10 Reasons To Start Training In A Striking Martial Arts First

Master Jonathan Field goes over 10 Reasons To Start Training In A Striking Martial Arts First versus starting with grappling-based martial arts. Why you should start with taekwondo, kickboxing, karate, or boxing versus jiu jitsu, judo, aikido, and so on. Master Jonathan discusses the reasoning behind his educated opinion. But ultimately he believes that everyone should do martial arts regardless of style. What what you like.

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Upper Body Striking Only Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

Upper Body Striking Only Beginner Sparring Drills is a great way to just focus on your boxing skills and boxing sparring as well as focusing on adding elbows and palm strikes to your beginner sparring drills. You can work on offensive and defensive punches, palm strikes, and elbow strikes for mma, kickboxing, and self defense. Most beginners will feel more comfortable with hand strikes or upper body sparring as it will feel more natural as we were taught to use our hands more than our feet. Focusing on getting good with boxing skills will help you defend your head as well as learning to set up your kicks and knee strikes to the groin and legs of your opponent or assailant.

Sparring in itself is unpredictable as most self defense situations are. Martial Arts styles such as taekwondo, where you do a lot of sparring, are more practical for self defense because you aren’t just drilling with theory. You actually learn what sparring skills and self defense skills work for you. This is a key point we teach in our self defense for women workshops.

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13 Things That Make Your Martial Arts Style Legit

Master Jonathan Field goes over 13 Things That Make Your Martial Arts Style Legit. Discussing such training factors as sparring, strength and conditioning, striking, takedowns, wrestling/grappling, situational awareness, sport/competition, and many other factors that let you know if your style of martial arts training is legitimate or not.

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3 Easy Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills | Part 11 of 12 | Self Defense For Women

Learn 3 easy Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills you can use in your self defense and fitness training. Training Kickboxing focus mitt drills is a great way to work on self defense strikes while improving your fitness and reducing your stress built up all day. Plus it’s a great way to spend quality time with a partner or family member. This video covers moving back and switch roundhouse kick using the kickboxing combination of jab, cross, roundhouse kick, back kick.

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12 Things To Look For In A Good Martial Arts School

Master Jonathan Field talks about the 12 Things To Look For In A Good Martial Arts School when deciding where to sign your child or yourself up for martial arts lessons, whether it be Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Judo, Karate, and etc,. Some of the topics you should look out for are; is the school clean, they do teach actually martial arts, do they have insurance, what rank are the instructors, are they certified, and much more…

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Catching The Leg Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

Learn how to catch the leg in these beginner sparring drills helps you to control what kicks are thrown at you during sparring as you make your opponent question which kicks to throw. These beginner-friendly sparring drills also help you with your self defense skills as you will learn how to catch a kick and throw your attacker off balance. This will give you the opportunity to escape the situation. In sparring, it is common in various martial arts styles to catch the leg to set up takedowns and effective counter strikes.

Sparring in itself is unpredictable as most self defense situations are. Martial Arts styles such as taekwondo, where you do a lot of sparring, are more practical for self defense because you aren’t just drilling with theory. You actually learn what sparring skills and self defense skills work for you. This is a key point we teach in our self defense for women workshops.

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Learn 3 Effective Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills | Part 10 of 12 | Self Defense For Women

Learn 3 Effective Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills for you to use in your next self defense and fitness training session. Using Kickboxing focus mitt drills to work on your self defense strikes is an effective way to improve your fitness and reduce your stress. It’s also a great way to spend quality time with a family member or friend. This video covers the hook, cross, hook, knee combination with the variations of adding double knee strikes and the classic bob and weave.

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One Step Sparring Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

One-step sparring drills are great beginner sparring drills to start with for newbies to martial arts and sparring because they teach you specific defenses and counter strikes to specific attacks thrown at you in a controlled manner. You learn how to block certain techniques with specific blocks and evading techniques and counter with predetermined striking combinations. These are good for both sparring matches in your sparring class as well as for self defense. One step sparring teaches a beginner to develop their muscle memory by drilling their various punches and kicks. These sparring drills are used both for sparring applications and for self defense situations.

Sparring in itself is unpredictable as most self defense situations are. Martial Arts styles such as taekwondo, where you do a lot of sparring, are more practical for self defense because you aren’t just drilling with theory. You actually learn what sparring skills and self defense skills work for you. This is a key point we teach in our self defense for women workshops.

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3 Classic Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills | Part 9 of 12 | Self Defense For Women

Learn 3 Classic Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills you can use in your next fitness training session or self defense training. Kickboxing focus mitt drills are a good way to develop your self defense striking skills while getting in some good conditioning training with a partner. You will develop good kickboxing striking skills that you can use to defend yourself or in your next sparring class. We also use some of the strikes and drills in our self defense for women workshops and seminars. This video covers the classic jab, cross, hook, roundhouse kick combination with the variations that include covering up and double jabs.

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3 Simple Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills | Part 8 of 12 | Self Defense For Women

Learn 3 Simple Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills you can use in your fitness, competitive, or self defense training. These 3 simple Kickboxing focus mitt drills are a good way to develop your self defense striking skills while getting in some great training with a partner or loved one. You will develop good kickboxing striking form that you can use to defend yourself or in your next sparring session. We also use some of the strikes and drills in our self defense for women workshops and seminars. This video covers the cross, hook, back kick combination with the variations of slipping the jab, and the 360 back kick variation.

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