Martial Arts Teacher or Martial Arts Coach?

In the martial arts there are different titles given to people who train others in martial arts.  While in the end the title may not matter too much, I think it is interesting to consider the underlying implications of these titles.  In particular, today we are going to look at …

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Top ten reasons why you should practice martial arts forms

Form, Kata, Taolu, Set, in different styles they are called by different names, but they are an integral part of most traditional martial arts.  Sometimes students wonder why they should put the effort into practicing and mastering these choreographed sequences of fighting movements.  Well this article will give you the …

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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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Top Five Reasons You Should Learn Five Animal Style Kung Fu

For people who are not familiar with kung fu, some of the things we do can seem a bit strange… like imitating animals for example :). So today we’re going to look at the top five reasons why you should learn five animal style kung fu.  1. Animal Instinct One …

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Holiday Action Star Workshop Videos!

We had some great holiday program workshops over the break on how to do action for movies.  The students had a lot of fun and produced some pretty cool videos.  Many said they would like to do it again in future holidays, so look out for more workshops later on …

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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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Weapons Tournament

———————Update———————— The kung fu weapons tournament on Saturday was great!  We had five competitors on the day and a good crowd there to watch and support.  The competitors turned on some good past paced action, and importantly – there were no injuries other than a few scrapes and bruises. Congratulations …

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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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