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Science Meets Martial Arts
Posted: July 22, 2019
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) sponsored a CKD seminar for their students and professors on June 23, 2012. KAIST is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea and is considered to be the top school for science and technology. The seminar gathered much interest in and around the campus as it was titled, "Science Meets Martial Art."
Five brain-boosting reasons to take up martial arts – at any age
Posted: July 08, 2019
We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy. However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.
1. Improved attention
Researchers say that there are two ways to improve attention, through attention training (AT), and attention state training (AST). AT is based on practising a specific skill and getting better at that skill, but not others – using a brain training video game, for example. AST on the other hand is about getting into a specific state of mind that allows a stronger focus. This can be done by using exercise, meditation, or yoga, among other things.
Self Defense Myths
Posted: June 17, 2019
There is a lot of information out there about protecting yourself, some are great tips, others are useless and some are downright dangerous! I wanted to discuss this today as I was watching a commercial of Dr. OZ where someone was showing the "keys" as a weapon for self defense tactic.
The use of keys as a weapon by placing the key ring in your palm and the key tips out from between your fingers is very flawed.
First think of the lagistics of being suddenly attacked and then you go into your purse or pocket to find your keys. Then you take those keys and put them into your palm, keep in mind most people key chains contain MANY keys for a person to fit their fist around. Now you need to arrange the keys so that there is one or two keys pertruding between each pair of fingers. See the lagistics with this plan? This will take you much time and effort to prepare for, if you have that much time why did you allow yourself to continue to be in that situation? Why did the attacker allow so much time for preperation? Never thought about it, well give it a go, put your keys in hand and arrange those keys into Wolverine's claws. Was it easy and quick? Now punch something hard like a bone covered in skin (A human) and see how it feels.
9 Great quotes for martial artist!
Posted: June 17, 2019
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela
“A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he falls, but how many times he stands up.” – Rickson Gracie
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
“It’s not about being better than the other. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”