Posts tagged Combat Arts
Psychology and the art of self-defence

Being psychologically prepared is critical for self-defence during an assault in the street. It is very important to be ready to repel the assailant(s) using all the means you have at your disposal.

Even if you’re not in the best physical shape, you could still inflict enough damage to disable your enemy (enemies).

For example, if you wear hard sharp-toe shoes, then kicking your enemy in groin or lower leg with the toe of such shoe, even if there are no years of practice behind this kick, immediately makes him writhe with pain for several moments. This ultimately gives you enough time to either disable the enemy or simply run away.

Scratching the assailant’s face using fingernails also causes pain shock to your enemy and makes him unable to resist for some time.

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Elements used in Combat Arts training – Part 4 – Jeet Kune Do

This is the final article about the martial art elements that Combat Arts founder, Gordon McAdam, specialises in and uses in his training courses and is all about Jeet Kune Do (JKD).

“The art of Jeet Kune Do is simply to simplify. Jeet Kune Do avoids the superficial, penetrates the complex, goes to the heart of the problem and pinpoints the key factors. Empty your cup that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”

Jeet Kune Do is more of a philosophy. A way. And that's exactly what founder Bruce Lee was thinking of when he formed it.

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Elements used in Combat Arts training – Part 3 – Pencak Silat

The third article about the martial art elements that Combat Arts founder, Gordon McAdam, specialises in and uses in his training courses is all about Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat, originating from the Indonesian/Malay archipelago derives from groups of full-body, holistic and adaptive fighting styles. It is a physical, and a psychological practice, and teaches you to control your body and your mind.

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Elements used in Combat Arts training – Part 2 – Kali

This article about Kali, is the second in a series of articles to give you an insight into the martial art elements that Combat Arts founder, Gordon McAdam, specialises in and uses in his training courses.

“Kali” also known as ‘Arnis’ or ‘Eskrima’ is an ancient martial art form from the Philippine’s that pre-dates the Spanish conquest of the island nation in the 16th century.

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Elements used in Combat Arts training – Part 1 – Muay Thai

The four martial arts that Gordon uses are Muay Thai Boxing, Kali, a Philippino Martial Arts that uses sticks and swords, Silat Buka Lingkeran, a south-east Asian martial art that originated on the battlefield and Jeet Kune Do or JKD which are ideas and training concepts created by Bruce Lee.

This article on Muay Thai is the first of four to give you an insight into the martial art elements that Combat Arts founder, Gordon McAdam, specialises in and uses in his training courses.

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