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YogaPhysical Pain is perhaps the toughest thing to manage. When it strikes, it seems to tear us apart completely and nothing really helps us in overcoming it.

Pain may happen due to temporary or chronic conditions; it may be short term or unfortunately, it may be long term or even permanent. Most of our fears draw their strength from perceived pain, so it goes without saying that if we can manage pain, many of our fears would be overcome.

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The essence of karate-do is Ippon waza - one single decisive technique. There is no senior instructor of karate-do not familiar with the concept of ‘ikken hissatsu’. It means; to kill or destroy with one blow. This is an age old maxim of traditional karate-do. In the olden days, karateka actually put them into practice by:

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yoga"The mind is given as a tool to you. Mind is not master. Mind was given to you to serve you. You develop all other facilities of the world- electric instruments, cars, air conditioners- but the biggest computer you have is your mind. You never developed it"

So said Yogi Bhajan, who was the leader of the Kundalini Yoga movement in the US, in Feb 1978.

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Before we begin talking about the history of Shaolin Kung Fu, we should note what the term kung fumeans in China. You see, despite popular opinion, it's really a term that refers to any individual accomplishment or refined skill that is achieved after hard work. So for example, if you really work hard to drop a sparring partner with a spinning back kick, that's kung fu.

Seriously, though. Despite its specific definition in China, the term is widely used to describe a significant portion of the Chinese martial arts. Therefore, when we speak about Shaolin Kung Fu, we're really talking about the Chinese martial arts styles that started with and continue to be tied to the Shaolin monks and monastery.

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A History and Style Guide of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu - Bruce Lee is a martial arts hero to many. Muay Thai has already been proven to be a highly effective striking style. So when Lee speaks of Choy Li Fut in glowing terms relative to the Thai fighting art, such as he did in the book Between Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do, he gives the kind of praise that can make an art famous.

"Choy Li Fut is the most effective system that I've seen for fighting more than one person," said Lee. "[It] is one of the most difficult styles to attack and defend against. Choy Li Fut is the only style [of kung fu] that traveled to Thailand to fight the Thai boxers and hadn't lost."

Ready to learn about Choy Li Fut now? Here is its story.

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Filipino history has seen the practice of Kali help defend against invaders. It has seen its effectiveness in knife and machete fights over disagreements amongst its people. The art has even been disseminated and practiced by a variety of special forces units worldwide.

So whether you're talking about an American or European referring to the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) styles of stick and sword fighting as Kali, or a resident of the Philippines more comfortable labeling them as Eskrima or Escrima, one thing is for certain.

If you want to know how to use weapons to protect yourself and devastate an opponent, Kali is a very efficient way to go.

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The physical appearance of life is found to be in the breath of human being. The breath normally flows in either nostril at an interval of ninety minutes. As long as the material parts of the body are in condition, they expand and shrink causing breath. This is due to the energy centralized in the body just above the root and outside of the spinal cord. This is the primordial energy which remains dormant until it is awakened by yoga. As long as it is dormant, only a small percentage of energy works in human beings branching out into two channels as Solar energy which flows in the right nostril and and Lunar energy in the left nostril. Both these energies travel through the respective channels representing physical and mental energies.

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