VASODILATION A HEALTH BENEFIT OF TAI CHI EXPLAINED

Vasodilation a health benefit of tai chi explained. Tai Chi/ Taiji Quan is a martial art that has been unfortunately bastardised in the West. It has been reduced to simple movements for “health.” Focusing only on the form, many people think the slow form is all tai chi is about. They forget like all martial arts there are the …

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BOXING & THE 1-2: HOW WILDER WAS DETHRONED

BOXING & THE 1-2: HOW WILDER WAS DETHRONED. The classical 1-2 combination is one basic combination one could learn from their first boxing class. Basic because its fundamental. Whether in a south paw or orthodox stance the jab and cross is universal. Some people may see these combinations as two basic. Afterall it is just …

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GONG BU AND GONG JIAN BU: TWO POWERFUL KUNG FU STANCES

Gong bu and gong jian bu: two powerful kung fu stances, which are derivatives generated from the Mabu horse stance. Gong Bu (the bow stance) is usually a stance where the lead leg carries most of the weight, with the back leg stretched out. The obvious applications for this stance are usually transitions to strikes …

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EAT BITTER AND FIND YOUR STRUGGLE

Eat bitter and find your struggle. Through the taste of defeat and pain, if you press on you will eventually bear fruits. For progress, is like growth pains. To eat bitter-bear hardships, is something central to martial art. Even in Tai Chi/Taiji Quan, to achieve Kung Fu one was go through the pains. Like any other exercise. Do not …

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HOW THE CENTRE LINE IS IMPORTANT IN LIFE & MARTIAL ARTS

How the centre line is important in life & martial arts. Regardless of style, the centreline is not just the imaginary line running down from the top of the head to the bottom. The line runs from the top of your head, from the crown of the head straight down. Inside the bodies centre, from …

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WHY MARTIAL ARTS CAN IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

Image by Roland Nikrandt from Pixabay Why martial arts can improve your quality of life? It will keep you healthy in mind and body. And that is why it can improve your quality of life. Especially in modern times, were there is supposedly less violence relative to the past. According to the likes of Steven …

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AN EMPTY MIND: THE SECRET TO COMBAT & HEALTH

Siddhartha-The Early Days | ART WORK BY BrandonLoucksArt An empty mind. There is a story of a man who is in sales. And on a day, waking up and going through his routine before work, he does not really think of anything. Occasionally thoughts would come to his mind, positive or negative. But as they …

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GRASPING THE SPARROW’S TAIL: TAIJI QUAN’S SECRET OF ATTACK AND DEFENCE

Grasping the sparrow’s tail: taiji quan’s secret of attack and defence. Peng, Lu, Ji and An are the components of Grasping Sparrow’s Tail. The name of the move coming from Yang Style. However, Peng, Lu, Ji and An is central to Taiji Quan. Regardless of the style an exponent practices. Some exponents of Taiji Quan focus on the physical movements as they are done, but not the …

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WHO INFLUENCED MIKE TYSON’S WAY OF FIGHTING?

Who influenced Mike Tyson’s Way of Fighting? “Muhammad Ali may have inspired Mike Tyson to box but Jack Dempsey influenced him on how to do it.” Cus Damato was Mike Tyson’s mentor and father figure. The guide that lead him out of the chaotic ghetto that was Brownsville. A genius of the sweet science, Cus D’amato fanned the flames as he forged a formidable fighter and most …

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WHO WAS THE REAL WINNER? MIKE TYSON VS ROY JONES JR

Who was the real winner? November 28th 2020 in Los Angeles’ Staple Centre, was an event that on paper was said to be an exhibition fight. Even as an exhibition, Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr is a dream, not even the late Burt Sugar, a god amongst boxing pundits would have predicted would happen. …

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