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Being “Present” (In The Now) And Martial Arts Training

Many self development/spiritual teachers’ talk about “being present” or “living in the now” (which is the same thing really). It’s also part of Zen, which is often goes hand in hand with martial arts. But what does this actually mean, how can martial arts training help you achieve it and what benefits are there for you from both a self protection and everyday life point of view? Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: Combat Effectiveness And Spiritual Development

Most traditional martial arts place high importance on perfection of movement. Why should this be when real fighting is far from perfect. This post looks at the advantages of striving for perfection of movement both in terms of combat effectiveness and spiritual development. Continue reading

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Practical Kata Bunkai By Iain Abernethy

Iain Abernethy demonstrates some practical Karate kata bunkai Continue reading

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Differences Between Boxing Punch vs Traditional Martial Arts Punch

The differences and relative advantages/disadvantages of the a boxing punch compared with a traditional martial arts (Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu) punch. Continue reading

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Interview With Lori O’Connell, 5th Dan Jiu Jitsu And Author

5th Dan Jiu Jitsu expert and author Lori O’Connell talks about her experience in martial arts, self defence, her spiritual path and her new book in this great interview Continue reading

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