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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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wrestlingWhen you think of sumo wrestling, one thing inevitably comes to mind. Sheer size. The sumo wrestlers of today are huge men that attempt to move others out of a ring or force them to the ground. In fact, the way they attack each other is similar to the way NFL offensive linemen attack defensive linemen, minus the uniforms and need for touchdowns. So keep reading for a good deal more on this martial sport that originated in Japan, the only place where it is currently practiced professionally.
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Luta LivreThese days, even in Japan where wearing the gi is allowed in competition, nearly all MMA practitioners choose to fight without one. Yet if you allow your mind to travel back to those early UFC competitions, the picture of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's Royce Gracie with a gi on and his hands in the air triumphantly is hard to shake. What many didn't realize at the time was that before the UFC was even an idea, his family's art had a rival in Brazil. Luta Livra was the martial arts style's name, and no gi submissiongrappling, sometimes in combination with strikes, was its game.

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.

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When discussing martial arts acumen, the subject of grip strength rarely comes up. That’s a shame, because it certainly should. Think about how many techniques in Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling involve grabbing the wrist forcefully. More than you can count, right? How about grabbing and holding the gi in martial arts? Innumerable.

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.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ninjutsu.jpgSay 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?

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