Is Kung Fu Karate?

Kung Fu is not the same as Karate. Karate actually developed from and was heavily influenced by Kung Fu. Whilst Karate remains very much a different martial art to kung fu, there are similarities which reveal its roots. Similarities Karate (Goju Ryu) Kung Fu Close Quarter Training Kakate Sticky Hands Use of Kata as a …

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does height matter in a fight

Does height matter in a fight?

Height can significantly influence success in many sports.  The obvious examples are horse racing, where it’s beneficial to be short and light, and basketball, where being taller is a significant advantage.  In this article, we look at whether the same is true for combat sports: does height matter in a fight? Of course, there are …

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how to hang a heavy bag

How to hang a heavy bag

A heavy bag makes an ideal addition to a home gym.  It’s a valuable tool to develop full body explosive speed and power, hand-eye coordination, and stamina, as well as being an easy way to let off steam after a hard day’s work. Heavy bag work forms a major component of a boxer’s training regime …

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