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7 PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR KARATE KIDS

Learn what’s the “PROCESS” Method… “PROCESS” defines the 7 Principles of Strength Training for Kids established by the American College of Sports Medicine. More specifically by Avery Faigenbaum and James McFarland! There is no doubt that Strength Training is very important to stimulate athletic...

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How To Fight Without Fear

By Jesse Enkamp Are you scared of sparring? You’re not alone… This is a common question I get: “Jesse-san, how can I overcome my fear of fighting?” Today, I will share my approach to sparring. But first, understand this: Fear is a liar. If you think you must overcome fear before you can...

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How to build a metal training knife

Hi guys, today I took advantage of a half day off and, with the excuse of the next seminar, I built by myself an aluminium training knife. If you have a minimum of familiarity with drill and flexible you’ll make it in a couple of hours. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: An aluminum rod. About a meter of...

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The real Carlos Gracie

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 / TAICHINOTEBOOK It’s Carlos Gracie’s birthday today, or it would be if he was still alive. Carlos Gracie is the man who is perhaps solely responsible for BJJ existing in the modern world, as a separate entity to Judo, which is something we should all be grateful for. He would...

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TYPES OF FLEXIBILITY AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN KARATE

FLEXIBILITY TRAINING MUST BE ADAPTED TO YOUR STUDENTS’ GOALS AND CONDITIONS Do you recognize these kinds of students on your Karate Classes? (fictitious names) John, who makes a full split, but can’t execute a Mawashi Geri to the level of his head Maggie, who raises the knee to the chin in...

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7 Health Benefits You Will Gain from Martial Arts Training

Whether we’re talking about traditional disciplines Karate, Taekwondo, Jujutsu or Judo or a more modern combat sport such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), boxing or Krav Maga, martial arts provide the perfect platform for becoming a healthier and fitter individual. Whichever martial art you...

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STATIC MINDSET VS GROWTH MINDSET

To keep progressing in life (in all areas) it’s important to develop a growth mindset and to live your life from this point of view. Research shows that people who are successful in life look at things in a different way than less successful people do, namely in possibilities and...

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What It Means To Be Taekwondoin

Posted: November 29, 2016 in Taekwondo Tags: Korean taekwondo, martial artist, Martial Arts, physical activity, Poomsae, spirituality, Taekwondo, Taekwondoin, the real reason to train in martial arts, true taekwondo, truth, why you train in Taekwondo Many people are misguided and view martial...

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What is Krav Maga?

Someone still asks: “What is Krav Maga?” Krav Maga is a combat system born in the middle of the last century to train the Army of the State of Israel. It is based on a scientific and realistic approach to combat according to which, in a dangerous situation, the primary objectives are the...

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Is MMA a ruleset or a style?

SEPT. 26, 2020 / TAICHINOTEBOOK Photo by Pachamama CBD on Unsplash I got into a discussion with Byron Jacobs a while ago that we were going to turn into a podcast, but in the end the Chinese goverment didn’t seem to want a dirty foreginer like me to use its WeChat service, so it never...

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