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6 Productive Reasons to Show MMA Training Is Not Just A Workout

DECEMBER 15, 2019 DAVE KELLY HEALTH & FITNESS, MARTIAL ARTS 6 Productive Reasons to Show MMA Training Is Not Just A Workout When you join the MMA training class, most of you have similar aims like becoming stronger, getting fitter, shedding kilograms of fat, etc. Surprisingly, MMA...

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Don’t Fight When You Can Run

by Adeniyi Makinde, As cowardly as this may sound, it’s a Chinese proverb used by Jackie Chan in his cartoon series JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES. Running does not necessarily mean “taking to your heels”, even though you must if it warrants, but avoiding fights at all costs. WHY? Martial arts teachers...

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Why every nurse should learn martial arts

NOVEMBER 24, 2018 DAVE KELLY MARTIAL ARTS Why Every Nurse Should Learn Martial Arts When you think of qualifications that a nurse should possess, the ability to throw a good punch is probably at the bottom of the list. Nurses, however, can greatly benefit from learning martial arts....

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The authenticity and competence in Chinese martial arts

Photo by ArtHouse Studio on Pexels.com Does his performance look competent to you? What about authentic? As noted at about 6.58 in this lecture on Tao Lu (forms) by Daniel Mroz, which I find myself coming back to frequently, martial artists, when evaluating others, are primarily concerned with...

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How to be a good Karate parent?

By Jesse Enkamp Imagine the horror: You’ve been driving your kids to Karate class, tournaments and camps for years. You’ve spent boatloads of money on uniforms, belts, gradings and equipment. You’ve invested hundreds of hours to relentlessly push your kids to the...

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How to build and use your own makiwara

Source: Wikipedia We’re another week into our social distancing practices, how is everyone’s at-home martial arts training holding up? We know how hard it is to stay motivated — or to have the energy to exercise at all — when everything is so scary. It’s especially difficult because martial arts...

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How to train with an untrained partner

Are you thinking about enlisting an untrained partner in your at-home martial arts practice? We’ve got some tips to make this new martial arts training experiment effective, safe, and fun for both of you. Most of us aren’t lucky enough to be sheltering in place with fellow martial artists and...

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What’s the Meaning of Karate’s Different Belt Colors? (The Answer Will Blow Your Mind)

By Jesse Enkamp Did you know? The various belt colors in Karate symbolize the stages of a growing plant. It’s a circle of life. The longer you practice Karate, the more you’ll see yourself changing and growing just as a plant does. The belt colors tell a story… Of...

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10 reasons Martial arts benefits for kids

In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent...

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Year 2020 and Beyond!

This year so far has been a challenging year for many of us around the world. I won’t talk about the current crisis or the Pandemic, there is enough publicity about it already. Instead, I wanted to point to moments of beautiful and genuine love for each other as human beings that I have seen...

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