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Martial Arts Information

Safety Awareness & Self Defense: Circle of Safety


Safety Awareness & Self Defense is the responsibility of each individual. Knowing your surroundings and being aware of potential dangers is your first step towards self-defense.

Applying Law of Gravity to Judo


In judo it is important to throw your opponent by making use of his loss of balance, the law at work here is the law of gravity. We know that Sir Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravitation by seeing an apple fall from a tree.

Generating More Power from Hip Rotation - Lessons from Martial Arts


One of the important lessons of Martial Arts training is the ability to use hip rotation as a way to generate power and speed for maximum impact.Martial artists know that the hips are where the body's 'center of gravity' is located.

Expect the Unexpected Grass Hopper


The Myth perpetuated by Self Defense Oriented Martial ArtsI just received the following Email. I felt it needed to be shared because I feel a lot of people feel the same way?"Hello Damian,I ran across your website searching for what was out there for self defense information and have found myself researching your and Mr.

How To Defend Against A Knife - Dont Use The Stuff Taught In The Dojo!


Defences against Knife attacks, Firstly if at all possible get yourself and anyone else out of the potential danger area..

Things to Know About Learning Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi Boxing)


For Easterners, particularly Chinese, this MAY not be an issue. Tai Chi Chuan is deeply rooted as part of the Chinese culture.

Martial Training as a Timeless Portal


Thanks to several centuries of enlightened teachings by extraordinary men in the martial disciplines, we don't have to be restricted to lives of getting and spending, waiting in quiet desperation for the pain to cease.Most of us in the Arts focus on the tasks in front of our noses (the correct hand forms/kicks/body alignments), forgetting our option to consciously evolve along the way to physical perfection.

The Rebels Guide to Cultivating Vitality


Many Taoists recluses and Buddhists monks dwelled in mountains and forests to observe, listen, and meditate in order to gather deeper understanding and greater knowledge of nature than is possible when living in the milieu of human society.Often in search of extraordinary longevity and treasures of life, these extraordinary men (and a few women) moved from observation of nature to experimentation and development of the body.

The Plight of Industrialized Man


Living in the Pacific Northwest is a challenge for any body: the poor excuse for weather west of the Cascades is one of the worst on earth for human health. Luckily our Ch'uan Fa Club meets in central Oregon several times a week, rarely missing an opportunity to train outdoors .

Tai-Chi for the Masses--and Others


Kuang Ping was the T'ai-chi set favored by Yang Lu-Chan, the man who brought forward the "Yang" style in the mid-1800's, now so popular throughout the world. Kuang Ping is what the man trained with himself.

Eight Simple Rules for Saving Your Life


Let's put the non-lethal fantasy to rest.1.

Fight Simulator Theory for Reality Based Street Defense


This is such a powerful tool that it should leave no question unanswered for you and allow you to create an infinite number of techniques and drills. As this is a principle rather than a technique based system, here are the principles:PRINCIPLE1: you get what you train forPRINCIPLE2: if you want a specific answer, ask a specific questionWhat's the problem with martial arts and artists? Why do they argue so much? Why cant we find one style that is the best? After all we all only have two eyes, two arms, two legs and one head.

Who Created Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi Boxing)?


I have read a number of books, articles, and novels, and have watched movies and television series that touched on the origins of Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi Boxing), and the question, "Who Created Tai Chi Chuan?" made me concern very much!Although knowing the origins or the source of Tai Chi Chuan is not going to have much effects on your learning and practicing of the art, it is my responsibility to share with the masses of what I have found out. And understanding the origins of something that we loved so much about will make us appreciate the understand it better, if not improving our skills.

Benefits of Martial Arts Training For Kids


Admit it. When the going gets tough at home, we've all plopped the kids in front of the television and breathed a sigh of relief.

A Samurais Power Is In His Little Finger, Not His Samurai Sword


In the 12th Century the Shogunate was formed. The head of this regime was the Shogun, the supreme ruler.

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San Jose Garage Unlikely Home To Martial Arts Powerhouse
NBC Bay Area
The three Nguyen brothers of San Jose, though, offer up another option: they have created a martial arts powerhouse in the two-car garage of their home. The brothers, Anh, Huy, and Long all trained in the sport of Taekwondo do as young boys growing up ...



Ardsley's United Martial Arts Going Strong At 1st Anniversary
The Daily Voice
"We have a Martial Arts Reading Program, where the children are reading at home, and relating the books to Taekwondo values," Bellantoni said. "Every 10 books that they read, they earn a "next level" patch, eventually becoming a "black belt" in the ...



MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: Elijah Harris set to make MMA debut
Chambersburg Public Opinion
On Saturday, Harris will make his mixed martial arts debut in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The preliminary fights start at 5 p.m. and tickets start at $45. "This will definitely have a different feel," he said ...



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Lee Family Enters Third Decade of Taekwondo Tradition at US Martial Arts Center
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According to Master Jason Lee and his sister, Master Angie Lee, strong knowledge and skill in martial arts are not all you need to be successful in their occupation. “My father, Grand Master Young-Hak Lee, always says you have to memorize every student ...



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Shaolin Temple to hold world martial arts contest
Xinhua
ZHENGZHOU, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's Shaolin Temple is considering holding an international martial arts contest to raise the profile of Shaolin culture, its abbot said Wednesday. Shi Yongxin said the contest may include individual and group ...
China's Shaolin Temple plans to host its first kung fu fighting eventSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Shaolin Temple Considers Holding World Martial Arts ContestBernama

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Palo Alto martial arts instructor arrested for allegedly trying to kiss a minor
Palo Alto Online
Police have arrested an instructor from a martial arts studio on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto for allegedly attempting to kiss a longtime student and part-time employee when she was 17 years old. Police are now releasing the information to find out if ...



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With the UFC flyweight division desperate for fresh title contenders, Jussier da Silva is heating up at just the right time. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt's considerable grappling chops were on full display against former Bellator champ Zach ...



Mountain View man tried to kiss teen at martial arts studio, police say
Contra Costa Times
PALO ALTO -- A Mountain View man turned himself in to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a sexual battery at a Palo Alto martial arts studio in May. Jorge Alberto Tejada was arrested on suspicion of trying to kiss a 17 ...
Palo Alto: Taekwondo instructor facing molestation chargeSan Jose Mercury News

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Martial arts teaches discipline to ADHD students
The Tennessean
"A discipline, such as that provided by martial arts, provides the opportunity for an individual with ADHD to learn how to become more physically and mentally disciplined with the potential to generalize to their everyday life, for example that their ...



New York Times

Video: Martial arts movie 'The Four III' trailer
DigitalJournal.com
If you really keep track of martial arts films, let alone those that are being screened in China, you may have come across the martial arts films called The Four which is a wuxia-themed film taking place during the late part of the Northern Song ...
Martial Arts Warriors Crowd a Fried-Noodle WesternNew York Times

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