 4 hours and includes a pair of 28 inch rattan escrima sticks (while supplies last!)

    The fee is due at the door or you may contact Dave if you wish to pay in advance.

    This is a beginner-friendly seminar.  All Ranks and Styles are welcome!

    Check back here for more information and updates.

  • 2016 Kajukenbo Black Belt test at CODA

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    Kajukenbo Belt Test!

    Including Black Belt Candidates: Doug McDaniel, Joanna Bennett and Adam Smith

    Underbelts are testing as well.

    Where: CODA Martial Arts
    11025 Gravois Industrial Ct, Sappington, MO 63128, United States

    When: 09:30 to 16:30 on Saturday March 19th 2016

    You will turn at the blue USPS mailbox off of Old Gravios,
    Turn left into “Gravios Industrial Plaza”
    CODA is in the back of the “Gravios Industrial Plaza”

    Check back here for updates.

  • Senkotiros Baraw

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    Kajukenbo GM Max Pallen demonstrating some of the advanced knife (or stick) work in Senkotiros.

    Kajukenbo GM Dean Goldade is an official instructor of GM Pallen’s Senkotiros system and we will be bringing GM Dean in for a seminar on Sunday, March 20th at CODA

  • No Touch master challenges martial artist to punch his face

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    From here:  http://www.mma.tv/tma/exotics/no-touch-master-challenges-martial-artist/

    Brother John Rentschler commented on this and pointed out the best quote: “There are only a few absolute rules in martial arts, but one of them – and it is inviolable – is that if a No Touch martial arts master invites you to punch his face, you punch his face.”


    Get the full story at http://www.mma.tv/tma/exotics/no-touch-master-challenges-martial-artist/