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Site Map Ninja Training - Learning And Mastering The Elusive Art Form

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There are a multitude of weapons used by the ninja, because of their many self protection methods. The throwing star, or shuriken, is one of the many weapons used by the ninjutsu, although other areas of martial arts use them as well. The throwing star you see in Hollywood has nothing whatsoever to do with the throwing star of the ancient ninja warrior; this has not stopped it from becoming illegal in many places around the world.  
Ninja stars have become popularized nowadays as a result of magical Ninja legends. These stars also called the shuriken, which basically means "hand hidden blade" and is generally acknowledged in the western world as (ninja stars) which were typically for throwing, and often slashing or stabbing. Contrary to the throwing knife ninja stars can harm an adversary irrespective of the area it comes in direct contact with. 
Often times I get asked from my students who live in these areas where the star is illegal, is "How can i train and develop my …

Aerobic Kickboxing - Why Its A Must For Parents And Kids

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Get out of the boring health spa routine and learn martial arts at home. Karate experts have helped thousands of people achieve their fitness goals by simply using a typical 45 minute hard-hitting kickboxing routine. Aerobic kickboxing with friends and exercising together will lead to improved fitness level very quickly. You will love the high energy, easy to follow, sweat pouring, whole body workout. Immediately, you will develop more balance, strength, tone, flexibility, and empowering kickboxing skills!  
Why choose our aerobic kickboxing video over an aerobic workout? 
Aerobic Kickboxing adds the same type of physical energy that is included in an ordinary aerobic session workout, however it adds to it martial arts techniques, knees, elbows and wrist movements make for good karate excercises that mimic martial arts training. This combination is what has made TaeBo so popular. 
Aerobic Kickboxing is also a much better cardio workout than many of those other workout aerobics videos. Mu…

Karate Kata - 5 Tips To Improve Your Stances

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Stances are the very foundation of good karate katas. Not only are you training your body as a self defence weapon, you are also training it to be a delivery system and platform from which your weapon is launched. You may have a strong punch or kick as well as the speed to deliver the technique but unless you have a strong platform to support the delivery then things might not go your way when the time comes.  

Here are five “tips” to help you improve your stances and strengthen your “battle platform”. 
1.  Identify the Importance of Improvement It is not your level that is important. What is important however is the understanding that you can improve your stances today by taking on an attitude of growth. That you can become better than you already are. As with anything you do there is always room for improvement. To think otherwise is limiting your capacity to grow to say the least. 

2.  Start Small Good Kata wasn’t built in a day! It takes time to develop good quality. Desire is a posi…

Mixed Martial Arts Workouts - The Aim And Goal For Self-Improvement

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Mixed martial arts workouts are a sure fire way fit. However you must realize that this type of training is way different from your normal aerobic skipping and jump rope techniques. The importance here is that mixed martial arts more importantly - karate, is geared to improving your way of life and not specifically just getting you fit. Hence a combination of both will lead to self improvement on all fronts, mental and physical - and this is what we will examine in this article.  
For most people who study karate-do, the personal changes will ultimately become more important to them than the physical changes.  Most people will join a karate club to get fit, learn self-defense and gain confidence. Those are among the most prominent and tangible benefits that are on offer. What many people do not realize when they first begin training is that the most significant benefit will ultimately be a total ‘self-improvement’. 
I have heard of many people who have said the words “Karate has changed …

Kung Fu Wushu - Does It Make You Tough Enough?

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Kung Fu and wushu are two interchangeable terms. Kung Fu is the Chinese term for martial arts while Wushu is the Mandarin term for the same. Both involve a series of fighting styles, kung fu using a lot more animal mimicry and wushu using philosophy, religion and even some ancient legends. However with all the training involved the real benefit of Kung Fu Wushu is to make you mentally and physically tough.  
Over the years many people taking Kung Fu lessons act and think they’re tough!  But the toughness that I am talking about is with your number one opponent.. You!  You are the first challenger that you must come to know and understand.  If you can understand this person then you can coach them….. to WIN!  I say ‘this person’ because there are times you like yourself and times you don’t.  This is the challenge of every student of Kung Fu and Wushu. Kung Fu’s philosophy is to develop good values, and then to live by them.  This will only come through personal development and the buildi…

Mixed Martial Arts Workouts - The Aim And Goal For Self-Improvement

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Mixed martial arts workouts are a sure fire way fit. However you must realize that this type of training is way different from your normal aerobic skipping and jump rope techniques. The importance here is that mixed martial arts more importantly - karate, is geared to improving your way of life and not specifically just getting you fit. Hence a combination of both will lead to self improvement on all fronts, mental and physical - and this is what we will examine in this article.  
For most people who study karate-do, the personal changes will ultimately become more important to them than the physical changes.  Most people will join a karate club to get fit, learn self-defense and gain confidence. Those are among the most prominent and tangible benefits that are on offer. What many people do not realize when they first begin training is that the most significant benefit will ultimately be a total ‘self-improvement’. 
I have heard of many people who have said the words “Karate has changed …

The Intrinsic Benefits Of Tai Chi Chi Kung On The Mind And Body

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The method of fighting known as Tai Chi is a form of Chinese martial art which benefits both the mind and the body. Using a number of different exercises, especially the chain of hands and the Nei Kung, Tai Chi results in a serene experience for the body, and allows it better move and position itself. Tai Chi builds up a body's resistance to illnesses, improves self-control and does both of these things through the practice of a martial art which can be used for self-defense.  
Karate is an "external" form of martial art which focuses on strength instead of muscle tension, while also working as an "internal" martial art by making use of force, following the successful orientation of the body's goal, which leads to "Chi" (internal energy, blood and breathing). Tai Chi has a long history, going all the way back to the fourteenth century when it was first introduced by Chang San Feng, a Taoist monk. By ancient accounts, Chang San Feng was inspired aft…