Category: Interesting

Kyokushin & K1 Kickboxing


Kyokushin karate has a long history of getting involved and fighting in Muay Thai and Kickboxing events starting even as early as the 1960s. Sosai Mas Oyama realized that competing against other martial arts can only benefit Kyokushin. In the early days at the Kyokushin World

Tournaments, all martial artists from all around the world were invited, regardless of the style. There is also the famous battle between Kyokushin Karate and Muay Thai in 1964 in Thailand at the Lumpinee Stadium. Continue reading “Kyokushin & K1 Kickboxing”

You’re Not The Only One Who Forgets Techniques Five Seconds After You See Them

Forgetting techniques is like peeing in the shower: you think you’re the only one who does it, but really, everyone does it.

No, you’re not stupid, and this forgetfulness doesn’t inherently mean you have a cognitive problem — in fact, it’s pretty normal. Some people can see a technique once and immediately begin to rep it like they’ve been doing it their whole lives, but many of us will forget how to do it (or even what we did in class at all) within 24 hours of seeing it. Heck, plenty of BJJ students can almost feel the technique evaporate from their brain the moment after the class claps and breaks up to drill the movement with their partners. Continue reading “You’re Not The Only One Who Forgets Techniques Five Seconds After You See Them”

Top 10 mistakes martial artists make in the dojo

Martial arts training is a learning experience,

to say the least. Each day you spend in the dojo, you are bombarded with new movements, new techniques, and new strategies.

The best way to rise to the challenge of mastering all that material is to learn from the mistakes of those who came before you. In other words, if you can avoid the pitfalls that have trapped other martial artists, you will be that much further ahead for your next promotion test or sparring match. Continue reading “Top 10 mistakes martial artists make in the dojo”

The Amazing Benefits of Kickboxing for Women

1. Melt fat, fast

Combining martial arts techniques and heart-pumping cardio, kickboxing is a high-energy workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and fat. Continue reading “The Amazing Benefits of Kickboxing for Women”

Hanshi Steve Arneil – The Spirit of Bushido

The true essence of Karate is the forging of one’s character/spirit through hard training.

No man typifies this principle more than Steve Arneil. He was the second man to complete the grueling One Hundred Man Kumite Challenge, after the great Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama.

Hanshi Steve Arneil

Steve Arneil, the son of a steelworker, was born on 29 August 1934 in the mining city of Krugersdorp, South Africa.

Arneil’s martial arts journey started when he aged twelve he began learning Judo from Allen Robinson, the son of famous judoka, Jack Robinson. The Arneil family had earlier moved to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) where Arneil’s father worked as a smelter in a copper mine. Continue reading “Hanshi Steve Arneil – The Spirit of Bushido”