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Benefits Of MMA Youth Programs

Mixed martial arts or MMA is a combat sport that is combined with regular exercise for a fun, challenging and engaging total body workout. Fitness for youth introduced through structured programs offers the greatest physical and mental benefits that can be applied into adulthood. Training offered in a fully equipped setting under the guidance of experienced instructors can maximize healthy results.

How to Be a Good Student in the Martial Arts

The key areas I am going to cover are your; Attitude, Effort, Consistency (in attendance), Consistency (in training) Punctuality and Perseverance. These are the main things I look for from students when I am thinking about who are my “top” students.

Kobudo: Weapons and Styles

Kobudo is a weapons-based form of martial arts originating in the Southern Japanese islands of Okinawa. The term Kobudo itself translates from the Japanese as “the old martial of Okinawa”, although the translation is modern as the people of Okinawa did not give names to their martial arts until after the 19th century. The popular myth surrounding Okinawan Kobudo is that it was developed from farmers using their farm tools as weapons, as they were forbidden from having actual weapons by the Japanese Samurai…

Japanese Martial Arts: History, Styles, and Weapons

Japanese Martial Arts – The history of the island nation of Japan paints a clear picture of a proud and powerful people forging a national identity, robust culture, and unique way of life from the crucible of war and uncertain peace. Central to this culture was the concept of martial valor, of being able to fight aggressively as well as defensively, both for the very practical purposes of waging war along with strong notions of duty, honor, and personal development. It was from this militaristic and spiritual foundation that the Japanese martial arts…

Filipino Martial Arts: Kali, Escrima, and Weapons

Filipino Martial Arts – Among the most popular and influential of martial arts practiced today are the fighting styles that come out of the Philippines, including Kali and Escrima (or Eskrima, all of which are different names for a very similar group of overlapping martial disciplines). The martial arts of the Philippines are unique in their emphasis on practicality, with little ceremony besides what is effective. This was necessitated by the violent history of the Philippines, marred both by conflicts between local tribes as well as with great international powers, such as Spain…

Taekwondo Forms: ATA, ITF, WTF

Taekwondo Forms – A “form” in Taekwondo is a choreographed series of moves, which can be performed with or without a weapon, for the purpose of interval cardio training and the development of proper mental and physical technique. They are more akin to exercise and conditioning than combat, while also displaying the artistic possibilities of Taekwondo. In competitions, Taekwondo forms are judged by a panel of judges, who evaluate the Taekwondo forms based on criteria such as energy, precision, control, and speed.

Wing Chun: Philosophy, Forms, Techniques, and Movies

Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art made famous around the world by the late Bruce Lee. Ask any practitioner about what motivated them to study the art, and the martial arts movie star will inevitably be mentioned, often sooner rather than later. Bruce Lee did a great service to the world martial arts community by bringing Wing Chun into the spotlight, as its philosophy and techniques are worth knowing for any fighter.

How Combat Training Supports Mind And Body Transformation

Mixed martial arts or MMA has been incorporated in many fitness programs providing a structured, intensive and fun form of physical engagement. Classes are available for both adults and youth offering a multitude of health benefits including mental focus, core strength and endurance. Professional programs provide an educational and innovative approach to training individuals and groups.

Why Consider Learning Zen Do Kai?

For many people, learning something new is such an advantage especially if it can help you improve your health and boost self-confidence. One of the things that you may want to learn this year is Zen Do Kai. Trainers from reputable institutes claim that better health and a boost in self-confidence are not just the things one can get and can be expected from Zen Do Kai.

Learn Wing Chun to Seek Maximum Efficiency in Realistic Combat Situations

Chinese martial art, Wing Tsun (pronounced “Wing Chun”) is very efficient. It is one of the Kung Fu styles most practiced worldwide. However it remains different in comparison to other martial arts, in its principles and its conception of combat. The goal is to seek maximum efficiency in realistic fight situations, which is why the artistic and unnecessary movements of traditional Kung Fu are absent. One can thus consider it as a rigorous technique of self-defense, but you soon realize its martial nature by discovering the infinite richness of its “content.”

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai is a martial arts that goes beyond self defense. The many benefits you’ll experience is almost incomparable to any other sport. Along with a great looking body, your physical vitality and mental toughness will also prosper.

My Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai (Part 9) Thai Tummy Strikes, But Not As Hard As Kay

I have been pretty bold in what I would eat in Thailand. Being that this was my first visit to Thailand, I had gotten a lot of warnings from different people about a condition they call ‘Thai Tummy.’ I love spicy food, so I wasn’t too worried about it, and I am a firm believer that to experience a different culture, experiencing their food is a big part of that I would try things on menus in Thailand that I never would have tried back home.

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