Awesome group tonight at BMAF both to participate in the tests and to cheer on our FOUR brown belts going for their black!! Unprecedented!
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 15th,[…]
Last week during the adult class, Blair Stephenson was promoted to I-Kyu (first class student, brown belt). Congratulations! The road to Aikido perfection is replete with stumbles, trips, falls, and “toe stubs”! No one gets a free pass from the challenging aspects of training. If you want skill and desire to improve yourself you are[…]
Last Thursday night, Bryan Beeler was promoted to Yon-Kyu (fourth class student, blue belt). Congratulations, Bryan!
During Thursday night’s adult class, Micah was promoted to Go-Kyu (fifth class student, yellow belt). Congratulations, Micah!
Last night, Paul Crews was promoted to Shodan (1st degree black belt). Hard-working, dedicated, passionate Paul Crews. He has a heart of caring and lives that out by his actions. I know he is humbled by this promotion and will always remain a “student” in the Art. Our sincerest congratulations, Sensei[…]
Last night Rick Burris was promoted to Go-Kyu (fifth class student, yellow belt). Congrats, Rick!
Above: Mr. Beckham explaining the principles of movement in aikido – move with your opponent’s energy, blend and fuse with their momentum to use it against them instead of meeting force with force. This is why the various types of aikido are so effective and why anyone, big, small, old, or young, can use this[…]
In our adult class earlier tonight, Rick Sorrells was promoted to I-Kyu (first class student, brown belt). Congratulations, Rick!
“Run a business… or teach a martial art? Very few get this. I’ve even been associated with men that like to dupe you into thinking they are teaching a martial art but in fact are only running a business. (Men of this ilk would do better to run a bakery.) Their agenda is your money[…]