Archive | January, 2010

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What is Aikido?

Posted on 29 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

The unique Japanese martial art of Aikido was developed by by Morihei Ueshiba almost a century ago. Aikido is often translated as ‘The way of unifying life energy’. This style is often mistakenly confused with Judo or Kendo Bogu. It’s unique form uses the force and motion of the attacker and re-directs it instead of attacking it head on. These techniques use turning movements, throws and joint locks to manipulate opponents.

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Will Smith is a Black Belt in Life and Here is Why.

Posted on 25 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Although this is not specifically about the physical part of the martial arts it is certainly about

Will Smith and Jackie Chan

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Savate Martial Arts Style – French Kicking Style

Posted on 23 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Savate, what is that?

Savate aka French Kickboxing or French Foot Fighting is a martial art

from France that combines boxing and kicks. In Savate only foot kicks are used as opposed to some arts allowing shins and knees to be used. Hence Savate is on of the few martial arts where it’s practitioners train with their martial arts shoes on. And for you new MMA fans out there, Savate was actually used in the first UFC tournament by Gerard Gordeau a Dutch Savate champion who defeated a Sumo wrestler and an American Kick boxer.

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Is San Diego the new Las Vegas in MMA?

Posted on 15 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

San Diego is quickly becoming the city of choice for MMA training in the U.S. and The Arena,

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What’s the Point of Katas or Forms in the Martial Arts?

Posted on 13 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

If you have attended a martial arts class whether it was Karate, Tae Kwon Do, or Kung Fu as had to practice a form or Kata. A form or Kata is a system or series of moves and techniques that are done in a specific order. Most students start martial arts anticipating to learn how to fight.

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Guidelines for Ninja Stealth

Posted on 10 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

These Ninja Stealth Guidelines are taken from Stephen K. Hays in his book “The Mystic Arts of the Ninja.

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Training for a Higher Side Kick Training

Posted on 09 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

The following post was given to us by our friends at MarksTraining.com which is a great site to learn how to defend yourself when you are unarmed.

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