October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that South Carolina is ranked #1 in domestic violence cases? We can’t change these numbers alone, but we can do our part to help. Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness is offering FREE women’s self-defense classes throughout October to women in the Upstate. On Saturday, October 7th,[…]
Pictured above: Kicking drills at the beginning of our Thursday night adult class. We always do basics at the beginning of class to get our muscles warmed up and ready to go.
Last week, Lily was promoted to (4th class student, blue belt). Congratulations!
Earlier this week, Onix Brugueras was promoted to Yon-Kyu (fourth class student, blue belt). Congratulations, Onix!
On Thursday night, Rick Burris was promoted to Yon-Kyu (fourth class student, blue belt). Congratulations, Rick!
Mr. Stewart has been missing from class for a few weeks… so Mr. B had to help make up some time by picking on him to demonstrate techniques for the class
Above: Mr. Beckham demonstrating the powerful effect of a good lead in aiki techniques. In all styles of aikido, a good lead is one of the three compliance factors which will control your attacker.
Big crowd on the floor last night before the black belt ceremony at BMAF! On Thursday, January 19th, Sensei Joe Beckham promoted four students to black belt: John Petrich, Byron Jones, Perry Hill, and Aaron Cullip. Congratulations! This is a hard won honor.
You can see that kick coming! This is a multiple attack test required for a black belt.
Awesome group tonight at BMAF both to participate in the tests and to cheer on our FOUR brown belts going for their black!! Unprecedented!