Self defence is something many different schools offer each with a unique point of view and reaction though very few schools take into consideration what I call the tripod (three legs) of self defence and as such this article will touch upon these three areas a little bit more. A confrontation is often taught as … More The Tripod of Self Defence
There is no doubt that training of any form can be hard on the body. That is in essence, the reason humans do physical training. Controlled regular exertion can strengthen the function of the heart/lungs where as micro trauma to muscles encourages strength and growth. Keeping those facts in mind – is there a stage … More Are You Too Old To Be Training?
When thinking of a successful boxer, the terms stamina and endurance are often a given as these are two key elements that can help a fighter “go the distance”; how does this affect the everyday martial artist though? This article will discuss the importance of both physical and mental stamina and endurance while also presenting … More Stamina & Endurance: Physical & Mental
Every martial arts style is different and even more unique is each student from each of those styles so should one be able to define the mentality of a martial artist? It is my belief that a teacher must guide their student not just through the physical training but also through the mental fortitude required … More The Mentality of a Martial Artist
Today we reach the final of the five elements: Fire. This element is likely the most simple to visualise and tends to be found in almost all styles of martial arts however as always, we will discuss the characteristics of the element according to Xing Lin Quan. The thought of fire conjures the idea of … More Xing Lin Quan Five Elements: Fire