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Basic Stances in Martial Arts

Different stances for differest Styles While officially we can say each Martial Style has its own set of basic stances with their own name, in...

Running for Martial Arts

Running for Martial Arts is undoubtedly that thing that has never changed in thousands of years of history, when considering cardiovascular preparation applied not...

Types of Kicks in Martial Arts

Definition of Kick Simply speaking, any martial gesture involving one or two legs, targeting any of your opponent's body part, is considered a kick. Okay,...

How to throw a perfect Punch

Punching as a natural mechanism of Self Defense. Let's pretend that you are in the middle of your REM sleep phase: everything is quiet, your...

How to loosen up Shoulders

A simple but Essential Exercise to loosen up Shoulders and Overcome that annoying Stiffness, typical of the Martial Arts Beginner. How many times have you...

Mental Training in Martial Arts

Your Mind: another part of your body to be trained The difference between Amateurs and Professionals. Most sports enthusiasts, regardless of the discipline they practice, think...

How to Throw a Kick Correctly

Facts first: a Kick is more powerful than a Punch. Period: everybody knows it. But differently from throwing a punch - where your legs are...

Clock-face Method (Wa-Dokei)

The Clock-face Method in Martial Arts (Wa-Dokei) Part of the beauty of Martial Arts lies in the evolving angles and changes between symmetrical and asymmetrical...