Numerous men and women get into martial arts with the aim of learning the various fighting abilities that will aid them in competitions and defend themselves. As a Taekwondo practitioner for over 30 years, I’ve come full circles with the objective of the things we practice in class. In reality, I’ve accomplished a couple complete circles with regards to forms. For the duration of my younger days as a competitive point style fighter, I wasn’t too fond of forms. I practiced them, and I did nicely. As a matter of reality, I did actually properly in every tournament I competed in. What I was actually interested in was the sparring. That’s what I lived for.
At nine years old, I started to study martial arts. Bruce Lee was my hero. The physical challenges, the strength, flexibility, and excitement over being able to kick above my head and break boards with my hands was inspiring and motivating. I started in the Japanese arts of Judo, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu and Karate. At twelve years old I started understanding Chinese Kung Fu and for my Bar Mitzvah present at 13, my parents signed me up for lessons in the Korean arts of Taekwondo and Hapkido. It became an addiction. Initially going three times a week, I gave up my Hebrew lessons, guitar lessons, and any free time I had, to the point of studying and practicing martial arts four-five hours per day, six days per week. It became my objective in life to be a martial arts instructor. As the years went by I continued to add new designs and tactics, such as Thai boxing and Israeli Self-Defense.
Gage wants to know how to do the other Martial Arts. Ava said she desires to know how you can chop by way of wood? Skyler wonders about kicking a tree. Samantha knows that Martial Arts is to shield oneself. Ty wonders how to break a board with yor foot? Justin wants to know how you get so powerful? Ryan says Martial Arts are to defend oneself and Karate is a Martial Art.
Kung Fu: Starting in China as far back as the 5th century, this practice has influenced most other forms of Chinese martial arts, and been codified into dozens of variations, numerous named after animals. Obtain insight into the history and standard techniques of kung fu, as you discover the white crane style for close- to medium-range interaction, and then sample a long-range style for maximizing your reach known as praying mantis.
Hapkido is the anti-martial artâ€. It was made as a way to defend against and overcome an attacker with talent in numerous types of martial combat. With roots in Aiki-jujitsu, Hapkido adds striking and punching to joint-locks, throws, and grappling, generating it 1 of the original mixed martial arts. Even so, unlike modern day MMA education, Hapkido offers the student a solid base in different forms of defense, and roots the technique of that defense in the principles of water, circle, and harmony. This gives the student a solid framework on which to develop their skill so that they are not caught off-guard when in actual defense conditions.