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About Aikido - How To Make The Techniques More Street Ready

This about aikido article considers the two schools which contributed to aikido. The point is to adjust the geometrical viewpoint of technique to make them more...

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Jiu-Jitsu White Belt Checklist

Jiu-Jitsu White Belt Checklist

Comprised below is a list to help out anyone that is interested in beginning their training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Following these guidelines will help to make the ...

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Al Case

A short, but concise article on proper karate breathing methods. The rules are simple, and following them will open up your martial art and help create much ki power.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 14, 2012
Sam Henshaw

Muay Thai techniques use your entire body and provide a great work out. Many of the moves have been adapted over the years as other forms of MMA have become well known. It is important that you wear

By: Sam Henshaw l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 13, 2012

Picking the right martial arts style for MMA fighting is essential to having a long and prosperous career. Choose a discipline that concentrates on the three main areas that every fighter needs.

By: Jared Joseph l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 11, 2012
Al Case

Here is some data about martial arts breathing techniques that will give you instant chi power. Of special interest is the yoga breathing outlined at the end.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 11, 2012

The heel hook is a very common submission done in the martial arts of Brazilian jiu jitsu. It is a move taught early on and used from white belts up to black belts. It is a very effective yet rather

By: Tuan M Pham l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 10, 2012
Buzz Campion

The makiwara or hitting post is a formidable piece of karate training equipment. However, I believe that this old tradition of forging a fist of steel is on the decline and I doubt whether there are

By: Buzz Campion l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 09, 2012
Al Case

Three stages to remaining calm in kung fu freestyle. How freestyle training relates to the frantic mental activity of a street fight.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 09, 2012

For centuries Martial Arts training has developed many great characteristics in its students, while they strive to master their chosen discipline. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may be considered a modern day

By: Felipe Grez l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 09, 2012
Paul Herzog

Nothing is more frustrating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu than being stuck in someone's guard. The Double Underhook guard pass is one of the most straightforward techniques available, and yet, can be

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 08, 2012

Brazilian jiujitsu is a mix of Japanese martial arts and Kodokan judo and first gained recognition when the first, second, and fourth Ultimate Fighting Champhionships in 1990 were won by Royce

By: Robert D David l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 07, 2012

This form of self defense is not only a sport but also a vigorous training module to maximize your physical, mental and spiritual potential. If you are aiming to become a champion; however, there are

By: Carlos Francis l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 06, 2012

The stability ball is an effective, fun, and inexpensive way to get a good workout. The functionality of this piece of exercise equipment makes it useable by individuals of any fitness level.

By: Jared Joseph l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 25, 2012
Al Case

How long does it take to get a black belt? The answer is shorter than you might expect.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 24, 2012
Ron Achenbach

Most adults have a idea of what they "think" martial arts is all about. Odds are you are only partially right.

By: Ron Achenbach l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 23, 2012
Al Case

A Karate Black Belt will react differently in a fight. Here's why, plus a tip about accelerating your training.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 22, 2012

I began studying Jiu-jitsu in 2004 at the age of 22. Over the years I've analyzed my own approach to the sport to give my own advice on how a beginner should approach it. As I have seen my skill

By: George F Batton l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 22, 2012
Paul Herzog

One of the first positions we learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the top side mount. The basics of it are simple, yet effective. But a couple of simple tips can take you from ordinary to a lock-down

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 20, 2012

MMA refers to the mixed martial arts. Let us discuss in detail on the type of MMA gear that can be used to receive maximum benefits.

By: Robert D David l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 20, 2012

Taking the time to learn defensive measures will make a big difference in your personal safety. Taking a practical approach and incorporating a few safety tactics can stop you from getting drawn into

By: Jared Joseph l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 19, 2012
Jason W Franklin

Throughout my life I have had the good fortune to be surrounded by a field of positive role models. In my childhood, professional career, and martial arts career this has been the one constant. No

By: Jason W Franklin l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 19, 2012
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Al Case

How long does it take to get a black belt? The answer is shorter than you might expect.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 24, 2012 lViews: 162 lComments: 0
Al Case

Here is some data about martial arts breathing techniques that will give you instant chi power. Of special interest is the yoga breathing outlined at the end.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 11, 2012 lViews: 107 lComments: 0

The stability ball is an effective, fun, and inexpensive way to get a good workout. The functionality of this piece of exercise equipment makes it useable by individuals of any fitness level.

