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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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?”
Facing The Street Fighter Featured
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.
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.
Though the Gracie's style definitely defeated Luta Livre on most occasions during their territorial war, the fact that fighters don't wear a gi anymore- which was a major difference between the two styles- says something.
On top of it all, grip strength can improve punching power and help ward off wrist injuries when striking with the hands.
So here are five grip strength exercises worth adding to your exercise regimen.Remember to ask a doctor before doing this or any exercise.
Say the word ninja and certain things come to mind. Ninjutsu or ninjitsu, in more modern American circles, has always been about stealth, disguise (black suits, anyone?), weapons, and martial artssuperiority. Of course, history tells us that the majority of our knowledge of ninjutsu actually comes from cinema. Given this, do the we really know much about the art? Is it anything like what we've conjured up in our minds?
Keep reading to find out.