Friday, January 27, 2017

How to learn martial arts and self defense online

If you are interested in learning martial arts for the purpose of self defense but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place. This guide will teach you a general step by step how to learn martial arts online and give you some helpful tips in the process.

1) Research a martial arts you like - If you have no idea what martial arts or hand to hand combat system you want to train in, do some research. What are you good at? What are you comfortable with doing? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? For example, i don't like executing Muay Thai kicks and the training methods some martial arts require. I've found Wing Chun to fit my personal preference. It's time to find yours.

2) Find a quality online school - Now that you know which martial arts you want to train in, you can find a school that trains in that particular martial art. Make sure that the online school is meeting all of your needs and wants for self defense. You will want to find an instructor who is about quality. For example, i find Master Wong a very credible instructor for self defense and Wing Chun. He has free online courses, DVD's, videos, helpful products, live seminars, and other helpful resources to learn martial arts (see link below).

3) Build your own training area - In order for you to get high quality training, you'll need to make space for you to practice. A large open room is preferable. Make sure that there's no objects or obstacles that could cause injury or get in the way of your training. You might need to invest some money in training equipment such as dummies, punching bags, wall punching pads, punching gloves, list goes on. If you don't have money, you might need to improvise and use everyday objects in the meantime. For example, i use a wall to practice timing my kicks at a certain range. I also use them to condition my knuckles and practice good form.

4) Practice the basics first - Before you learn anything about a martial art, you must first understand the basics. Spend time practicing footwork, proper body alignment, drills, guard, list goes on. Without understanding the basics, you won't be able to understand much less do the art well. Once you've grasped the basics then you can move onto the more advanced material.

5) Learn from videos and practice techniques - Doesn't matter how many videos you've watched, you won't be able to use the techniques and moves shown unless you spend alot of time practicing them at home. Make sure that you observe the instructor and pay attention to crucial details. Rewind the video and play it as many times as you need or ask questions. Keep practicing until you finally get the proper technique or movement done correctly. Integrate them in your muscle memory and they will be second nature when you need them. This is how one student of Jiu Jitsu learned online.

6) Practice solo sparring or with a partner - If you don't have a partner then spar by yourself (see "") and imagine an opponent. If you do have a partner (a trusted friend) then spar with him or her in a large open area such as a backyard or a park. Make sure that you use sparring gear and equipment for safety. Focus on recalling what you've learned from the martial art you are practicing. You could also practice drills with your partner.

7) Gain feedback - If you are confused then you need to ask questions and gain feedback on your performance. Join and interact in online communities or ask your online instructor for guidance. You may need to film yourself sparring and post the video on forums or other social platforms so you can gain effective feedback. Practicing in front of a mirror also works in understanding where you need to improve.

And my last final words on the matter is simply keep practicing. There's no secrets or shortcuts other than quality practice. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to my blog for updates, more advice, and exclusive content in the near future. I'm proud and excited to offer a FREE sample chapter of my E-book "Jeet Kune Do: How to build your own fighting system for self defense!" It's essentially a step-by-step guide on how to make your own self defense system suited to fit your own needs using Jeet Kune Do. If you would love to receive your FREE chapter of my e-book, click on the link below and share a post via. social media then it's yours for FREE! Be sure to also fill out the survey on the right and provide feedback on my blog. Leave questions, comments, and suggestions below.

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