A sense of self

Karate Training

I was posed the question; what do I feel when I train in Karate? At first this seems like a relatively straight forward question to answer doesn’t it? After considering my response though, it becomes more and more apparent that this question has a significant level of depth to it! Firstly what I feel and…

Rear Choke Defense – Taekwondo Self Defense Technique

Rear Choke Defense

Rear Choke Defense Lastly, Zoe found herself in a choke hold from behind. Chokes are especially dangerous because, if applied properly, the victim loses consciousness in 6-8 seconds. If applied beyond the point of unconsciousness, permanent damage or death may also result. A finger lock is a simple but effective technique against a variety of…

5 Things I love about Iwama Aikido

Hitohira Saito sensei, the successor of Iwama Aikido

For those of you who don’t know me, I started Aikido in 2004. (This year is my ten-year anniversary. eight of them have been spent here in Iwama). But before I did Aikido, I practiced another martial art: Ju-jitsu. I began training when I was a child and continued up until I went to Iwama in 2005. During…

…because it teaches self-defense!

Krav Maga Self Defense Techniques Training

I chatted with the television reporter, recently, who did a story on Krav Maga. I asked her what it was about the art that made it worthy of a story. The answer that I got was that it isn’t a martial art, its realistic self-defense. She said that during her research, no other martial art…

Is drinking loads of water really necessary?

water-glass

I was a kid who struggled to get those 8 glasses per day of water. Sure, I eat a fruits and vegetables but drinking pure water… I still struggle. Now, as a Personal Trainer, I have to walk the talk. And since this is a website for active people I thought this contradicting subject is…

Korean Special Forces demonstrate Self-Defense Techniques

Hilarious Self Defense Techniques

Korean Martial Arts ‘Expert’ Demonstrate Self-Defense Techniques We see the Korean Martial Arts ‘expert’ teaching some self-defense techniques against his students who is in Korean Special Force. The students throw themselves around, at the slightest touch. From knife defense, to using a lightsaber-like item as a weapon, this guy can do it all. Demonstrator was instructor D.K…