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About Kung Fu and The Balance of Mind Body

on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:37
Learning to be a black belt in kung fu is about the quest of achieving that sense of balance of mind, body and soul. Fully grasp the significance of this voyage with guidance from your martial arts teacher. 
 
For learning about flexibility: http://toolsforflexibility.edublogs.org
 
Using pressure points in kung fu is mainly utilized in self-defense situations and relates to making impact on a vulnerable section of the body. Fight an opponent with guidance and methods demonstrated by the martial arts teacher before you go out and start a fight.

In Need of Stretching Equipment

on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 18:01

I have been training and working on my stretches for over 5 months now and I think I hit a platue. I seem to be able to kick above my belt but am having a hard time getting above that. So I am looking into buying a karate leg stretcher to help with my hip flexor muscles. I want to open them up and get them loose so I can increase the height of my kicks. So besides this new leg stretcher I am also looking nat other stretches I can do to help. Here is a good video I found that I will share with everyone:

I also found some basic stretches that will help everyone:

The Different Ninja Equipment and Gear

on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 18:17

I have trained in ninjitsu for a period of two years when I lived in Japan. I was near the Koga mountains and trained in a school near there. The training was fun but probably the funnest times was when we went out and actually used some of the different gear.

My favorite was the hand claws used for climbing trees and wooden walls. They may not have been the most pretty piece of equipment but it was scary looking. They could be used for self defense as well since the claws were sharp.

When I cam back to the States I was looking for a place to buy this type of equipment. Luckily I found a

Muscle Memory and Self Defense

on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:50

When you are training yourself for self defense it is best to be able to do one technique very well rather than a bunch of techniques so-so.

What that means is you should drill one technique over and over again until you have that technique down and in your muscle memory. This way if you have a self defense situation it will come naturally and without thought.

Strikes To the Spleen

on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:47

This is an example of what can happen when you are hit accurately and hard.