Friday, August 29, 2014

Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – What is Smart Training?

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To me, it is the best possible utilisation of your training time. How many people in a weights gym do you see, standing around chatting? How many MA’s do you see going through the motions? How many people do you train with who are always stopping to ask a question or just to talk trivia? [...]

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Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – Do you train hard or train hard and smart?

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Over the last 10 or so years I have been very fortunate to meet some of the Worlds most gifted and talented Martial Artists. I have been even more fortunate to train with these people, learn from them and become friends with them. During this period my training routines have been heavily influenced by the [...]

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Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – It Might Look the Same ~ But it Ain’t!

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I want you to think about the following for a while before you take any action. Have a good long think and try to remember similar occasions in your own training. That is exactly what I did and it helped me to improve tremendously. How many times have you looked at what people are doing [...]

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Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – Martial Arts the Guessing Game

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Over the last six or seven years that I have been teaching seminars on Pressure Points, whether it be Kata Bunkai or self Defence or even how Pressure Points can fit into a particular art, such as Ju Jitsu or Boxing I have been asked the following question many times. “How did you come up [...]

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Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – The Order of Things

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Rather than the usual layout of chapters etc within a book. I have set out to introduce you to the “secrets” of Karate in the order that they are learnt. There are no chapters because not one of these phases ever actually stops. The more you learn, then the more you go back to the [...]

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The “Missing Links” of Kata?

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Interest in the original karate techniques – as recorded within the katas – is most definitely on the increase. It seems that more and more people are no longer content to practice karate as a basic kick /punch system and wish to practice all aspects of the art. In order to extract these oft-neglected aspects [...]

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Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – Making your Martial Arts Work

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As I stated earlier, you have to earn the right to land your technique! How do we earn that right? How do we put ourselves in a position to make things work? How do we land our devastating right hook or our devastating roundhouse kick? The answer lies in the understanding of Body Alarm Reaction [...]

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Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – Intro

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Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet and train with some of the UK’s and indeed the World’s foremost Instructors / Seminar Instructors / Trainers and MA practitioners. During this period I have also been fortunate enough to learn what I previously considered to be well beyond my capabilities. For this I [...]

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward

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Using the closest weapon to the target was a core principle of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune do. This principle he derived from fencing where the weapon was always held in the lead hand. This principle was also very effectively utilised by the legendary Bill Wallace who use only his lead hand and foot exclusively to [...]

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Regular Training Routine

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I thought I would give you a heads up as to what we are currently doing in our “Regular Training” in our “normal” martial arts class. Our Warm Up Based on a 3 Minute Round with One minute Rest. 3 Minutes broken down into 3 segments of 2 x 30 Sec exercises Each minute has [...]

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