My latest E-booklet, Essential Tips for Beginning Martial Artists is now available from Kindle! You don’t want to miss these important tips for beginning martial artists. Those who are no longer beginners may still benefit as well from some of the insights I share. Many of the lessons I had to learn the hard way, from my own mistakes. Others were imparted to me by great masters. I’m planning a sequel to this booklet, and hope to have many more resources available as this blog develops. Some of the topics covered in this booklet include: how to select a martial arts style to study; how to find a good school near you; how to recognize a bad martial arts school. Other important but very basic essentials for practice and training are covered. I hope to have booklets, articles, and lengthier books devoted to each of these topics in the near future. At the moment, this 18 Kindle page electronic booklet is selling for only 99 cents! You read that right! Less than one dollar!!! That price won’t last forever, so be sure to get this for your Kindle before the price raises. At the moment, all of my material will be published exclusively with Kindle, although I will let my readers know if and when that changes.
Welcome to the Pat Smith Martial Arts blog! I’m known in the world of martial arts writing and blogging as Pat Smith. The blog is devoted to martial arts advice and information, especially geared toward beginners. Pat Smith Martial Arts is not a specific style–I haven’t created my own style. I have studied a number of different styles over the past nearly thirty years. I hope to add general posts that will be helpful to beginning martial arts students, regardless of your style. I also hope to add posts pertaining to specific styles I’ve either studied, or know something about. Stay tuned for more posts!