If you’re a teenager, you know that the popularity of the mixed martial arts among your peers is at an all-time high. If you’re thinking about dropping your traditional art and joining and MMA gym, you’re not alone.
April 5 – Metamora Martial Arts hosted our first annual open tournament. We had more than 100 competitors representing around a dozen schools.
April 4 – We hosted our second annual open tournament with about as many people as the first outing.
On April 14, Deshi Adam Bockler placed 1st in the men’s black belt forms division and 3rd place in the men’s black belt weapons division at Morrow’s tournament in Moline. Joshu Adair Rodriguez and Jake Potter also competed in forms and sparring.
There are perhaps as many martial arts weapons as martial arts styles, from the ancient whip chain to the modern tactical folding knife. Before taking up the study of any of them, you should be aware of not only the variety but also the associated legality.”