The Importance of Sparring in Martial Arts

The first thing to understand is that ‘Sparring’ does not mean ‘Fighting’ as they both have completely different objectives. Sparring in martial arts is used

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The Harsh Reality of Teaching Self Defense – The Martial Art Instructors Duty Continued.

  Introduction Martial arts instructors have a responsibility to show all the different sides of martial arts to their students, including the dark side. When

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GRADING, AN EXAMINERS POINT OF VIEW

To achieve something significant in life, it’s helpful to set yourself goals, small steps towards the ultimate target. In martial arts that target is a

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Why I Think Filipino Martial Arts is So Awesome

My first experience in Filipino Martial arts was when I was 14 years old. I had begun training under Guru Lee Banda (now Master Lee

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness For most of us, life is not easy. We are subjected to many trials and tribulations, some self-inflicted, others from external sources, like work,

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Patterns – Why Do We Practice Them?

Many modern Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do involve the practice of Forms/Katas/Patterns which are sequences of techniques performed in a flowing manner, but the

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