Many martial artist suffer from joint pain, especially as they get older. Sometimes it due to injuries or wear and tear of our bodies (some of which we can do nothing about). However, sometimes it’s due to structural problems in our bodies, which can be fixed (or at least improved).Read More
It is often said that training in Karate (and other martial arts) is good for our health. But is it? Can some methods be bad for our bodies?
Well some training methods can be bad, so it is wise to look around before deciding on who to train with. Find out more.
As we get older our bodies tend to lose flexibility, stamina and out natural youthful athleticism. Russell Stutely looks at the effects of “heavy sparring” on our bodies, the injuries it leaves and whether or not it is really necessary to achieve our goals in martial arts anyway.Read More
A boy who had to learn to walk and talk again after a brain tumour is now heading for a black belt in tae kwon do.Read More
For self defense it helps if you can move naturally and nothing is more natural than breathing. However, for years many Karateka have not really breathed properly, creating tension, wasting energy and generally slowing themselves down.Read More
Tai Chi must be the most misunderstood of all the martial arts, yet it is regards by many as being the most advanced form of martial art. How can a form that practices primarily with slow movements really be used for combat?