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How martial arts helps you cope with anxiety

There’s a lot punching, kicking, and wrestling involved in martial arts, which are all considered as systems and tools of brutal force. These preconceptions about the martial arts were developed, in a large measure, due to films and movies that depicted the combative arts as a means of inflicting violence. But in reality, the true aim of martial arts is quite exactly the opposite.

Martial arts is not just about fighting, combat, or self-defence, its underlying philosophy stresses that people should live in peace and harmony.

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New Combat Cardio fitness programme

If you want to improve your health, have a stronger body and gain confidence you need to try Combat Arts’ new Combat Cardio fitness program. It’s a fun and exciting way to exercise, whilst learning the secrets to punch, kick and elbow like the pros and staying injury free.

Combat Cardio is perfect for beginners. It allows you to workout regardless of your body condition and lets you push yourself to the limit in a safe environment.

Positive results await you with Combat Cardio.

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7 reasons to try martial arts

Just about everyone knows about the popular martial arts, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Tai Chi. You may even have heard of the art forms we use at Combat Arts; Muay Thai, Pancak Silat, Kali and Jeet Kune Do.

Just about everyone has thought about taking up a martial art at some point in time. Maybe as another way to stay in shape. Possibly as a means to protect yourself from the school bully. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of reasons why people choose to take up martial arts. But have you ever actually done it? Do you need a reason?

I want to take a second to outline what I feel are the most important reasons to at least try Combat Arts.

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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 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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