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Martial Arts Health – Mission & Purpose

Made by a martial artist, for martial artists… This website was created to help bring out the best in all who seek greater ability in martial arts and combat sports. The mission is to provide knowledge for the nurturing and development of mind, body and spirit. Martial Arts Health is an ever-expanding, ever-evolving online blog and magazine for all martial…

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Body

Train Smart Over Hard – Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of this two-part series. In Part 1, I introduced the idea of training the body in a methodical manner, paying attention to variables that factor into physical. We covered the elements of recovery and intensity. In this article we will go over the elements of duration and concentration. Together, all four variables give you a…

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Body

Train Smart Over Hard – Part 1

Although sports science and training has evolved greatly over the years, there still seems to be this ever-present idea, especially in the amateur divisions, that you must “go hard” and train “balls-to-the-wall”. These so-called maxims are accompanied with ridiculous sayings like “no pain, no gain”, which quite frankly are primitive and archaic in regards to the art and science of…

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Mind

Enhancing Your Body Begins With The Mind

Note: I recently uncovered this article I wrote back in 2012. I find that a lot of the ideas within served as a basis for which my journey into the mental sciences unknowingly began. Enjoy. I have a confession to make. I’ve been wrong. Dead wrong. I thought I had it right but I didn’t. Just what am I talking…

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Mind, Spirit

Discipline Over Motivation

Motivation can be tricky a thing to attain. Sometimes it is ablaze and the will to take action is strong like a burning fire. Then other times you will find that same fire to be nearly put out and replaced with cooling embers. Discipline is what breathes fire into motivation. Motivation must be realized as a transient thing. It cannot…

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Body

How to Increase Punching Power – A Basic Intro

If your martial art discipline involves punching of any sort, then chances are you will want to develop harder-hitting strikes. Here’s a mini-article summarizing how to increase punching power in 3 simple steps. It goes as follows: Learn proper technique Practice learned technique to develop it Build strength transferrable into your technique Technique When it comes to increasing punching power,…

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