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Martial Arts Guide: Boxing

For the last two weeks we have brought you our beginners guide to martial arts. We have looked at loads of different types of martial arts, to try and help you find a style that will help you achieve your fitness or even wider life goals. Today we are looking at boxing. Originate from: UK Physical […]

Martial Arts Guide: Kung Fu

As part of our beginners guide to martial arts, we have been looking at some of the different styles, to help you decide which might be best for you. Today we are looking at Kung Fu. Originate from: China Physical Style: Ones that hit /Ones that wrestle/ Ones that hit and wrestle Kung Fu is a […]

Martial Arts Guide: Tae Kwon Do

So far  as art of our beginners guide to martial arts, we have looked at Karate, Judo and Jiu-Jitu. So  now we are moving from Japan over to Korea to look at Tae Kwon Do (or Taekwondo or TKD). Originate from: Korea Physical style: ones that hit/ ones that wrestle/ ones that hit & wrestle […]

Martial Arts Guide: Jiu-Jitsu

As part of our beginners guide to martial arts, we are giving you a quick overview of some of the most popular styles, to help you decide which might be best for you. So far we have looked at Karate and Judo. Today we are looking at Jiu-Jitsu Originates from: Japan Physical style: Ones that hit/ Ones […]

Martial Arts Guide: Judo

As part of our two week guide to martial arts, we are giving a brief introduction to some of the most popular styles, to help you find the right martial arts for you. Today we are looking at Judo. Originates from: Japan Physical style: ones that hit/ ones that wrestle/ ones that hit and wrestle A lot of […]

Martial Arts Guide: Karate

Over the last few days, we have been talking about what is martial arts and which is best. So now it’s time to help you find the right one for you. Each day for the next week, I will post a short guide to one type of Marital Arts. Today we are looking at Karate! Originates […]

Martial Arts: working out the different types

If you search online for ‘martial arts classes’ and you could easily get confused: Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and many more. How do you know what they all do? Or which will be best for you? In my last blog I covered the question of which martial […]

Martial Arts: which is best?

Which is the best martial arts? Short answer, none. Or a better answer would be “best at what?” Martial arts are like cars, they each have their own strengths and weaknesses and more importantly their own purposes behind what they do. My father-in-law uses a great stonking Ford truck to pull his tractor, but then […]

Martial Arts: not just kicking and punching

Martial Arts is lots of things  What do you think of when someone says “Martial Arts”? Is it the image of people in white suits and black belts going through complicated movements, or is it more the sweat and grime of 2 people knocking lumps out of each other in a cage? Maybe you just […]

My love hate relationship with running- Maria’s May Update

I want to be ‘a runner’. The sort of person who just gets up and casually decides to go out for a run. You know the type who knocks out a casual 10k before work with no effort at all, and wears t-shirts with slogans about how running is their therapy. Sadly, despite best intentions […]

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