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Cardio Kickboxing Safety Tips

Are you planning to kick and punch your way to fitness with one of the hot, new cardio kickboxing programs? Currently, millions of exercisers...

“mirar Y No Ver, A Muchos Suele Suceder”

“mirar Y No Ver, A Muchos Suele Suceder” Refrán Mexicano 1. Visite a una amiga un 24 de Diciembre. Después de comer le pregunte: “Algunas personas...

“el Ejemplo Es Mejor Que Las Ordenes”

“el Ejemplo Es Mejor Que Las Ordenes” Refrán Mexicano Aquella tarde estábamos reunidos para festejar a una maestra. El ambiente era agradable mientras platicaba con Rosa, alumna...

juego De Manos Es De Villanos

“juego De Manos Es De Villanos” Refrán Mexicano Era día de examen en el Gimnasio de la Federación de Estudiantes de Guadalajara. Antes de iniciarlo me...

si Quieres Vencer, Aprende A Padecer

“si Quieres Vencer, Aprende A Padecer” Refrán Mexicano Noviembre de 1975. Esa noche la clase apenas iniciaba. Al llegar a las 400 repeticiones de un...

Don’t Mislead Me: Inadequate Explanations For Kata Movements

The question showed that this student was troubled by the woefully inadequate explanations for kata movements that he had been given over the years. Since...

Dancing With The Dark Side

At some point, the true martial artist must come to grips with this messy, brutal reality. I call this "dancing with the dark side." Let...

Anyone Can Beat Anyone: There Is No Such Thing As Invulnerability

I know that invulnerability is often what we seek when we are beginning our training. We watched many a martial arts demo in which...

The Sub-Arts of Karate: Tuidi-jutsu and Kyusho-jutsu

Tuidi (Grab-Hand) "The Grappling Aspect of Karate" All bodies can be weakened - they all have nerves, vital points, joints, tendons and muscles that will...

Hyung: The Hidden Secrets of Tae Kwon Do

Many black belts and students of Tae Kwon Do don’t realize the devastating self-defense applications that are hidden within every hyung (forms) taught in...

When Can You Legally Defend Yourself?

In order to legally defend yourself, using physical force against a hostile person who you believe intends to do you harm, three elements must...

The Wooden Dummy

The wooden dummy is a training device that is used in many different systems of Chinese martial arts. There are many different designs for...

The Wall of Silence: Vital Points in Kata

Prior to WW II there were several publications which discussed vital points and how they could be used to knock out or kill a...

How To Buy A Sword Part 1

The number one question you need to decide is, "What do you want the sword for?" Do you want to use it for a...

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