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Wing Chung - Making Karate More Than Just A Sport

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While most people envision that karate and kung fu are dramatically different they are really not that far apart. The basis of them both is for self defense. Wing Chun is actually a special technique that uses a combination of hitting (using both hands and feet) as well as "grappling" with your opponent, much like in a wrestling match. This technique was developed to deal with close combat. However why is this so important to individuals when training in karate and kung fu. The reality here is that close combat is inevitable in self defence.
Why Karate and Kung Fu Wing Chun is more than just a sport 
Picture yourself in a position where you genuinely need to ward off an attack. Would your knowledge and skill be enough to do the job? 
If the answer is not a resounding “yes” then maybe it’s time you rethink your training. It’s surprising the amount of students who wait around for the next “self defence” seminar in order to brush up on their skills. Karate was born out of a nee…

Martial Arts Styles - Which One Is Right For You?

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Martial Arts Styles - Which One Is Right For You?

In this fast moving world we live in, there are now more martial arts styles which are accessible than ever before. Often when people are doing research into which martial arts they want to learn, you hear I want to do the best martial art. They are all different in there way, so this can be a complex choice if you are new to the world of martial arts. The majority will teach you self-defence techniques, but many will teach you how to gain confidence, respect your fellow man and respect yourself, spiritual enlightenment, and the list goes on. 
Before rushing into anything there are several pointers that you need to be aware of. Look at what clubs and schools are in your area, if you work in a city not near your home maybe you could go to a school close to your place of work. For me personally I found the distance involved was a big deciding factor. Lets have a look at different skills and qualities you can get out of different martial a…

Judo: Its History, Practice And Benefits every martial artist should know

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Judo: Its History, Practice And Benefits every martial artist should know 

Judo is a Japanese form of martial arts that has its origins in Jujutsu. Judo was originally created in 1882 in Japan by Dr. Kano Jigoro.The word “judo” means “gentle way”.Even though the name Judo is translated as meaning ‘gentle way’ it is actually a full contact martial arts style that has proven itself as an incredibly effective form of self-defense and is still used in high profile mixed martial arts competitions. Its Japanese creator, Jigoro Kano, was a master in many different Jujutsu styles before he went on to develop his own school of martial arts in the late 19th century. The result was an effective self-defense system, a great way to get fit and build up strength, and a martial art that develops many useful life skills. Like it’s more commercialized cousin BJJ, Judo is a martial arts style that focuses more on grappling, chokes and joint locks than stand up fighting, though is equally famous for it’s t…

Karate Martial Arts: A Brief History, Its Basic Principles And Why It Is Good For You

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Karate Martial Arts: A Brief History, Its Basic Principles And Why It Is Good For You

Karate martial arts is one of the most widely practiced forms of martial arts in the world. It is primarily a striking art that trains practitioners to use kicks, punches, elbows, knees and open hand strikes to disable a person’s opponent. Thousands of people all over the world practice Karate as a sport, as a form of physical fitness, or simply as a hobby. There are many benefits that one could gain from practicing this sport such as: improved coordination and reflexes, increased performance in all types of physical activities, better strength and stamina, increased flexibility and best of all, the ability to defend oneself.
How and where did Karate martial arts start? This type of martial art developed in Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa Japan. It initially started as an indigenous martial art called Te ”hands”with what they had learnt in China and called it To-De, Chinese Hands. When Chinese families began to…

Kung Fu Martial Arts – The Many Different Styles

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Kung Fu Martial Arts – The Many Different Styles The term Kung Fu martial arts stands for a series of fighting styles developed in China over thousands of years ago . Today it is seen as a traditional sport, and is gaining increasing popularity throughout Europe and North America. Although it involves fighting techniques, its basic philosophy embraces peace and virtue, not violence, and it is practiced as a means of self-defense rather than aggression.Although martial arts of this type have existed in China since about the third millennium BC, it is generally considered that the foundation for the modern practice of Kung Fu was laid in the 3rd century AD, when the Shaolin Temple was built in Henan Province in China, and the physician Hwa Tuo came to the temple to create exercises based on the movements of five animals, to improve the health of his patients. The Shaolin Temple remained a center of development for martial arts for well over a thousand years, and several styles of Kung Fu…

Want To Step Up Your MARTIAL ARTS? You Need To Read This First

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Want To Step Up Your MARTIAL ARTS? You Need To Read This First

Have you ever dreamed of becoming the next Bruce Lee,Jet Li or Jackie Chan ?
If you are a martial artist , the answer is simple and obvious.
But the major problem is that we want to reach the peak of success instantly with no or little effort. Understanding the basics of martial arts is absolutely necessary . Martial arts comprises of three main parts : Body, Mind and Soul As a martial artist , we should always concentrate on  these 3 areas to improve ourselves. A healthy balance between body, mind and soul is important for a martial artist. Let us discuss about them in detail : 1. Body is everything that makes up your physical self, where an instructor is able to give you the most accurate routine based on your stature. Components of Physical fit body are strength, flexibility and stamina. Training everyday is crucial. Even if you don’t have enough time to spend 90-120 mins , you can spend 15-20 mins. Devote time watching videos…