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Confidence and Martial Arts

January, 30 2020 Children that have behavioral issues are excellent candidates for enrollment into a martial art school. The child’s life will change dramatically from class sessions that teach children about the art’s philosophical history. Your child will lose aggressive tendencies to act out...

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ARE YOU TRAINING KATA THE RIGHT WAY?

Today we’re going to talk about Change-of-Direction Speed in Kata… With Karate Science, you can improve your work in the Dojo. No matter if you train Traditional Karate, Sports Karate, Kyokushinkai, Kids, Women, Karate for Self-Defence… Human Movement is Human Movement… But let’s get started...

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How Martial Arts Can Benefit Mental Health

How Martial Arts Can Benefit Mental Health Mental health is just as important as physical health, but it often gets overlooked. Fortunately, martial arts are one activity that can benefit both your body and mind. Physical activity is generally great for people’s emotional states, but martial...

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Kickboxing for Health

January 29, 2017 by ASHREF Kickboxing is one of those martial sports which you can call upon in the category of boxing but with some other techniques, such as in this one can use both legs and hands for striking purposes while in boxing only hands are brought in use, which makes it get...

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TOP 5 THINGS TO AVOID WHEN GETTING FIGHT READY

by Bart de Winter (DEWINTER Personal Training) August 07, 2020 3 min read With interest in mixed martial arts growing globally, there are more and more people either interested in training in MMA for fitness, or to compete at an amateur and/or professional level. HERE ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO...

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BJJ PURPLE BELT – WHAT IT REALLY MEANS

Last updated Aug 16, 2020 With the popularity of world-class, no-gi Jiu Jitsu athletes, such as Gordon Ryan or Craig Jones, the Jiu Jitsu belt system might seem like an archaic tradition. However, Jiu Jitsu belts still remain both a relevant indicator of progress, as well as a link to the...

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THE BROWN BELT MENTALITY

April 11, 2018 by John Titchen in Practical Karate Anyone involved in the martial arts who uses social media will no doubt have seen many different memes purporting to inform them what a black belt is, and what a black belt isn’t. Some of these are apt, others simply amusing or ignorant. I...

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Why Jumping Rope is the #1 FOOTWORK DRILL for beginner boxers

Skipping rope is absolutely the BEST boxing footwork drill for beginner fighters! There’s no way to get around it. I get beginners trying to argue and reason with me all the damn time, asking if there are other good boxing footwork drills for beginners. NOPE! Sorry. There are no other...

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MARTIAL ARTS AT HOME: HOW TO PRACTICE WITH TRAINING WEAPONS IN SMALL SPACES

Martial arts weapons training at home is possible, but it might look a little — or a lot — different from what happens in a dojo setting. Martial arts gyms are designed and built specifically for the demands of martial arts training. They have relatively high ceilings and open spaces to...

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ULTIMATE GUIDELINES ABOUT CORE TRAINING FOR KARATE!

Core Training has a lot of attention in Sports Training and Fitness. Karate is no exception! This has a reason and its fans use it as fundamental training for performance and health. But, first of all, what exactly is the “Core”? Most of Karate instructors and students associate it with the...

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