To most people, martial training is just seen as a hobby or sport. More often people even view it as just a way to pass by time. But we know that it's more than just a form of recreation. Because … [Read more...]
Martial arts are ideal for building fitness, strength and flexibility. While these come naturally to the younger practitioner, as a more mature martial artist, these areas may present more of a challenge.
Whether you are just starting out in the martial arts, or are a seasoned practitioner, being fit and ready for training is important. Not only will you find yourself getting through lessons more comfortably, you will discover that your enjoyment level and motivation increases and you will be inspired to continue your journey.
On top of this, ensuring that your body is ready for the rigors of training means that you will be less likely to suffer injury that can take you away from the martial art that you love.
In this section we cover off strenth, flexibility, conditioning and cardio-vascular fitness to ensure you have a long and enjoyable martial arts journey.
In any form of physical activity, it's vital to acknowledge that you go through different stages with varying energy requirements. Normally, the physical requirement for energy and water increases as … [Read more...]
By its very essence, martial arts are holistic in approach. In other words, all aspects of the human person work together in order to achieve an optimum performance while undertaking martial arts … [Read more...]
I remember way back in my school gym class, we wouldn't start any form of physical activity unless we've finished the routine stretching for at least 10 minutes. My teacher would always emphasize its … [Read more...]
In any activity a person engages, he always starts with a purpose. But for that individual to keep pursuing this certain activity, he needs to develop his motivation. The same is true in martial arts. … [Read more...]
Martial arts training can benefit an individual in so many different ways. Aside from improving health through a consistent form of physical activity, it can also help individual develop positive … [Read more...]
Martial arts in itself is a physical activity. This means, every aspect of your bodily functions are involved during training. Because of this, there is a risk of injuring a muscle or any part of your … [Read more...]
A great amount of preparation is needed when you undergo martial arts training. As I've already mentioned in previous posts, conditioning does not only take place immediately before training sessions. … [Read more...]
When people hear the words martial arts training, they think almost instantaneously of sparring, punching bags and black belts. Although this picture isn't wrong, it is lacking and only superficial. … [Read more...]
In this fourth part in his Series on Pain Craig Hart takes a look at different approaches to treating pain and injury. Actually this is a subject that could be written about endlessly because there … [Read more...]