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Snacks for a Martial Artist

Whether you consider yourself to be a serious martial artist or simply enjoy martial arts as a method of exercise, your nutrition should always be considered in order to get the maximum benefits out of your training. In basic terms, if you’re not fuelling your martial arts tuition time with the...

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The meaning of black belt

The text book answer found in most Tae Kwon-Do manuals: "Black is the opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear." Although this serves as a textbook definition, I believe that the...

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Top 5 supplements for a martial artist

So you're serious about your martial arts training? You're training regularly, eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep? Great! But maybe your joints are aching? You keep getting run down? Or you're just not feeling recovered between your training sessions? If you're answering yes to these...

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Top 3 stretches for higher kicks!

Are you looking to improve the height of your kicks? Do you stretch regularly but see minimal improvement? Are you confused as to which stretches you should be doing? If you answered yes to any of these questions then keep reading! In this blog, we will be looking at 3 of the best stretches to...

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A brief examination of Martial arts

Martial arts have been around for millennia, but nobody can pinpoint the exact time when they originated. Human aggression is not something new. In fact, humans have been fighting each other ever since prehistoric times. But turning fights into an art form? That’s a more difficult...

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What is Traditional Karate really?

Students training in the garden dojo of Miyagi Chojun (founder of Goju-Ryu) Many people claim to teach “traditional karate,” and even advertise it as such, but what does that mean, exactly? If we define the word “tradition,” as the dictionary does, it means “a long-established custom or...

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Learn The Power Of Focus With Martial Arts

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you feel an amazing burst of inspiration and passion to start a particular thing or the other, and then all of a sudden after a few days, your passion dies down and it looks like it was all a dream? So many...

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The 4T's of Self defense

Self-defense training follows a time-honored and proven system that includes four T’s: Teach – Teach students self-defense techniques Train – Train students in applying self-defense techniques Test – Test students in using self-defense techniques Truth – Truth of the students’ ability to...

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Its not just a technique

I have taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to children, teens, and adults for many years. An underlying belief in the Jiu-Jitsu community and among practitioners, even children, is that technique will overcome all. Thus, a heavy portion of any Jiu-Jitsu class involves learning and practicing technique....

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Jiu Jitsu is the best form of self defense for women

On the eve of our first Women’s Self-Defense and Movie Night, I opted to write about the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for Women. I began to ponder my points and organize my arguments for the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu. However, making an argument as to only the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu would subtly infer that...

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