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Monday, November 16, 2009


Developing great skill takes time and commitment. It is very rewarding when we have gain that skill but sometime the journey can be difficult. But it is the journey where we learn some much about ourselves and that is what martial arts is really about.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wow !!

Isn't it awesome when we see what the study of martial arts can do for some one's self confidence. Just take a look at the video of the week and you'll get my point. This student of taekwondo, in my book, is a true hero and a great example of what it means to be a martial artist.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Size Matters

The truth is size does matter. A smaller opponent defending themselves against a larger opponent is usually at a weight, height and strength disadvantage. The key is to develop techniques for as many scenarios as possible. Making sure all your skills are the best they can be is the key (speed, power and accuracy etc.). Remember the most important weapon you have is your mind, so develop it wisely. Give it a try!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

True Martial Arts

Learning to control one's body to perform a martial art skill can be very difficult but, what can be even more challenging is living out the martial arts way (peace,love,discipline,etc.). Understanding these principles is what martial arts are truly about. Our goal as martial artists should be to use the martial art to expose the true enemies in life which are hate, rebellion, and disrespect etc. Combating these forces really makes the world a better place. Give it a try!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Make It Real

Training in the martial arts can mean the difference between life and death for some of us one day. That's why it is important to give all that you have on the training floor. Although most of us will never experience anything like this it is important to train with those thoughts, in mind in case we are ever called to the test. The safety of your partner is always first but try your best to perform the skill as you would if attack by someone. Give it a try!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mental Training

Mental training is probably one of the most neglected training techniques of any martial artist. The benefits of mental training can go a long way. Not only can it improve your overall concentration but, it can also help you improve on any technique you find to difficult to perform. Give it a try, think about a technique that your having trouble with. What you will notice is that you also have trouble performing it in your mind correctly. When you are able to perform the technique in your mind properly you will also notice that you are able to perform it with your body properly.Give it a try!!