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
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?
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?
A lot is discussed these days about martial arts kata (patterns/forms) and their applications (bunkai). However, there is not so much spoken about mindset of performing a kata, which is some ways is even more important. Find out more.Read More
Bruce Lee referred to the way that many martial artists train as “organized despair”. When many people still train katas/forms/patterns without really understanding the practical applications, does kata really serve any purpose.Read More