Konooburu Dojo

Bonnyman, KY

#65 Jan 10, 2011
Just to get an idea of what our training is like, here are a few videos.

The Bujinkan Seishin Dojo in Croatia have a few good videos demonstrating knife fighting:
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The Bujinkan Turkey Dojo has a good video showing free response training with and without weapons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Again from the Bujinkan Turkey Dojo, demonstrating Bojutsu. Notice how the entire length of the Bo is utilized:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Hazard Martial Arts Club

London, KY

#66 Jan 11, 2011
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>Master Shane Hamilton is taken new Students this Month of January on Thursday's at six O'clock be there a little early about a mile past the Knott County Sportsplex on HWY 80 at Rockfork from my training from Master Shane you will love it and your kids. My Daughter has been there about two years and comes home wore out but she loves it she is eleven years old 2nd degree brown belt. He teaches every thing self defense,hand 2 hand combat,Ironman,bow kata,short stick kata,long kata,the flying tiger,that is just some of it I could go on and on.My Daughter is not in it to be professional which she could with Master Shane but. I wo'nt her to be able to protect her self this day and time Kids getting Kidnaped,or some mean boy get mean with her she can protect herself. Hazard Martial Arts needs to go and spare with Master Shane he is there every thursday he knows how to use his CHI he teaches that to how to breath what you breath in you breath out example breath in for 3 seconds breath out for 3 seconds do that while you are working out see if you do'nt see a different's.
Hazard Martial Arts doesn't need to spar with anyone just because you say 2. Maybe you should come down and spar with us. Come see for your self, anytime. Not a fight, not a "ninja" challenge, but you should come try our classes. Friendly environment, but a real environment. And if you can make it through the first workout without stopping, I will give you your first month for free.
But in regards to Shane Hamilton, he has always been someone most people respect. And the way he teaches principles CHI is not the way the guy on Superhumans claimed to use it. I have done enough CHI/Ki training to make the world go around my friend. I remind you I am a 1st Dan in Hapkido and 2nd Degree in Taekwondo, so I have studied traditional martial arts most of my life. And I have studied Shane's Shaolin at one time. Hope your kid enjoys it

Since: Jan 11

Evansville, IN

#67 Jan 11, 2011
ill tell you one thing about shane hamilton, and that is hes a lousy POS! I have trained many many places in my life and the worst by far was shanes gym! He is a fraud!!! I have trained under Dale brown, Also another joke! While i trained under dale aguy came in fromHazardmartial arts,the kid wasa whitebelt, he tapped the black belts in class out! he was awesome! I got a green belt under shane hamilton, then i went to roger holland his guys kicked the crap out of me! best instructors around Roger holland, Jon helton and Sam hall, ive never trained at hazard martial arts but I have fought some of thier guys, I no longer train but if i did it would be at hazard martial arts because of the countless A$$ whipping i took from thier guys...
Hazard Martial Arts Club

Kittanning, PA

#68 Jan 11, 2011
I appreciate the words about me and my class sir. We do something that is totally different in my opinion. Studying any kind of combat sport is worthwhile, thats why you see me refrain from badmouthing other guys in the area, but we definitely train smart and hard. Thanks again.

I went through a total period of exploration, rolling, sparring, and studying under a lot of people. It was then that I sought out a teacher in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, and that person was Josh Johnson. The problem was figuring out how to train with him on a regular basis, with him being in the Louisville area and all. So we worked out an affiliate program where we begain doing routine quarterly "training intensives". After doing this for over 2 years we finally produced eastern Ky's first authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu blue belt. Now we have produced 4, and have 2 more in the works. Its something many people dont understand. But the Brazilians did something that no one understand. They took the bad threw it away, and took the good and made it better. That is BJJ. And people cant see BJJ, you have to feel it.
Kung fu Bob

Middlesboro, KY

#69 Jan 11, 2011
Hazard Martial Arts Club wrote:
I appreciate the words about me and my class sir. We do something that is totally different in my opinion. Studying any kind of combat sport is worthwhile, thats why you see me refrain from badmouthing other guys in the area, but we definitely train smart and hard. Thanks again.
I agree. The whole idea about martial arts isn't about fighting. Alot of people don't seem to understand that. It starts off as self defense, then grows into discipline, then self control, and a continuing life long journey to better yourself an' the world around you.
hard_working_man wrote:
ill tell you one thing about shane hamilton, and that is hes a lousy POS! I have trained many many places in my life and the worst by far was shanes gym! He is a fraud!!! I have trained under Dale brown, Also another joke! While i trained under dale aguy came in fromHazardmartial arts,the kid wasa whitebelt, he tapped the black belts in class out! he was awesome!

