In this GracieBreakdown video, Rickson Gracy, Pedro Sauer, Ryron and Rener Gracie discuss the future and a few changes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. According to BJJ experts of Gracie Academy, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and a self-defence system that usually involves ground fighting. It’s a self-defense system that encourages a weak person with the idea that he can…

Martial art is studied for various reasons, such as fitness of physical health, self-defense and competition, mental and spiritual development because it entails types of codified traditions and systems of combat practices. Although the term Martial arts are commonly associated with fighting in East Asian cultures, it was originally used concerning the combat systems of…

For the past decades, martial arts has undoubtedly inspired some of the world’s finest filmmakers. Nowadays, martial arts has become a part of action films’ culture, and it is almost impossible to find one that does not include martial-arts-inspired fight scenes. For every great martial arts film, there is a whole lot more that many…

“The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.”  – Bruce Lee Combat Techniques came into being in times of great despair for the sole purpose of…

MartialArtsLab continues their review series by looking at a fitness guide from a remarkable Taekwondo 9th Dan Black Belt Grandmaster who has decades of experience and trained hundreds of students. Black Belt Fitness For Life: A 7-Week Plan to Achieve Lifelong Wellness by Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang from Tuttle Publishing With knowledge built up through years…

In the first of a series of upcoming Book Reviews for the readers of MartialArtsLab, I take a look at a comprehensive guide to self-defence from a world renowned Israeli self-defence system, written by an expert and Judo enthusiast: Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence by Ben Keren from Tuttle Publishing ‘Krav Maga’…

  View image | gettyimages.com So called boxing experts constantly criticise the punching skills of MMA combatants during fights. The sweet-science of catching, blocking, slipping, rolling and countering punches doesn’t exist in the octagon. Instead a cruder form of stand-up striking emerged, and despite the abundance of different techniques on display, boxing purists still can’t…

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