Martial Arts Training Tips Archives

Over your years of watching fights, you more than likely have had to opportunity to see many exceptional fighters such as Chuck Liddell, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, or Anderson Silva, to mention but a few. Now try and picture in your mind what you most admired about their fighting techniques and the way they threw…

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The most simple answer to this question is when your instructor feels you are ready.  Every martial arts school, style and instructor have a different set of criteria and guidelines that dictate when a student is ready to progress.  Some determining factors maybe: Progress is based upon your knowledge of techniques Progress based upon how…

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Question What type of martial art can I learn real self-defense?  Also, what types of self-defense weapons should I get? Answer First, don’t listen to most of what people tell you because most people don’t have a clue what they are talking about with regard to real world self protection and survival. Here’s what I…

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When dealing with multiple opponents – the best and realistic response is to run.  The odds are against you when dealing with more then one attacker.  It won’t take much for them to get the upper band in the situation.  Plus, you maybe fighting one or more, and the other can pull out a weapon…

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When teaching a child martial arts, the style is not what is important, it’s the class environment and the values taught to the child.   A good martial arts class for children will teach them. Self-defense techniques that are easy and fun to learn “Fun” Performing martial arts techniques: high kicks, jumping, etc Discipline Respect of…

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In order to do well and compete in MMA, you must be properly trained and well versed in both stand-up and grappling fighting techniques. Here are some martial arts style suggestions that can help you progress down the path fighting MMA.

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…

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The belt in martial arts typically symbolizes your rank and progression in martial arts. Different martial arts styles each offer their own belt or grading system. Some styles use patches, sashes, colored shirts, etc. But almost all of them still are a way to identify your current martial arts progression. Realistically – the belts do…

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Getting “good” at martial arts is very relative to who is asking the question. For most people, who are just looking to learn some solid self-defense skills, improve their fitness, etc – they should expect to spend at least a year in martial arts training. This can give you a VERY basic skill set in…

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Many people will argue right now that MMA is the best martial art for self-defense.  I will agree IN PART that a good MMA school will teach you techniques that can be very effective on the street.  But… What really matters  most is how confident you are in what you have been taught, not the…

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