Give Your Child Life Skills For A Lifetime

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Many parents struggle with solutions to put their child on the fast track to success, and one such solution is not usually far from home. It is your local martial arts school. How will martial arts change your child’s life? The difference could be, as simple as, keeping your child away from peer pressure that […]


Martial Arts Secrets The Elusive Asian Fight Club

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In Asian countries learning the techniques of combat fights is not unusual. Indeed there are some real good legal fight clubs employing martial art as their fighting technique. The history of martial arts shows that the Asian masters were few in number who taught their techniques secretly. Nowadays there are many reputed fight clubs where […]


The Fundamentals Are The Key To Learning And Understanding Shaolin Kung Fu

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The concept of Shaolin kung fu originated when Huang Zongxi defined Chinese martial arts as either the Shaolin school or the Wudang school. You also sometimes hear the Shaolin school referred to as the external school, and the Wudang school referred to as the internal school. This was 1669, and since then people call external […]


What A Black Belt Means To Me The Journey

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It’s often said in Martial Arts that the meaning doesn’t lie in how good you are or what belt you have, rather the meaning lies in the journey. Before I get into “What Black Belt Means To Me”, I would like to talk about my journey of these past few months. The Journey Last week […]


Joong Bong The Most Versatile And Easy To Learn Martial Arts Weapon

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People have been picking up sticks to beat each other since time immemorial, but the joong bong, the Korean Middle staff, is something really special in the world of martial arts. This is the most commonly taught weapon in the Korean martial art of Kuk Sul Won, though tournaments and ease of use have brought […]


The Importance Of Effective Discipline In A Martial Arts Class

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One of the main reasons parents enroll their children in martial arts is discipline. You have seen it before. A parent enrolls their child in your class expecting you to suddenly and indefinitely whip them into shape so that they never answer back or behave badly. The problem is that their child has a limited […]


Karate Lesson 1 Developing Discipline And Self Control

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My most influential teachers always said the most important karate lesson was whatever fostered greater discipline and self control. They wisely pointed out, that with this foundation in place, everything else follows in natural order. I’m glad that people have started to ask about discipline and self control in karate, because it is not inherently […]


Targeted Karate Training Sessions In Your Own Home

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Whether you are just training yourself at home or want some extra practice away from the class setting, a Karate training DVD is invaluable. Not only have martial arts seen a big resurgence in Asian countries but the popularity of Karate and other forms for martial arts is exploding in western countries like never before. […]


Is Your Little One Ready To Become A Karate Kid

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Beginner level Karate Kids seem to be getting younger and younger nowadays. What is the right age to start the martial arts? Is your little one ready to become a karate kid? Back when I started practicing martial arts in the early 1980s in England the youngest child my local karate school would take was […]


Learn To Counter The Techniques Of Other Martial Arts As Well As Unskilled Attacks

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Hapkido was first used by a group of Korean nationals in the period after the Japanese colonial era of Korea. Choi Yong Sul and his students; Suh Bok Sub, who was the first student of the art, Ji Han Jae promoter of the art, Kim Moo Hong, Myung Jae Nam who forged a the connection […]


Clever Techniques And Simple Principles Applied On The Wooden Dummy

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Wing Chun is a wonderfully fluid martial art with practices and techniques that flow nicely from form to form, with locks, throws and strikes. However, they all take practice, and if you go to a martial arts school, you’ll find that school time is best devoted to lessons with hands on help and sparring, so […]


The Dos And Don Ts Of Karate Etiquette

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Have you ever walked into a karate school and wondered what all of the rigid hierarchy and bowing is all about? Are you currently a new member of a karate studio and are wondering what all of the foreign words and chanting means? Or are you an avid student who still wonders what it all […]


Mixed Martial Arts Clothing Wear And Beware

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Clothing and martial arts have become fused into a culture, a lifestyle, and a visual statement of who you are and what you stand for. I’ve often stated just how important comfort and mental clarity is for doing martial arts. What you wear and how you feel about it goes a long way to defining […]