MMA vs traditional Martial Arts Why do Chinese martial arts keep losing in challenge fights with MMA rules? This is an interesting question since Chinese martial arts have a long historic tradition of challenge fighting. MMA vs traditional Martial Arts is a debate that exposes Chinese martial arts like Wing Chun to ridicule. Which also leads to the question: if it is so good, then why are Chinese martial arts not used in MMA? In this article I am going […]
Can You Block a Punch in Street Fight? Is action faster than reaction? The point is can you block a punch in a street fight. Here’s the problem. You’ve got to see and react to a punch. Unfortunately, most people’s natural reactions are simply too slow to respond. However, there is a solution in how to block a punch. Keep reading and I will highlight the best way to defend against punches in a street fight. Make sure to watch […]
How to Defend Yourself: The 3 P RULE to SURVIVE Street Fights This week we look at the best approach to defend yourself when someone is squaring off to you in an argument in the street fight. Here are 3 simple self defence techniques that could make a difference to your personal safety. Watch our video to learn how to deal with someone trying to intimidate you for a fight in 3 simple rules. We discuss the importance of correct […]
There are many people that feel that the best form of self defence is to get angry in a fight. Just watch our video and see for yourself. So this week we ask… Does anger help in a fight? I remember meeting someone who held this view. He said, “I don’t need to learn how to defend myself. I just get angry.” Of course, that’s the worst method of all to defend yourself, getting angry, doesn’t lead to emotional control. […]
Fighting, and self defence, is as much a psychological matter as a physical one. When defending yourself in, say, an attack on the street, what are your aims? This may seem like an odd question with an obvious answer, but believe it or not this varies from person to person. 1. INTENTION In order to effectively defend yourself you have GOT to mean it, and want to fight. This does not mean picking a fight and assailing an innocent person. […]
One idea in self-defence is to hit from where your hands are, as this makes any follow-up more efficient and likely to land. It is a very simple Wing Chun concept. The idea is two-fold: It avoids telegraphing your punch It maximises efficiency of both the punch AND the follow-up Pulling your hands back when punching telegraphs your movement, the bad guy can literally see your punch or strike. Knowing how to throw a punch is crucial in any street […]
Nothing is more frightening than facing an opponent who makes quiet, controlled, and purposeful movements in a fight. Especially when you can’t read what they are thinking or what they are capable of doing next. Creating a calm and intimidating presence can affect the even the most experienced fighters. Number 1 Don’t let your opponent lead the fight or make you rush. Set your own pace and make them work to your rate. This has a massive effect on the […]
In the actual moment of a fight, how can you improve your performance? How can you fight better during the event itself? Surprisingly, the answer has little to do with fighting technique or fitness, but more to do with your motivational psychology. Fighting performance can be seen as the sum of 3 components: The First component is the sum of your fighting abilities, your mental, physical, and technical skills. To a certain extent these are fixed when you enter a contest […]
The fear of being punched is a common problem, particularly for beginners. After all, how can you fight well if you’re afraid of getting hit? Here are 3 KEY TIPS to overcome it.
It doesn’t matter what Martial Art you practice, what you need to know is that power comes from the ground. Get this right and you can deliver knockout punches or strikes in seconds. Regardless of how small you are.