How do you anticipate HOW an opponent will attack? Should you even try to as it could lead you into more trouble if you get it wrong?
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.
As you get psyched up, higher brain functions close down and you rely more on the lower, more primitive part of the brain to prepare you for combat. If you can induce an aggressors higher brain functions to kick back in you can interfere with their mental preparation for a fight!
Martial arts can obviously be used to defend yourself against a bully, but there are some limitation which need to be taken into account.
Mind like the moon and mind like water are phrases that you come across from time to time in martial arts and although the meaning is often described, it is seldom explained how to achieve achieve these states.
It is often debated in martial arts circles what is most important, pure technique or developing a fierce fighting spirit? My answer is that it depends on what stage of your training you’re at. Find out more . . . . .
It has been said for centuries that fighting is more mental than physical. How can this be?
Find out one explanation.
Do you have a “monkey mind”?
What is the “monkey mind”, and how can you overcome it?
When faced with a street preditor, how do you keep your calm?
How do you stop the fear and panic?
Find out here.
When confronted by an attacker, people often say “look em straight in the eye”. But doing this can leave you vulnerable to a low attack or an attack from a second assailant. So what do you do.