Thinking Of Trying A Martial Art In 2018?

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By Lee Taylor Here are three top tips to help you make a decision that could change your life. 1. Choose your martial art There are many martial arts to choose from – Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Kung-Fu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Krav Maga, and many more, so take your […]

MATT HUDD MARTIAL ARTS Reach Your Full Potential

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Ever since Matt Hudd started out in martial arts, he has been committed to being the best he can be. Teaching provided a new motivation for this passionate instructor (and a qualified personal trainer) to bring out the best in his students. In the past five years, Dragon Fitness Academy brought together Chinese martial arts […]

DACAYANA ESKRIMA The Martial Arts Class For Everyone

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Martial arts instructor Joseph Dignam, pictured left, talks to FitNet about his new classes. Find out why Dacayana Eskrima is suitable for participants of all abilities and fitness levels, and why it’s much more than just stick fighting. Interview With Andrea Slivkova. Photography By Joseph Dignam. Joseph, tell me about your martial arts journey. When […]

New In Hereford DACAYANA ESKRIMA

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By Joseph Dignam Eskrima (also known as Arnis) is the martial art of the Philippines. Despite first appearances, Eskrima systems use several weapons which are taught first, before the empty hand – the use of weapons enhances the empty hand skills of the student. Dacayana Eskrima uses single stick, double stick, knives, stick and knife, […]

LEE TAYLOR RETURNS

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A year ago, 4th Dan black belt karate instructor Lee Taylor suffered a neck fracture in a car accident that very nearly ended his martial arts career. The skills he had learnt during his training helped with his recovery, and cheered on by his family, friends and martial arts colleagues as well as by his […]

How NLP Can Help Create A Life You Want

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By Matt Hudd Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) is based on the belief that the neurological processes (“neuro”) can be influenced by our language (“linguistic”) and this in turn can affect behavioural patterns learned through experience (“programming”). To put it simply, NLP helps us modify the language we use in our mind to achieve a desired […]

The Making of a Champion : Interview With Chris Rowan

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As with many lifelong passions, Chris Rowan’s sporting career started in childhood when he tried karate as a four-year-old in Aldershot. A few years later his family moved to Hereford where Chris discovered Tom Beardsley, and never looked back. Fifteen years of training under Tom Beardsley’s guidance brought Chris Rowan right to the top and […]

Dragon Fitness Academy: 8 Principles Of Martial Arts

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Having studied a lot of martial arts in my life, I have discovered that once you peel back the layers, most martial arts have the same underlying principles. Understanding these is crucial to learning and mastering any technique, so at Dragon Fitness Academy we teach eight core principles in all of our classes right from […]