Getting A Kick Out Of Different Martial Arts Part 1

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Martial arts are a sport that combines a variety of different methods of combat. In some cases, martial arts are used only for use, in other cases; martial arts are used in head-to-head combat, in generally controlled situations, such as matches or shows. Because martial arts includes a variety of different styles, it is normal […]


These Martial Arts Exercises Will Improve Strength Power Speed Quickness And Jumping Ability

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When thinking of exercising you need to think about Martial Arts exercises, in specific, Hapkido Training. These Exercises help to improve Martial Arts. The benefits of doing this exercise is the fact you are working out and you do not get out breath doing these. You will also learn, as I did, self-defense in the […]


Training Diet And Preparation For Kickboxing Tournaments

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The true origins of kickboxing date back over 2,000 years but although classed as a martial art, Kickboxing Tournaments are relatively new and the sport of kickboxing was started in the US in the early 1970’s. Many American Karate practitioners were sick of the strict controls placed on all traditional forms of martial arts tournaments […]


Making Martial Arts As A Good Well Rounded Workout Regiment

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As I was reading about Martial Arts and all that it involves, I became very enthralled. I dared to find out what all the excitement was about. The phenomenon of martial arts to be used as a workout regiment for many athletes or even perspective physical fitness fans is growing rapidly. In a nutshell, this […]


What Is Sport Karate Part 1

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What is Sport Karate? Fighting Divisions In today’s terminology, Sport Karate (or Sport Martial Arts) is the application of competitive martial arts in a sporting environment, and has been around for a few decades. The two main categories/divisions of competition are Fighting and Forms, with this article focusing on the Fighting category. Part 2 will […]


The Importance Of Weight Room Training When Preparing For A Mixed Martial Arts Fight

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Contrary to what many believe, the importance of weight room training when preparing for mixed martial arts fights cannot be understated. Over the years, many people mistakenly believe that weight training will cause loss of flexibility and a decrease in speed and this is not so when weight training is tailored to martial arts requirements.Weight […]


Sambo The Unique And Effective Russian Fighting Art

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Developed in the former Soviet Union and recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee in 1938, Sambo is a modern martial art. It is most definitely a combat sport and also a self defense system. Sometimes referred to in the USA as Sombo, Sambo literally means “self-defense without a weapon” and […]


Martial Arts

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The martial arts are widely perceived in North America as a form of sport. Parents enroll children in karate classes to instill a sense of discipline. Adults train in martial arts to learn self-defense techniques. Many in the western world strive to obtain a black belt, thinking that this is the pinnacle of their training […]


Martial Arts Not Just For Children

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Many people come in contact with martial arts first as children, and it can be hard for them to shake the feeling that martial arts is just for kids. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, and as an adult, there are plenty of benefits that you can gain from stepping on the mat […]


The Journey Of Ten Thousand Miles

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Many martial arts today pride themselves on being a “defensive art”. In other words, if someone attacks you, only then do you defend yourself. What if you are confronted by an assailant who you know is going to attack you but hasn’t yet. Let’s say the assailant is still in the “threatening mode”. Do you […]


6 Common Doubts That Most Beginners Of The Martial Arts Experience

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The martial arts offer a very valuable journey of self-discovery. There are different stages within this journey all the way from beginner to black belt and beyond. At each stage there are different challenges and obstacles. This article will look at the common doubts that most beginners of the martial arts experience on their journey. […]


Which Martial Art Is The Best

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I’m often asked the question “Which is better, Karate or Taekwondo?”; “Which is stronger, Judo or Kung Fu?”; or more direct questions such as “Could you beat a Mixed Martial artist in a fight?” Thanks to the current popularity of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) we are seeing a showcase of different styles being pitted […]


Kettlebells Martial Arts Flexibility And Russian Training Techniques

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Russian martial arts flexibility and strength training techniques such as kettlebells have been available to Western Special Forces for many years from Russian masters of martial arts. Russian territory reaches from the west through middle Asia to China, and they have the benefit of the best of self defence and aggressive techniques from all of […]


Is That Karate School You Are Thinking Of Joining A Mc Dojo 4 Warning Signs That It Is

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The term Mc Dojo has come to be quite popular nowadays in the various martial arts business and trade journals and is a derogatory term used to describe certain types of martial arts schools. What are these types of schools and why is this term relevant to you as someone looking to get started in […]


Not Your Ordinay Leg Warmers 80 S Aerobic Workout

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As a martial art, kickboxing in various forms, has been around for thousands of years. But Kickboxing as we know it today was formed as a separate sport in the 1960’s as more and more martial artists became increasingly frustrated with the strict rules and guidelines placed on martial arts performances and tournaments. The sport […]


Russian Martial Art And Kettlebell Training

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Russian martial art training and kettlebell training involves elements of strength, flexibility and relaxation. Many would argue that speed and technique should also be included, but given that you have trained in all three of these disciplines, then speed will come naturally. Technique is immaterial: it is related to what you do, not how you […]