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Martial Arts and Dog Defense
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The prospect of being attacked by a dog is frightening, especially one that’s bred to be aggressive. The first thing all students of self-defense should keep in mind, even if you’re comfortable around canines, is that no matter how domesticated a dog might be, it’s still an animal. As such, it can turn on you […]

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Martial Arts 101: Introduction to Silat
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Roughly speaking, silat means “skill for fighting.” There are hundreds of styles of silat, most of which are found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, southern Thailand and the southern Philippines. Common to all these styles is a combat-oriented ideology and the use of weaponry. In Indonesia, there are numerous forms of pencak silat (also spelled pentjak […]

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TEGU Headgear from Century Martial Arts
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Tegu was the first piece of equipment I bought from Century. Until then, I had been borrowing communal headgear from my gym for sparring. Tegu was a new product, and I thought it looked cool, and I was tired of my hair smelling like the aged sweat of other people. I ended up loving my […]

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How to grow your martial arts school
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Whenever I meet aspiring multi-school owners and they find out that I have 14 schools, the questions start to fly: Where do you find the staff to run that many schools? How do you manage them? How much do you pay your instructors? In most cases, they’re really asking me about the best way to […]

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Ten Basic Knife Strikes in Philippine Martial Arts
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Few styles of martial arts are more involved with weapons training than Filipino Martial Arts, or FMA. For one thing, FMA (kali, arnis, escrima) begin be first teaching techniques with weapons, before moving to empty hand. So if you’re interested in FMA, you need to build your familiarity with handling weapons and weapon striking. These […]

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Great Hero From China Aka Martial Arts Master – Wong Fei Hung
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What Robin Hood is to Great Britain, Wong Fei-hung is to China: a folk hero with a reputation of standing up for the poor and downtrodden. However, while Robin Hood is a fictional character, Wong (the family name is first) is a real person. He was born in what is now Guangdong Province in China, […]

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Creed Heavy Bag Gloves from Century Martial Arts – Product Review
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What to Expect from Creed In this case, you can definitely expect good quality whipped crea—er, gloves. Made of genuine leather, Creed Heavy Bag Gloves are built to last. After wearing them for many weeks filled with numerous rounds of heavy bag training, the gloves still feel great! The Creed Heavy Bag Gloves provide a […]

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5 of the most common martial arts injuries
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Stress Fractures One of the most common martial arts injuries, stress fractures occur when bones are struck with repetitive force — think checking kicks in muay thai, or repeatedly hitting a heavy bag with inadequate wrist support. Stress fractures are also very common in runners’ feet and legs, so if you’ve recently upped your cardio […]

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3 Tips for Outdoor Martial Arts Training
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The global pandemic of COVID-19 has altered our day-to-day lives, including how we are able to train. However, many classes can be taught outdoors with a limited number of students. As you head off to train, there are several things within your power to help reduce the spread and risk of infection associated with the […]

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Martial Arts Worldview
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On the East Coast and West Coast, schools had been emerging and multiplying since the mid-1960s, but those of us who lived in “flyover country” had few opportunities to broaden our understanding of arts like karate, kung fu, judo and taekwondo. At Union University in my hometown of Jackson, Tennessee, I’d been fortunate to train […]

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Different types of martial art blocks
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The purpose of this writing is to possibly open some minds to the possibilities of going outside the box and considering alternatives to the basics. Blocking is taught as a way of protecting oneself from harm. Truly, we don’t “block” anything, as a non-martial artist would think of it. What we call “blocking” is more […]

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How a Traditional Martial Arts Mind Set Can Fail You in Combat
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Q: Who wins in a street fight with hand-to-hand combat?A: The guy whose buddy shows up first with a gun. Yes, I know some of you will say that’s a trick question! Everybody thinks their style is enough to handle any conflict they encounter on the street, but that’s not reality. Now, before you start […]

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The “Uncool” Kick Every Good Martial Artist Needs to Know
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Just check out the crowd reaction when a full-contact fighter successfully lands a fancy spinning kick. The deafening cheers are enough to inspire any kid to make a midnight bedroom window escape and camp out in front of the local dojo’s front door. Admit it: When you started training, you dreamed of these flashy kicks. […]

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PSA: Support Local Martial Arts & Fitness Douglas County –  Castle Rock Parker Lone Tree Friend’s.
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Prev 1 of 1 Next PSA: Support Local Martial Arts & Fitness Douglas County – Castle Rock Parker Lone Tree Friend’s. PSA: Support Local Martial Arts & Fitness Douglas County – Castle Rock Parker Lone Tree Friend’s. Learn more www.rmsdf.com #rmsdf #kravmaga #crossfit #castlerockcolorado #parkercolorado #lonetreecolorado #reopenamerica #reopencolorado Jenny Jaeger John Hallett Prev 1 of […]

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