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 [...]

4 Styles of Karate Training (And How They Differ)

Karate is a martial art first developed in Okinawa, Japan. It was introduced in a period when Okinawans were barred from owning weapons, leading them to learn how to defend themselves with their bodies. The term 'karate' means empty hand ('kara' – empty; 'te' – hand), and the practice has evolved greatly over the years. There are dozens of styles being taught at MMA and karate training classes around the world, and within those styles are many variations. Let's take a quick look at four Read more [...]

Practicing Mixed Martial Arts: How It Boosts Your Confidence

Practicing mixed martial arts (MMA) pushes your body to its limits, getting you physically fit while teaching you to defend yourself if ever necessary. It's a complete mind and body workout whose wide range of advantages can be enjoyed by adults and children, men and women alike. Though primarily associated with fitness and self-defence, MMA can also boost your confidence and help you overcome life's challenges. 4 Ways in Which Mixed Martial Arts Builds Confidence Boosting confidence is Read more [...]