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When you think about self-defense you may immediately think about kicking and punching.  But long before you need these moves is the ability to develop a mindset for self-defense.  Your mindset can help you to stay safe and prevent problems.  It will also help you to take quick action. Check out ezinearticles.com for an entire series of articles I published on the topic, but for now, I provide an overview.

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I mentioned in a previous post that I would write soon about one amazing trick you can use to develop unshakable focus.

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The holidays are always a great time to relax a bit on your rigorous training schedule, and give your muscles, and joints a well-needed rest. It’s also a great time to visit, and catch up with family and friends. If your family is anything like mine, the conversation always steers towards the martial arts.  I am asked how a niece, or nephew can excel at the art they are in, and am also asked about my training as well. The most common query pertains to “How to achieve a black belt?”

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When training the martial arts with the intent to learn to defend yourself, you have probably thought about facing the street fighter. Let’s face it, when we think about a street fighter, images of some big tough guy come to mind for most people, and this person obviously fights to win.

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 It’s been a stressful work day and you’re walking down the street and everything seems the same; people busy in the stores etc. You’re mind is busy as you are starting to plan out the most important moves that you’re going to make first thing in the morning. You barely pay attention to the group of youth walking towards you, and as you are passing, you catch a glimpse of a flash.

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When you watch, hear or read about the person who has excelled at the martial arts, do you wonder how they did it?  Do you think to yourself that they had special talents?  Or do you have the mindset that if they can do it, so can you?

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Hi, I’m Clark Williams and I have long been fascinated with Krav Maga. Having practiced arts like JuJitsu and JKD for several years, practical, effective martial arts appeal to me. This is why I write about this particular art today. It is practical and effective, and a great choice for self-defense.

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Qigong (Chi Kung) is considered an essence of Chinese Kung Fu. Comparing with other Kungfu styles, it has a more extensive connotation. It is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical exercise, breath control and mental training. The name is made up of two Chinese characters. Qi means the life force or energy that exists throughout the universe. Gong means Kungfu skills that are cultivated through continuous training. Therefore, Qigong means cultivating energy, which is a beneficial exercise way to strengthen the physical conditions, increase vitality and keep people healthy.

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Southern Fist (also Southern Boxing or Nanquan) is a type of traditional Chinese Kung Fu with a history of 400 years. It is so named because it originated in the southern China, especially in Guangdong and Fujian Provinces. Due to its popularity and distinction, it has occupied important positions in the Kung Fu novels and movies.

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BaguazhangEight-Diagram Palm, Baguazhang in Chinese, is a boxing style characterized by continuously changing palm styles. It is so named due to the practising walking route like the traditional Chinese Eight Diagrams. As one of the three famous schools of Internal Boxing Arts (Neijiaquan), it is good for fitness, body-building and self-defense.

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