Quintessential Pieces Of Training Equipment For Shaolin Kung Fu.

If you’ve been reading my articles for a while, then you know that a large theme of them is “I do dumb things so you don’t have to” I love martial arts, I love learning new styles, and I love integrating things from different styles into jiu jitsu and the softer forms of Dragon Style Kung Fu, while holding on to the striking elements of Shao Lin Kung Fu. Well, right now, I’m going to tell you about something dumb someone else did, so that you can avoid his mistakes. I love martial arts, my wife puts up with my martial arts, and so on and so forth, but sometimes I need to touch on the basics. The most basic …

How Karate Instructors Can Motivate Students In Three Easy Steps

If youve been a karate instructor for any length of time you will no doubt know that your success in retaining your students comes down to one key factor keeping your students highly motivated to continue training. How do you do this while still maintaining your focus on delivering a high quality program? The majority of karate clubs have a wide range of students usually starting at around age 4 and going all the way up to 74 or older. Often within this student base there are the highly-motivated and gung-ho students who would practice running up a wall backwards if you told them it would help give them the edge over their fellow club members. Then there are hobbyists …

No One Achieves Greatness Alone

Take a look at all of your fighting idols each one of them has a team of trainers, role models and idols that they respect, look up to on there team pushing them to be there very best. We are a direct reflection of our idols, peer group or team. If your fight team is filled with unfocused, unsupportive people with negative attitudes that do not give you the discipline or support you need, you will unconsciously take on the same attitude and get no where in your fighting career. You will not believe in yourself, be motivated to train and will not become the best you can be inside and outside of the ring. Choosing your idols, role models …

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training

As any martial arts practitioner will tell you, there are multiple benefits in martial arts training. Of course, the most obvious benefit is a knowledge of self defense which is one of the major reasons why the martial arts were developed in the first place. Knowing how to defend oneself and loved ones in a potentially dangerous situation is an asset in todays world just as it was hundreds of years ago. Unlike often portrayed in the movies, martial arts are not just about fighting. Many people take up martial arts for the fitness benefits as well. Training in martial arts such as karate, tae kwon do, kung fu and other martial art styles will improve ones cardiovascular fitness as …