Start of 2015

Hi all, I hope that you had a great Christmas break and were able to enjoy the festive season!  I was lucky enough to spend my holidays with my family and friends in my native Poland.  I haven’t spent Christmas at home for around eight years so I […]

Christmas time

Thursday was our last session of our training in 2014.  I would like to wish all of our students, friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2014 has been a busy year for our club.  We have done lots of activities having travelled […]

Mma analytics project

13 03 2015 Update Unfortunately some of participants still not send data to analysis, so within month or so I will do summary of date which was delivered and will post results 🙂 In our club we practice mixed martial arts.  We cooperate with a few other clubs […]

Contradictions

Here is a great article by Chris Manson from “Wanna be big”.  It is about the contradictions that occur in the world of fitness and how to scrutinise new trends with a critical view and common sense.  This approach can be easily applied to martial arts where every […]

Stronger neck

In martial arts the function of the neck is very important.  A strong and flexible neck improves the absorption of shock to the head when hit, pulled, falling over or defending a choke.  When fighting on the floor a strong neck can be used to enable a powerful […]

Biomechanical Black Magic

This week I would like to share with you superb article by Greg Nuckols from Strength and Science, about biomechanics of the squat. Greg knowledge is impressive and I think all of the athletes who perform squats should read his articles! Have good read! squats are not hip […]

Kids, martial arts and mental health

I am a martial artist and I have always been told that practicing martial arts is beneficial for both adults and children.  For adults we can see the advantages in terms of improved fitness, psychological benefits and better coordination and self-defence skills.  Many adults report that they benefit […]

Budo seminar Greece

My personal favourite was the Tai Chi session – being a Karate practitioner it made a nice change to use the exercise of a martial art for calming purposes. A.KB Our club recently took part in a Budo seminar in Athens. This event was organised by our friend […]