To clear up any confusion, I am not the famous MMA fighter Patrick Smith. I have never competed in the martial arts. Although he and I have both studied Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do, we are not the same person. I have never met him before. He has also studied a number of styles that I have not studied, including Hapkido, in which he holds a black belt, as well as Kenpo Karate. One of the American synthetic styles (a sort-of MMA before there was MMA) I studied did utilize some Kenpo Karate, as the style’s founder, my instructor, was a high ranking Kenpo Karate (among other styles) master. This is just to clear up any confusion.
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!