Taking Martial Arts Classes Online Good Or Bad?

Martial Art Classes All Over The Internet

Image displaying an arm triangle choke (side c...

Image displaying an arm triangle choke (side choke) from a standing position (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember back around 2006 I started noticing more and more martial art videos on YouTube. Even back then I was wondering if martial art classes online was a good thing or a bad thing.  I saw some really good videos and I saw some pretty bad videos.

The thing that stuck out the most to me though was how amazing it was that for the first time in history a person could literally learn from someone on the other side of the planet.  So, is taking martial art classes online good or bad?

To answer this question you first have to ask yourself are you the type of person who can be self motivated or do you require someone standing over you telling you what to do and when to do it.

There is no right or wrong answer to that question. It’s simply a matter of what works best for you. If you are the type of person that works best with someone constantly looking over your shoulder and making sure you are doing things right. Maybe taking  martial art classes online isn’t for you.

However, if you happen to like me you have been watching martial art youtube videos and have been practicing the information you have learned. I have been training for the past 26 years in martial arts. With instruction and without.

I can say that if you are the type of person that will go practice on your own than you can absolutely find value in martial art classes online. As in most things in life. Make sure that if you do decide to start training online that you find a teacher that has lots of experience. [Read more...]

Are You Walking In Your Kung Fu Shoes ?

Kung Fu Shoes – I don’t mean literally

Kung Fu ShoesMaybe it’s just me or maybe you know what I am talking about. Many moons ago, my father taught to have honor and respect for all martial arts. In today’s world though it seems that many martial art practitioners do nothing but slam other people and styles.

Where is the universal respect? I gravitated towards the martial arts because of the values that I learned from training. Maybe your sitting there right now and you are also wondering where did all the love go.

My best guess is commercialism has gotten the best of the martial arts community. Certainly if you look hard enough you can find people who inspire and command respect.

What does it mean to wear your kung fu shoes?

It means getting up everyday and respecting the person next to you. It means training and leaving your ego at the door. It means finding the value in all the martial arts. Like humanity martial arts all started from the same root.  [Read more...]

How To Learn Kung Fu Online – Overcoming Obstacles To Get What You Want

How To Learn Kung Fu OnlineIt can be difficult to find a kung fu school locally. I should say to find a kung fu school that will teach you what you want to learn. After all their are literally hundred’s of kung fu styles in the the world. There are many different styles of kung fu that you can learn online.

So you want to know how to learn kung fu online. To start with you are more than likely going to need a training partner. While there are lot’s of solo training drills that you can do. In the kung fu world sparring and sensitivity training those 2 skill sets can only be honed with a partner.

If you have absolutely nobody to train with you can still develop your skill sets. After all martial arts isn’t just about fighting. There are many different heath benefits to be gained through kung fu training. [Read more...]

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