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HOW TO SHADOWBOX PROPERLY

POSTED BY AWMA BLOG - JUNE 19, 2020 - UNCATEGORIZED Almost everyone knows what shadowboxing is, but why we do it and how to shadowbox properly are probably less common knowledge. Anyone who has watched a movie about boxing, or a pre-game clip before a boxing match or MMA fight has seen...

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5 Protein Sources For Ninja Muscle Fitness & Recovery – Crickets Included!

By: Alex Erikson Protein supplements are some of the most advertised supplements in the performance nutrition industry today. Whether you may be into bodybuilding, sports fitness, or functional training, protein powders are essential to complement any athlete’s training program. Protein plays...

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5 things we love about Martial Arts

24 MAY, 2016 Many of us who have studied martial arts, especially for a reasonable length of time will find that it becomes more than a hobby but rather, a passion. It gets to the point where it becomes a way of life and we eat, sleep and train martial arts. We train and research martial...

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3 Reasons Filipino Martial Arts ROCK (For Women)

Jackie Bradburry I go to a lot of seminars and I train with a lot of people, not just in where I live now, but all over the United States. It is not unusual for me to be the only woman in the room when I'm training. Even at seminars, there may be only one or two other women in a crowd full...

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Dyslexia – a Path to the Heart of Karate

When I was six I started taking ice skating lessons. I earned a patch or two then things started getting harder. I would try whatever the instructor demonstrated, and inevitably the instructor would frantically call out something like, “No, start with your left blade!” Then she’d demonstrate...

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Secrets of Karate

The first Martial Arts I ever took as a child was Shotokan Karate. As a tennager I began seriously practicing and teaching a karate based system with a heavy self defense emphasis. The school was in a rough area of New Orleans and this was during the height of the worst crime there, in the...

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Empty Hand Kali Techniques

Here is the video I've uploaded on empty hand techniques and applications of Kali. Whether your interested in kali, practice it, or not, these techniques can work very well in self defense. (I’ve also just added a new page to my site with more information and examples of kali empty hands.)...

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CHANGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FAILURE: THE 80:20 RULE

By: Evelyn Pearcy, Krav Maga Instructor If you’ve been training in Krav Maga long enough, you’re probably very familiar with the 80:20 rule for training. The 80:20 rule is essentially something that we use to gauge failure and success and to ensure that our students are challenging themselves...

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Muay Thai for self-defense

I've been asked this question many times by people who were interested in training martial arts. And my answer was always the same: Thai boxing is one of the most effective martial arts when it comes to street fighting.Is Muay Thai effective for a real-world street fight? Yes, it is. The main...

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How to Build a Wooden Dummy (w/ Plans & FAQs)

In this article, we’ll discuss how to build a wooden dummy. We’ll answer some of the most common questions asked when making a wooden dummy and we’ll provide a number of wooden dummy plans (in images and PDFs) from different lineages. The Wing Chun wooden dummy is one of the...

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