Posts in Training
Why you need to make stretching part of your everyday routine

The body is flexible. It’s designed to be able to bend, flex and stretch. You should be able to bend and reach that something you dropped on the floor. You should be able to apply sunscreen to your own back. You should be able to reach that book you need to read at the top shelf.

These are simple activities. Nothing grand about them, you merely stretched out a bit. However, if have difficulties in doing such simple motions, then you maybe you need to stretch your limits. You need a stretching program.

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Five simple ideas that you can use to find time to exercise

When it comes to exercise, we all have good intentions. Then something happens, or rather does not happen. We cannot seem to find the time or the desire to finish what we wholeheartedly started.

Whenever we incorporate something new into our life, whether it is diet or exercise, we must first realize that it is, in fact, new. We must incorporate a new habit into our lives on a daily basis. And, therein lies the problem. We are so stuck in our patterns that we do not even begin to know how to add something else onto our to-do list.

So what do you do?

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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 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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