Apr 26

Art & Society Profiles Metamora Martial Arts in May/June 2013 Issue

Metamora Martial Arts is profiled in the latest edition of Art & Society. Just look for the article titled, “Spirit of the Empty Hand.”

Art & Society cover, May/June 2013

Art & Society, May/June 2013

Writer Gabrielle Balzell interviewed me for the article about two months ago. She spent around 45 minutes asking me questions about the program, how it started, what I enjoyed most about the martial arts, and what the plans for the program are moving forward.

I was also given an opportunity to present a brief history of karate, beginning in 500 A.D. in China and proliferating through Okinawa, Japan, and eventually, the United States.

You can pick up your copy at Art & Society at a number of area locations. I know for certain this is at Bradley University and Kelleher’s. If anybody knows anymore locations you see this magazine, please let us know in the comments.

The cover features Preston Jackson, a renowned artist here in the Midwest. Fun martial arts trivia: Mr. Jackson also teaches tai chi to students on Saturday afternoon at the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria.

Adam Bockler

Sensei Adam Bockler is a 2nd-degree black belt in karate and the owner of Metamora Martial Arts. He's been in the martial arts since 2003, and has received instruction in tai chi chuan, Hsing-i chuan, judo, tae kwon do and XMA. Sensei Bockler was inducted into the 2014 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Karate Black Belt of the Year. He is the communications manager for Float Mobile Learning.

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