Basic Figure 8, Switching Sides

Pinkies together, palms up.  That’s the secret to remember if you want to switch sides while doing basic figure eights with a bo staff.  Be sure to switch your stance as you move the staff across your body to avoid smashing your shin.  I know, I’ve done...

Single Handed Reverse Figure 8

Super simple single handed reverse bo staff technique.   Just remember, PINKY leads the way! Logan RamirezSan Antonio native Logan Seth Ramirez is a martial arts student and proud father of four.  He trains in Tae Kwon Do and American Tang Soo Do at the Christian...

Bo Staff Tutorial – Basic Figure 8

The single handed bo staff figure 8 is a fundamental technique everyone should warm up with and perfect.  Work with both hands and remember the thumb leads the way!   Logan RamirezSan Antonio native Logan Seth Ramirez is a martial arts student and proud father of...

How to Improve Your Back Fist Using Paper Cups

The goal of this exercise is to improve your backfist speed, power, and control by trying to knock off the top cup in reverse stacked paper cups. Easier said that done, but not impossible by any stretch of the imagination. The best would be (1) backfist. Can you do it...

5 Minutes Middle Split Pancake Exercise Routine

This is a simple 5 minutes middle splits routine I use to try and get my chest to the floor. The formula is quite simple: Grab a book (or movie on your phone) Sit in a split position Reach forward until it hurts Get distracted (start reading more!) Over time inch...

Tae Kwon Tether Ball

I was recently out a pool with my family and lo and behold there was a single tether ball station and my kids wanted to play.  Cool, simple, easy.  But as often is the case with age disparity, they weren’t all having fun. So, as a Tae Kwon Daddy, I challenged...