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5 Signs You Have Found A Great Martial Arts School

I have been doing Martial Arts since I was 6 (I am now 38) and I have trained in every type of school. From the spit and sawdust boxing gyms to the church halls and leisure centres, I have also trained in the purpose-built premises as well. And I have discovered one thing; that the premises mean […]

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7 Amazing Facts About Samurai Warriors (That You May Not Know)

Who Were the Samurai? Students had to learn and pledge to live by a moral code known as bushido.  Bushido placed utmost importance on respect and loyalty for a warrior’s masters, justice, courage, honesty and adopting ethically-based behaviour at all times.  If a samurai broke the bushido code, it was considered a huge dishonour.  A dishonoured […]

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The Overlooked Aikido Technique That Is Devastating In Self Defence

Aikido is a martial art that has a lot of respect but a lot of haters. Steven Seagal made the art popular with his films such as Nico, Hard to Kill and of course Under Seige where he would throw people around and break limbs like most people snap a Kit Kat. However, with the […]

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3 Ways Aikido Can Enhance Your Self Defence Skills

People think Aikido sucks when it comes to self-defence but they couldn’t be more wrong. I know we have seen videos of Judoka and MMA fighters taking down Aikido trained martial artists with ease and then tapping them out. It has lead to people thinking Aikido is only able to deal with drunks in a […]