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Break out of your Comfort Zone

The comfort zone is that warm and fuzzy place where everything is safe. We don’t grow in the comfort zone. Body positivity is establishing who we are and firmly rooting that image into our comfort zone. In itself, that isn’t a bad thing, but what happens if you want more? Complacency is the death of progress. No matter how much we wish it the world will not stand still for us. If we stop pushing, and the world keeps moving forward, then we fall behind. Fitness, martial arts, nutrition the same rule applies to them. A martial artist who doesn’t practice her skills will start to loose them. A healthy eater who doesn’t adjust their nutrition as she gets older will start to have problems. A fitness buff who does the same thing all the time will plateau. In order to grow we need training that is going to push us outside our comfort zones. For me high intensity is something outside of my comfort zone. No matter what sport I am in I’m always the slow and steady type. That style has served me well, after all I won a world championship undefeated in martial arts. However, complacency is the death of progress. To keep pushing and keep moving forward with my skills I need to train outside of my comfort zone. With both my fitness and martial arts training I’m working on increasing my intensity. After all I wouldn’t be much of a instructor if I can’t practice what I preach. What is your comfort zone and how are you pushing your limits? Give it a try and see how far you can go!

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Private Lesson Sale!

Private lessons in with instructors who have 30 years of experience specializing in Self Defense, Filipino Martial Arts, Escrima, medieval martial arts, sword play, and much more! Sign up to receive your discount codes! Save up to $160 depending on your purchase.

We have 3 World Champion instructors to choose from when you sign up for private lessons.  All 3 instructors are offering the following private lesson discounts, but you have to sign up to receive the discount codes!

Buy one Get one Free – With the purchase of your first hour you will receive the second hour free! If you are interested in this offer, add one private lesson to your cart and type in the discount code you receive after signing up for your coupon.

5 Lesson Package – With the purchase of 5 lessons you will receive a 6th lesson free and save $5 per class.  That is a $85 savings!  If you are interested in this offer, add five private lesson to your cart and type in the discount code you receive after signing up for your coupon.

10 Lesson Package – With the purchase of 10 lessons you will receive an 11th lesson free and save $10 per lesson.  That is a $160 savings!  If you are interested in this offer, add ten private lesson to your cart and type in the discount code you receive after signing up for your coupon.

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Nelson Pinto

Instructor Nelson Pinto is offering private lessons in Self Defense, Filipino Martial Arts, Escrima, and much more!

Click here to learn more about Instructor Nelson Pinto.

 

Janeal Ironside 2

Instructor Janeal Ironside is offering private lessons in Longsword, polearm, medieval martial arts, and much more!

Click here to learn more about Instructor Janeal Ironside

 

3Nicholas Ironside

Instructor Nicholas Ironside is offering private lessons in sword and shield, single sword, medieval martial arts, and much more!

Click here to learn more about Instructor Nicholas Ironside

 

 

If you would like to try our regular classes we are also offering a sale on our punch cards.  It is a great way to try a variety of our classes before you decide on committing to a full membership.

Open Gym is going to be EPIC!

We are hosting a special seminar this weekend and have guests coming from all around the world! Open gym is a great way to meet everyone and have fun the night before our big seminar.

Come join us for some sparring we have foam weapons and armor, some tartan gear, all the way up to full steel. Bring what you have and borrow the rest. This is a great way to meet everyone and hang out.

We will have t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, and more for sell at the gym if you would like to get some Ironside gear.

This is a great way to stay warm during our classes.

6:00pm-9:00pm

Ironside Medieval Combat

1845 N Circle Dr.

Colorado Springs CO 80909

If everyone is feeling up to it we can always grab food and beverages after sparring.

Monday Workout 2/4 – Fitness February

I hope all of you rested well this weekend! We are heading into our first full week of Fitness February. All of these workouts are provided by our head fitness coach, Duncan McCallum. If you like what you see come give one of our classes a try for free!

Going to keep it short and sweet(ish) today with 12 minutes of abs/core to get your week rolling and maybe get you to sweat out some of the SuperBowl party.

