Posts tagged Combat Arts
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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The secret to healthy ageing is just to think positively

The mind can be a very powerful tool. Over recent decades, there has been much talk about positive psychology and the workings of the mind. The belief is that the more you are grateful for, the more you will have to be grateful for in your future. Thinking positively is equated with drawing even more positive things into your life.

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The Snowball Effect of Exercising

Everything we do in this universe has a trickle-down effect that comes along with it. If we smile at others, others smile back at us; if we are in a bad mood, others will pick up on that and become edgy as well. This is known as the snowball effect. Did you know, however, that exercise could have a snowball effect as well?

Well, it can. Exercising is not only good for you; it is good for the universe as well. There are so many positive effects on ourselves from exercising, yet we do not realize how many positive results it can have on those around us at the same time.

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Moderate exercise for 30 minutes increases your energy levels dramatically

How many times have you ever felt tired and stressed out from work and the moment you get home your children come running towards you asking you to play football with them? And how many times do you refuse and promise them that you will after you take you rest.

Here’s a thought? Instead of disappointing your children, why not say, "yes" after all?

You will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of energy you will have after just 30-minutes of a fun kick-about with them.

Did you know that by exercising at a moderate pace for only 30 minutes, you would feel a lot better, mentally?

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On your way to a healthier you

Many people end up abandoning perfectly good fitness programs and weight-loss regimes before they even lace up their sneakers.

Why?

Because in a world filled with fast food, instant messaging, and a five-second disease-tracking device, anything without a quick payoff goes against the grain of the instant gratification ethic.

Yes, it would be fantastic to actually drop inches in just a few days like those miracle ads proclaim.

But, managing weight and losing weight through physical fitness is a slow and steady process that takes time and commitment.

There is no quick fix. Fact!

But where do you start?

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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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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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