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Why should I practice basics?

There is a reason everyone talks about fundamentals being the most important aspect of the Martial Arts. It's quite simply because they have the highest probability of success. That wrist lock after catching a punch... low probability. No matter who you are, with 50 years of training or 1 ...

Breathing to Boost Performance

In one of my recent articles I discussed how breathing properly is  a great tool for reducing stress. After posting the article I was asked how breathing could effect performance. Specifically why someone feels stronger through "Chi" cultivating excercises. Whether you use the term Chi or not we have all ...

Heel up or heel down?

One of the first things you learn in boxing is to pivot on the balls of your feet and punch with the heel up. Mike Tysons knockouts are filled with committed, heel up, punches. But should we ever strike with the heel down? That depends. Let's establish a few ...

Q&A: Bruce Lee, Ark Wong, and Ed Parker

Here is another round of questions answered by three people. Ron Chapél answers the bulk. Ed Parker Jr (Paxtial Arts) answers a question about himself. Finally, Guru Dan Inosanto (Inosanto Academy) answers a simple question about Bruce Lee. 

Uniting the Martial Arts with Dr. Carl Totten

In this episode I chat with Dr. Carl Totton about his history in the arts and his currents goal of bringing back all aspects of the arts from harming to healing. Dr. Totton has had the same school in the same location for over 35 years. While the McDojo's ...

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