Happy Monday!

Welcome a New MKG Madison Family Member, Leo Harry Bartels

Last week, Jon and Cat Bartels welcomed a new member to their family. On Wednesday, March 4th at 10:55 pm, Leo Harry Bartels was born. He was 5 lbs 13 oz. and just over 18 in.

Due to an early arrival (6 weeks early) Leo will be spending  little more time at the hospital before they get to go home.  Don't worry though, both Momma and baby are doing well. Cat reports, "He's a strong little dude." and he has made lots of progress over the last couple of days.

We are so excited to meet Leo and welcome him to the MKG Madison Family!

Get your "You're Not Wrong . . ." Swag!

Limited Time - Sale Ends March 22nd


Ez is rocking the first at the gym "You're Not Wrong . . . " Custom Tee! (Even before me . . . )

The apparel is a small way to remember and re-live the fun things that happen here at MKG Madison and the MKG International Community!

This design will be available for a LIMITED TIME. Only Available through TeeSpring until March 22nd.

There will be several styles (Both male, female and unisex cuts) and many colors beginning March 2nd.

Click the link below to make your order.

MKG Madison Youth Program

What's going on this week"

You Can Do It!

This unit we are talking about Confidence. This week, we are talking about help others have confidence.

Although, we try to stay positive and believe in ourselves everyday, there are days where that is just easier said than done. We need help. The where "Encouragement" comes in.

Encouragement is when someone helps you believe in yourself when you are having a hard time doing it. It when a friend says things like,

  • Keep it up!
  • Don't quit!
  • Don't worry. You'll do better next time.

That type of encouragement really helps. It feels like you have someone "In your Corner" when you feel like things are to hard.

So if you see someone that you care about in your life, be that person that help build confidence. Be an "ENCOURAGER"!

MKG Madison Adult Programs

What's Happening in class this week?

Another great Phase 1 class this Saturday! ....#mkgmadison #mkgmartialartsmadison #mkgmartialarts #mkgphase1 #mkg4l

Posted by MKG International Martial Arts Madison on Saturday, March 7, 2020
Kickboxing Essentials

Week 4

Muay Thai's fundamental 4 Counts - Long

Defense and Counters

Stick To It

Week 4

Abecedario Drills - The sticks cross the body, but not each other.

6 Count Drills and variation

MKG Phase 1

Double Stick Drills - Abenico Amerra Drills

Muay Thai - Knee Reaction Drills

Cover and Grab Drills from Wide Punches

MKG Phase 2

Double Stick Drills - Running Sinawali Drills and Double Stick Sumbrada

Focus Mitt Drilling - Inward Gunting Panantukan Entries and Follow ups

Upcoming Events at MKG Madison!

Check it out!

This Saturday - Free Martial Arts Workshop

Introduction to the MKG Method of Martial Art Development

Invite your friends to join us for a  FREE 90-min Introduction to Martial Arts for Adults!

In this Introductory Class we will explore some fundamental concepts and techniques from some of the greatest influences on the MKG Method:

  • Filipino Martial Arts (Kali / Escrima / Arnis)
  • Jun Fan Martial Arts (Jeet Kune Do Concepts)
  • Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

This could be their chance to learn and try their hand at basic techniques and drills under the guidance of head instructor Josh Prior, and/or other MKG team members, in an environment that is welcoming, measured, and fun!

They will only need comfortable workout clothes and an open mind. We will haveeverything else they will need.

Invite a friend, family member or co-worker, anyone you would like to train with.

Everyone is welcome!

March's Monthly Deep Dive

Close Quarters Striking - For "Sport" and "Street"

Saturday, March 21st - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

During this month's "Deep Dive Workshop" we are going to be exploring Close Quarters Striking from several perspectives of martial art.
Most systems have answers for striking when things get to close for comfort.
You may never be "comfortable" when you are that close but, this workshop will help you to be more familiar and functional with some tools and tactics that can help you be successful in that range.

MKG Students - $20 / Non Students - $35

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.

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