This past Halloween everyone dressed in their favorite costume and safely trained on the mat with Sensei Rock. We even had a couple of Samurai in attendance.
On February 24, 2017, the Fishhawk Martials Arts Academy held an Instructor training course for a select group of advanced practitioners. Shihan Jones and Sensei Rock prepared an in-depth presentation focusing on many different facets of both teaching and learning. A trained and committed teacher ensures successful students. The focus of this course was to […]
On February 18th, 2017 during the 38th annual Professional Association of Martial Arts Instructors seminar, O’Sensei Roensch (10th degree black belt and founder of American Budokai International) promoted Shihan Jones to the 7th degree black belt. (Sichidan). At the February 24th promotion ceremony – Shihan was presented with his new belt.
Special congratulations to John Glazewski on being promoted to 2nd Kyu Brown Belt.
Congratulations to all those that tested and received a promotion
Every year the Fishhawk Martial Arts Academy supports a local organization during the holiday season. This year (2016) we once again chose to help support “A Kid’s Place” of Tampa Bay located on Lithia Pinecrest Rd. A Kid’s Place is a unique, state of the art, 60-bed facility for abused, neglected, or abandoned children. Our […]
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S Rock Steady Boxing enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing a non-contact boxing-style fitness program that improves quality of life. Classes are taught by a Certified Professional Trainer Classes are held Tuesday and Thursdays at 9:30 am Classes focus on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and […]
Back in 2011 Jason Rock became the first Shodan for the the new dojo (Fishhawk Martial Arts Academy) during a traditional ceremony to honor his achievement. Jason Rock is now a Sandan and has received his 3rd degree black belt. Below is the video of that original ceremony.
There are five major styles of tai chi chuan, each named after the Chinese family from which it originated: (Yang style is the most popular) Chen-style (陳氏) of Chen Wangting (1580–1660) Yang-style (楊氏) of Yang Lu-ch’an (1799–1872) Wu- or Wu/Hao-style (武氏) of Wu Yu-hsiang (1812–1880) Wu-style (吳氏) of Wu Ch’uan-yu (1834–1902) and his son Wu […]
In a traditional dojo it is an honor to be a part of all the activities within that dojo since a traditional dojo is not just a place to train but it is a family. As with all families there are pleasures and responsibilities. One of the most important responsibilities is that of keeping the […]