By: Jared Joseph l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 25, 2012 lViews: 84 lComments: 0
Paul Herzog

Nothing is more frustrating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu than being stuck in someone's guard. The Double Underhook guard pass is one of the most straightforward techniques available, and yet, can be

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 08, 2012 lViews: 81 lComments: 0

Picking the right martial arts style for MMA fighting is essential to having a long and prosperous career. Choose a discipline that concentrates on the three main areas that every fighter needs.

By: Jared Joseph l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 11, 2012 lViews: 74 lComments: 0
Al Case

A short, but concise article on proper karate breathing methods. The rules are simple, and following them will open up your martial art and help create much ki power.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 14, 2012 lViews: 67 lComments: 0
Paul Herzog

When we grapple against an opponent with similar skill to our own, we end up in a half-guard position much of the time. Being able to improve on this position is often the difference between victory

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 24, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0
Buzz Campion

It has been proven that proper and healthy nutritional diet can help maximise and even enhance your performance both during training and competition. In the past many athletes and martial artists

By: Buzz Campion l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 13, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0
Sam Henshaw

Muay Thai techniques use your entire body and provide a great work out. Many of the moves have been adapted over the years as other forms of MMA have become well known. It is important that you wear

By: Sam Henshaw l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 13, 2012 lViews: 60 lComments: 0

Brazilian jiujitsu is a mix of Japanese martial arts and Kodokan judo and first gained recognition when the first, second, and fourth Ultimate Fighting Champhionships in 1990 were won by Royce

By: Robert D David l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 07, 2012 lViews: 60 lComments: 0

For centuries Martial Arts training has developed many great characteristics in its students, while they strive to master their chosen discipline. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may be considered a modern day

By: Felipe Grez l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 09, 2012 lViews: 59 lComments: 0

When looking for a good extracurricular activity for your child, you must take into consideration his or her temperament and interests. Like for example, if you struggle with your child's behavior or

By: Mich Ching l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 16, 2012 lViews: 56 lComments: 0

Mixed martial arts has achieved a level of popularity that its early supporters may never have imagined. Many consider the spectator sport to have taken the place in the sports world that boxing once

By: Andrew Stratton l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 13, 2012 lViews: 56 lComments: 0
Al Case

Three stages to remaining calm in kung fu freestyle. How freestyle training relates to the frantic mental activity of a street fight.

By: Al Case l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 09, 2012 lViews: 53 lComments: 0

Muay Thai, a form of martial art that originated in Thailand, has become increasingly popular in the world today. Those who are not familiar with Muay Thai might find it quite intimidating because it

By: Mich Ching l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 27, 2012 lViews: 52 lComments: 0
Ethan Laffy

Some martial artists take fights at a very short notice, so they always train hard, but aren't as strict with their diet. Martial artists know their bodies well and what they have to do to get back

By: Ethan Laffy l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 13, 2012 lViews: 50 lComments: 0

I began studying Jiu-jitsu in 2004 at the age of 22. Over the years I've analyzed my own approach to the sport to give my own advice on how a beginner should approach it. As I have seen my skill

By: George F Batton l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 22, 2012 lViews: 50 lComments: 0

The heel hook is a very common submission done in the martial arts of Brazilian jiu jitsu. It is a move taught early on and used from white belts up to black belts. It is a very effective yet rather

By: Tuan M Pham l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 10, 2012 lViews: 50 lComments: 0

Some of the more popular misconceptions about martial arts. Are black belts really expert? Can you actually kill someone by shoving his/her nosebone to the brain? I've written this short list of some

By: Raymond Leong l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 26, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Paul Herzog

One of the first positions we learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the top side mount. The basics of it are simple, yet effective. But a couple of simple tips can take you from ordinary to a lock-down

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 20, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
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Muay Thai, a form of martial art that originated in Thailand, has become increasingly popular in the world today. Those who are not familiar with Muay Thai might find it quite intimidating because it

By: Mich Ching l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 27, 2012 lViews: 52 lComments: 0

When looking for a good extracurricular activity for your child, you must take into consideration his or her temperament and interests. Like for example, if you struggle with your child's behavior or

