5 Ways To Tie Your Martial Arts Belt

Theres been a bit of discussion about belt tying at class lately, for something so simple there are a lot of ways of accomplishing the task, and each has advantages and disadvantages.  So I’ve made some videos showing five different ways to tie your belt and some of the pro’s …

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Strengths and Weaknesses of Traditional Martial Arts

Sometimes people question the relevance of traditional martial arts training in our modern society, and compare them to modern martial arts which are often simpler and quicker to learn.  I think it is healthy to ask these questions and think about what the strengths and weaknesses of your martial art …

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Why do we wear uniforms?

Some people question the use of uniforms in martial arts training, pointing out that in a real fighting situation you will seldom be wearing your uniform and that you need to be able to fight in other types of clothing for practical effectiveness.  There is some truth to this, and …

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Martial Arts as Sport

Throughout the ages people have developed and trained in martial arts to better protect their families, friends, homes and lands.  In times of war or extreme lawlessness martial arts practitioners would get opportunities to test their skills on a regular basis where the effectiveness of their training was immediately obvious …

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Horsestance training – 10 reasons why you should do it

We’ve been spending more time in horse stance recently in some of the fitness and kung fu classes at the North Shore Kung Fu and Qigong Health Centre, and some of you may have been wondering why. Horse stance training has long been a tradition of Chinese martial arts training. …

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10 Reasons why you should train low stances?

Traditional animal kung fu styles are well known for its low, low stances.  To begin with these low postures can be quite difficult to do correctly and very tiring, you will likely feel awkward and slow using this kind of low footwork to begin with.  In addition to this, when it comes …

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