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The Benefits of Tai Chi for Health & Wellbeing

Posted by mel on 25th April 2018

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Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese Martial art that aims to achieve physical and mental well-being. Tai Chi works on the body in a holistic way wherein it improves the different aspects of life; physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual health. The training, posture, and alignment of the body successful movements, deep breathing, and focus. Here […]

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The Benefits of Save & Controlled Sparring

Posted by mel on 12th April 2018

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Becoming a great martial art artist, sparring was one of the best daily practice to gain more confidence and skills in learning self-defence. Some people may love it other may hate it too because not everyone like being hit and here are the benefits of save and controlled sparring that will drive your fear into […]

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Self Defence for Women

Posted by mel on 6th April 2018

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As a woman, have you ever experienced walking at night and thinking about fear if there might be an attacker on the dark corner? You’ve probably experienced having a heart rate speed uncontrollably when there’s someone following you? A woman should know how to defend herself from attackers. Learning self-defence was the best way to […]

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What Makes a Good Instructor?

Posted by mel on 23rd March 2018

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Being an instructor it is your main responsibility to establish and maintain a civil, productive, efficient and the best learning environment. An instructor should know his subject-matter even beyond subject knowledge and essentially an instructor should know how to engage with students and improve the teaching-learning process. According to William A. Ward quote; “The mediocre […]

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What is Chinese Kickboxing (Sanda)

Posted by mel on 16th March 2018

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Sanda means free-striking or free fighting, however, the natives refer to it as “technical combat” or “sharp hitting.” It is the national combat sport in China for martial arts fighting competitions (Panther) Sanshou is a combination of full-contact kickboxing, takedowns, wrestling, throws, sweeps and even elbows and knee strikes along with punches and kicks. It […]

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The Benefits from Practising Kung Fu Forms

Posted by mel on 9th March 2018

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There are various ways to perform Kung Fu but what are the benefits of practicing Kung Fu forms or known as Taolu? According to the International Wushu Federation, “Taolu is a set of connecting stylized movements choreographed according to certain laws, embodying the philosophical connotation of attack and defense.” In this article, we will be […]

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Introduction to Wing Chun

Posted by directmartialarts on 31st January 2018


Wing Chun is one of the most famous styles in wushu and is also one of the adult martial arts. It is believed that it was originated in a period of civil war started on Qing Dynasty in the Chinese era, approximately 300 years ago. A legend has been told about Wing Chun and said […]

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How Kung Fu Helps Build Character

Posted by directmartialarts on 29th December 2017

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Kung Fu is one of the styles in Martial Arts. It is not just about performed actions nor showing strength and alertness, but being determined in the inside. Here are Three Characters that Kung Fu built best in every child. Confidence Pro or amateur, everyone who participates in competitive sports can have problems with self-confidence […]

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Martial Arts Reduce Children’s Aggression

Posted by directmartialarts on 16th December 2017

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There are a lot of predictions and preventing prison violence in addition to interviewing prisoners to take part in rehabilitation programs. Harwood emphasized in her study that Martial Arts reduces aggression or it improves cognitive and psychological factors which may lead to reduction. It is really interesting that a lot of people wants to engage […]

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Benefits of Learning Martial Arts

Posted by mel on 7th December 2017

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Martial arts refer to various training for self-defense against threats and develop physical skills. Learning martial arts is very useful for the improvement of child’s self-control, attention and every different aspect of life; physically and emotionally. Here are the top 5 benefits of learning martial arts: Respect and Self Discipline According to Jake Wayne, discipline […]

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