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  • Hands up or hand out

    Is your guard up or your hand out? Over the years, I’ve demonstrated to different groups how your attitude can affect others. It is very easy to do. Here is how it works. I call a person up to the front of the room and ask to give me their first reaction to my action. After they agree, I step toward them and put my guard up in an aggressive fashion. Inevitably, they respond by putting their guard up, too. Next, I extend my hand out in friendship. They always respond in turn. Finally, I ask them to put their guard up. When it is up, I extend out my hand in friendship. They always give me a blank stare, followed by a handshake. The point of this drill is to make everyone aware ....

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  • Train till you puke

    Does Puking During A Workout Mean You Are Awesome? “Oh man, I worked out so hard I puked!” This statement makes its way around the exercise community. It is typically stated by an individual who is proud of their effort given during a great workout. But is vomiting a good thing? No! Vomiting before, during, or after exercise is NOT a good thing. If you throw up during a workout then there are two things happening: one is that you are pushing yourself too hard, and second, you are not in good enough shape to handle the workout you are doing. Throwing up is sometimes worn as a badge of honor; you work hard, then harder, then you push yourself harder because you are awesome, ....

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  • Too much water

    In summer we have two problems we can face. Not drinking enough water. Drinking too much water. I have found this link to a website about drinking too much water. Click here ....

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  • Kids 5-6 years old

    The Benefits That Martial Arts Can Provide for 5 and 6-year olds Children between the ages of 5 and 6 are in the “dynamo” stage of development. They are now at a point where basic skills become the foundation for their continued growth. With the right mindset and curriculum, martial arts can help them build a more solid foundation for basic fundamental skills, which are essential for continued development. Below are milestones that martial arts can help accomplish: Top PHYSICAL development milestones:

    Demonstrating BALANCE by performing high repetitions of kicks without putting the foot down.
    Showing good CONTROL with the body while keeping it in motion.
    Demonstrating ....

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  • Kids classes

    Kids classes: You may have heard that our kids classes are full, we are now only taking young students when a student moves up a class or has to leave a class. Please keep an eye on your e mails to see when a place comes up. We are introducing a new teaching system we have picked up, you will start to see new ways to do exercises and new games first then slowly we will introduce more and more age specific techniques. We are also adding in a 3-4 year old class during the day. More details ASAP ....

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  • The end picture

    Look long term for you and your children. Most know I have been teaching martial arts at Mandurah high schools for over 20 years now. I have had the chance to see the sort of students a lot of schools have. Based on this first hand knowledge of the high schools I picked one for my children before I even had children. The reason is that I want my children to have the values that these high school kids have. BUT as Odin enters this school at Kindy and now pre primary I have som ... e issues with small things and I start to doubt my own choice. Well last week I taught some high school kids at a school camp from this school and again I am impressed with how these kids act and the values ....

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  • Eating before training

    Eating before Training Significance: When you work out, your body taps into its existing stores of glycogen and fat to provide energy, says Mark Strasser, MS, CSCS. When you eat the right type and proportions of food before your weight-training workout, you provide your body with all the glycogen and fuel it needs for an intense training session. If you run out of energy during a workout, your results will be sub-par, and you run the risk of injuring yourself. Foods: You want to include protein in every meal when lifting weights, but to fuel your training, the majority of your pre-workout meal should come from carbohydrates. According to the Gatorade Sports Science ....

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  • The Heavy Bag

    The heavy bag is one of the most underutilized areas of training in Muay Thai. Even when it is used in training, most people don’t use it very effectively. You will often see people at the gym casually punching the heavy bag as theyare chatting up the person beside them. If you train at a typical Muaythai gymthere is a good chance that you probably don’t use the heavy bag effectively in your training.This is especially true if you are atbig commercial gym that ismore focused on a cardio workout, than building technique. Hitting on the heavy bag will improve all aspects of your game.While youmight not see improvementsright away, over time you willbecome more fluid, ....

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  • It won't happen in Mandurah

    What is the area coming to... This is my city too and I want it to be safer. I am sorry for the shock value but stop thinking it won't happen to you or your children. Click here ....

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  • Christmas Closing

    During Christmas the gym will be closed from the 24/12/15 to 11/1/16 Please keep safe during this sometimes hectic time of the year. WE WANT YOU BACK SAFE AND SOUND. ....

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  • Winter and water

    Frost glitters on the ground, brown leaves rattle in the trees and the air is dry, dry, dry! Winter, with its abundance of colds and flu, is coming on fast. Did you know dehydration happens just as easily in winter as in the heat of summer? As you move about in the cold, you may not be sweating, but water vapor is still being lost through your breath (that’s the steam you see streaming from your mouth in frigid temperatures.) Winter can also accelerate dehydration because mammals have a survival mechanism that constricts blood vessels in cold weather, to conserve heat and maintain body temperature. Blood vessels shrinking increases blood pressure. To lower the pressure, your kidneys make ....

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  • Beginners on Tuesday night

    Over the next few weeks we will be running a introduction class for people on Tuesday nights at 6.30pm. This will give the new people the skills to join into the beginners classes without any stress. See you here ....

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  • What we are planning

    For those who don't know I have just returned from a martial arts business seminar in Melbourne. I received an award you will see on my desk but the highlight was running a seminar for other peers. The seminar I ran was on anxiety and depression and my own experiences. Anyway i have returned with a few idea's. The first was really simple and that is deodorant in the toilet for students to use and even a couple of disposable toothbrushes for those who get caught out rushing to training. (it happens) I have joined a martial arts business organisation to learn how to run this school even better. We are introducing a sports package membership for kids who are doing seasonal sports like ....

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  • Adult class

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY7nZcBh6pM&feature=youtu.be ....

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  • We work with our community

    I have certain things that get me upset, kids been bullied and bashed or who are going through issues that children should not have to deal with. It is for this reason our gym has let many children train for free, these kids are usually recommended on by a not for profit group or parents of kids who train with us who are working in the field. This is the first time I have mentioned this because i don't want the public to think our gym is full of troubled kids. It is not, it is full of great kids and parents who are something these kids need to be around to see the world is not that bad. Eric Jensen ....

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    I found this great article on weight loss and kickboxing. http://www.livestrong.com/article/222828-can-you-lose-weight-doing-kick-boxing/ ....

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