To Compete Or Not To Compete Some Important Questions To Ask

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A significant number of people get into karate to be able to participate in tournaments. Are you one of these people? Or did you start karate and then discover that you’re actually pretty good and you want to test your skills against different opponents? Either way this article looks at some simple ways to see […]


Sparring Drills Are A Vital Part Of The Learning Experience In Taekwondo

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My instructor was lecturing me about the importance of our Taekwondo sparring drills. I enjoyed the drills just as much as everyone else in the dojo, but I was not sure where my instructor was going with this particular lecture. Her large, attentive eyes made contact with mine as they always do. She was just […]


Training With A Sparring Partner Punching Bag

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It isn’t always possible to have another person available for sparring whenever you are ready to work out. That is one of the reason sparring bags are necessary. But sometimes, even if another person is available, training can be better done on the bag. Sparring partner punching bag training lets you focus on delivering your […]


How Martial Arts Sparring Shoes Saved My Marriage

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If you do any kind of martial arts sparring, you know that protective gear is of the utmost importance. Any man who has the stones to go into a sparring match without a cup on, won’t have them for very long. There’s protective gear like the heavily padded “foot gloves” that I wear when I’m […]


Martial Arts Psychology For Modern Reality Based Self Defense

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If you only train against a heavy bag, or practice & rehearse self defense drills in a mcdojo, or are being trained by an arm chair instructor with no real fight experience your in trouble! Now listen this is very crucial for all the information you know and all your hard work and training. You […]


The Art Of Tai Chi Sparring

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Curious about Tai Chi but running short on time and patience to make an in depth research of your own? Here is a simple but accurate article on the topic of Tai Chi sparring. It’s organized and easy to digest. Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan (taijiguan) or Taiji, is commonly translated as […]