mind

How To Build A Stronger Mind

In today’s instant, on-demand society, we want and indeed expect everything immediately. Look around and you will see people who are often distracted and very often deluded. You may even be one of them. On the surface, this instant access to information is viewed as a convenience and a necessary cost of operating in today’s world. On a deeper level, …

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How To Know If You Can Defend Yourself

How do you know if you can defend yourself in a real-world, street fight or mugging scenario? There are really too many variables in a fight that would make it unpredictable. Of course, you can take several steps to ensure you are prepared to defend yourself. But, when you actually fight, the scenario may be completely different. There could be …

Keeping Your Body and Equipment In Top Working Order

Keeping Your Body and Equipment In Top Working Order In order to be at your best in your chosen sport, two things need to be maintained. Your body, and the equipment needed for your sport. Check out Kombat Member Igor Osowski’s tips on maintaining both. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  I cannot stress enough that you should not wear the same gi for more …

The Story of George Nipah

The Story of George Nipah One thing that I love about the martial arts is the mental training that comes from it. The toughness, resilience, commitment, discipline, focus, confidence, grit…I can keep going on with all the mental stuff that I love from the martial arts. Of course I love the physical conditioning, the art and the ability to apply …

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Student Testimonial – Mark Desa

Hi. This is Mark. I’ve been working on the blog and I figured I would take the opportunity to offer my own little testimonial about my experience at Kombat Arts.   I’ve been a student at Kombat Arts for over 10 years. I didn’t even realize how long I’d been there until I just thought of it! I guess time …

Thai Pads

How To Hold Pads for Muay Thai Correctly

Holding Thai pads is beneficial to not only the striker but also the pad holder. The pad holder’s job is to provide good targets for their partner with an aim of making the striker better. In doing so, the pad holder has to work on their timing, concentration, and accuracy. If you actively hold pads for others, here are some basics you …