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Accept, Apply and Adapt

As a keen observer, judge and critic of the martial arts I’m often, if not mainly disappointed by what I see of hoe they are practised and taught. I almost used the word study there but I corrected myself because in the main, martial arts are not studied. They are instead copied and repeated,...

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5 Essential Self-Defense Techniques Everyone Should Know

ON: APRIL 13, 2020 BY: JASON IN: BLOG One of the most fundamental and basic benefits of the martial arts, is having a variety of self-defense techniques to draw upon when you need them. Remember, one key tenant of the martial arts is to avoid conflict to begin with. If at all possible, the...

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Understanding the Martial Arts Belt System

ON: JUNE 15, 2020 BY: TM MARTIAL ARTS IN: BLOG The Martial arts belt system is used to chart a student’s progress as they attempt to master the physical and mental techniques associated with the practice. The various ranking and belt colors can vary depending on the dojo that you attend, and...

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Effective Anti-Bullying Techniques for Any Age

ON: JULY 12, 2020 BY: JASON IN: BLOG Unfortunately, bullying is something that most kids experience or witness every single day. Whether it occurs at school, during sports/activities, or online – bullying is a very real part of our children’s lives. Seeing our children deal with the...

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5 Invaluable Lessons Children Learn From Martial Arts

Martial arts has emerged in recent years as not only one of the fastest rising sports in the world but also as a viable option for a health and fitness program. It has many benefits that go beyond just physical exercise. In fact, training in martial arts has different effects based on age. One...

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The Benefits of a Kickboxing Workout

EMILY PASKINS READ TIME:2 min. Kickboxing is a combination of boxing, martial arts, and aerobics that requires little to no equipment. Not only are your chances of getting bored slim to none, but there are several health benefits you can gain from kickboxing. High Calorie BurnOn average, you...

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The Real Meaning of "Healthy"

Fitness Personal Trainer Jul 01, 2020 By Gail Gensler Being healthy isn’t just a trend - it’s a lifestyle. So why are we always looking on social media to find the perfect picture of health? It is important to remember that everyone has different ideas about what it means to be “healthy.”...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STANCE

Posted by Guest Blogger: Alvin Myers on 10/29/2019 7:00:00 AM Movement, balance, and range are crucial parts of sparring and training in martial arts. These things are all tied into stance. Without the correct stance, you cannot move correctly, position yourself for strikes, or use your range...

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BO STAFF

Posted by Century Martial Arts on 2/19/2016 4:15:00 PM Are you one of the thousands of people in the US and throughout the world who trains in using the rokushakubo, or bo staff? It’s a popular weapon for karate practitioners, and for good reason. Training with a bo staff is great conditioning...

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History of Nunchaku

Posted on December 11, 2015 by mario There are several theories about the history of the nunchaku. Nunchaku as a flail? Or maybe not? Somewhere around medieval times there was an emperor in Japan who didn’t want to risk his people standing up to him. Therefore his civilians weren’t allowed...

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