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TRANSFORM YOURSELF INTO A BULLET: WHAT IS BALLISTIC TRAINING?

Learn exactly what Ballistic Training is. Have you ever seen a weird guy in the gym throwing the Smith Machine bar through the air with low weights or jumping after a squat as he wanted to fly with the bar with just a few kilograms or pounds? Why isn’t this guy lifting heavy loads to show...

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The Evolution of your Sparring

Most students’ sparring mirrors the evolution of man. Wow, you must be thinking what does that mean? According to modern scientific understanding, humans developed from apes, which over time transformed into cavemen and over further time evolved to where humans are today. Similarly, most...

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3 ESSENTIAL THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PUNCHING!

March 17, 2019 WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PUNCHING POWER AND SPEED! The Punch is a key component of Karate… It can be used to cause physical damage, develop tactical advantage or score points. This article is for every style of Karate: Kyokushinkai Ashihara Shidokan WKF...

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How the Sword has influenced Taekwondo

MONDAY, 27 JULY 2020 I have been playing around with the sword lately and I am having a lot of fun doing it. Sword training is perfect for the times we are finding ourselves in these days: you always keep at least a swords distance between yourself and your training partner, if they come to close...

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TRAINING FOR LIFE

November 13, 2017 by John Titchen in Practical Karate Why do you train? What could you train for? What should you train for? Across my clubs and those that are affiliated to me, we use the phrase training for life. I focus on orientating my training towards self defence. There are...

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Dealing with Fear

July 24, 2018 Do you have any fears in karate?Are you afraid to fight certain people in class?Are you afraid to break a board?Are you afraid to present your kata in front of the entire class?Fear can hold many people back from succeeding and is an important concept to understand.There have been...

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The 10 Rules of Old School Karate

By Jesse Enkamp “Classical Karate.” “Traditional Karate.” “Old-style Karate.” “Orthodox Karate.” These descriptions, and many more, are frequently thrown around, when people are talking about their style, school or association. They want to feel original, like what they do is the “one and...

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What to do on your REST Days

JANUARY 5, 2020BY JOHNNY N BOXING TRAINING, BOXING WORKOUTS Asking fighters to take an “easy day” can be the hardest thing in the world. It certainly feels like the best fighters NEVER take an easy day. But I can assure you that they do. In between all the crazy highlight reels of fighters...

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The Best 4 Minutes of Your Life: Tabata

By Jesse Enkamp When doing physical exercise you are always training either your aerobic or anaerobic capacity. It’s really that simple. If you don’t know the difference between these two, you’d better learn it right away. To give you a hint, the ultimate aerobic exercise is marathon running....

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Competing in mid-adulthood: How to train to win after age 35

I love training for competition almost as much as I like competition itself - I love the hard rolling sessions, purposeful drilling, and competition focused energy.I have been training and competing jiu jitu for almost 7 years now and I don’t want to stop, like ever. But, as I settle into my...

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