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  • Musashi's Disciple

    Musashi's Disciple

    Musashi's Disciple
    I will tell you the story of the Samurai who came to see the legendary master Miyamoto Musashi and asked to learn the true way of the sword. The master agreed to accept him as a student. Having become his disciple, the Samurai spent all his time, as instructed by the master, carrying and chopping wood and fetching buckets of water from a distant spring. He did this every day for a month, two months, one year, three years. Today, any disciple would have run away after a week or even a few hours. But the Samurai went on, and in the process he formed his body. At the end of three years he had had enough, however, and asked his master, "What kind of training are you giving ....

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  • Be careful. You may be doing it wrong.

    Be careful. You may be doing it wrong.

    In the martialarts there are many right ways to do things. Differentstyles have different body mechanics for the same movement and may teach a different "Why" a technique is performed. Be cautious however. Some thing that are being taught are just plain WRONG! There are definitely some very poor teachers out there. So be ware!! Below are a few examples of some blatantlyobvious mistake that are being put out there as correct technique. In the above photo the practitioner has no idea how to properly hold the Sai. If held with the fingers in between the hooks in this way, you will most definetly end up with the nick name "Stubby" as you will no longer have fingers when the ....

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  • Muay Thai World Champion visits Tracy for American Top Team Students!

    Muay Thai World Champion visits Tracy for American Top Team Students!

    Multiple Time world Muay Thai Champion and Rajadamnern Stadium Champion Kru. Malaipet "The Diamond" Sasiprapa visited American Top Team-Tracy recently. He is a highly sought after teacher and even in his 40"s is a active fighter! The seminar was attended by almost 70 participants. many out of town guests from other academies joined in the fun. After a brief warm up, Kru (Teacher) Malaipet exploded with teaching many of his fight strategies and techniques that he uses to this day. There wasn't much down time and He wanted to leave the group with as much knowledge as possible. After working Fight Strategy and combinations we moved on to clinching and sweep! This is always a favorite of our ....

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  • My 12 Rules for Training

    My 12 Rules for Training

    𝐌𝐲 𝟏𝟐 𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 It is my belief that in order to be a quality martial arts teacher, I ought to be continuing with my training. So over the years, I have developed a series of training rules that have proven effective in my development and my longevity. It started out as more of an unconscious thing, but as time goes by, I’ve become more mindfully aware of these rules. The reality is, when I put these rules into practice, good stuff happens. Perhaps you will find them valuable for your training as well. 1) 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐩 - Most martial arts schools have a practice of bowing onto the mat before training and bowing off the mat ....

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  • Optimist's Club Creed.    Promise yourself.......

    Optimist's Club Creed. Promise yourself.......

    Promise yourself.....
    To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something of value in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the successes of others as you are about your own.
    To forget the mistakes of the past and to press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of ....

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  • Youth Muay Thai "hits" Tracy!

    Youth Muay Thai "hits" Tracy!

    American Top Team - Tracy, is excited to announce it's Youth Muay Thai program! ages 6-13 Make sure your children are Safe, Confident and in great shape. What else can we ask for as parents? This is the only Youth Muay Thai program in the area that is accreditedby the Thai ministry of education (MTIA), Muay Thai Youth Academy (MYA) and the United States Muay Thai Federation (USMF). All coaches are trained and certified Judges and Refereesunder the USMF as well. To get started call 209-830-9772 email web ....

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