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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...

PPS Kicking and the Balance Paradigm

"Balance is a necessary ingredient for optimal martial arts performance." Two masters of the system, Progressive Protective Systems (PPS), disagree with the above statement, at...

Taekwon do and Muay Thai Competition Styles

Many times the road to victory begins with an understanding of your opponent’s style of fighting. Two of the most popular forms of competition...

Martial Arts Vs Crash Test Dummies

How many of you out there have ever wondered just how powerful a good karate spinning back fist is compared to a boxing right...

Young Bo Kong Taekwondo Counters

Take Kwon Do Grand Master Young Bo Kong as spent a lifetime perfecting his skills in the ancient art of Korean hand and foot...