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Core Fight Academy





Core Fight Academy

2484 Avondale Haslet Rd. #800
Haslet TX

Core Fight Academy offers martial art classes in Fort Worth, Tx and is located in Haslet, Tx off of Avondale Haslet Rd. and Hwy 287 North near the New Walmart. Our gym is a 2,600 sq. foot facility with over 1,500 sq. feet of mat space. We have a large mirror that spans a 45 foot wall for shadow boxing and other technical self correction.
We use numerous pad styles for striking and have 3

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David Kovar





Lessons From A Real-Life Samurai

One time in the early 1990s I was approached by a middle-aged Japanese man who had entered my school. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was a martial artist. I could tell by his posture, his focus, his calloused knuckles and his sense of respect. He just had that way of carrying himself. He came in to inform me that he had recently moved to the area and was starting an instructor course on Okinawan Weaponry and he invited me to participate. Being the martial arts junkie that I am, I quickly accepted his offer. Since then, for the last twenty plus years, I have had the distinct pleasure of being a student of Shihan Mikio Nishiuchi.
During the first decade we focused primarily on Okinawan Weaponry, aka Kobudo, but since about the year 2000, our focus has been on Iaido, the


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 Michael  Dillard

August 2016 Issue of Martialinfo.com's Online Martial Arts Magazine featuring the This martial arts entrepreneur, Mike Dillard, who started selling uniforms and belts out of the back of his van in 1976

Our mission at Century is to have every individual experience the many benefits of martial arts. This mission is based on our core belief that the martial arts can profoundly change lives. As a martial artist myself who has been teaching classes since 1969,I have seen this change in thousands of students who discover not only the physical benefits of the arts, but more importantly the intangible gifts of respect, discipline, confidence, integrity, and honor.
The ultimate goal of your martial arts instructor is to help you, the student, achieve your full potential. Each belt test is another step towards reaching this potential that can positively impact every aspect of your life. Martial arts is a path where you will discover that anything is possible once you believe in yourself. I hope you will stay on this path of martial arts training and reap the lifelong benefits that can a


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Tom Callos





AND WHEN YOU TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE ...

When you teach the martial arts, whether it be Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Aikido, or what have you --you stand a very good chance of teaching young people.
And when you teach young people, when you "put on the uniform" of the teacher, the leader, the "one who knows," the one who gives directions, the one, for what ever period of time you"re given, is asked and/or expected to "teach the lessons," I think it"s one big whopping whale of an opportunity to do some of the best work our particular, odd, left-of-center, often goofy, all too self-serious profession sets in front of us.
And while teaching little Johnny and Sally how to punch people in the face, choke them, and or defend themselves from the same --might seem like the mission of the "martial arts" teacher -- from my point of view it is not the most important work, not the work that really matters at that age, that might really bring about the change we have the potential to play a role in, or that might actually make these little people more powerful, participative, engaged, compassionate --and thus happier and more connected to that which it is best to be connected to.
I treasure, however, the teacher, the smart, connected, awake teacher, who uses the martial arts, no, who uses the time they are gifted with to be an influencer, as a tool to provide experiences and viewpoints that speak of a better, more compassionate, less violent world. So Dan Rominski"s canned food drive work --and the work so many of you do where you&q


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    Blas Carrasco




    Coach Blas is an experienced martial artist and trainer. He began his training under 6th degree San Soo Master Eric Mattingly where he earned his black belt. Coach Mattingly exposed Coach Blas to Muay Thai Kickboxing early in his training. Over the years with Eric, Blas continued to train in a Mixed Fighting System where he also learned techniques in Sambo, Wrestling, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,

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    Fariborz Azhakh





    Talking vs. Behaving

    This morning as I dropped my son off at his school, like I do everyday, there was no place to park. So I made the decision to pull up against the red curb across the street. My son got out of the ca


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    birthdays in July

    August 1) J. R. West

    August 1) Richard Antonini

    August 1) Mohamad Tabatabai

    August 1) Albert Cheah

    August 1) Kisu Kisu

    August 1) Alan Mendillo

    August 1) John Geyston

    August 1) Bryan Tow


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    passed away in June

    August 1) Alex  Gong

    August 3) Jae Nam Myung

    August 6) Sach Williams

    August 7) Philip Porter

    August 7) Walter Godin

    August 12) Ted Tabura

    August 15) Shawn Tompkins

    August 18) Sid Campbell


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TONY BLAUER INTERVIEW: Self Defense Expert






 Mike Chat
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Michael Matsuda speaks to Mike Chat at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 Kelly Seif
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Michael Matsuda speaks to Master Kelly Seif at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






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Michael Matsuda speaks to Chuck Cordova at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 Michael Matsuda
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 John Hackleman
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Michael Matsuda speaks to John Hackleman at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 Chris Rappold
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Chris Rappold shares a story on giving at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 Chris Rappold
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Chris Rappold talks about the power of "apology" at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 David Kovar
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Rule of 3 for challenging students explained by Dave Kovar at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 John Corcoran
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Sensei Benny Urquidez
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Benny Urquidez speaks to John Corcoran at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 Bill Wallace
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Grandmaster Pat Johnson
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Sensei Benny Urquidez
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 Don Rodrigues
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Benny Urquidez, Pat Johnson, Bill Wallace and Don Rodrigues at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 Emil Farkas
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Sensei Benny Urquidez
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Benny Urquidez speaks to Emil Farkas at the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow






 Sara Urquidez
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Sensei Benny Urquidez
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Sensei Benny Urquides and Sensei Sara Eaglewoman Urquidez at the Martial Arts SuperShow






 Cynthia Rothrock
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Sensei Benny Urquidez
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Sensei Benny Urquidez and Cynthia Rothrock at the Martial Arts SuperShow 2016






 Ricardo Liborio
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Sensei Benny Urquidez
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Sensei Benny Urquidez and Ricardo Liborio at the Martial Arts SuperShow 2016







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