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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – What You Need to Know

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the renowned martial arts, combat sport, as well as a self defense system that concentrates on grappling and ground fighting in particular. The origin of this art is from the early 20th century Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo.

5 Essential Kettlebell Exercises for MMA

Kettlebells are great for overall strength and conditioning for all grappling and striking arts. Kettlebells strengthen your whole body through compound movements that are both ballistic and fun. The 5 best kettlebell excises for MMA athletes are: -Alternating cleans -Alternating overhead presses -Two handed snatch -Round the world -Walking swings.

What Is A Butterfly Sword?

The butterfly sword was designed to be an extension of the fighter’s hand. Developed in China for use in martial arts training, it can be used as either an offensive or defensive weapon by a skilled swordsman.

Do Martial Arts Classes Deliver?

So many people take up Martial Arts classes these days, ever wondered why they do? And ever wondered if the classes actually deliver on these peoples expectations? This article tells you why people start and which Martial Arts deliver!

Confidence Building in Martial Arts

Training in martial arts builds the character and spirit of confidence. The spirit of championship over oneself (the most difficult foe to conquer) and the character to confront conflict with maturity and wisdom.

Talking About The Actual Value Of A Black Belt

People put a dollar value on a black belt. It is worth much more.

Advanced Strength Exercises for a Stronger More Powerful Judoka

There are a few exercises that I recommend that all elite Judoka should be lifting on a regular basis. These lifts include squats, dead lifts, sumo dead lift high pull and power cleans. These exercises are full body exercises and will give you the strength needed to compete at a high level in Judo.

Do We Spend Too Much Time Practicing Patterns?

For most Taekwondo students the answer would probably be yes, because they would prefer to be doing the exciting stuff like jumping, spinning kicks, and free sparring. Perhaps after reading this information you may change your mind.

Martial Arts Science Is Revealed Through A Study Of The Five Elements

Analyzing the five elements found in various eastern cultures reveals an actual science of the martial arts. One can actually learn the whole martial arts science if they study various arts in order, or at least understand the order presented.

Extreme Martial Arts Body-Conditioning: Shaolin ‘Iron Cloth Shirt’!

The 72 Secret Fighting Exercises or ‘Kungs’ of the Shaolin Temple fall into two separate categories: Soft Yin/Rou Internal Energy Training; or Hard Yang/Gang External Power Training. Iron Cloth Shirt or ‘Tie Shan Bu Gong’, a defensive example of the latter, provides extreme external body-conditioning for those acquiring this Art.

Solo Judo Techniques You Can Do at Home

There are times when you are just too busy and you cannot get to Judo practice. There are plenty of solo exercises you can do at home that can improve you Judo training. These exercises include: Mental Imagery of Uchikomi: You may be on the bus or on the couch but there is always time to do Judo with mental imagery.

Rotational Core Strengthening Exercises for Judo

Your core muscles involve not only your abdominal muscles, but also your lower back, pelvic floor and hip muscles. Your core strength needs to be included in your weekly strength and conditioning program because your core muscles are used in nearly every single aspect of Judo. Training your core is usually associated with sit ups, crunches and the plank but in order to more specific for Judo you must include only exercises that ‘rotate’ the trunk of the body.

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