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Articles about what makes an effective fighter, including developing speed, proper breathing, body positioning and alignment, focus, and more on USAdojo.com.

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 7 Keys To Martial Arts Speed

Regardless of your martial arts style or method . . . you cannot apply it unless you can react quickly and respond instantly. Speed...

Breathing is Fundamental

Of all of the natural body functions breathing is probably the most fundamental. It isn’t something that we do consciously. Breathing has more to...

KIAI – The Powerful Shout

KIAI - ( Exhale - the strong shout ) KI ( chi ) – inner energy AI – uniting, joining Kiai is the consequence of a special...

Developing Speed In the Martial Arts

There are several concepts in the martial arts that are deceptive and often misinterpreted. Things aren't always what they appear to be or what...

Relax Kung Fu Practitioners

I practice karate (Ryukyu kempo and Isshin-ryu) and tai chi chuan. Most people think of me as a karate guy. So, I find it...

The Sobering Facts About Progressive Protection System Footwork

Upon observation the footwork of The Progressive Protection Systems (PPS), as taught by Master Geoff Bennett, seems to have more in common with western...

Martial Arts Breathing Training

One of the most important aspects of martial arts training is proper breathing. However, for practitioners of hard styles, effective breathing methods are often...

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