Archive | April, 2010

Garrote Larense: Martial Arts Styles

Posted on 26 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Also known as the ‘El Juego Del Garrote’, Garotte Larense is a unique martial art from Venezuela, South America. While Venezuela may be considered a small country, it’s capital Caracas is known to have the highest per-capita murder rate in the world, even rivaling the death tolls of war time Iraq and Afghanistan. So clearly any martial art that has proved it’s self on these streets has definitely earned some credibility.

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UFC 110 Outcome Determined Through News And Rumours

Posted on 22 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

The days leading to the UFC 110 were filled with UFC news, stories and rumours about how the contenders condition themselves for their fights. Recently, UFC followers have been watching closely how former champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira conditioned himself mentally for the match with unbeaten fighter Cain Velasquez in Sydney, Australia.

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Can You Really Learn Karate At Home?

Posted on 22 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

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Cable Workouts For Martial Arts Strength and Flexibility

Posted on 22 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

There are many advantages of using cable workouts to improve strength for martial arts

practitioners. Many traditional martial arts students have falsely believed that going to the gym and pumping iron went against their martial arts training and that it was unnecessary. However those who really know their facts will know that even Bruce Lee began to incorporate a lot of strength training into his workout routines. While it can be true to some extent that over training and bulking up too much can limit flexibility and slow you down, more and more instructors are seeing the advantage to combining weight training with their skill training.

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How To Choose The Right Martial Art For You

Posted on 19 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

There is no ‘one size fits all’ martial art. It is great to learn something from a variety of styles, but at the end of the day you should choose a style that really fits your fighting skills, talents and that you will enjoy practicing day in and day out for the rest of your life. Something you can really master and excel at. So how do you know which martial art is best for you?

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Know the Parts of the Karate Gi

Posted on 18 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Here is a nice image of a Karate Gi we thought you might enjoy.  It show the following parts of the Karate Uniform:

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How many Korean Martial Arts are there?

Posted on 13 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

For being such a tiny country Korea has a seriously impressive list of martial arts, far more than most other large countries. It is true that they have been at war for almost their entire history and still today which must be one of the main reasons they have developed so many fighting styles. During various invasions it was illegal for them to practice many forms, though they were still handed down in secret. The Koreans have earned a reputation for fighting off significant attacks from larger better equipped armies – a trait they still clearly cling to today.

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Vietnamese Martials Arts & Cobra Blood Wine

Posted on 12 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

While Vietnamese martial arts may not be to most well known in the world they have certainly be honed for use against overwhelming force of invading enemies with better weapons and massive forces and resources. Among it’s invasions Vietnam has been attacked by it’s giant neighbor China as well as being ruled for a time by France and of course there was the infamous Vietnam war involving the US. Some controlling forces like the French tried to outlaw practicing or training in martial arts in order to protect themselves from uprisings.

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Tae Kwon Do – Winning Forms Competitions

Posted on 07 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Tae Kwon Do is probably one of the most well known and widely practiced

martial arts throughout the world, which is actually surprising considering it originates from the tiny country of Korea. Tae Kwon Do is best known for it’s spectacular kicks, board breaking feats and complex and impressive form patterns. These forms are not only great for getting in shape but are also used in inspiring demonstrations and competitions. Tae Kwon Do form competitions are held on regional, national and international levels. Pretty much anyone can learn Tae Kwon Do forms with the right level of dedication and good instruction. However truly mastering these forms and impressing the judges enough to stand out and win a trophy is an art. Check out the following tips for making sure you come out a winner at the next event! These can basically be broken down into 3 categories:

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