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Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Martial art is a form of self-defense combat, practiced with discipline of mind, and in some form, it leads to spiritual enlightenment. The popular form of martial arts, which prevail today, is the Judo, Karate, Kung fu, Tae Kwan doe, Ju Jitsu and mixed martial arts. Each form of martial art has their method of practice and discipline. Today martial art considered as sport like the wrestling and boxing that are displayed in tournaments.
Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400When it comes down to it most kicks are utterly useless in real life situations. In fact worse than that, most of them will just give your opponent a chance to grab your leg and throw you to the deck so they can batter you like a butcher tenderizing meat.
Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400The technique of martial artists and full contact sport buffs build on offensive and defensive moves for scoring points and prevent the opponent from scoring. Skills of offensive and defensive nature are useful for self defense. It will give you a sense of self confidence when you will know how to defend against hostile attacks.
Sun, 14 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500Everyone has a different reason for joining a martial arts instructional program. Physical fitness is only one of the benefits derived from practicing martial arts because the physical training is only a part of any school of martial arts. Self-defense, sportsmanship, respect and honor are also part of the martial arts training program.
Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Having become certified to teach Women's Self-Defense, I want to offer the class to as many women as possible. When I tell people what we cover in the course and how it can help them, I am often met with one of the following responses. I would like to address them here.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500You might think that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not that different from other martial arts but this is not true. While other styles teach you to fight well while you are standing, this one will help you learn how to subdue an opponent when you are on the ground.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500There are different ways to make a person submit in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Joint locks are an option but there are some who say that this is not effective when dealing with an opponent. Is this true? Some beg to differ and say that the one who is trying to do it does not know how to do this properly. Here is why...
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Most people want to learn a martial art not so that they can kick ass but to protect them or participate in competition. One of the best styles to learn these days is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because you are able to use your opponent's size, weight and strength to your advantage. If you want to learn it, here are a few things you should expect about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500What Is Jiu Jitsu? It is a Japanese form of martial art styles which consists of grappling and striking techniques. History shows that this was first introduced before 750 AD and this reached its peak when Japan was united in the early 1600's. The reason why Jiu Jitsu flourished was because no one was allowed to carry weapons anymore. This meant that the only way to protect yourself was through hand to hand combat which even someone smaller can do to win over a bigger and heavier opponent. In the years that followed, this martial art was taught to both the police and the army.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500What Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? It is both a martial art and a combat sport that focuses on grappling in order for you to defeat your opponent submit. Much of the technique was adapted from kodokan Judo and Jiu Jitsu. Learning how to execute the proper technique enables even a smaller and weaker person to defeat someone who is bigger which is why it is also used in self-defense classes.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500It's no secret that martial arts has indeed come a long way over the years. Many years ago, Bruce Lee helped the arts become even more famous, when he developed his style of Jeet Kune Do. He participated in several movies, showing the world his speed and finesse. Since then, movies have been a popular way to showcase martial arts skills.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500A majority of the offensive techniques that are used in Muay Thai utilize a students hands, feet, elbows, and knees to strike an opponent. In order to bind the opponent for both defensive and offensive reasons, there is a small amount of grappling on the feet that is used - the clinch.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Throughout the world of martial arts, the style known as Kempo is one of the best. Kempo uses extremely fast strikes, which is the area it is most known for. Kempo has been around for many years, originating from Japan. It was tested on the ancient battlegrounds, using punches, kicks, and very little grappling. Kempo employs weapons as well, including disarming techniques against opponents who are using weapons.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500The martial art known as Kung Fu is very old, yet very powerful. There are several different forms involved with Kung Fu, that only add to the power and mystique. Below, we will go over a majority of the different styles and forms that make up Kung Fu.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most popular form of martial art that evolved from the Japanese. There are various competitions held every year and the scoring system will determine who will be the winner at the end of the tournament.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is quite popular in the US. Adapted from Japanese Jujitsu, various competitions are held across the country every year. To give you an example, fighters can join the Hoosier Open, Michigan Open or South Bay. In each of these matches, fighters are classified depending on their age group, weight and skill. Various techniques have corresponding points while victory can be achieved through certain means.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Anytime an individual decides to learn how to protect themselves, learn self defense, or become a better person, one thing comes to mind - martial arts. Martial arts are very common these days, being practiced all over the world. The martial arts have been used for many centuries, although they really became famous around the time of Bruce Lee. Bruce invented the style of Jeet Kune Do, which involves very fast strikes with amazing counter defenses. Once people began to see just how fast Bruce Lee could move, they began to look into martial arts and see just how it could benefit them.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500These days, martial arts are something that everyone should know. With crime at an all time high, knowing how to defend yourself is essential. For the children, martial arts can mean a lot of things. Even though martial arts is great for adults to know and practice as well, it is also a great way for children to stay in shape and learn how to defend themselves from attackers.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500A joint lock is one way to make your opponent surrender in submission wrestling because if they don't, whatever part of the body you focused on will be dislocated. But what is a joint lock? This happens when you let the opponent's joint reach its breaking point which in most cases causes extreme pain or injury. In competition, this may mean losing but it is much better than going home with a dislocation or broken bone.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Jiu Jitsu is an ancient martial art. If you want to learn it, you have to enroll in a gym and follow Jiu Jitsu etiquette. Jiu Jitsu etiquette is practiced by everyone and there are no exceptions. If you forget what these are, just remember to follow whatever the senior student lead is doing.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Jiu Jitsu is offered in a lot of gyms across the United States because it is an effective self-defense technique that anyone can use when faced with a threat. If you want to learn that, all you have to do is find a gym. One thing you should know when looking for a Jiu Jitsu gym is that each one is different. It is only in doing some research and asking the instructor some questions will you be able to find the right one for you.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very popular and this is why a lot of gyms across the United States offer it. Mixed martial arts competitions had something to do with it but people have realized that this is also a very effective self-defense technique. To learn all about it, you have to find a gym.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Everyone who decides to get into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu must follow the rules and have the proper equipment. This is for the safety of the fighter and of those he or she will be competing against during practice and competition. But what do you need for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? For starters, you will need to get yourself a Gi which is the official uniform that is worn by everyone.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500For anyone who wants to learn a martial art, there is a lot to know in regards to the many different styles. Of course there is the question of finding the best martial art, which is a question a lot of people ask With so many martial arts styles to choose from, it can be very complicated to pick one to learn.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500The guillotine choke is one of many submission holds in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Chances are, you have seen this countless times during MMA events. But why do you see it often? The answer is very simple. The opponent gets into the right position that the more skills fighter sees and then executes it properly. This happens every time when that person puts their head outside of the opponents' body so don't you think this is worth learning?