Let the deluge begin… And some good news!

I’ll start putting all the old posts online again as of today. This means you might see a bunch you read before so feel free to skip those.  :-) If you’re subscribed to the RSS feed of my blog, you’ll get a lot of posts. I considered shutting down the RSS feed to avoid annoying everybody with it but decided against it for several reasons:

  1. The RSS feed works. If it ain’t broke, don’t break it because you don’t know if you can fix it. Given all the time I just spent setting up my blog again, I don’t need another tech problem.
  2. Few people read entire blogs. You might have missed some of these posts and enjoy reading them. Hey, a guy can only hope that his prose appeals to people, right? :-)
  3. I don’t know when I’ll get it all done. It might take some time to finish this task and in the mean time, I’ll continue writing new content as if nothing happened. If I cut the RSS feed, you won’t see those new posts.

So again, please bear with me as I get the blog to where it was before.

And now for some good news: My new video comes out with Paladin Press on July 1st. The title is: “Pad Man: A Video Guide to Full-Contact Partner Training

Working with the Thai pads

Working with the Thai pads

It’s a four-disc set with over 360 min. of instruction. That’s six hours of me showing things like:

  • Different ways to hold the focus mitts, Thai pads and kicking shields
  • A bunch of drills to use them with for both self defense and combat sports.
  • How to train striking with arms, legs and everything else.
  • Using the pads and other equipment both in stand up and on the ground.
  • Lots and lots more.

There will be a companion book to this DVD set, just as with the Heavy Bag Video and book. The idea being they compliment each other: some things are easier to demonstrate on video while others come across better in written format. The book isn’t finished yet (my fault really) but I’m on it so stay tuned.

I’ll get the pre-release DVD copies soon and I’m pretty excited to see how it turned out. Working with Paladin Press is always a ton of fun. The shoots are intense because their studio is well over a mile above sea-level and I live at pretty much rock bottom back home. That means burning lungs and oxygen debt whenever we shoot something that requires me to cut loose a bit. To top it off, we work from morning until the afternoon without a lunch break. So it’s a physical challenge along with trying to show the material in the best possible way.

Hit a man when he's down...

Hit a man when he's down...

Personally, I enjoy the entire process: preparing the material for the video and getting in shape for the shoot. Then there’s the intense couple of days to shoot the footage and in the end, the excitement when you first see the final version. Life’s tooo short to not do what you enjoy and I’ve got a bunch more projects in mind so you’ll probably get more of me and my funky Eurotrash accent on DVD…

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