Michael O’Leary

As I begin my 42nd year teaching, I think back 41 years ago and my first school in Axis, Alabama. Seven students, very hot and muggy, and very excited to be able to pass on the beauty and power of Martial Arts. Jump forward to 2011, still excited about Martial […]

42 and Counting

by Michael O’Leary A parabola is a type of curve formed by graphing a quadratic equation. A quadratic equation is an equation of the form y=ax2+bx+c where a, b, and c are real constants and a does not equal 0. However, parabolas also show up in physics. Any projectile that […]

Modeling a Crescent Kick: An Application of Mathematics in Martial ...