Alpha Martial Arts (Bryant)
Alpha Martial Arts (Bryant)
2923 NE Blakeley Street
Located in Seattle, Washington Alpha Martial Arts is dedicated to helping people improve their lives through martial arts. We are a Black Belt School developing students that are not only physically fit and can defend themselves, but who are, most importantly, outstanding members of the community. Wread more
Is it time to change your paradigm?
Is it time to change your paradigm? It was for me.
As I mature in age and (hopefully) gain in wisdom, I continue to look deeply at my old paradigms to see if they still serve me. Many have not, and over the past few decades, I have been replacing them with better ones. Here is a partial list:
2016 MA Movies
The Deadly Reclaim (Wu Jing)
Rail Road Tigers (Jackie Chan)
Kung Fu Cowboy (Tiger Chen)
The Bodyguard (Sammo Hung, Andy Lau)
Beast (Kenny Chin)
Headshot (Iko Uwais)
Feng Shen Bang 3D (Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai)
Grandmaster Pat Johnson
Pat Johnson was born and raised in Niagara Falls New York in 1939. He started his Martial Arts career when stationed in Korea while serving tour with the Army. When he returned to the US he was a Black Belt and later teamed up with Chuck Norris and became the team captain of the undefeated Chuck Norris team. Mr. Johnson is also known for helping create the penalty point system in Martial Art Tournaments.
Mr. Johnson also has an extensive TV and movie career as an actor like the popular scene with John Saxon in Enter the Dragon, playing the lead Ref in The Karate Kid and many other roles. His biggest impact came as a stunt coordinator and fight choreographer with such films as The Karate Kid, Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman and Robin and many more. Now looking forward to 2016, Mr. J is looking to do seminars through out the Country and maybe World to share hi
How to think about and teach self defense
If you own a martial arts school, want/intend to own one, or work in one in any capacity, I offer you this unsolicited advice and attempt at inspiration:
When you teach people your brand of martial arts, whether it originated with this country or that one, whether it was handed down by warriors or poets or housewives, whether it involves circles or lines, groundfighting or knife play, and/or is a recognized Olympic sport or airs on pay-per-view or only comes to be in the most violent of situations when you teach people what you know or think you know, youre in the business of empowering people to stretch their limits. Youre in the business of yes, I think I can. Youre in the business of cultivating health and, maybe, sanity through movement, through intentional movement, through participating with a teacher, with being a student, with collaboration, and more often than not, with a community of people who, in one way or many ways, encourages you to pursue something you dont presently have.
When you teach, you cultivate participation, re-thinking, exploration, community, belief in oneself, compassion for the struggle, and most of all, you help yourself through the art of helping others. When you teach, sometimes, youre one of just a small handful of people, may the ONLY person, who stops, looks, and listens intently to the desires and dreams of another person and that moment may be fleeting, but it can sometimes be one of those VERY important moments the kind that inspires, changes, encourages, and gets someone from where they are to where they want to be. You a