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Archive for ‘Martial Arts’ Category

Top 10 Martial Arts in the World

Photo Credit Undoubtedly, people have different reasons for getting into martial arts. While some are looking for a spectator sports, others use martial arts as a hands-on exercise they can also use to effectively practice self-defense. With numerous practices to pick from, choosing the most suitable one to get into can be very challenging. Narrow… Read More

Children and Martial Arts

I think enrolling children in martial arts classes at a young age can help them a lot. If you enroll them young, as older kids or even adults they will have more experience. Martial arts helps most of all not because it helps children learn how to fight but because it helps children learn when… Read More

Today I want to tell you about It’s a great website about martial arts techniques and it has many self defense videos. The website is great for any martial artists who want to improve their skills and learn new ones. The website features many different types of martial arts. Users can upload and share… Read More

The Value of Self-Defense Training recently published an article about the value of self-defense training. I include an excerpt: Personal security is an important family issue that affects everyone in various settings — international, national, community, home, school and work, said Lynette Bunno, owner of Superior Martial Arts in Gladstone. Self-defense training is one of the few positive actions… Read More

Don’t be Dense about Self-Defense

Ashlee Crews is 12 years old, with only 95 pounds on her 4-foot-11-inch frame. But she has just thrown a 5-foot-10-inch, 160-pound man to the floor. She used a technique called “uke-nage,” a karate term which means to escape someone’s hold and throw that person to the ground. David Crews, Ashlee’s 24-year-old brother, is the… Read More

Confidence Is Key In Kids’ Self-Defense

A Wisconsin instructor said the most important aspect of self-defense isn’t physical at all; it’s emotional, especially in children. “The most important part is the confidence and assertiveness training,” said Greg Schaalma, chief instructor at Martial Arts America. “We teach how to use strong eye contact, strong body language and how to use their voices… Read More

Self-Defense Advice From has an extensive collection of self-defense advice for teens. The site includes Diagrams, instruction, and practical advice on avoiding danger, defending your body, and kicking ass when you’re left with no other choice. As Bodyteen wisely advises, always consult your physician prior to beginning any exercise or physical training program. Should you experience any… Read More

Choosing A Self-Defense Course

Ideally, a good self-defense program should reflect these philosophical points in its outlook: 1. No one asks for, causes, invites, or deserves to be assaulted. Women and men sometimes exercise poor judgment about safety behavior, but that does not make them responsible for the attack. Attackers are responsible for their attacks and their use of… Read More

How You Train Is How You React

by Norm Bettencourt How you train is how you will respond and react in the real deal. Self-defense is about survival and nothing else. It is not about fighting fair, clean or being honorable. It’s about doing what you have to do to go home and see your loved ones once again. You don’t know… Read More

Fight Smarter, Not Harder

by Jeffrey M. Miller If you’ve ever seen or been a part of a conventional martial arts program, one of the things you may have noticed is the level of activity of the students according to rank. It seems like the white belts do little to get results – they have the simple techniques –… Read More

Choosing A Self-Defense/Martial-Arts School

by Eric Gehler & Jim Johnson “Daddy, I want to take Karate!’ “Mommy, Jimmy on the bus hit me again today’ There are many reasons why parents want to sign their children up for Self Defense or Martial Arts classes. Once you have made the decision, now you are faced with many different options and… Read More