Taekwondo Training Supplies: What You Need (And Why!)

Taekwondo is a martial art practiced all over the world. The aim is to land punches or kicks on your opponent and earn points for specific moves and sequences. Practitioners compete for three rounds, with the winner being the one with the most points. Taekwondo requires discipline, agility and rigorous training to master. As with every sport, it requires that students have a unique set of gear to protect themselves during practice and competitions. If you've just begun your taekwondo journey, Read more [...]

Savate Kickboxing: What You Need to Know (A Short Guide)

Savate is a French martial art that utilizes hands and feet. The sport was initially inspired by kung fu masters seen at the port of Marseille and gained in popularity in the French backstreets as a method of street fighting. Over time, savate has turned into a systemized art that includes both high and low kicks. And with the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts, savate is gaining attention around the world. If you are new to the sport, read our post to get a better understanding of what Read more [...]

Karate Training: 5 Great Benefits for Your Children

Are you looking to channel your kid’s energy into something positive? Look no further than karate.  While movies usually portray martial arts as violent and dangerous, karate training can benefit children greatly. Aside from keeping them active, fit and engaged, it instills discipline and confidence. Since mental wellbeing is dependent on physical health, it’s important to encourage your child to be physically active. With hard work, perseverance and practice, they’ll develop a healthy Read more [...]

Gi or No Gi? Debating the Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) has come a long way since it was adopted from the traditional Japanese form, which was practiced solely in a gi. This lead to confusion among the Brazilian spectators they were used to seeing fighters sparring and taking part in competitions bare-chested. Now that the sport has earned its place as a popular mixed martial art, BJJ without the gi (known as 'no gi') has rapidly become popular. However, which is better – gi or no gi – is debatable. Shouldn't an athlete Read more [...]

Is It Safe to Practice Martial Arts During Pregnancy

Staying active and fit can be useful for pregnant women. Exercise may help prevent gestational diabetes, relieves stress and can make pregnancy and delivery smoother. Additionally, exercising when pregnant improves blood circulation. If you’re pregnant, here are some ways you can continue to train. Training Guidelines to Practice Martial Arts During Pregnancy Read this post to find out how you can safely train in martial arts while pregnant. Consult Your Primary Care Provider Before Read more [...]