self defense grappling

Striking vs. Grappling for Self Defense

One of the oldest discussions in martial arts is self defense. Which is better–striking or grappling? The answer, of course, depends on who you ask (and the system they train in). At Wisconsin Martial Arts and Fitness Center – East, our programs focus on both Traditional Self Defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a result, students learn […]


Form before Intensity

In general, when people work out, intensity tends to take precedent over form. That means the concept of form before intensity isn’t practiced nearly enough. The result?  Both acute and chronic injuries. What does that mean? The human body is capable of adapting to perform and thrive under a huge spectrum of stressors. However, in […]

longevity, fitness

Longevity in Your Fitness

Wherever you are on your fitness journey, there are a few things worth considering when looking at longevity or the “long haul.” First and foremost, the methods and modalities you choose should lead in the direction of the following: Flexibility Mobility Muscle balance Stamina I believe doing so will carry you into old age. It requires […]