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The Value of Belt Rankings in Martial Arts Systems

What is the value of belt rankings in martial arts systems? You might think that the different belt ranks denote ability, and in some cases you would be right, but more generally you would be very much mistaken. Does this mean that there is no value in martial arts?

A Calling To All BJJ Fighters – How to Keep Motivated

Ever struggle keeping the motivation going? Here are some simple tips to get the juices flowing again.

A Brief History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ever wondered where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came from? Here is a brief history including how it all began.

Mixed Martial Arts – How It Has Become One of the Most Popular Sports in the World

At present, MMA is one of the most popular sports in the world and continues to increase in popularity by the day.Β In spite of the seemingly brutal and dangerous kind of sport, people relish in its no holds barred fighting matches and delight in the variety of fighting styles that each participant brings in the arena.

Martial Arts Vs Self-Defense: Beware of Fake “Masters”

Before you settle on a traditional martial arts instructor, especially if you’re looking for effective street self-defense, you need to be sure that what you will learn is combat effective and that the instructor is qualified, experienced, and skilled enough to teach. But how can you tell the difference between legitimate instructors and fake “masters”? Follow these tips and helpful suggestions – or you may find out all too late that all of your hard-spent time, effort, and money was for nothing!

The Jeet Kune Do Athlete

Jeet Kune Do is not for those who just want a couple fancy tricks up their sleeve. Jeet Kune Do is not just about knowing how to throw punches and kicks. Jeet Kune Do is an entire approach to combat and to life. As a JKD practitioner, a high value should be placed on conditioning. It’s a part of the art. Bruce Lee wrote, “Most beginning athletes are unwilling to drive themselves hard enough.” Indeed, anybody who has studied Bruce Lee’s personal workouts, or even just seen his physique, understand that he took physical conditioning very seriously. And anybody who has put on boxing gloves and sparred all out for more than 60 seconds can understand why. I mean, just look at how quick professional fighters who run several miles every day tire out in the ring. Fighting takes a real toll on the body and often the winner is the one who can still fight fresh after the first couple minutes of the fight.

Bujinkan Ninjutsu: The Art of Breaking Balance in the Ninja’s Self-Defense System of Ninpo Taijutsu

One of the fundamental principles of Ninjutsu is simple to describe, difficult to perfect, but potentially devastating once it is mastered: the principle of Breaking Balance, or as it is known in Japanese, Kuzushi. Why is this tactic so effective? Read on to learn one of the Ninja combatant’s most treasured self-defense secrets.

The Most Effective Kettlebell Exercise for BJJ

Grip is everything in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, from being forced to let go of your opponents Gi due to fatigue or simply not having the strength in your grip to hang on. Two simple kettlebell exercises and a towel can change your BJJ game forever.

Classical Martial Arts Vs MMA: The JKD Perspective

What do classical martial arts have to offer? What are their weaknesses? What does MMA have to offer? What is its weaknesses? Are they at odds with each other? Or do they compliment each other? How would an art like Jeet Kune Do consider the two approaches?

Self Defense Made Simple

So you want to learn how to defend yourself? To feel safer in the street? To be able to protect yourself and your family? Learn how to defend yourself effectively against any threat on the street.

Jeet Kune Do Spirituality

The idea of martial arts and spirituality can often be misleading because our western world often associates spirituality with religion. This association has caused good intentioned instructors at times to “preach” their personal religion to their students under the misunderstanding that they’re just following the tradition of combining spirituality with martial arts. Even more sad, it has caused many martial artists to avoid the spiritual side of their art all together, assuming that they would just be exploring ancient religion.

UFC 132: Leban Vs Silva

Chris Leban vs Wanderlei Silva at UFC 132 is a battle between two of the most aggressive brawlers in MMA history. This match-up is a strong contender for fight of the night and potentially could be a contender for fight of the year.

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