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HOW TO LAND STRIKES IN MUAY THAI – THE 5 WAYS OF ATTACKING BY BRUCE LEE

Posted by Stephen The art of striking is the ability to land strikes against an opponent. A fighter who is able to effectively land a strike against his or her opponent is considered a good striker, regardless of their fighting style or background. While the individual techniques...

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How to Practice Karate with Joint Pain (Osteoarthritis)

By Jesse Enkamp Do you feel joint pain when practicing Karate? Perhaps you have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a scientific way to say “chronic joint inflammation”. Usually, people older than 50 get this condition. But it’s common for people in their 20s and 30s to get it...

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Can Karate improve my health?

Karate is a martial art of self-defense, certainly, but can it also improve my health? The practice of Karate allows the harmonization of body and mind. By this harmonization, it brings a lot to our physical and psychic state, so to our health in general. We exchanged some emails on the subject...

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Why MMA is Exactly What You Need

by DAVID ROY KELLY A combat sport that can be dated back to the ancient Greeks MMA is a combat sport that can be dated back to the ancient Greeks. Although the ancient Greek version was a bit simpler, it involves the same premise of using a combination of other different fighting...

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The Importance of Stretching and Flexibility

by DAVID ROY KELLY We don't do any fancy high kicks, so why would we need to practice vigorous stretching exercises? by Phillip Starr More than once (or a hundred, or maybe a thousand) times I’ve heard various martial art students and instructors ask, “Why is...

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What is the Best Kicking Range for Self-Defense?

What is the best kicking range for self-defense? Or is that question really just a mental trap? Here’s a concept you may not have considered from Sifu Matt Ember of Rising Fist Kung Fu. For more advice from Sifu Matt, check out our podcast interview together— Interview with Sifu Matt Ember But...

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Martial Arts Coloured Belts – The Truth!

JUNE 5, 2019 DAVE KELLY MARTIAL ARTS Coloured Belts – The Truth! by Phillip Starr I imagine many of you have heard the version of how the Japanese coloured belt system came to be; a white belt signified innocence and/or a blank slate for beginners, after putting out a lot of...

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One Tip for Powerful Punches

Is there a secret to throwing more powerful punches? Nope! It’s just a question on applying what you already know. In that spirit, here’s one tip you probably already know, but may have forgotten or never turned into a good habit. So, consider this a friendly reminder! If the video doesn’t...

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How Martial Arts Gives You The Confidence To Honestly Express Yourself

AUGUST 5, 2019 DAVE KELLY MARTIAL ARTS How Martial Arts Gives You The Confidence To Honestly Express Yourself Legendary actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee, once stated that ‘martial arts means honestly expressing yourself.’ During his short life span, Bruce Lee blessed us with...

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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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