June 16, 2016

Three Surprising Facts About Taekwondo That Will Amaze You

There's no denying that Taekwondo is today's most well-known type of martial arts. As a matter fact, most martial arts students want to learn Taekwondo more than anything else. If you are among one of those many people who want to be an expert in this martial arts style, here's three fascinating facts about Taekwondo that you need to know:

There are currently 70 million people around the globe practicing Taekwondo
As mentioned earlier, plenty of people are eager to learn this martial arts style. Around the world total, there are more or less 70 million individuals who are practicing Taekwondo. Much of the popularity of this style is credited from famous movie stars and taekwondo practitioners such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. In a recent statistics, it was discovered that there are at least 4 million people have already achieved a black belt status in Taekwondo.

Taekwondo Practitioners are Ranked According to Belt Colors
In taekwondo, practitioners are classified according to their belt colors. For beginners, they are given white belts but as soon as their level of expertise improves, their belts' color are also changed. Taekwondo has six belt colors - white, yellow, green, blue, red, and black. The darker the color of the belt a taekwondo student wears, the higher is his position and level of expertise.

Dojang is correct term for the place where Taekwondo is taught
The term dojang refers to the area or place where taekwondo students meet. It can also be called as a center or a gymnasium, but most students prefer calling it a taekwondo school. Commonly, a dojang have blue and red padded floorings; it is decorated with belts, flags, banners, and instructional materials.

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June 12, 2016

Take It From the Experts – The World’s Most Famous Martial Artists of all Times

Wanna learn martial arts? Then you should take it from the experts! Here’s a list of legendary martial artists of all times that you make as your inspiration


Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is absolutely amazing with his fighting stunts in the many films that he made, but what many of us don’t know that he has a  judo, Tae Kwan Do, Tang SooDo,and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt status. He even created his very own martial arts fighting style, the Chun-Kok Do. Since 1964 until his retirement in 1973, Norris also had a fulfilling career on karate tournament; he has won more or less 30 matches.


Apart from that, Norris also held the prestigious title as World Professional Middleweight Karate Champion for six years; he has even defeated karate legends  Joe Lewis, Louis Delgado, and Allen Steen.


Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is long gone, but many of us still knew him as the world’s most famous martial arts movie actor. Lee was the pioneer for martial arts acting; he has appeared in some films and among them are The Way of the Dragon and the popular TV series The Green Hornet. Lee is sometimes called as the father of mixed martial arts since he was the first one not to follow the traditional “this is how you do it” style. His signature martial arts style was Jeet Kune Do, but he also knew other martial arts style including Jujitsu, Wing Chun, Judo,  Filipino arts, Judo, and even boxing.


Royce Gracie

Royce Gracie is one of the best martial artists to consider as an inspiration. He was the first ever to win three of four UFC championship belts in 193, and he did that by just using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s grappling art that his father invented. Gracie was given a 6th-degree black belt for his expertise.


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June 04, 2016

Three Ways to Spend Your Summer Vacation Productively

A few more months and it's already time for our summer vacation. Have you decided what will you do with your leisure time? Although a lot of people would grab the opportunity to travel and explore the world during the summer season, there are also some individuals who prefer staying close to their home to relax and unwind.

But if you do not like to spend the sunny season without doing anything, here are three ways to spend your vacation productively:

Learn Playing a Musical Instrument

If you have always wished to learn to play the guitar or the piano, but never had the chance to do so, then this summer vacation is the perfect time for you to do it. When it comes to learning to play a musical instrument, it does not necessarily mean that you have to enroll in a music school because you can always learn it by yourself. But if you have a friend or a family member who can assist you to get to play a musical instrument, then that would be better.

Enroll at a Martial Arts Center

Another productive thing that you can do this summer season is to register at a martial arts center and learn self-defensive techniques. Learning martial arts is definitely beneficial because it will help you become healthy and fit; plus, martial arts will also help you learn to become patient and calm. However, unlike learning a musical instrument, enrolling at a martial arts center is really necessary especially if you want to be a great martial artist. So, check the Internet now and join yourself at the nearest martial arts center.

Read Tons of Books

If you do not like sweating off or participating in physical activities, then the best thing that you should do this summer vacation to make it productive is to read a lot of books. By reading books, you will not only get entertained by different stories, but your vocabulary will also improve. Reading has also been proven to stimulate the brain, so it will help you prepare for the next semester.

We hope you have a wonderful and productive summer vacation!

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June 03, 2016

The Best Martial Arts Movies You Need to Watch

How do you usually spend your weekend? How about your Friday nights? Being an avid martial arts admirer, I often find myself spending my free times and day offs watching martial arts movie just to inspire me to be like them soon. So today, I’ll be sharing to you three amazing martial arts movies that every guy or every beginner martial arts students should watch.

The Legend of the Drunken Master

This one's classic, and with Jackie Chan top billing this movie, you will never be bored watching this film. The Legend of the Drunken Master was released in 1994 in Hong Kong; it showcased Jackie Chan's first traditional style martial arts film (which means there plenty of things to learn here). It's sequel, Drunken Master II, which was released last 2005, was considered by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 films of all times. Do you want to watch a comedy with intense martial arts fighting? This one's absolutely an excellent choice.

Kill Bill

Written and directed by the one and only Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill is also one of the best martial arts film that you'll ever watch. This two-part film was released in 2003, and it instantly became a huge hit. The movie, which was started by Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, and David Carradine, shares the story of an ex-assassin avenging her former colleagues for killing members of her wedding party and also trying to kill her. This American film is unconventional and yet amazing because it of its female protagonist who can kick your ass with her amazing martial arts and combat skills. (You go, girl!)

Once Upon a Time in China

Of course, this list would never be completed without a Jet Li movie. Once Upon a Time in China was released in 1991, it became a huge hit that several sequels were released. The story focuses on Wong Fei-hung (Jet Li), a martial arts instructor during the 19th century.

And that’s it! Watching these films will absolutely encourage you to try even better with your fighting skills, or even motivate you to enroll to the nearest MA center.