I got a green belt under shane hamilton, then i went to roger holland his guys kicked the crap out of me! best instructors around Roger holland, Jon helton and Sam hall, ive never trained at hazard martial arts but I have fought some of thier guys, I no longer train but if i did it would be at hazard martial arts because of the countless A$$ whipping i took from thier guys...
Having not seen Shanes Shaolin-Do class or Dale Browns, I can't really comment on what they teach, but I do find it in poor taste to put people down for little reason. What they teach works just fine for their students (or they wouldn't have any) and what everyone else teaches works just fine for their students.
And what I mean by that is, there is a martial art for everyone.
I hope in the future 'Hard-Working-Man' that you find a good place to train and HMAC might be the place for you.

I do have to say Hazard Martial Arts Club is legit. Johnathan (Helton?) can back up the things he says with skill and documentation. Surprisingly there are alot of dojo's/instructors who can't do that.
Anyone curious about what HMAC do, check em' out, and it may just be the thing for you. If there is anyone 'nervous' about training with these guys, don't be. They are good people with good hearts. They won't mangle you to feed their ego or anything like that. You can train for self-defense, get in shape, or even train to compete professionally.

And if an't the thing for you then there is Sullivan Hapkido which is housed in the same building.
Either way, there is alot of good people at the Hazard Martial Arts Club.

By the way, does anyone know what Dale Brown teaches? Seems like I heard or read that it was Jujutsu. If so, what style? Is it Gracie, Brazilian, or one of the hundreds of styles of jujutsu from Japan?
I heard it might be Aiki-Jujutsu.
?
- Kung Fu Bob
Hazard Martial Arts Club

Kittanning, PA

#70 Jan 11, 2011
I will admit I have been guilty of getting riled up over false accusations about our gym, or people making stereotypical assumptions based out of pure arrogance. Alot of people just dont understand what we do, or the level that we do it on. Maybe they believe that our guys waltz around wearing "Tap Out" clothes and putting on a big front. And its on those claims that I will get right down and dirty with people about. But as far as "Stylistic arguments", I never get mad, but I do always encourage folks to study everything they can study, and then make a decision based on their individual needs. And of course, it is important that whatever you decide to study, you make for certain that the guy teaching the class is teaching ACCURATELY. Here are some following tips:

If you want to study Karate, ask your teacher if his lineage comes from Shito Ryu branch, or Goju style. Is his ranking through the JKA (Japanese Karate Association), or if not, who?

If it is Tae Kwon Do, can he produce proof of WTF or ITF certification, or is he Chung Do Kwan or Moo Duk Kwan, Tang Soo Do? Look at his rank certificates, see who gave his rank. If he doesn't let you then say goodbye, because he isn't worth your time.

BJJ is hard to fake. The mat doesn't lie. Check though, make sure your teacher has some lineage to the Gracie family, or close outside member. Blue belt, as in our gym, is very acceptable to be teaching, as long as they are hooked up with a black belt level academy who is within close distance.

Of course in boxing and wrestling, there aren't rank belts, but its always good to ask of their accomplishments and/or their teachers. Did you box competitively? What was your record? Did you wrestle in high school, what was your record?

In Japanese Jujitsu, the United States Jujitsu Federation, or Danzan Ryu branch is good stuff.

Judo in America is credible under the United States Judo Association, Traditional Kodokan Judo Federation, and of course the International Judo Federation (IJF). You should make sure these sources are documented.

Good kickboxing is also hard to find. Many fraudulent sources are everywhere. Research and know your stuff.

And MMA gyms should just have a combination of good sources that are documented either by rank or record findings. Do their fighters win? Do they have a good base in one or 2 arts or styles? Things like that.

