12 Self Defence Tips

12 Self Defence Tips Here are a few self defence tips that we have put together for our Women’s Self Defence workshops.  However we feel that most if not all can apply to EVERYONE. It takes awhile to make adopt these self defence tips, and even longer to make them natural.  Try to incorporate these self defence tips into your daily …

6 Important Life Lessons that Martial Arts Teaches

6 Important Life Lessons that Martial Arts Teaches Many of the benefits of training in martial arts are obvious – the ability to defend yourself, improved fitness, a fun new hobby to enjoy, and more. However, there are other benefits to training in martial arts that are not as well known, including the life lessons that it teaches. Martial arts …

Why You Should Enroll Your Children in Martial Arts

Why You Should Enroll Your Children in Martial Arts Enrolling your children in activities that will keep them entertained and teach them valuable life lessons in the process is always a worthwhile pursuit. While there’s certainly no shortage of activities to choose from, one of the most beneficial activities that children can engage in is martial arts. Below, we’ll take a …

How To Stay Motivated Over The Holidays

How to Stay Motivated Over the Holidays For most of us, the holidays are, overall, a very enjoyable time of year. However, all of the festivities, food, priorities, and more that go along with the holiday can sometimes act as a major drain on your motivation and sidetrack you from your goals. Of course, motivation is like momentum; it’s much …

Am I Too Old for Martial Arts?

Am I Too Old for Martial Arts? Martial arts is an activity that attracts a diverse range of people. Young and old, men and women, and people from all ethnicities and backgrounds participate in martial arts training every single day. Despite the diversity of the martial arts community, many people still find themselves wondering if they are too old to …

Six Things to Know Before Your First Martial Arts Class

If you’ve decided to join a martial arts class, congratulations! Know that you are taking a positive step toward better health, beginning an exciting new hobby, and equipping yourself with the skills you need to be in control of your own safety and security. However, there are a few other things you will want to know as well before you …

Best Kicks for Self Defense

Best Kicks for Self Defense When it comes to hand-to-hand combat, kicks are a highly underutilized form of attack. After all, kicks have more power and range than any other form of strike, and since they are underutilized your attacker is less likely to see them coming. However, in the realm of self defense, not all kicks are created equal. …

What’s the Difference Between Muay Thai and Kickboxing?

What’s the Difference Between Muay Thai and Kickboxing? Two of the most popular striking martial arts are Muay Thai and kickboxing, and to the average person these two disciplines often seem very similar. After all, there are examples of highly-successful MMA fighters representing both kickboxing and Muay Thai alike as the striking portion of their training, and many of the …

How to Use Focus Pads

How to Use Focus Pads This is a video showing how to properly use focus pads (focus mitts) for boxing or Muay Thai for the beginner student, as illustrated by Muay Thai coach, Kru Joey de Los Reyes and Boxing coach, Sean Fulgencio.  Here are some pros, cons and tips, and there is small training video at the bottom of …

What Is the Best Martial Arts Workout?

What Is the Best Martial Arts Workout? What is the best martial arts workout?  All martial arts have something to offer, with regards to fitness, and the  benefits of training in martial arts are multi-layered. Not only is it an enjoyable activity, it also teaches you skills that you may one day have to put to use. In addition to …