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Taekwondo-Ameris Blog

Taekwondo-Ameris Blog

Beyond the Belt

Philip Ameris Jr.

Beyond the Belt is a short Documentary Film chronicling Grand Master Philip Ameris' journey through the Martial Arts.  The film features vintage stories from Grand Master Ameris' students, family, friends, and instructors - directed by long time student and AIMAA Black Belt, Stephanie Trainer.

Fit 2 Fight: FREE Home Training Program

Philip Ameris Jr.

HOW TO USE:  This 4 Week Conditioning Program can be used as a Stand Alone Method to get in shape, supplement additional Strength Training, or provide a some what "stop gap" for current Fit 2 Fight Participants.  The only equipment needed is a Jump Rope and Kettlebell.

We suggest participants Train 2X Per Week + Friday Night Kickboxing Class.  We encourage participants to keep a workout log (simple notepad and paper) with them to track progress.  Be sure to note rep counts during circuits and timed exercises* when appropriate. - this will provide a baseline of where your current fitness levels are and where they can be.  

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"Tune Your Technique to Fit Your Physique"

Philip Ameris Jr.

Below is a downloadable article from Black Belt Magazine featuring Grand Master Ameris, Mr. Jacob Cho, and Mr. Philip Ameris Jr.  "Tune Your Technique to Fit Your Physique" offers up expert advice on what techniques and strategies work best for varying body types.

Author: Sara Fagan

Publication: Black Belt Magazine (2002, Vol. 40 No. 9)

 

 

 

 

Fit 2 Fight: Holiday Holdover (2 Week FREE Workout Program)

Philip Ameris Jr.

Each week consists of 3 workouts.  We recommend that you take at least one day in between training sessions before performing the next workout (ie. Monday, Wednesday, Friday - or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). If you complete all 6 Days, feel free to repeat.

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The 3 Principles of Stand Up Fighting (Sport)

Philip Ameris Jr.

Stand Up Fighting, like any discipline, takes years of development. Over time, practitioners will cultivate their own style based on what works best for their body type, ability, and the appropriate rules of engagement.  But what should a student or competitor look for when seeking to improve - that's when invoking a "fighting principle" comes into play.

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Black Belt Testing (August 7)

Philip Ameris Jr.

Every year, around the end of summer, our Dojang conducts Annual Black Belt Testing. This is one of, if not the biggest event in our schools's calendar year. Black Belt Testing signifies everything that is taught through Martial Arts and displays the many years of hard work, commitment, and sacrifice made by all of its participants.

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Whats the Secret to Getting Into the Best Shape of Your Life? Sweat.

Philip Ameris Jr.

When it comes to health and fitness, everyone is fighting for something.  Whether that's losing a few pounds, returning to athletic glory,  or simply getting out of a rut - our 12 week "Training Camp" can be your gateway to kicking through the doors of fitness boredom while learning the stress relieving, confidence building techniques of real martial arts.

Our process is simple: Hard Work Equals Results.  The secret lies in the sweat.  Check out the short film below to get an idea of what Fit 2 Fight is all about.

Directed by Stephanie Trainer.

Interview with Grand Master Denny Shaffer

Philip Ameris Jr.

I'll finish with this. If you have been teaching the same thing for the last 30 plus years, then you haven't learned anything in 30 years. Every early master took what he knew and went a step further with it. It got better with each augmentation. But you know, Americans are great innovators and teachers in their own right. The first time someone threw a forward pass, football changed forever. The first jump shot and dunk change basketball forever, and so on with each sport. People are afraid of change. It takes work and it takes admitting you don't know everything. A fate worse than death of some of the Masters, or Grand Masters, some like to be called. You can't hide what you don't know in the street.  Martial arts is not a religion, or to be treated like one.

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Beyond the Belt Trailer

Philip Ameris Jr.

Beyond the Belt is short film by AIMAA Black Belt and independent film maker Stephanie Trainer, documenting Grand Master Philip Ameris journey and evolution as a Martial Artist.

Details for purchasing information available shortly.

The Foundation: Self Improvement

Philip Ameris Jr.

The foundation is and always should be self improvement.  That may sound simple in terms but in practice can be much more difficult.  Self improvement serves as the foundation of all martial arts training (regardless of style). 

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