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Myths about Firearms and Their Owners

Myths about Firearms and Their Owners

If you're interested in self-defense, you should be familiar with firearms. Regardless of your stance on owning firearms, if you want to be an effective martial artist focused on street self-defense, you should train with firearms. 

Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Valentine’s Day has just passed, but February is still all about the heart. Every year, the
American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease
and heart health. What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness.
With that in mind, here are some ways that taking martial arts classes can protect and
strengthen your heart.

Age in the Martial Arts: When is "Old" too Old?

Age in the Martial Arts: When is "Old" too Old?

The old guy (or gal) on the mountain top who answers your question of “Where is the bathroom?” with “In your mind, you will find all answers.”  is the pinnacle of martial arts masters, according to movies.  S/he has probably been training since s/he could walk.  But, what about those of us that start martial arts as adults, and not as limber kids at a Shaolin monastery?  Is there any hope that we will gain any proficiency?