You need 12 minutes…and about seven feet of floor space.

These six exercises make up a Circuit; complete each exercise one after the other (for the given time period) with as little rest as possible taken in between. Once you’ve completed all six exercises; rest one minute and repeat the circuit.

Circuit #1

  • Body weight squats x 60 seconds
  • Leg Raises x 60 seconds
  • Plank build-ups x 60 seconds
  • Partial sit-ups x 60 seconds

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9etWrZvEpXg&feature=youtu.be

  • Front-to-back lunges x 60 seconds (be sure to alternate legs!!)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=De4fAXtOUkw&feature=youtu.be

  • Mountain climbers x 60 seconds

Rest one minute; repeat.

Start your week strong!

If you like just the fitness part of what we are offering be sure to check out Duncan’s B Greater Fitness Facebook page!

Spear & Sword Belly Dance Workshops with Janeal Ironside

January 5 & 6, 2019

Find your inner warrior in this one of a kind workshop series that integrates a mixture of belly dance and martial arts with different weapon styles. With a focus on the dances of ancient cultures and influenced by tribal rhythms and beats this series will take your dance style to the next level and add a dimension not seen before.

At an early age Janeal was fascinated with dance.  Starting off in Ballet and Gymnastics nothing seemed to fit quite what she was looking for.  Until 14 years ago when Janeal discovered the liberating free style movements of tribal belly dancing.  The deep earthly beats connected with Janeal on a very personal level.  The weapons work blended beautifully with Janeal’s other passion of martial arts.  The more Janeal studied and trained the deeper this connection became.  10 years ago Janeal started sharing her passion with others teaching classes to whomever wanted to learn.  It is her desire to share this rich style of dance, steeped in history, with women everywhere.  Through building a community of women connected to build their inner power and beauty and release their inner warrior to the beats and movements of the earth.

Sword Dancing

Dancing with a sword is about balance and control. It is a display of deadly grace and beauty. In this workshop the sword becomes extension of your arm and you’ll learn a variety of ways to wield the dance sword including spins and mock fighting.

Dancers must bring their own dancing sword. There will be a few swords available for purchase. Prior dancing knowledge is not necessary. Loose clothing may interfere with movement. A tight-fitting top and comfy but fitting pants are recommended.

10 am – 1 pm
$40

Lunch Break 1 pm to 2 pm – You’re welcome to bring a lunch for the break.

Spear Dancing

Spear work requires confidence, strength, concentration, and grace. In this workshop you’ll learn different fighting styles with tribal and Eastern influences. Basic spins plus tips and tricks will be covered. This style can easily prepare dancers for fire dancing and poi.

Broom sticks make excellent practice dancing spears and can be purchased cheaply at any hardware store. Dancers must bring their own practice spear. No prior knowledge is required for this class. Loose clothing may interfere with movement. A tight-fitting top and comfy but fitting pants are recommended.

Saturday Jan 5.
2 pm – 5 pm
$40

Hafla with Special Guest Daveed Korup

Join us for a community Hafla and practice what you learned during the day. Live drumming provided by Daveed Korup. Open drumming and dancing with a demonstration by Janeal. Fun for the whole family. You don’t have to attend the workshops to come to the Hafla.

Sirena World Dance Studio

7 pm – 9 pm
$5 Donation

Self Defense Class – Sunday

This class isn’t your typical type of women’s self defense. We will be covering unarmed techniques, situational awareness, AND hidden weapons work. All for the purpose of escape and evade to keep ourselves and loved ones safe. 9 am – 2 pm (1 hr break)

$50

 

Workshops will be held at:

NM Dance Academy
10410 Comanche Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

 

FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER

Christina Rhoderick

(505) 507-9879

xinarhoderick@gmail.com

Register at: https://squareup.com/store/IronsideWorkshop

 

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1845 N Circle Dr Colorado Springs CO 80909 719-947-2844 info@ironsidemc.org M-Th: 5:30pm-9:00pm Friday: 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday: 8:00am-12:30 pm