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Starting Martial Arts Over 40: What You Need to Know

The American Heart Association has identified physical activity as one of the “Life’s Simple 7” lifestyle factors that have tremendous impacts on health and well-being. Your martial arts training can be a great way for you to do something you enjoy while also improving your health in numerous ways. Middle aged and older adults must take some precautions when training. This blog post – which is packed with LOTS of information – delves into those precautions and also provides useful information and resources to help you get started (and stay on track) with your training.

Create a Training Schedule for Success

At the Global Martial Arts University (GMAU), you can become super successful and earn a black belt (or equivalent) in any of our programs. But like in anything, only when you train regularly and stick to it will you realize the ultimate success of martial-art mastery. Some students tell us they find it difficult to consistently fit …

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How to Find a Training Partner or Train Solo

At the Global Martial Arts University (GMAU), you can become super successful and earn a black belt (or equivalent) in our programs by training on your own.But we do understand that some new students, especially those in our Krav Maga program, get discouraged because they can’t find someone to train with to practice certain techniques and …

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How Break Diving Can Help You Reach Your Martial Arts Goals More Quickly

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by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD (and GMAU student) Bruce Lee famously said, “I don’t fear the man who knows 10,000 kicks. I fear the man who practices one kick 10,000 times.” What then is the key to practicing that one kick 10,000 times?  Persistence, right?  So, what’s the key to that persistence?  For that you need …

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30 Days to Higher Kicks

30 Days to Higher Kicks

Are you looking to improve the height of your martial-arts kicks? Are you unsure how to get there relatively quickly and safely? In the 30 Days to Higher Kicks program, GMAU Taekwondo Head Instructor, Adam Gerrald, gives you an easy-to-follow plan of stretches and conditioning exercises to improve your flexibility and strength so you can kick higher.The …

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Shotokan Karate

By Sensei Jon Hodge Shotokan Karate is a dynamic martial art style created by the late, great Gichin Funakoshi. The style is characterized by highly concentrated striking, forthright blocking, powerful stances, and a series of captivating kata.Shotokan is a form of self defense that’s built like a strong house – first a formidable foundation is molded …

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