Author: Erik (Erik Schultz)

What Art Hard Style and Soft Style Martial Arts?

What Art Hard Style and Soft Style Martial Arts?

Sometimes one would see references to ‘hard’ style and ‘soft’ style martial arts. To many non-martial artists, these terms may be puzzling. In North America, these terms are used to classify martial art styles into two main categories. Japanese/Okinawan karate and Korean tae kwon do are generally referred to as hard styles. Movements in both...

Gravity Form Error – Scroll to Top of Form after Submit

Gravity Form Error – Scroll to Top of Form after Submit

Filling out forms are the worst. Especially if you have to fill it out cause you have a complaint or if it is mandatory for work. You start tabbing through the form filling out only the necessities just so you can get to the end and submit it. And when you think you are finally...

Kettlebells, Martial Arts Flexibility And Russian Training Techniques

Kettlebells, Martial Arts Flexibility And Russian Training Techniques

Russian martial arts flexibility and strength training techniques such as kettlebells have been available to Western Special Forces for many years from Russian masters of martial arts. Russian territory reaches from the west through middle Asia to China, and they have the benefit of the best of self defence and aggressive techniques from all of...

Escrima — The Filipino Martial Art

Escrima — The Filipino Martial Art

Escrima is a popular Filipino martial art dating back to the 1500s, during the colonization of the Philippine Islands by the Spanish. Escrima is a very simplified but practical form of combat technique originally designed as a self-defense tool. Escrima is also known by many other names such as Eskrima, Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Kali...

Flexibility And Strength In Martial Arts

Flexibility And Strength In Martial Arts

Flexibility is the range of movement that you have in your joints. Some say that this definition should only apply if there is no exterior help to move the joint, but this is not correct. If your joints have a greater degree of movement when aided by an external force, then that degree of movement...

Combat Jujitsu

Combat Jujitsu

Combat Jujitsu is one of the hottest trends in martial arts today. In fact, a lot of martial arts masters are creating a new and unique form of all martial arts known as combat martial arts. Learning combat Jujitsu can have a lot of benefits. Jujitsu is a very skilled martial arts that uses a...

Developing Discipline and Self-Control Through the Marital Arts

Developing Discipline and Self-Control Through the Marital Arts

My most influential teachers always said the most important karate lesson was whatever fostered greater discipline and self control. They wisely pointed out, that with this foundation in place, everything else follows in natural order. I’m glad that people have started to ask about discipline and self control in karate, because it is not inherently...

5 Animal Fists of Kung Fu

5 Animal Fists of Kung Fu

Also known as the Kung Fu fist forms, the 5 animals of Kung Fu are known all across the world, and are some of the deadliest martial arts you can study. There are other specific fist styles in Kung Fu, although none of them are as powerful or as well known as the 5 animal...

The Importance Of Effective Discipline In A Martial Arts Class

The Importance Of Effective Discipline In A Martial Arts Class

One of the main reasons parents enroll their children in martial arts is discipline. You have seen it before. A parent enrolls their child in your class expecting you to suddenly and indefinitely whip them into shape so that they never answer back or behave badly. The problem is that their child has a limited...

Tai Chi for Over Fifties And Under Fifties!

Tai Chi for Over Fifties And Under Fifties!

Tai Chi is an internal martial art which can be soft and gentle. It can and should be practiced in a flowing way for practitioners of any age. Particularly, in China and the est nowadays, people over 50 are taking up Tai Chi whilst the younger generation in China are not so interested in such...

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