Archive for April 2017
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING?
True story: I met a martial artist lady who asked, “How long have you been training?” When I told her, “About 18 years, since March of ’99,” she exclaimed about how short a time I had been training. To be honest, her reaction surprised me. When I asked her how long she had been training,…Read More
KARATE AT GILA RIVER RESERVATION
By Jenifer Tull-Gauger Imagine your teacher from karate at the Gila River Reservation said you could attend your first test and rank up. But you had to travel to a dojo you’d never seen, with new people (except for a couple teachers). Then, when you get there, you find out that you are the only…Read More
Generic American Martial Arts
By Jenifer Tull-Gauger A thoughtful friend posed this on our Facebook page: I would like someone like the Tull-Gaugers to develop an “American Martial Arts” – a generic Kung Fu or Karate that all Americans could know and practice at school or home. My response: I agree that people need to take responsibility in learning…Read More
by Jenifer Tull-Gauger We praise Baby Boomers for blazing trails and we at East Valley Martial Arts in Mesa have our own black belt baby boomer doing just that, in karate. Most at our dojo have met Mr. Marty Siemon of Tempe, and many have had the opportunity to learn from him, or train with…Read More