A good rule of thumb is that the higher the instructors belt is, and the lower his age is, the more questionable it becomes. For example, there is a guy running around eastern Kentucky who is not out of his 20's, but wants to be called Master because he is like a 6th degree in TKD or Hapkido. TOTALLY BOGUS. And the sad thing is that he would not even be a 2 stripe white belt in our BJJ program, and if I still instructed TKD I wouldn't have him at a high level color belt.

That crap is everywhere unfortunately.
Kel-tech P32

Statesboro, GA

#71 Jan 11, 2011
The best traditional martial arts move is the Kentucky mountain man power fist straight between the eyes. Go up the right hollar and you will quickly learn THE traditional mountain man martial arts laws.
Hazard Martial Arts Club

Kittanning, PA

#72 Jan 11, 2011
Here's a good quote from our boxing instructor that I like to think about from now and again:
"Busy hands needs a hook".

So when you box with someone who constantly throws shots just throw a good left hook with some hips behind it. It usually stops their flury. The left hook is the shit
Elisha

Boynton Beach, FL

#73 Jan 27, 2011
Yes, as said before, Roger Holland is the way to go for traditional martial arts. I started training with him when I was 10 (I am now 24) and got my blackbelt when I was 16... He is a great teacher and is wonderful for all ages. I love in S. Florida now, but if I ever moved back I would train with him again in a heartbeat
Kung fu Bob

Madisonville, KY

#74 Jan 28, 2011
Elisha wrote:
Yes, as said before, Roger Holland is the way to go for traditional martial arts. I started training with him when I was 10 (I am now 24) and got my blackbelt when I was 16... He is a great teacher and is wonderful for all ages. I love in S. Florida now, but if I ever moved back I would train with him again in a heartbeat
Thank you for the tip. I'm going to try to look him up sometime soon.
Sensei Zech Browning

Brazil, IN

#75 Feb 15, 2011
Kung fu Bob wrote:
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Where in Hazard is his school? Do they have adult classes?
If you're looking for a traditional school that actually teaches you how to fight you need to check out www.howardkempokarate.com . Grand Master Daniel Howard (my teacher, www.gyodokanmma.com ) is an amazing teacher with a rich history in the martial arts and will show you the way. I think Hyden if fairly close, just stumbled across your post and thought I'd give my two cents. Gyodokan Kaizen Kempo. Good Luck, and if you don't go at least try a class you're missing out.
Kung Fu Bob

Corbin, KY

#76 May 25, 2011
I tried to get more info on what time and when Roger Holland teaches Shotokan Karate, but I just learned the place he was teach at, the old ary Homeplace Clinic, is closed.

Does anyone know where Roger Holland is teaching at now? What day, and what time?

Thanks for any info.
Coxnotfloppin

Oxford, OH

#77 May 25, 2011
Do they wear the white robe-like outfits in Hazard? or just plain 'ol bibb overalls?
Kung Fu Bob

Corbin, KY

#78 May 25, 2011
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karate

Manchester, KY

#79 May 25, 2011
Mondays 7-9 at Homeplace in the new building, the gym. Thursdays at Cordia School also 7-9.
wing chun

Vicco, KY

#80 May 31, 2011
where is the new homeplace and Cordia high school?

is those the two places Roger teaches karate?

“I'm not dead,I'm at the Hilton”

Since: May 11

Pakistan

#81 May 31, 2011
smoking pot calms me i don't need kempo.besides what does a stick have on a gun?
DONALD

Prestonsburg, KY

#82 May 31, 2011
HMAC is the real deal,the proof is in the talent thats at the gym. Dozens of tournament wins as well as cage fighting victories across the board.Best group of guys u will ever meet,and intent on helping students get to the physical level they look to achieve.
Kung fu Bob

Middlesboro, KY

#83 Jan 4, 2012
I heard there was a guy teaching Wing Chun in Hazard, has anyone heard the same?
Poole

Vicco, KY

#84 Feb 7, 2012
I heard there was a instructor at Hazard Community College that teaches it some but he just incorporates it to his own curriculum.

I can't remember his name but I heard he's a good teacher.

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