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…

Self defense techniques are not all created equal. When it comes to self defense there are some tried and true self defense techniques that can certainly help should you ever need the skills to survive. Consider the following 5 techniques when it comes to self defense: Nail the Basics One of the most important parts…

When I finished school, traveling and training in the USA became one of my biggest goals. And I finally made it happen. It probably doesn’t sound as magical for Americans who already live in the States, but for all of us foreigners, I know it could mean a lot—especially for those who are into mixed…

Ever fancied practicing Kung Fu in China? Maybe BJJ in Rio, Brazil or Muay Thai in Thailand? Shoot for MMA in Las Vegas perhaps?The list of possible martial arts fighting holidays goes on. Here is my favourite take on a ‘lads’ holiday’ – train all day! Plus there’s no reason to limit a fighting holiday to…

  You stand at the edge of the mat. Bouncing from toe to toe, keeping your bloody moving, your pulsed raised. You throw a few shadow punches. You test your weaves. You hear you heart beating. You crack your knuckles. Sweat slowly drips down your back. You look up and hold your opponents gaze. Your eyes give…