martial arts

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    Blindfolded training?

    Hey guys, Have any of you done any blindfolded training? If so, how does it work, and how has that affected your martial arts skills?
  2. BigJavi973

    Martial Talk's GMA Martial Arts Lineages

    I pretty much have taken the idea from that lineage website etc Feel free to post your lineage and see where it traces to. IMO it is very important to know where your specific Martial Art comes from. You don't want to learn from someone who learned from some guy in the back of a laundromat. How...
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    Montreal Krav Maga

    Most of us know Krav Maga and its philosophy: very practical style of self-defense and is used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to train soldiers and civilians to become efficient in a short amount of time. Krav Maga is an aggressive, anti-terrorist survival system without rules. It deals with...
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    Korean terms for throws

    Hey everyone. I was wondering if I could get some assistance. I am working with one of my students on collecting Korean terms for various elements of our art (kicks, punches, stances, etc) for one of his college school projects and one area that we have been running into issues with are throws...
  5. TieXiongJi

    What the hell is Enlightenment!?

    I have been hunting for this elusive ENLIGHTENMENT since I heard the word when I was ~10 years old. I have studied philosophy (100's...). I have studied martial arts (at least 10 conflicting theories). I have studied science and engineering (focused on electrical, but never forgot that all...
  6. TieXiongJi

    Looking for Invention Inspiration

    Hi All! I am an engineer and martial artist. I have a few ideas for self defense equipment for professional use, but I would love to hear the problems you see while working in security, bouncing, defending yourself... Please describe the situation where you may need some additional equipment...
  7. TieXiongJi

    The 5 Elements

    Metal means the strength contained in the bones and the muscles, the mind being firm like iron or stone, being able to cut gold and steel. Wood has the meaning of the bending but rooted posture of a tree. Water means force like the waves of the vast sea, lively like a dragon or a snake, when...
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    Starting a New Club in a New Town

    This last July, I officially stepped down from being the Head Instructor of the Martial Arts Club that I had been running for some years and my whole family moved to a new town because of jobs and career. I still have an advisory position with the leadership with the old club, but they are...
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    New to website.

    Hi, My name is Will. I am 14 years old. I am new to this website if you haven't been able to tell from the title. I do Taekwondo and Wing Chun. I just wanted to say hi to everyone who sees this. Over the last 1 and a half years i have loves martial arts more than anything. It really isn't good...
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    hello from London RMA Systema

    Hi guys, Thanks to accept my joining request. My name is Istvan. Born in Hungary. I studied Wing Tsun for about 4.5 years after a rough childhood to understand 'control'. 8+ years Silat practise, 3+ years RMA Systema experience and 20 odd years later I'm still searching. :) I've got closer and...
  11. Eian

    Able Sandoval JKD

    Just wandering if I could get some help. I'm trying to track down my linage. My Sifu's Sifu's name is Adrian Sandoval. I know nothing about him except that he taught in CA. I would really like to know more about him. Thanks
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    Boxing or Muay Thai

    Hello I'm a middle schooler trying to figure out which martial arts to learn (and also I could learn more efficiently during winter break that just began). I have a boxing area that is really close to me, and isn't much of a problem walking to. However I've heard that Muay thai could be a better...
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    Bo Staff training at home

    I was just wondering if anyone knew of any resources that could help with my Bo Staff training at home? For instance any patterns or forms, instructional books?
  14. sugarfoot8802

    New to Kickboxing / Muay Thai? Here's some tips.

    Hello! A few months ago I joined the local mma gym and I've documented the process and given some tips for beginners and some good things to know before you start. Article is below and if you have no questions or comments, please let me know! "Introduction to Kickboxing, Muay Thai & Boxing"
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    What Makes a Sword Style Functional?

    This is for all the practitioners of all the sword techniques (HEMA, Fencing, Kendo, Iaido, Krabi Krabong and more) out there but what do you feel makes your particular or any sword style functional in actual/simulated combat? What does your particular sword art base their foundations in; do...
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    Sipalki Jumeog Bi Kwan: Weapon's Exhibition

    Sipalki Jumeog Bi Kwan's exhibition.
  17. Brian R. VanCise

    Self Defense, Combatives And More At The Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy...

    Here is a blog post regarding what I offer at the Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy: The Instinctive Edge We have recently just relocated our location that is more conveniently located for everyone in Las Vegas! 3250 N. Tenaya Suite 109 Las Vegas, NV 89129
  18. AdhamPitbullKabil

    Are Those Martial Arts Good Together??

    so im a 14 year old boxing silver medalist, first place on the state twice and a bodybuilding gold medalist i started boxing a year ago i was getting bullied ..... so i joined boxing to be able to beat the guys that bullied me after 2 months i was upgraded to the semi-top team (the coach said...
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    Self defence myths that could actually put you in danger

    I just read this article on flawed self defence myths that is actually pretty good - Self Defence Myths That Could Actually Put You In Danger - read this on Urban Kombat which is my local krav maga gym What are some other really bad pieces of advice that people have been given or overheard...
  21. reeceari

    New at Kung Fu

    Hi, I am a new member here, I am only just beginning to learn Kung Fu. Today is my first day of training and I want to ask for any advice you have for me, I want to focus on animal styles such as the snake and crane. I am training myself at home, I am planning on taking it slow, my main question...
  22. Historyofkarate

    The REAL Story of Karate

    The Karate Tapestry Chapter 3 By Robert Hunt There's a beginning somewhere. We seek it out, like Paul Harvey used to say, for "the rest of the story". Of course, there is no real beginning, just the hazy starting place we choose. But, we want to understand it as far in the past as possible...
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    Keen to start learning Krav Maga

    I'm pretty keen to start learning Krav Maga, i've read quite a but about it and have been lurking my local gym called Urban Kombat which looks pretty great. What does everyone think about the gym or leaning Krav Maga in general? Positives/negatives? I'm a 24 y/o male if that helps...
  24. Emilee <3

    Best aspects of your martial art

    What are the best aspects of your martial art? For example, what are its strengths and benefits / reasons why you train in it?
  25. Samurai-do

    Use your words: the art of Verbalisation

    I haven't posted in a while owing to exam revision but in my being remiss I had an interesting altercation... Use your words: the art of verbalisation feedback, comments, rebuttal etc. as always appreciated!
  26. Samurai-do

    Use your words: The art of Verbalisation

    I haven't posted in a while owing to exam revision but in my being remiss I had an interesting altercation... Use your words: the art of verbalisation feedback, comments, rebuttal etc. as always appreciated!
  27. Samurai-do

    On Aikido: Its Origins and its efficacy

    On Aikido: its origins and its effectiveness I hope this might provide something of an insight to those who criticise Aikido for not being prevalent on the MMA scene :) Feedback, comments etc. always appreciated! :)
  28. Samurai-do

    For the Love of the Japanese Sword!

    For the love of the Japanese sword Comments, reactions feedback, always appreciated :) (apologies if you are seeing this for the second time, I realised it was languishing in the wrong category!)
  29. Samurai-do

    For the love of the Japanese sword!

    For the love of the Japanese sword Comments, reactions feedback, always appreciated :)
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    Martial Artists Cheerleaders In Disguise?

    Have a look at this article. Hope you find it interesting! World Power Show 2016 | The leading new Show & Expo for fitness enthusiasts