martial arts

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Registered: 07-19-2011
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Mon, 07-25-2011 - 4:21pm

Hi everbody im steven the founder of merseyside fitness, today i want to talk about martial arts im a first duan in shaolin kung fu and i would like to share withh you the importance of incorporating martial arts into your training plan we all know that martial arts are great for fitness and flexibillity but how many of you knew how good it is for your core. all i ever here is how do i get a six pack how to i get a great core workout well martial arts is the awnswer. shaoin kung fu teaches us to produce all our power from our core our shif calls it a middo, whether its a punch or a kick we are learned to focus all our strength from our core the power has to come from somewhere right, now im not saying you have to to find a martial arts class and take part in physical contact just atend and let the shifu or master show you the basics and go from there. so remember the next time your moaning about your abs not being solid, think martial arts it wil guarentee you results

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 07-25-2011 - 4:43pm

Hi and welcome! It's great to see another martial artist on board. Both my sons are 3rd Degree Black Belts in Shaolin and I'm just about to get my 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Not only does it do wonders for the abs, but it's great for self confidence as well.

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Registered: 07-19-2011
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 1:31pm

Hi thanks for the hospitality its great to hear that most of your family take part in martial arts. yeah it sure dose it gives you a certain kind of power to know that you can handlle your self and can control your power. i also take part in tai chi wich is great for relaxing and focusing your chi.

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 11:00am
Hi Steainsey! Congrats on your achievement! I also know that when my son was in Taekwondo, his flexibility was fantastic! And we all know that flexibility can go a long way to preventing injury!

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Registered: 07-29-2011
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 4:14pm

MMA sports are the best!

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Registered: 08-16-2006
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 10:28pm

Welcome steainsay and briankuzdale!

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Registered: 07-19-2011
Sun, 07-31-2011 - 3:01pm

Hi you should definitly try and make time for martial arts, shaolin is great flexibility and being able to utilize every part of your body. tai chi is also excelent for balance and learning you how to control your power. alot of people dont fully understand what tai chi is about they think its just like a dance but when you learn how to really use it i beleive it is the ultimate martial art.

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Registered: 07-19-2011
Sun, 07-31-2011 - 3:09pm

mma is just like a street brawl most of the action is on the floor and its really slow and tecnical mma fighters are just a jack of all trades instaed of being a master of one. shoalin is the best and is also the father of most martial arts. why would you want to learn mma when every martial art teaches about joint manipulation and submmision anyway. in shaolin its called chi na and i have learned hundreds of moves that alow me to manipulate joints and bring people to submission. so instead of learning abit of this and abit of that i suggest you study a true martial art. whats your disipline?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 10:43am
Oh yes-I've recently started with Tai Chi and really enjoy it. How often do you practice it each week?

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 10:53am
Hi and welcome! Unless I'm missing something MMA looks to be more like hard core wrestling with no rules. Do older adults do this at your school?
I've recently read that the injury rate with MMA was extraordinarily huge (up to 40% of participants) and many required emergency room visits. My TKD instructor refuses to do MMA because he said he has seen way too many serious injuries and I just can't risk broken bones at this point in my life for exercise.
I know I have suffered many a bump and bruise with TKD and I can't imagine how much worse that would be if I were down on the ground grappling with someone. I think I'd prefer to stick to learning how not to get taken to the ground. ;)

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Sun, 08-07-2011 - 3:13pm

hI sorry about the late reply i practice tai chi 3 times a week and practice shaolin 5 times a week, im really glad your studying tai chi and you should definitly stickk with it tai chi might be slow and relaxing but if you can master it, you can use it to get yourself out of any threathing situation.

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