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One mind, Any weapon.

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.

If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.

If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.

– Sun Tzu, The Art of War

The mind is primary, number one, any action or decision you take first starts as a thought in your mind and if martial arts is a set of movements you make in response to a set of movements your opponent makes, does it not make sense that you should train your mind first.

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The OODA loop and self defense.

The one thing that really good and effective self defense training, close combat training, Police training, military training, etc that I have experienced has in common is that it teaches the student to fly through the OODA loop while keeping the enemy in the OODA loop. Continue reading this post

Woman chokes out sex attacker with a triangle!

Hi Guys,

Here’s a story that hit the news last week, just goes to show that everything works and each technique has its appropriate place,training and a presence of mind may just save your life!

A Little History of the Martial Arts Part 7

Welcome to part 7 of our short series on the history of some of the arts that are taught at Martial Art Concepts. We will continue to look at the expansive and deep art of Kali/Escrima.

The number one priority is weapons even if it is empty hands being taught. Please let me illustrate this point with a short story.

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A Little History of the Martial Arts part 5

Welcome back to our ongoing journey through the history of the martial arts. In part 4 we finished of looking at some of the early Chinese arts and its development, and like all the arts how they were heavily tied in to the religion and spirituality of the times and still are.

In part 5, I thought we would start to take a look at some of the South East Asian martial arts.

There are a huge variety of arts from this area from the Philippines to India, all having one thing in common they were born out of adversity…

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5 Steps to Becoming A World Class Martial Artist

For most of my life I used to labour under the illusion that I could get better at things and improve my life by not doing anything in the way of work to accomplish this.

I had it in my head that if I wanted something then it would eventually just fall into my lap, like magic, or a gift from heaven.

The universe would simply say: “I know how you sort of wanted this Steve, and just because you kind of want this, I’m going to give you it. So there you go, it’s yours, free of charge, just because you thought half-heartedly about wanting it. ”

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A Little History of the Martial Arts – Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of our history series.

The Chinese Martial arts developed at three places; the Buddhist Shaolin temple, the Taoist Wu Tang monastery, and the village arts of the peasants themselves. According to legend an Indian prince, the son of a Brahman king in southern India, renounced all his riches and titles and adopted the mantle of a wandering monk.

His intention was to master the Buddhist doctrine of Mahayana which involved searching into one’s own being to discover freedom and enlightenment. This is the core teaching of every religion both in the east and the west, when you get past the outer teachings. Meditation was an essential and only ingredient of this search. Originally meditation is used to control the mind and focus its force upon one point.

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Congratulations to Bobby Mason and Nick Probert

Martial art concepts would like to congratulate two of our students who took part in a night of MMA and kickboxing bouts on Saturday 6th December.

The venue was the Arena nightclub Stourbridge with fighters from all over the U.K. coming to take part some of the bouts were fought under kickboxing only rules and some under amateur MMA rules.

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