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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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LBS focus: David Garrison of Tiger Martial Arts
Chicago Tribune
The school is Tiger Martial Arts and David is the owner and has taught martial arts in Barrington for more than 30 years. He has been training in the martial arts for more than 40 years and was the youngest American in his organization to reach Master ...



Rosenberry: Martial arts helps children with autism
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
At a recent class at Strike Back Martial Arts in Webster, eight-year old Alex Maenza stood on the mats, awaiting instructions. When “Sensei Mike” gave him the cue, he turned around, ran backwards toward the opposite end of the room, and caught a ball ...



Empowering kids to keep safe with C.O.D.A. Martial Arts
fox2now.com
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Parents can help their kids stand up to stranger danger at C.O.D.A. Martial Arts. The program, presented by Rhonda's Kung-FU, will show children simple ways to avoid being victimized. Kids can also learn simple moves to help them ...



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ATA Martial Arts of South Deerfield expands to second site in Easthampton
GazetteNET
EASTHAMPTON — After 21 years of operating ATA Martial Arts in South Deerfield, Tom Norwood decided to team up with a student-turned-instructor to open a second studio in Easthampton. Norwood, of Sunderland, owns the studio at 126 Northampton St.



Ahwatukee Foothills News

Mountainside Martial Arts offers self-defense class
Ahwatukee Foothills News
The 25th Annual Karate Kamp for teens and adults will be geared more toward self-defense skills and techniques and give students an opportunity to learn martial arts in more of a prevention mode. The Karate Kamp/Self-Defense style for teens and adults ...

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Best Lines from Martial Arts Movies
ChicagoNow (blog)
In many ways martial arts movies inspired my career as a martial artist. When I look back at these movies I laugh at the perfectly cheesy nature of the storylines, dialog and even action scenes. I recently had a night out with other career martial ...



Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Olney chamber honors martial arts studio founders
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
“We really enjoy what we do, and it is nice to be acknowledged by the community, so this is like icing on the cake,” says Mark Malakoff of Kang's Black Belt Academy, who, with his wife, Mary Ann, is being honored by the Olney Chamber of Commerce.

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Martial arts in Macon County
Macon county times
Mr. Rickey Jones and his family are no strangers to the martial arts. His wife and three daughters are involved as much in the Taekwondo school as Mr. Jones himself. Taekwondo Family Fitness Center has been serving Macon County since August 2002.



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Martial Arts Fail of the Week: Steven Seagal's Russian "Masterclass" Is a Gift ...
Cagepotato
2.) Despite all we've said about Seagal, we are not too big to overlook the man's well-documented skills and well-earned accolades regarding said skills. He may be a literal shadow of his former self (seriously, has anyone seen him donning anything but ...



New York Post

Open a new day by letting Mixed Martial Arts pass in New York
New York Post
One small issue sits outside the usual ideological crossfire: making New York the last state to legalize mixed martial arts. New York already allows amateur MMA contests. Legalization of pro fights would be a bonanza for city establishments like ...


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