Posts tagged martial 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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The Secrets to Enjoying Exercise

Let’s face it, for most of us, the mere thought of exercising is enough to make up all sorts of excuses why we should not, could not, and potentially will not exercise. We know that physical exercise has many health benefits, both physical and mental, but when we think of exercise, we tend to think of suffering in the gym; doing the same boring routine, feeling inadequate or wondering why we’re putting ourselves through this torture when we don’t see any results .

However, there are some secrets and tips to really begin to enjoy exercise to its fullest.

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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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