Hero Martial Arts Academy

Hero Martial Arts Academy

6411 FM 2920
Spring TX


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David Kovar

My formula for Living

A couple of years back, after a black belt test, a young man who was one of the graduates approached me and asked me if I had any advice for him, any "formula for living", as he referred to it based on my life experience ( meaning he thought I was old so I must know something). To tell

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MA SuperShow

Martial Arts SuperShow
July 2016
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Here is a list of speakers:

Adam Parman
Aksell Nicolaides
Barry Van Over
Benny Urquidez
Bill Wallace
Bill Clark
Chris Casamassa
Chris Rappold
Damon Gilbert
Dana Abbott
David Kovar
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Eyal Yanilov
Frank Silverman
John Hackleman
Melody Shuman
Michael Parrella
Michael Mershad
Mike Metzger
Ricardo Liborio
Rick Rando
Robby Beard
Robyn Silverman
Shane Tassoul
Tom Patire

 Melody Shuman

April 2016 Issue of's Online Martial Arts Magazine featuring Melody Shuman.


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Harry Zegel

A good martial artist knows how to dance

A good martial artist knows how to dance. Sensei Benny shared this thought with me two decades ago and it has provided great insight into what we as martial artists do and how we should do it.

Dancing and Martial arts?? Consider ballroom dancers perhaps the winning couple on Dancing with the Stars. They move together effortlessly, sensing each others energies, anticipating where each other is in time and space, executing their movements with rhythm; and they are in a state of psychological Flow focused joyful immersion in the process at hand.

This is the way we should perform all our martial arts whether Kata (which has been likened to dance) or the intricate movements of self-defense, or the various techniques employed in combat in the ring or on the mat.

When you dance with your partner or your opponent you sense his energy and can both anticipate both where he is going as well as guiding him to where you want him to be. This is the beginning of dancing together.

Performing your techniques with a smooth efficient gracefulness requires rhythm and while rhythm comes from within it does require practice. Some fortunate individuals are more sensitive to their intrinsic rhythm then others but ALL can progress with time, practice, and patience. When you perform with rhythm you are energy efficient and therefore you are most effective.

Lastly, when you are dancing you should be in a state that the psychologists call flow total joyous immersion in the process at hand. This places you in harmony with you

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    Josh Arcemont


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    John Will

    Martial Art Rank

    Martial arts rank can be a funny thing. It is a thing that some stow much importance on – whilst others – give it little weight at all. Although it can be seen as recognition of ‘time served’ – there is so much variance between styles and what ‘time served&rsqu

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    birthdays in April

    April 1) Robert Austin

    April 1) Steve Spry

    April 1) Cathal Walsh

    April 1) Chuck Cordova

    April 1) Adam Spicar

    April 2) Rob McIntyre

    passed away in April

    April 4) Adriano Emperado

    April 4) Matin Luther King

    April 7) Peter Urban

    April 10) Edgar G. Sulite

    April 11) Danny Gibson

    April 12) Bill Guillermo Aranda

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Best Jiu Jitsu Fight Ever | Rigan Machado vs Rickson Gracie

 Mike Payson
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 Peter Cunningham
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Sensei Benny Urquidez
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Master Steve Sexton
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Sensei Cecil Peoples
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 Shervin Ilbeig
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Sensei Ash Ladjevardi
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