Which Martial Art is the Best?

The good old battle of the Martial Arts!  Which Martial Art is the best?  This is a natural question for someone who is new to the world of Martial Arts.  I believe that the person is actually asking, “Which Martial Art will endow me with the most effective fighting abilities?”.  For some reason, people believe in the notion that one Martial Art is superior to another.  I’d like to shed some light on this myth and help to reinforce the values of individual effort, hard-work and dedication.

3 Defensive Strategies for Striking Martial Arts

I study a Japanese Martial Art that focuses primarily on striking.  I recently sparred with an experienced peer who was much larger and stronger than me.  Contending with a stronger and larger opponent is always difficult, but there were some great insights and learnings that I took away from the bout.  So much so, that I am looking forward to sparring with my colleague once again.

Women in Martial Arts

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day.  This is a day where women are recognised for their social, economic, cultural, and political contributions.  The role of women in our society is one of the most important, yet it seems to be one that we all take for granted.  It must be stated that women are just as capable as men and should be afforded the same kind of opportunities to grow and excel in whatever fields they desire.

The Ultimate Goal of Martial Arts

Have you ever wondered what the ultimate goal of Martial Arts is?  What is the realisation that you come to after a lifetime of training?  Is it physical dominance over your adversaries?  I think not!  If this was the ultimate goal it would probably be very short lived.  We all grow old and we all must make way for the next generation.  We cannot expect to keep up with the physical prowess and exuberance of youth, no matter how skilful we become.