Happy Monday!

Today, Monday, February 17th all of our classes will be running as scheduled. 

As always use you judgement as to whether you  feel safe traveling to classes. Each area maybe a little different.

The safety of our families come first. So, if you do not feel comfortable traveling to classes

Stay Home and Stay Safe. 

Guro Rick Faye Back at MKG Madison!

2 all-day seminars Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th.

MKG Madison is honored to welcome Guro Rick Faye back to Madison for another awesome weekend of martial arts!

Along with being the founder of MKG International and the MKG Method, he is considered one of the top instructors in the JKD family world wide. Rick’s impressive reputation for seminars on the art, self-defense, and law enforcement topics keep him in demand locally, nationally & internationally.

His devotion to the art is evidenced by his belief in constant training of the basics and an impressive attention to detail. This enthusiasm is integral to his teaching and helps his students learn and maintain their excitement.
Guro Rick's teaching methods have paved the way for both the every day person and the martial arts veteran to all thrive and excel in this complex and functional martial art system.

Rick Faye’s credentials include:
Full Instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do
Full Instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in the Filipino Martial Arts
5th level Maphilindo Silat Instructorship under Guro Inosanto
Ajarn (Senior Instructor) in Muay Thai under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute.
Additional instructorship certifications: Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sensei Erik Paulson’s C.S.W. curriculum (Combat Submission Wrestling), Savate, and numerous other arts.

Martial Arts Has Many Benefits

Other Than Combat!

Robert Downey Jr. Credits Martial Arts In Saving His Life

"Before Robert Downey Jr. became Iron-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he struggled with serious drug addiction. It's his comeback story from that, though, that has become such an inspiration for his fans. Staying sober is no mere feat, but the actor has managed to do so, while watching his career take off in a way it had never done before. The Dolittle star recently spoke on the Joe Rogan Podcast about what he feels has helped him on his journey. . . ."

"Downey Jr. managed to overcome his addiction and eventually got back to acting work. Soon, the call came for him to step into the iron-clad suit of one of Marvel's biggest superheroes, Iron-Man. The actor become a household name, but more importantly, he stayed sober. Downey Jr. attributes part of his success to martial arts, most particularly Wing-Chun, which is a form of Kung Fu. Downey Jr. says that the discipline necessary to practice Wing-Chu helped give him the discipline to stick to his recovery."


MKG Madison Youth Program

What's going on this week"

Stop and Think Before you Act!

There are a lot of things in life that we can not control so we have to work hard at controlling ourselves.

Last week we talked about how to to control our mouths. To Think beofre we speak.

This week we are talking about Controlling Our Bodies. Stop and Think before we act. Sometimes our feelings can get the best of us and as a response we do something that may not be appropriate. For example, something great happens and we start to jump around or something makes us mad so we hit something.

We may not be able to control everything that happens to us but can control how we act when it does.

So before we act we should take a second and . . .

  • STOP
  • What could happen if I do this?
  • Is that what I really want?

Remember that you can control your own body if you just STOP and THINK before you ACT!


of the week


This week, we will be focusing on:

Double stick drill combinations

Out takedown for the block: Head and Arm Side Control

Defending the Lead Round Kick

MKG Madison Adult Programs

What's Happening in class this week?

Kickboxing Essentials

Week 1 of the new Rotation

Boxing Fundamentals with Kyle!

Stick To It

Week 1 of the new rotation

Back to Basics - Kob Kob based drills with Dan and John

MKG Phase 1

Single Stick: 1-2-1 Drills with Disarms

Sensitivity Drills


Thai Boxing 3 cts and 6 cts

MKG Phase 2

Single Dagger Drills - Palasute Drills

Tackle Defense and Front Face Lock Series

Midwest Events and Seminars

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Grandmaster Chai Sirisute at MKG MPLS - April 18-19th

Founder of the World Thai Boxing Association. The man who brought Muay Thai to the USA in the first place.

Seminars with Grand Master Chai are an amazing opportunity to train Muay Thai with the best in the world. Master Chai's attention to detail, commitment to the student, and teaching experience are unparalleled. He has been talking about retiring for the last couple of years - so take the chance to see him while you can!

MKG International Conference In Maui, Hawaii

November 9th - 13th

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We look forward to seeing you all in classes this week! So get in here and get your reps in!

As always, we will be Training Safe, Training Hard and Having a ton of Fun!

Don’t miss out! See you at the gym!

Josh, Ruth and the MKG Staff