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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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Why Martial Arts Might Be the Next Big TV Trend
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AMC has a different take on this trend, as the basic cabler has ordered martial arts drama “Badlands” straight to series. Although the show is based on the classic Chinese story “Journey to the West,” this is only time AMC has made such a commitment to ...

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3 Ways Martial Arts Helps Bully-Proof Your Child
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As a martial arts instructor, I'm often asked by parents about the best ways to help their children to deal with bullies. While there are many approaches to the problem, I think one of the best ways is to instill self-confidence in your children. And ...



Mixed martial arts returns to Petaluma
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Mixed Martial Arts returns to Petaluma on Oct. 11 when Dan and Joanie Chavez of Knockout Promotions join MMA legend Rampage Jackson in presenting a series of matches pitting the best of Northern California fighters against the best from Southern ...

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3 Ways to Improve Your Martial Arts Creativity
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Battling personal ruts and motivational lulls is a part of any artistic pursuit. Martial arts practice does a lot to instill discipline and personal motivation, but it's not uncommon to experience these problems even in a passion you love. If you find ...
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Martial Arts for Salvation Army
Dothan Eagle
Martial Arts for Salvation Army is Dothan Martial Arts' fundraiser for the Dale County Salvation Army Family Store & Service Center. Dothan Martial Arts' family and friends come together to have fun and raise money to support the Salvation Army as they ...



Locals win martial arts gold
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
It was a diverse portrayal of various martial arts movements, from Xtreme, Musical and Chinese weapon forms to grapple and point sparring forms. And at the first-ever TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All) World Martial Arts Games, ...



Martial arts veteran hits milestone
Roanoke Times
Young Panthers, Striking Tigers, Tiny Tots - these are the names conjured up when talking about the martial arts. These are our children and grandchildren who comprise the vast majority of martial art classes, learning how to tumble and defend ...



Martial arts instructor teaches how to prevent sexual assault
WNEM Saginaw
"The only thing you have with you all the time is your hands, your body and your mind," said Gary Hausback, martial arts instructor. He said learning how to use your body as a weapon when faced with a dangerous situation can often be the key to ...



Bloody Elbow Open Mat: Are martial arts belt rankings a good thing?
Bloody Elbow
Bloody Elbow has a collection of contributors and writers who train in a variety of martial arts that form the Technique Group. The question of martial arts belts was posed to this group: What are your views on belt ranks? Are they helpful to the ...



Cook's students dominate at martial-arts tournament in Waukegan
Lake County News Sun
If there's one meet at which martial-arts students want to perform extremely well at, it's the meet hosted by its own studio. That's exactly how things worked out for Gerry Cook's Professional Martial Arts in Waukegan recently, as students from the ...


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