Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 - A great year for TDA

We have a lot to be thankful for in 2006:

  1. Working out with a great group of guys - Sam, Mike, and Daniel are the best! I've learned as much as I've taught, and am eager to learn more. Daniel moved out of the area, and got hitched (we wish you the best).
  2. No major injuries. Except for Mike's Wepner-like bleeding ways, there was no blood spilled in anger or otherwise.
  3. We've worked our way through most of the Army's MACP, and started on the USMC's MCMAP combatives programs.
  4. This site has been a huge success. What began as a journal of our training has morphed into a major site for martial artists of all stripes from all over the world. We now have over 1000 visits per month with 2-3 thousand page views now. The chart points almost straight up! Thanks to all the readers.
  5. "We discovered" some great blogging martial artists and sites, including George Ruiz' Le Blog, Bob Orlando's insights, Christopher Caile's, Stephan Kesting's GrappleArts site and blog, Hock Hochheim, and, more recently, John Vesia's Martial Views, and Experience Martial Arts (a great new site).

From all of us at TDA Training, here's wishing you an excellent and safe year in '07, and many more!


George said...

Happy New Year Nathan! Keep up the great posts!

Eric said...

Quick question: Where'd you find a training document for the Marines' MCMAP program? I've seen FM 3-25.150, but nothing for the Marines.

Nathan Teodoro said...

Eric, our group was fortunate enough to include an MCMAP Instructor Trainer, and so I had access. Please send me an email if you'd like more information. Thanks for reading TDA!

Dave Mitchel said...

Thanks Nathan! Great post... Keep up the great work...

Sam Bertolino said...

Nathan - two other aspects of 2006 that I really enjoyed (besides earing my 2nd Dan). The first was when you and I attended the MMA seminar with UFC Champion Dan Severn in July. That was one of the top highlights of my martial arts career. I learned so much and Dan was such a nice, down to earth and personable guy - I'd love to invite him out with our group for a beer! The other was the self defense seminar that Daniel and I did in November - that was a ot of fun, too.