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  • How to Choose A Martial Arts School

    To reap the best benefits from martial arts, they should be taken as long term activities rather than short term. Given this suggestion, one should not just simply walk into the closest martial arts studio and sign up right away without doing some research. Not all martial arts are alike and not all schools or studios are alike either. Therefore, it is important to really think about what your own needs are with respect to martial arts training. The discussion of which martial art style to take is too extensive for this article. So what I will say here is that there are differences in the various styles of martial arts which may result in some being more suitable for certain individuals ....

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  • Beating Stress With Martial Arts

    Are you a busy executive or mom trying to do everything? Are you getting so stressed out that it seems like you’re not accomplishing anything? If so, you can use martial arts to combat that stress! Many of the skills and techniques used in martial arts training are the same skills and techniques you can use to rid your body of stress. So, you might be wondering how a skill that is commonly depicted as a fighting tool can actually reduce stress… Some of these common images of martial arts aren’t completely accurate. The cartoons, video games and movies showing martial arts as a fighting tool are only showing you one small facet of the art. The skills necessary for ....

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  • 6 Common Doubts That Most Beginners Of The Martial Arts Experience

    The martial arts offer a very valuable journey of self-discovery. There are different stages within this journey all the way from beginner to black belt and beyond. At each stage there are different challenges and obstacles. This article will look at the common doubts that most beginners of the martial arts experience on their journey. 1. Is this really for me?
    This is a big question at the beginner stage and also at the intermediate stage. In fact this question will need to be answered on numerous different occasions all the way up to black belt, and maybe even then too! Self-doubt is not a bad thing, it is a way for you to take a step back from your training and logically ask yourself ....

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  • Sport Karate: 12 Rules to Remember

    1. Create Distance; at an angle – when you are paired off, you bow to the instructor and then your partner. As soon as that is done, most people get on guard. Get on guard – and then take another huge step back to either 7 or 5 o clock. You do this so there is a massivedistance between you and your partner, in case he has a speed advantage or likes to launch blitzing, surprising attacks. The angle sets it up so that your opponent has to rethink his or her "straight on" strategy and give you the time advantage. 2. You control the fight – Many people are good at certain techniques or ranges. Shorter fighters like to get inside and bang on you, then exit out the side. ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Adult Martial Arts Classes in Brentwood

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    We proudly serve the Brentwood, Antioch, and Oakley areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook Google+ Twitter Instagram ....

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