Punches and Kicks Combinations of North Korean People's Army hand-to-hand combat system
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Public Service Announcement

Lock-downs, social distancing, etc. are necessary to stop spreading of covid-19 WHERE GOVERNMENTS FAILED to follow standard epidemic prevention procedures in time, without stupid delays.

Taiwan’s government didn’t dilly dally. The result in a population of over 23 million:

558 coronavirus cases, 7 deaths.

See for yourself here:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/taiwan/

and here:

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/taiwan-marks-200-days-domestic-covid-19-infection-73896769

Why do you think your government did dilly dally? Is it because it is run by turds? Or is it because it is run by traitors?


Can you tell a well-schooled sports instructor or a martial arts instructor from an unschooled one? Then watch the video in my latest article and point out the single teaching error that keeps a student practice a simple grappling throw for over ten minutes and still not get it–even though his instructor shows him the technique perfectly. The video is at https://www.stadion.com/a-bit-of-know-how-for-teaching-and-learning-techniques-faster/



Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! DVD trailer

Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! DVD is now available as a pay-per-view streaming video for $39.95 ($10.00 less than the DVD). You may view it from anywhere, for an unlimited number of times.

The first and the second chapters of Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! are free to view.

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Stretch for splits and bridges with Flexibility Express: Flexibility and Functional Strength in No Time DVD trailer

Flexibility Express DVD is now available as a pay-per-view streaming video. You may view it from anywhere, for an unlimited number of times.

The first chapter of Flexibility Express, on testing your flexibility potential for splits and back bridges, is free to view.

You may view the streaming version for $59.95 ($20.00 less than the DVD).

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I get questions like, “I am 40. Am I too old to improve my [insert here some athletic ability, for example, flexibility, or strength, or endurance] following your training programs?” An email from a 71-year old user of Flexibility Express answers such questions. Read it and see instructional videos at stadion.com/too-old-to-get-better/


See a video showing an easy, mechanically sound way of achieving the side split. It is at https://www.stadion.com/an-easy-way-to-a-side-split/

Flexibility Express DVD by Thomas Kurz

The Unbreakable® Umbrella — A peculiar mix of genteel elegance and chilling weaponry...


Running is the most commonly used form of movement for developing general aerobic endurance. It is a simple, natural movement, yet people can do it wrong. For a description of the correct running technique plus info on the influence of footwear on gait and posture, which affects athletic performance in every sport and martial art, visit https://www.stadion.com/training-tips-for-running-technique/

Science of Sports Training, 2nd edition, by Thomas Kurz

Flexibility Express DVD by Thomas Kurz

The Unbreakable® Umbrella — A peculiar mix of genteel elegance and chilling weaponry...


Experiments done on athletes long ago (Nawrocka 1967) determined the optimal sequence for teaching a new sports technique:

1. Name the technique and give a brief description, including the key whys (yes, before a demonstration).

2. Demonstrate the whole technique at full speed.

3. Ask the athlete to give a verbal description of the technique.

4. The athlete attempts to perform the technique.

To find out why the above teaching sequence is the optimal one, see “How to Learn Skills Faster and Better—Through Verbalization.”

Science of Sports Training, 2nd edition, by Thomas Kurz

Flexibility Express DVD by Thomas Kurz

The Unbreakable® Umbrella — A peculiar mix of genteel elegance and chilling weaponry...


Recently I was asked, “How much strength training is necessary to become a proficient fighter?” I answered with a list of five most important concepts and principles one should keep in mind when designing and conducting strength training for any sport, not just fighting. The list is split into three articles, the first of which is posted at stadion.com/strength-training-for-martial-arts-what-to-keep-in-mind-part-i/

Science of Sports Training, 2nd edition, by Thomas Kurz

Flexibility Express DVD by Thomas Kurz

The Unbreakable® Umbrella — A peculiar mix of genteel elegance and chilling weaponry...


Fighting techniques, and techniques of any sport where you face an opponent, require an external focus of attention, i.e., on the opponent and the environment. While learning fighting techniques initially you may have an internal focus, i.e., on how you move and what you feel, but when fighting, the opponent is outside of you–so as soon as you can do techniques correctly, you should focus externally, on your opponent, not on yourself.

An example of internal focus:

Apart from the internal focus in this demo, I also don’t like the short grip–which is great for twirling but not for power with accuracy at a long distance.

In a demo below the focus is external because the demonstrator is an experienced street fighter. Even though he doesn’t always look directly at the imaginary target, his focus is constantly on it and he has it in his peripheral vision.

An example of external focus:

The demonstrator still doesn’t take the advantage of the nunchaku’s full mechanical potential, he grips it too short, but being a competent fighter he has skills to fall back on.

More info on on nunchaku as a weapon, not a twirling toy, is in Self-Defense Tip #84 — Using Flexible Weapons: Nunchaku.

For more info on directing your focus of attention see Gold Medal Mental Workout for Combat Sports: A Step-by-Step Program of Mental Exercises to Make You a Winner Every Time.

Gold Medal Mental Workout for Combat Sports by Dariusz Nowicki