By: Mich Ching l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 16, 2012 lViews: 56 lComments: 0

Mixed martial arts has achieved a level of popularity that its early supporters may never have imagined. Many consider the spectator sport to have taken the place in the sports world that boxing once

By: Andrew Stratton l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 13, 2012 lViews: 56 lComments: 0
Rino G Ingenito

In a nutshell, T'ai Chi will keep people actively healthy and happy. It is amazingly effective for easing, stress health and fitness. Besides that, it is fun. Studies have shown that this ability

By: Rino G Ingenito l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 17, 2012 lViews: 38 lComments: 0
Rino G Ingenito

Why do you want to learn T'ai Chi? Maybe it's for your health-physical, mental, or both. Whatever your reason, before you start on your journey of learning, define your goal. That way, you won't be

By: Rino G Ingenito l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 41 lComments: 0
Sam Henshaw

Muay Thai techniques use your entire body and provide a great work out. Many of the moves have been adapted over the years as other forms of MMA have become well known. It is important that you wear

By: Sam Henshaw l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 13, 2012 lViews: 60 lComments: 0
Loretta M Wollering

Tai chi chuan (taijiquan) is comprised of basic footwork with a myriad of possible hand and arm positions. The rooster stance of taiji is underutilized and it's oft misunderstood. While it is

By: Loretta M Wollering l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 29, 2012 lViews: 46 lComments: 0
Bob Pierce

Learn how to avoid getting hurt in a self defense situation by using the right techniques. Also learn which targets to aim for that will prevent you from hurting yourself and give you the best chance

By: Bob Pierce l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 26, 2012 lViews: 36 lComments: 0

Some of the more popular misconceptions about martial arts. Are black belts really expert? Can you actually kill someone by shoving his/her nosebone to the brain? I've written this short list of some

By: Raymond Leong l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 26, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Howard F Gibbon

Some time ago I went to the Lake District, Keswick actually. Whilst enjoying the view near the lake I turned round and looked at the hill behind me. I pondered on how much better the view would be if

By: Howard F Gibbon l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 26, 2012 lViews: 39 lComments: 0

Discover how to empower your child through martial arts. Brazilian Jiu JItsu is proven to help a child's confidence and give him/her the necessary tools for life.

By: Carlos Francis l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 41 lComments: 0

This form of self defense is not only a sport but also a vigorous training module to maximize your physical, mental and spiritual potential. If you are aiming to become a champion; however, there are

By: Carlos Francis l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 06, 2012 lViews: 48 lComments: 0

It may surprise many to know that martial arts isn't about punching and kicking. Though the martial arts did arise from a need to defend one's self, it has become something much more than that.

By: Marshall T Artest l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 40 lComments: 0

Vegetarianism and being vegan is becoming a growing trend among MMA athletes. MMA fighters are becoming vegan and vegetarian for the claimed performance benefits they receive.

By: Mirza Bashir Ahmad l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 48 lComments: 0
Paul Herzog

When we grapple against an opponent with similar skill to our own, we end up in a half-guard position much of the time. Being able to improve on this position is often the difference between victory

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Feb 24, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0
Paul Herzog

One of the most common submissions in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the straight arm bar, known as "jujigatame". If this move isn't a strong threat to any opponent of yours on the mat, you are

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 10, 2012 lViews: 46 lComments: 0
Paul Herzog

One of the first positions we learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the top side mount. The basics of it are simple, yet effective. But a couple of simple tips can take you from ordinary to a lock-down

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 20, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Paul Herzog

Nothing is more frustrating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu than being stuck in someone's guard. The Double Underhook guard pass is one of the most straightforward techniques available, and yet, can be

By: Paul Herzog l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 08, 2012 lViews: 81 lComments: 0
Buzz Campion

It has been proven that proper and healthy nutritional diet can help maximise and even enhance your performance both during training and competition. In the past many athletes and martial artists

By: Buzz Campion l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Apr 13, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0
Buzz Campion

The makiwara or hitting post is a formidable piece of karate training equipment. However, I believe that this old tradition of forging a fist of steel is on the decline and I doubt whether there are

By: Buzz Campion l Recreation & Sports > Martial Arts l Jun 09, 2012 lViews: 47 lComments: 0
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