After going to Sacramento the week before last, I had an epiphany. It was quite a wake up call, but a good kind of wake up call. I felt what it was like to be the student again. I am pretty sure most instructors/coaches out there have fallen into the same trap as I did, my training stopped. Now don't get me wrong, I have still "trained" but haven't been taught or been the student in quite a while. When I first started Martial Arts it was all about training hard and learning. In…Continue
Added by Vincent-Marco Duchetta on March 26, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments
I have been a Wrestler since the age of 11. My training started with my older brother taking me to his high school practice and me getting beat up on by the "bigger kids", but that just made me tougher when i got to middle school and started my wrestling career.
From grade 6 to my senior year in high school I wrestled all year round. Competing in folk style while I was in school and during the summer I competed in freestyle and greco-roman. I have had many coach and made lot of great…Continue
Added by christopher regodon on February 12, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
"A black belt is nothing more than a belt that goes around your waist. Being a black belt is a state of mind and attitude."
- Rick English
As I do have a Year Goal -- Which was my New Year's Resolution Goal in which I don't wish to announce just yet.. So this entire month I'm really going to step up my game when it comes to my Training, Health, Work and my Social…Continue
Added by Dayanna Valerio on January 2, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments
“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
Added by Dayanna Valerio on January 1, 2013 at 1:17am — No Comments
This past weekend the KRU Training Grappling Team went to Newark New Jersey to compete in the NAGA North American Grappling Championships. We are very proud of all of the Students that worked hard in practice and it showed out on the mat! Here are the names of the Students and the medals they won!
Teens and Adults Division:
Kyle Nebab-Silver in No-Gi
Jose Sanchez-Silver in No-Gi, Gold in Gi
Jourdin Hughes-2 Silvers in No-gi and Bronze in Gi (Jourdin is…Continue
Added by christopher regodon on November 20, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Hopefully everyone is doing fine in the east coast and especially in New Jersey from these past storms that we just recently had.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — It is one of the icons of America, the backdrop to a thousand stories — the place where Tony Soprano's nightmares unfolded, where Nucky Thompson built his "Boardwalk Empire," where Snooki and The Situation brought reality TV to the ocean's edge and where Bruce Springsteen conjured a world of love and loss and…Continue
Added by christopher regodon on November 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Added by Julian de Jesus on August 28, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments
First and foremost im sore as hell! But it feels to good to feel this way. This past weekend i trained with one of the Best MMA coaches in the business, ERIK PAULSON! If you dont know who Sensei Erik Paulson is, let me tell you, Sensei Erik Paulson has trained in many disciplines including Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling, Tae…Continue
Added by christopher regodon on August 27, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Added by Roman P. Aguila on August 12, 2012 at 3:04am — No Comments
After six weeks of training the Gutierrez team made it out to Iowa for TBA-SA’s Muay Thai Classic and put in their best efforts.
Alex had never competed in a striking competition. He competed in the Jr. Welterweight division at 65lb’s. You couldn’t tell that it was his first time out as he struck…Continue
The weeks are moving so much faster for us now. We are finishing up our fifth week of camp. Last night I saw the boys moving more fluid than I have seen them move in a long time. We have changed up our program so much and I have to admit that I like spending so much time with the guys. It's making it a challenge for me as a coach to be a critic. I find that this is probably a shortcoming that I need to coach myself on.
So what does the camp look like now? The diet has changed…Continue
Added by Anthony A. Gutierrez on June 19, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments
As we start our third week of camp for the boys fight at the Muay Thai Classic in Iowa, I have a moment to reflect on where we are and where we are going.
In our first week (intro to camp week) we had what I would call the Murphy's Law week. Both boys got sick on different days and we ended up missing the last day of Jiu Jitsu and they both missed out on at least one of the Muay Thai days. The following week was the last day of…
Added by Anthony A. Gutierrez on June 5, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Kru's, Instructors, Coaches, students and parents alike,
When I was a kid growing up I trained at the very school that I own today. My Grandmaster came over from South Korea by way of Vietnam where he was hired to train U.S. Army and Marine Corps Infantry the art of combat hand-to-hand. Needless to say the culture in the gym was VERY traditional.
As students we would all come in at least thirty minutes early to clean the gym and do any other things around the place that needed…Continue
For just about the last six months. Out two boys have practiced Gi jiu jitsu two days a week and KRU Muay Thai for two days a week. We traded Muay Thai days with Grappling days weeks away from grappling tournaments. The time has finally come.
As we look forward to the Muay Thai Classic in early July, we are switching gears and giving our Muay Thai priority. We started yesterdays six week camp with a fun exercise evaluation and this week puts us back to Level One basics.…Continue
Check out this awesome message I got from one of our parents today.
"I cannot than you enough! I have a very precious, very sweet, very tiny 14 year old daughter (as you know). Earlier this year, her confidence, sense of self and well being were stripped away from her during an assault. She was not hurt physically but she sure was mentally and emotionally. I tried to hide my tears of joy last night as I watched it all come back to her. She is no longer afraid, no l…Continue
Added by Keith Miller on April 24, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments
I recently found this Article written by Huggy Bear also known as The Souls Assasin, A.K.A. Kevin Ross, if you don't know who he is, get on you tube, probably one of, if not the best American Muay Thai competitor, and he graces the back of alot of your sweatshirts. The article talks about how Muay Thai is misrepresented in M.M.A., and some of the differences between Muay Thai and "M.M.A. Muay Thai". enjoy!…Continue
I began training several years ago, and over the course of those years, I have attained ranks in the Kids MMA program, the CSW program and the Muay Thai program. Attaining the rank of Coach would be another step in my training, but an extremely important one, because of the responsibilities that the rank holds with it. A coach is one who teaches another person, or group of people, typically in an athletic pursuit. Unlike ranks I have previously attained, the rank of coach brings with it the…Continue
Added by Kyle Nebab on March 16, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
" Leader`s Aren`t Born , They Are Made . They Are Made Just Like Anything Else , Through Hard Work " This Quote Was Once Said By , Brendan Francis . The Reason Why I Picked This Quote Was Because If You Were To Ask Me Exactly What This Quote Meant To Me I`d Not Only Be Able To Tell You About It , But I`d Be Able To Show You As Well .
About 9 Year`s Ago , I Had The Chance To Begin With One Of The Most Popular Korean Martial Art`s , Tae Kwon Do . Within The First…Continue
Added by Stephanie Lopez ﭢ on March 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
As a teacher I would like to think that I am providing my students with all they need in their classes, I try to make sure in every hour class I cover fitness, technique, and application. I like utilizing interactive drills more, i find it makes the class more uptempo and move along nicely, keeping the class motivated. However I always want to improve my teaching ability, I will never think I have taking teaching as far as it will go I will always push myself to get better. Having said that…Continue
By Blaise F. Perrone III
With 30 years of experience as a practitioner of martial arts disciplines ranging from Muay Thai, Combat Submission Wrestling, Filipino Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and a decade and a half as a gym owner and instructor, Ace Ramirez is a go-to source in the mixed martial arts industry. Master Ace, founder of KRU Muay Thai, shared his unique perspective on Muay Thai, MMA, and the future of our ever-growing sport…Continue
Added by Ace Ramirez on March 6, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments