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MMA Classes

Are you looking to start MMA training? Maybe you just want to learn the art of mixed martial arts. You may want to know a few things before you get started with your MMA classes. You will want to do a little research on the subject before you just go to the first MMA gym to start MMA classes. Many people may just want a unique style of training. Most MMA gyms have many different instructors, from many different disciplines, to help you in your training.

What Are Martial Arts? Answered By a Martial Artist

A Martial art is a combination of self-defense and combative skills, practiced similar to a sport. There are numerous different styles from around the world, each with their own methods and techniques. Though it would be easy to write an entire encyclopedia covering each individual style, we’ll briefly examine two of the most-popular styles: Taekwondo and mixed martial arts (MMA).

Basic Stances: Shaolin Longfist Kung Fu

Within Shaolin ‘Longfist’ Kung Fu and Wu Shu, all motion, offensive or defensive, towards or away from opponents, involves certain key stances. These are the foundations of all Changchuan (‘Longfist’) martial movement and four basic-essential examples, requiring students’ initial attention are analysed below.

Shaolin Eagle-Claw in Action: The Eagle Seizes The Gullet!

A feature of ‘The Eighteen Arhat Methods of Shaolin Kung Fu’ (Shi Ba Lohan Chuan) – this is a grasping/seizing or ‘Qin Na’ application from the aforementioned form. Shaolin Temple Arhats or Guardian Monks were usually of comparatively large stature and possessed of considerable strength and this technique particularly suits those similarly endowed.

Shaolin Kung Fu History: Undercover Revolutionary Activity – The Role of Lion Dance

Prompted by the senior student present, Kung Fu Classes salute their Teacher who salutes them back to get formally underway. Students’ left (Yang) hands cover their right (Yin) fists and a slight bow is made and returned. The right (yin) hand represents the Moon the left (Yang) the Sun.

Are Private Martial Arts Lessons Right For You?

Most martial arts instructors offer the opportunity for private lessons, in addition to their normal class schedule. But since they’re “private”, it may not be obvious what you’re getting before you pay for the lesson. What do you cover when you’re there? What’s the benefit? Is it worth it? Let’s try to answer some of those questions…

Why Is It Essential to Have MMA Gear?

MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts. Physical contact is required in this sport, too, like boxing and wrestling. There is an increase in the popularity of MMA in many nations.

The Difference Between Martial Arts And Self Defence

The terms “Martial Arts” and “Self-Defence” are often confused as alternative names for the same thing. These days however, with the increased attention toward “real world” systems such as Krav Maga for example, it seems people are finally starting to recognise the differences between them.

Mixed Martial Artists Against Bullying

“Bullies Beware! Warrior Soldiers are filling the Anti Bully ranks! Like Jedi Knights, this new breed of warrior soldier is going to change the course of history. What are the benefits that the Martial arts community can provide to the Anti Bully movement?

Secrets of Shaolin Kung Fu Eagle-Claw Power and Technique

Not surprisingly as ‘King of Birds’ the Eagle is sometimes called the ‘Sky Dragon’ and this Shaolin Secret Fighting Exercise or ‘Kung’ is sometimes called ‘Sky Dragon Claw Art’. Aka ‘The Force of Eagle’s Claw’ or ‘Ying Zhao Li’ it is a specific exercise of the fingers and falls, unusually, into both Yin/Rou or Soft Internal Energy Training and Yang/Gang Hard External Power Training Categories of Shaolin Secret and Consummate Arts.

Stretching and Flexibility for Martial Artists

As a martial artist, stretching and flexibility is very important. This article discusses the benefits of flexibility, the types of stretching and a presents a routine that can help all martial artists achieve greater flexibility.

Muay Thai History and Techniques

Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It is a combat sport that is often referred to by experts as the “Art of Eight Limbs,” as its movements make use of kicks, punches, and knee and elbow strikes, thereby using all eight points of contact. This makes it a sport that is both challenging and unique, and the best practitioners use the best gear and equipment, such as a high-quality Muay Thai Punching Bag.

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