The role of the conscious and subconscious minds has been likened to the captain and crew of a ship. But what has this to do with martial arts?
In a world of political correctness, we often hear “violence never solves anything”. Whilst violence is best avoided, is this saying true?
Many martial arts are taught in a militaristic style, supposedly for discipline. But is this regimented approach really necessary?
Self protection: Situational awareness and positioning yourself for multiple assailants
A fun challenge from Jesse Enkamp to Iain Abernethy, to demonstrate a practical karate kata bunkai (chosen by the other).
You often see adverts or websites claiming something like, “Best Street Fighting Style”, “Scientific Street Fighting”; or words to that effect.
Modern arts like to emphasis how practical and effective they are by emphasising “street fighting” over all other aspects of martial arts; often deriding traditional martial arts for time spent on basics and kata/forms etc.
But is there something that’s being missed altogether with this approach?
It was conventional wisdom that we stretch before exercise. More lately, experts say not to. So should we or shouldn’t we for martial arts?
In depth interview with Master Colin Wee, 6th Dan TKD. His life, his training, his experience and his new book coming out soon.
It’s often said martial arts are great for mind, body and spirit! But what does that actually mean as it is not often defined in any depth.
Bare knuckle boxing is very different to todays modern boxing. Ironically it appears to have more in common with traditional martial arts. Find out more.