Category Archives: Technique-natural movement

Martial Arts Training With Joint Injuries (Part 2)

Continuing on from (and inter-related to) the advice given in Part 1, this post looks at joint alignment in the stances to reduce pressure on the knees/ankles so as not to further aggrevate joint injuries in martial arts training. Continue reading

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Martial Arts Training With Joint Injuries (Part 1)

Having suffered with joint injuries myself, especially to the knee, I know how frustrating it can be and the limiting impact it can have on your training. I have found some very minor adjustments in training which have helped me … Continue reading

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Diaphragmatic Breathing In Martial Arts

Diaphragmatic breathing is used in karate, kung fu, tai chi, taekwondo and other traditional martial arts. However, many martial artists do not completely realise the full extent of its importance. Find out how it actually helps us on a number of different levels. Continue reading

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“Sinking” In Your Stance At The End Of A Technique

In many traditional martial arts we are taught to “sink” into our stance. But why do we do it? Why do so many people struggle with it? And how can we make it easier for ourselves? Continue reading

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The “Corkscrew” Punch (The Devil In The Detail)

The “corkscrew” punch where the fist is rotated is unique to oriental martial arts. Here we look as some fine details to help you to improve your punch. Continue reading

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