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So, Your A Black Belt, Big Deal…

Posted on 14 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott

What happened to the good old days when someone was a black belt they were respected and/or feared.  It didn’t matter if they were a black belt in Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo, or any-other-fu style.  Now with the explosion of MMA the only 3 or 4 that seem to matter are JiuJitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Wrestling since that is typically the skills of most top mixed martial arts fighters.  However, other styles still have their reason for existing.  Other styles like Taekwondo, Karate, or Judo are still very important and effective as a self-defense even though they are not in the MMA mix.

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Should I Sign Up My Child for a Martial Arts Class?

Posted on 11 September 2011 by Tony Hackerott

With the launch of the new Karate Kid motion picture last week, some people are wanting to know if they should sign up their young child in a karate school. If you or the youngster has never attended a martial arts school in the past, it may be a frightening decision that comes with a good number of questions.

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Which Martial Arts Style Is Best To Become An MMA Fighter?

Posted on 18 August 2011 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

World famous martial artist Brue Lee created Jeet Kune Do, which means “Way of the Intercepting Fist,” and he believed that only what worked for you should be used in martial arts and the rest discarded. Mixed martial arts can actually be compared to Jeet Kwon Do, which is a hybrid fighting system or fighting styles and theories from several different martial arts.

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Martial Arts Supplies and Your Dojo

Posted on 26 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott

If you are an owner of a martial arts school in Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, or Jiu Jitsu or any other disciplines of martial arts, you probably already know that selling martial arts supplies is very important to your bottom dollar. Whether you are selling a martial arts uniforms, weapons, sparring gear, or training equipment you want the student to be able to actually use what you are selling them. So, it is imperative if they are buying a Dobak or Gi that you get them the correct size. One simple way you can do this is to use the free online martial arts uniform calculator that we provide here on The MMA Zone. All you need to figured out the size of uniform they will need is their height, body structure, and weight the calculator will do the rest.

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Learn Karate – How to Master the Knife-Hand Strike

Posted on 11 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott

You might have heard it known as the edge-of-the-hand strike, ax hand, the shuto, as well as the thousand-hand strike. No matter which martial arts you’ve studied there will probably be some sort of version of it from Karate, Taekwondo to Kung Fu. In each and every kata from those practiced in the Kodokan to those carried out at Kukkiwon. So, how did this generalized method make it practically into each and every martial arts and kata?

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Kyokushin Kaikan, Karate

Posted on 08 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Kyokushin Karate is one of the toughest martial arts on the planet. Definitely not one for those of you who don’t like to be hit. If you do not like violence, you probably shouldn’t even peek through the windows. Masutatsu Oyama founded Kyokushin in 1964 and since then an amazing 12 million students have trained in this style. It is distinguished by it’s full contact training, stand up style and emphasis on it’s practicality and physical toughness.

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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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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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Top 10 Chinese Kung Fu Martial Arts Movies

Posted on 17 December 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Here are the top 10 picks of Chinese martial arts movies.

1) The Chinese Connection, 1972
Directed by Lo Wei and starring Bruce Lee. Original title: Fist of Fury.
This movie is Bruce Lee’s classic. Want to see Bruce Lee’s action, this is the one.

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Different Types of Martial Arts: Chinese Martial Arts – Tai Sheng Men, Pao Chui, Ba Faquan

Posted on 21 May 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Chinese Martial Arts – Tai Sheng Men, Pao Chui, Ba Faquan

Tai Sheng Men

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