10 Reasons Why You Should Spar (AKA: Why Sparring is Awesome!)

Sometimes people wonder why I am so keen for my students to get into sparring.  Well here are ten reasons why sparring is awesome and you should do it whenever you get the chance.  The reasons encompass physical, mental and social aspects.  Sparring truly is awesome! 1. Comprehension The first …

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Martial Arts and Bullying Prevention

I recently came across some research about the role of martial arts in preventing bullying.  I thought you might find it as interesting as I did, so here is the link to the article: http://www.knucklesdown.net/bully-prevention-martial-arts/ The research looks at a number of factors to do with bullying, and one of the …

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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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Tournament Details – Saturday March 31st, 2012

The second Long White Cloud Kung Fu Tournament will run on Saturday 31st March 2012 Date: Saturday 31st March 2012 Time: Junior Events 10am – 1pm, Adult Events 1pm – 3pm Location: Takapuna Normal Intermediate School Hall Cost: $20 entry fee for junior students, $10 for each additional event. $25 entry …

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