Category : How to Train

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts?

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts? There’s a common saying in boxing, “An old boxer never loses his punch”. His reflexes may be slower. His cardio and recovery may be weaker, but his power output should be similar to his youth. Except he may be a little slow in pulling that trigger. This may be true, but what is the Best Martial Arts for an Older Person? In this article I will highlight why you are not […]

How to Learn Martial Arts at Home by Yourself

How do you train martial arts alone? In fact, how do you train martial arts at home? Well, let’s not be misleading with title of this video. I don’t believe that you can learn a martial art on your own. You do need instruction. You need coaching, you need supervision. But you can train on your own. And you can train to improve your martial art. So, if you’re going to train alone, here’s my three top tips to improve […]

HOW TO HIT FASTER WITHOUT TELEGRAPHING YOUR PUNCHES

Most people telegraph their punches by winding their hands and shoulders back. The problem with this is that the bad guy can then see the strike coming. When this happens, there’s almost no chance that you’ll land that punch. Given notice, they will be able to move out of the way, block or deflect it. So, how do you fix this problem and HIDE your punches?! The idea is simple: Hit from where your hands lie. What does this mean? Wherever […]

3 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED IN MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING & NOT GIVE UP!

Motivation is your ability to begin and continue action. It’s what makes you wake up and want to train day in and day out. But how do we maintain our motivation when training becomes mundane? The Reality of Learning Martial Arts Before we discuss the simple steps to improve your motivation for martial arts training, let’s first briefly examine the reality of learning any skill. What day- to- day training is really about. “The Grind” appears when the new and exciting […]

Bodybuilders vs Skinny Guys: Who punches harder & fights better?

What often fascinates people is whether bodybuilders can fight. People always debate who would do better in a street fight: a bodybuilder or a skinny guy.

How to Increase Punching Power

3 Simple Tricks to Increase Punching Power

How to increase your punching power in 3 simple steps. Watch our video below to get the best method of delivering unstoppable power.

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4 Phases of Preparing for a Fight

There are four phases that combine to create a training cycle when preparing for Beimo. These involve the physical and psychological preparation of the athlete, factors crucial to Beimo preparation.   Phase 1. Core Skills and Conditioning The first phase is the Core Skills and Conditioning Phase which should last up to 16 weeks. This is the foundation period in which you are developing your aerobic conditioning in addition to acquiring new fighting skills or addressing any technical weaknesses in […]

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus pads as part of their self defence training. However, there are 5 common mistakes often made by beginners at the London Wing Chun Academy. Here is everything a beginner at our gym needs to know to improve their punching power, accuracy and timing in our classes. Many Wing Chun students underestimate the importance of pad work drills for their personal training. Yet, pad work training is […]

Wing Chun vs Other Martial Arts | Biemo with BJJ, MMA, KICKBOXING, BOXING

Wing Chun vs Martial Arts: Biemo with BJJ, MMA, KICKBOXING

Testing your fighting ability is natural when learning any martial art especially in combat styles such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. So why would it be any different for Wing Chun practitioners?

Condition Your Hands for Better Self Defence

It is undeniable that the ability to punch hard in self defence is important. Logically, if you can throw a powerful punch then you should have the stopping power.  However, all of this means nothing if your hands are not conditioned enough to absorb the impact. Poorly conditioned hands will result in injury or worse if caught in a self defence situation. In fact, the harder your hands the more dangerous your punches will be.   So Why Do You […]