Martial Arts and the Importance of Injury Prevention

  Martial Arts is a fantastic high-energy sport that helps promote mental and physical health. Offered in many forms, this cardio exercise has many benefits that help prevent and combat disease and improve the overall function of your body. However, as your body works hard to increase heart rate and build endurance, injury prevention is equally important for your safety and success.  Physical Activity and the Body Martial arts are a high-aerobic or cardiovascular exercise that involves Read more [...]

Why Should Your Kid Learn Martial Arts?

As a parent, it’s worrying to see your child throw punches and kicks at a sibling, or throw items around the house. Thankfully, there are ways to channel that aggressive energy into something productive, like martial arts training. Believe it or not, such aggressive acts can greatly benefit your child when its tempered through martial arts training and discipline. Real martial arts training (unlike what’s shown on television or movies) is based on the principle of non-violence. There are Read more [...]

Difference between Traditional Karate and Sport Karate

Before selecting a karate school for your child, make sure you know and understand which form of karate you’re enrolling him/her into. Generally speaking, there are two different types of karate classes, traditional karate and sport karate. Both types involve learning fighting techniques, but they differ in many other aspects. Traditional karate emphasizes self-development (budo), whereas sport karate emphasizes exercise and competition. Here are the key differences between the two. History Read more [...]

3 Must-Watch Animated Movies that Feature Martial Arts

Martial Art films have gone from being niche to becoming one of the most popular genres of movies. The credit goes to Bruce Lee for introducing it to international audiences. People love to watch action-packed films where fight sequences and intricate fight choreography are the highlights. Despite the intense battles being a main feature however, martial art focused movies aren’t all grim-dark. In fact, most modern movies involving Karate, Kung Fu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kick Boxing, Muay Read more [...]

You Are About to Engage in a Street Fight, Now What?

One of the most misportrayed scenarios in movies and television, is street fighting. In a movie, the protagonist is challenged to a fight by a goon or goons. Usually over the honour of a love interest or because of an insult. He/she exchanges blows with the opponent(s). And then, the hero is victorious with only superficial injuries. It all looks so easy. Real life is very different. There’s nothing easy, simple or honourable about a street fight. On a mat or in a ring, there’s rules Read more [...]