Self Defense

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Five Different Self-Defense Martial Art Trainings for Women

All styles of martial arts were initially created for self-defense and combat purposes. The tried and true practices and techniques of different martial arts styles have allowed the “underdog” to come out victorious throughout history. When it is time for you to choose the best martial arts style to learn self-defense, there are different arts …

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The Importance of Testing in Martial Arts

In all martial arts training, students will test as they progress. Testing is considered to be how instructors measure a student’s growth and determine their rank within the structure of the dojo – the most common is a stripe on their belt or achieving a darker belt once all necessary stripes have been earned. The …

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Is Martial Arts Self-Defense Training Effective When It Counts?

One critique you may hear about martial arts’ self-defense training is that it is good in theory, but it doesn’t really work when push comes to shove, literally. However, the techniques taught at a reputable studio that focuses on training students to balance mind and body can be incredibly useful in many situations. It also …

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Martial Arts Teach Valuable Skills in Self-Defense

You can count on more benefits in martial arts training than in any other sport, especially for children. The world seems to be growing more dangerous with violent acts, kidnappings, and human trafficking that the media says is on the rise. Every incident is tragic that we hear about, and that is growing the interest …

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Celebrating Another Anniversary: SwiftKick Martial Arts Turns 16!

It is hard to believe that SwiftKick Martial Arts has passed another milestone, celebrating sixteen years this month. It has indeed been a team effort, with the vision and leadership of Brian Cowell steering the ship. As more students grow up in the martial arts programs at SwiftKick, many continue to follow their journey beyond …

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Giving the Gift of Empowerment Through Self Defense

If you are like most people, seeing the signs advertising only 65 days until Christmas triggered some emotional responses. Maybe anxiousness, maybe excitement, and perhaps a combination of both. The surprise of how close the holidays may begin the gears turning and figuring out what gifts to get. This decision-making process can be daunting if …

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Martial Arts Programs Share Tips Against Bullying as School Approaches

The summer is coming to an end, and although some kids are thrilled with the prospect of being back on campus, some students and families inevitably worry about bullying. If a child has experienced bullying previously, this may be a real stress point for a family and a child. We looked at some popular advice …

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Martial Arts’ Crazy Monkey Defense Meets Basic Needs on Maslow’s Hierarchy

Developed initially to defend oneself in hostile environments on all terrains, one of the foundational ideas of this modern approach to martial arts is self-preservation. In contrast to some other styles within martial arts, Crazy Monkey focuses on the personal development of both the mind and body. Some martial arts styles are naturally more competitive, …

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