Martial Arts vs. Crash Test Dummies: National Geographic’s FIGHT SCIENCE

How many of you out there have ever wondered just how powerful a good karate spinning back fist is compared to a boxing right cross, or how deadly a muay thai knee strike is compared to a tae kwon do kick, or how fast is a kung fu finger jab compared to a boxing jab? … Continue Reading

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Trading Karate Kicks for Deadly Force

By LYNNLEY BROWNING Published: July 30, 2010 CHESHIRE, Conn. “The groin!” exclaimed Madison Schiavi. Madison, an 8-year-old with a reddish-brown ponytail, had minced no words with her quick (and correct) response to the suggestion that she “talk about some vital spots we can hit.” “Pop their eardrum!” suggested Erika Barolli, 10. “Or gouge the eye … Continue Reading

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Whose Aikido is Best?

by C. Clark Good question. Whose aikido IS best? Many students are looking for the most authentic representation of the art. Which senior instructor’s style is closest to the founder of aikido? Who spent the most amount of time as a real uchideshi to Morihei Ueshiba Sensei? Who really spent most of their time learning … Continue Reading

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The Belt Colours of Tae kwon do

The belts and their colours that are used with Tae kwon do are not just a haphazard range of colors that are used to separate the rankings inside the martial-art.  In Tae kwon do, each belt colour contains a significance which allows martial artists know with regards to their development and expanding expertise.  Belts will … Continue Reading

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Martial Arts vs. Crash Test Dummies: National Geographic’s FIGHT SCIENCE

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How many of you out there have ever wondered just how powerful a good karate spinning back fist is compared to a boxing right cross, or how deadly a muay thai knee strike is compared to a tae kwon do kick, or how fast is a kung fu finger jab compared to a boxing jab? … Continue Reading

Trading Karate Kicks for Deadly Force

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By LYNNLEY BROWNING Published: July 30, 2010 CHESHIRE, Conn. “The groin!” exclaimed Madison Schiavi. Madison, an 8-year-old with a reddish-brown ponytail, had minced no words with her quick (and correct) response to the suggestion that she “talk about some vital spots we can hit.” “Pop their eardrum!” suggested Erika Barolli, 10. “Or gouge the eye … Continue Reading

Whose Aikido is Best?

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by C. Clark Good question. Whose aikido IS best? Many students are looking for the most authentic representation of the art. Which senior instructor’s style is closest to the founder of aikido? Who spent the most amount of time as a real uchideshi to Morihei Ueshiba Sensei? Who really spent most of their time learning … Continue Reading

The Belt Colours of Tae kwon do

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The belts and their colours that are used with Tae kwon do are not just a haphazard range of colors that are used to separate the rankings inside the martial-art.  In Tae kwon do, each belt colour contains a significance which allows martial artists know with regards to their development and expanding expertise.  Belts will … Continue Reading

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