Kick'em In The Ghoulies

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Martial Thoughts

In this section we have a mix of articles about training and even Techniques . It's really about having a place for any body wanting to contribute to the site by writing a small article on their art or martial arts and training in general .

I feel it's always good to get others views on training and if anybody wishes to contribute a article then please contact us through the messaging for members on this site , through our Twitter  or Facebook pages or email myself at the below email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Email : thesnake@kickemintheghoulies.com

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Pain by Cloudtoe

I have just discovered this page and feel the need to share a few of my thoughts and feelings. And share my words of wisdom with the less fortunate. Perhaps this could even be a regular feature, depending of whether I can be bothered or not. I can be an agony uncle for all those failed martial artists out there.

Todays topic - Pain

There is always pain in training - '' pain is just weakness leaving the body ''. We all experience pain either through the pain of defeat ( not experienced this one myself yet ) or the physical pain of strains ( over- training ) or injuries inflicted by others ( kicks. punches, strikes etc. ).

Bruce Lee said be like water... ( click videos for full quote ) and the essence of martial arts is mental focus, which is what we all need to train, whether for fitness, self defense or competition. Without the mental focus we will never attain our true potential.

Martial arts unlike boxing or other contact sports is a disciplined art that gives the practitioner, with time, a mental strength to deal with the problems of life as well as chummy who thinks you have spilled his pint. Remember train hard, whats a few bruises and remember - '' girls dig scars... ''

The Cloudtoe.

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The Ancient Art of Dodging by Greeneyedninja

Hello, this is The Greeneyedninja of www.freewebs.com/greeneyedstealth

Being a practitioner of Ninjutsu, I see something missing in many martial arts practitioners(not their Arts, just in them themselves) that I would have likely never noticed if I didn't practice Ninjutsu, where this is fundamental.

The ancient art of Dodging.

Of course, there is always some dodging, but it seems a little... stiff. Simply moving backwards, the most common, if not only dodge I usually see, is only slightly effective. It has two fatal weaknesses.
1.Since it is easier to run forwards than backwards, you can easily be overtaken if your opponent attacks multiple times without pausing.
2. You are still directly in front of your opponent, in their line of fire. To counter attack you will have to push towards them just like they pushed towards you. They will probably dodge, just like you did, by moving backwards, setting off an endless loop of wasted energy.
There are much better ways to dodge your opponent.
Here are a few:
1. The simplest change is to step diagonally backwards, not straight backwards. This simple change will force your opponent to change direction instead of just running in a straight line to keep up with you. While they are turning to try to face you again, they are wide open for a counterattack.
2. The sidestep. The key here is to just move one foot behind the other. This is a ridiculously simple yet effective, especially against jumping attacks such as a tackle or a flying side kick.
3. Duck. This even works against most punches. But remember, it's faster and less predictable when you duck by bending your legs, not by bending you waist. After you've done that, just spring up like a jack-in-the-box and counter-attack.
Thank you for your time. Check out my site for more techniques to make you a better martial artist.

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Techniques in a Cartoon Style

This page is host to a few techniques that are described in Cartoon style pictures and animations.

It may offer some insight for some beginners or remind  stalwarts of that one move they may have forgotten about.  It will be a mix of one step and three step techniques and illustrations of classical techniques .


Technique 1


Technique 2

Technique 2 in animation