Women: How They Should Approach Self-Defense Programs

Women in recent decades have become more and more involved with martial arts, which is a great news—not just for self-defense purposes, but also for stress reduction, health, and longevity. Also, the advancement in athletic sciences, converging with progressive martial arts systems have made it clear that neither martial arts by itself, nor athletic training … More Women: How They Should Approach Self-Defense Programs

The Three Key Features of a Complete Martial Arts Development

There are three areas that a comprehensive martial arts program should consist of: 1) Relative and Intuitive Athletic Development (RIAD):  A student should develop an acute natural sense of distance control; a friendly/relaxed natural disposition between foot work and weight transfer; an immersed/well-developed natural instinct that can correctly anticipate opportunity in a short-lived window of … More The Three Key Features of a Complete Martial Arts Development

Martial Arts: A New Emerging Program of Growth

Martial arts have been around for millennia upon millennia, however their facets, motives, and purposes have drastically changed since the 19th century. The old warrior-ship of tribal arts and feuds slowly found themselves forced (it’s an ongoing process) to either go extinct or adapt and reform their philosophies and approaches in order to survive the … More Martial Arts: A New Emerging Program of Growth

Former NFL Players on the Injuries that Ended Their Careers – VICE

A hint to martial arts full contact fighters. Do NOT take a hit to the head or spinal cord casually. Respect the field of Martial arts and every day, reflect on it. Don’t just mindlessly fight, just so you can feel good about yourself as the tough guy! If that’s all you are aiming for, … More Former NFL Players on the Injuries that Ended Their Careers – VICE

SHAHRAM’S VIEW OF MARTIAL ARTS INJURIES: WHAT ARE THE LONG TERM SOLUTIONS?

Throughout years of training I have seen various training centers train very hard, but at the same time I have seen a correlation between that type of training and injury. Injuries have several draw backs and are caused by several factors—some of which are quite obvious, and some are not as apparent as they look. … More SHAHRAM’S VIEW OF MARTIAL ARTS INJURIES: WHAT ARE THE LONG TERM SOLUTIONS?