Alpha Male

Watching my students go over their patterns in my Taekwondo class one would give me a tentative glance another would let out a cursory ‘err... ’ as they would perform the exercise. I advised my students that martial arts are not a team sport, to never worry about what anybody else thinks but focus purely on the execution of their flow. Glancing at a judge in a patterns competition is almost always an indication of uncertainty; likewise when facing an adversary in sparring the winner is the one who focuses on his own attacking strategy and dictates the pace of the bout. Martial arts are one of those activities which are all about you, where the focus of the training is on enhancement of the self.

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Philosophy of Kung Fu Gradings in the Martial Arts

It is that time of the year when we start thinking about our kung fu or martial arts gradings and whether we are able to sit them or not. Are we ready? Do we know all the elements we need to know?

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