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Helpful Tip for the BJJ Newbie

The single most important concept one needs to learn and understand when starting in the training of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the concept of Positional Dominance. If you are a beginner reading this now, just think to yourself about your last training session. How many times did you end up on the bottom of the mount position?

Sensory Integration Dysfunction and the Benefits of Taekwondo

The truth is that it began as a way to keep the 5 year old little brother occupied between the start of big sister’s dance class and the end of her class. Because the front door of the TKD studio was literally four doors down from the front door of the dance studio it seemed like a good enough idea. We had no clue at the time that it would end up being the very best thing we could ever have done for our son.

Kata, the Driving Force of Karate – Fact or Fiction?

By practising kata bunkai the student learns to understand the exact meaning of the movements as they are being performed so that it becomes the same as self defence training. Certain scenarios can be set up and kata movements used to pressure test there effectiveness.

Learn How to Do a Martial Arts Form the Right Way

Some simple tips on how to do a martial arts form. These are aimed at polishing the martial art right from the start.

What Do I Need To Start Taekwondo Training?

The Dobok (aka Taekwondo uniform) is one of the most visual pieces of a student’s gear. It is one of the most important pieces of equipment you will need but there is also other equipment that you will need for your first day to ensure your safety. So, here are some steps and tips to get you started.

Guidelines For Practising Tai Chi and Tai Chi Exercises – Important Points For Beginners

These guidelines will get you started with Tai Chi. Useful for beginners coming to Tai Chi classes for the first time – or just getting into it. They may also be particularly relevant where health and mobility are significant issues

Inner Peace Through Violence

It is one of the paradoxes of martial arts practice that the constant and diligent study of violence is one of the roads to enlightenment. There is a zen concept called mushin. Musihin is short for mushin no shin which means “mind without mind” or “no mind.”

Karate Technique, If You Can Visualise It – You Can Do It!

Training of the mind is obviously a prerequisite for the practice of karate thus, by bringing the mind, body and spirit to a state of perfection enables the karate-ka to not only be able to control his movements of hands and feet but also his breathing as well. The mind is the power…

Models for Internal Development and Their Application in Martial Arts

Over some years now it has been important to me to gain an understanding of the principles underlying body usage in martial arts. The following is a collection of models that have come from that study – some interpreted from descriptions given to me by teachers and others coming from my own observations. Nonetheless they are all simply attempts to describe what I have experienced of an age old practice, in ways that can aid training.

Teachings Obtained From Martial Arts Courses

Values, attitudes, and mindsets learned from martial arts can be applied to real life. The martial arts isn’t strictly for the body, it’s for the mind too.

Six Martial Arts Training Tips

Whether you are training for Taekwondo, Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, or other martial arts, mastering the proper form and preventing injuries should always be on the top of your list. Training for martial arts can be quite extreme as it can take a lot of toll on both your mind and body. It can really be both physically and mentally demanding which is why it is very important to prepare yourself to avoid unnecessary injuries and of course to improve your form and technique. Let me share to you some tips on how to do so.

Internal Time

When we are in stressed situations like a car crash time seems to slow – how do we do that? How can we use it?

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