Yi Quan Kung Fu: Nutrition

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 Yi Quan Kung Fu: Nutrition For Martial Arts & Health There are literally thousands of books that have been written on nutrition. My Intention here is to cover the basics in relation to training Yi Quan Kung Fu and martial arts. With all the scattered information on nutrition I thought I would cover the basics […]

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Bullies: How Martial Arts can help!

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Introduction Going to school should be an exciting time – new teachers, new clothes, new school gear and new friends. But for a child who is the victim of a bully, the excitement of a new school year is filled more with anxiety than anticipation. As a martial arts instructor, I’m often asked by parents […]

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Intention Fist – Yi Quan

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What is Intention? There are a few definitions for intention in martial arts, but two that are easy to digest are: An aim or purpose The state of mind with which an act is done Intention is an important part of your Yi Quan training. Whether you are training for self-defence, emotional or stress release, […]

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The Evolution of Fear

The Evolution of Fear

Fear: This is one of the best articles I have ever read on the subject. As my students and participants of our Self-protection workshops would know, I love teaching the subject of fear. Fear is one of the most important and influencing subjects of our lives, although unlike the emotion of love, educating ourselves on […]

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Martial Arts Training Benefits: Physical and Psychological

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Introduction   While the specific origin of martial arts remains elusive to historians, it is apparent that they have been around for a very long time. Over the years, fighting styles have been passed on from generation to generation, and from country to country. This adaptive radiation allowed the arts to emigrate from China into […]

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Martial Arts and Personal Safety

Martial Arts and Personal Safety

I wanted to share with you an article written by Guru Brian Johns on his views on martial arts and personal safety: “There are those in the public who mistakenly perceive that training in the martial arts will guarantee them a certain level of safety. Even sadder are those martial artists who believe that their […]

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Deliberate Practice

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The following extended quote is from Think Like a Commander, the US Army’s guide to Adaptive Thinking. It’s a nice exploration of a big aspect of what Forms in martial arts can be — deliberate practice — arguably the most effective tool (although not the only one!) in the development of technical expertise. Deliberate Practice […]

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Martial Arts Goals for 2015

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Keeping your New Years Resolutions As we  approach 2015, many of us with think about our goals for 2015 (not only martial arts goals but life goals) We may think what we will do differently in 2015, what changes we should make.  Or maybe think about certain additions we can make to enhance our life.  The more popular […]

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Stay Safe this Christmas

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Tips to Stay Safe this Christmas I came across an article online with some tips for Holiday Home Safety which I thought would be fitting to stay safe this Christmas. Here are some tips taken from parent.com: 12 Tips for Holiday Home Safety The holidays invite all sorts of fun activity, from lighting candles to hanging fresh […]

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Martial Arts Virtues for Kids

Martial Arts Virtues for Kids

Martial Arts Virtues for Kids Martial arts serve more purposes than providing self-defence techniques and physical activity for children. Martial arts is a discipline that is steeped in history and teaches children confidence, respect and self-discipline. Schools should have martial arts training as part of its curriculum.  Then children can have basic training to strengthen their minds […]

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