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Punching Power

Punching and striking speed are tantamount to success in competition and on the street. But throwing a punch too fast, with no control, will...

Jump Kicks

Jump kicks are one of the most popular martial arts techniques. Various martial arts experts agree that these kicks are one of the most...

Your Secret Self-Defense Sequence

Unconscious Machine Gun of Moves When people come into my self-defense gyms one of the first things I teach them is to have a defensive...

How To Throw A Knock Out Punch

It’s a relatively well known fact that to throw a knock out punch you should put your body into it. This might sound simple...

The Revival Of Bare-knuckle Boxing

Most people today think of fighting systems as Asian. Some also even think of Brazil or Israel, but most don’t think of martial arts...

Power of a Muay Thai Kick

Bob Chaney has been getting his kicks out of life via the marital for almost five decades.  With a background in traditional Japanese Karate,...

Kuntaw Foot Sweeps and Blocks

Kuntaw translated means “fist way” or “way of the fist” and dates back to the mid 1300’s. Over the centuries the style has evolved...

Science of Bruce Lee’s One-Inch Punch

Forget all those broken boards and crumbled concrete slabs. No feat of martial arts is more impressive than Bruce Lee’s famous strike, the one-inch...

Pure Punching Power: Karate-do Punch vs Karate-jutsu Punch

In this article a Medical Doctor Examines Karate-Do and Karate-Jutsu to find out which system has a better karate punch. Much has been made of...

8 Stretch Yourself: Questions And Answers On Practicing the High Roundhouse...

This is the eighth installment of my column on training that appeared in May 2000 issue of TaeKwonDo Times. This article answers questions about...

The Best Block is No Block

The best block is no block at all!! With that said, it is well known and documented that if you try to block an...

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Using The Lead Leg Attack

Why is it generally so that using the lead leg attack is so ineffectually by the majority of martial artists. Using the closest weapon to...

Leg Checks and Defenses of Muay Thai

Leg checks are a vital aspect of Muay Thai and no one knows that better than legendary instructor Bob Chaney. He consistently produces some...

Palm Heel Strike & Foot Stomp Technique Explained

In honor of Don Nagle's American Karate Association, Ed McGrath's School of Isshin Ryu Karatedo and Kobudo  we would like to share our explanation...

Blocks in Martial Arts are Strikes

I recently was explaining our concepts to a man who had been training at a local martial arts school. It was almost as if...

Jeet Kune Do Knock Out Potential: Developing JKD Power in Your...

We have all observed students execute a punch or strike but upon contact there was just no impact power. When I was involved in...

De Ashi Harai is like the Judo Jab

Just as in boxing, where it is said that "Everything works off the jab", in Judo it might be said that "Everything works off...

Riding the Strike of the Cobra: The Softer Approach to Blocking

In this series of lessons, we want to explore several advanced principles of soft blocking. The hard approach to blocking is designed to use...

A Scientific Break Down of the Strike

Since this is a martial arts article most of you have correctly surmised that this essay isn't about walk outs by disgruntled employees, picket...

Bob Chaney Applies the Science of Physics to Fighting

Tae Kwon Do Grand Master Bob Chaney may be one of the best-schooled individuals in the martial arts today.  His over all knowledge of...