What is Dhyana? (The 7th Limb of Yoga)

The Early Days of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

In the early days of modern Mixed Martial Arts (early 90’s), BJJ practitioners with no experience in other martial arts were a dominant force. Watch VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON BJJ POSITION. The GRACIE Family emphasized BJJ position training.

The Key To The Best Self Defense

Finding the right self defense training can be very tricky business with the amount of so called experts at every corner. There a few essentials that you should stick to when trying to find suitable self defense instruction.

What Is Mixed Martial (MMA) Arts and Its Influence for Martial Art World?

In 1995, president of Battlecade, Rick Blume coined this term of MMA. It is a combat sport and consists of techniques and skills from different martial art and non-martial art sports. This amalgam makes MMA very special.

Is Mixed Martial Arts Barbaric?

Many people believe that the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, which some people call cagefighting is barbaric. The question posed in this article is – is it?

Estero Martial Arts World Championship

This last week there was a World Championship tournament held in Estero, Florida. Where athletes young an old, from every background come together for one purpose. To compete in “the” Lee County Martial Arts tournament of the year, and prove themselves as true Martial Artists.

4 Vital Traits Your Child Will Learn From Karate

When first considering martial arts for their child, many parents have misgivings about what their child will learn. I don’t want my child to become violent and I don’t want my child to turn into a bully are just two of the concerns voiced.

Taekwondo Colored Belt Tests and Their Problems

The style of Taekwondo I practice and teach is WTF ( World Taekwondo Federation), in my style as is the case in many others, the governing bodies, like WTF and Kukkiwon (the official taekwondo governing organization established by the South Korean government ), do not set standards for the achievement or structure of colored belts. The common number of colored belts in a school can be anywhere between 6 to 12 and in some cases even more. Every organization, school or sometimes even instructor sets particular standards for each belt test so…

Taekwondo Black Belt Test and Its Problems

One of the first things that pops up in the mind of the beginner or common man when thinking about martial arts is the black belt. Usually the association between the black belt and the ferocious grandmaster is due to the misconception that the black belt is the highest recognition of skill and mastery. Although the story is not entirely lacking substance, the truth is that the black belt is really the equivalent of a bachelor degree.

The Most Prevalent Mistake For Newcomers of Jiu Jitsu

Newcomers in Jiu Jitsu generally feel their superior athleticism or strength can assist them in opposition to their associate in Jiu Jitsu. They soon understand that they can’t carry on on pure strength or athleticism so they make an effort to discover some moves. As quickly as they think they acquired it straight down it won’t perform on everyone throughout your rolls. Very well the number a single most prevalent and incredibly simple mistake novices in Bjj make Just isn’t Moving Their Hips!

Home Grappling Conditioning 2 – How to Use the Ten Basic Drills to Improve Your Grappling

Now that you have a good grasp on the drills that you should be using here are a few quick ideas to help get you started developing your own training sessions with them. First you will need to find a suitable size area where you can do both ground and standing drills.

Home Grappling Conditioning 1 – Ten Basic Drills to Improve Your Grappling

The following drills are very important parts of developing solid basic skills for grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Each one has a specific purpose and I can’t think of too many matches where they are not necessary.

Introduction to Martial Arts Sparring

Martial arts sparring is great for fitness and fun – but how do you know what you’re supposed to do the first time you get in the ring? This article is an overview of martial arts sparring and its benefits.

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