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  • How To Overcome Your Fear of Sparring

    Attend the right gym The first step is making sure you’re in the right place. A good Martial Arts gym should have clearly defined rules and guidelines when it comes to sparring with an experienced instructor overseeing the sessions. The right gym will also have humble and helpful sparring partners. Senior students should not be dominating the beginners in the class to feed their egos. Instead, they should be trying to improve their abilities to create more and better sparring partners in the future. Have the right equipment Ultimately, students have to accept that sparring is training to inflict damage in a live situation. However, with the correct equipment, the ....

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  • Stand-Up Fighting vs. Ground Fighting: What Should You Learn?

    This is a question that has been asked in Martial Arts for years. Both styles have their pros and cons and at IMC we try to give students the opportunity to try out multiple disciplines to see what works for them! Stand-up fighting encompasses disciplines like Karate, Muay Thai, and Boxing, while ground fighting includes Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) among many others. Stand-Up Fighting: Stand-up fighting focuses on strikes, footwork, and maintaining distance from opponents. Pros: Impact: Stand-up fighters are adept at generating powerful strikes, utilizing punches, kicks, elbows, and knees to deliver devastating blows. Versatility: Stand-up fighters have a wide range of ....

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  • How To Help Your Child Succeed At School Through Martial Arts

    When it comes to helping children succeed in school, it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately, one of the best strategies for helping children succeed both socially and academically is to enrolthem in martial arts classes. Training in Martial Arts can help children learn valuable skills that can help them succeed in school. One of the main benefits is that Martial Arts classes teach children to focus. Through dedicated practice, children learn to concentrate on their lessons while blocking out distractions and staying disciplined. This improved focus can help children stay on task and better comprehend their school work. Another benefit of Martial Arts classes is that ....

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  • The Concept of Kime in Martial Arts

    Kime can be said to be a focal point, where mind, body and spirit meet with intent , during zanshin (total awareness – physically, mentally and spiritually – during combat), from the core of your being to the delivery point. It probably doesn’t help to say that ki (another esoteric term that eludes purely logical explanation) can be said to be connected to kime . Personally, I believe that ki , like kime , is akin to tapping into the universal energy in little bite sized pieces. I know it when I feel it; and, as an instructor, I recognise it when I see it. Kime is a Japanese word; it is the noun form of the verb ‘kimeru’ which means ‘to ....

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  • 2023 is the Year of Muay Thai Kickboxing

    We have been teaching Muay Thai Kickboxing at IMC for over 40 years. In that time, we have never seen this Martial Art be as popular as it is today! This year, IMC is going above and beyond to help our students reach their goals through Muay Thai training. We have introduced more classes for both children and adults this year across our 7 locations. We have 2 training tours in Thailand scheduled and have re-worked our syllabus to incorporate new skills and drills from this constantly evolving art! Muay Thai is simple to learn While there are hundreds of intricate techniques, it is also a Martial Art known for its simplicity. The low barrier to entry makes this the style ....

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  • 6 Signs That You Are Officially A Martial Artist

    6 Signs That You Are Officially a Martial Artist Losing Isn't The End Of The World Anymore During your martial arts training you will train with people who are better than you, and you will end up losing. The lesson to take from this is learn what you did wrong, and get better. This process becomes habitual, and hopefully soon you will realise that it's okay to lose, as long as you learn why for next time. The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday! The Journey Is So Much Better Than The Destination When you start training your goal is so simple - get a black belt. Somewhere along the way though you will realise that all a black belt ....

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  • How To Get Back To Your Normal Routine

    Are you feeling a little overwhelmed post-covid? If so, that’s okay! A lot of people are. At IMC, we believe the best way to get over this and get back to normal is to develop a routine and stick to it. We hope this short guide can help you out! 1. Set small, achievable goals Hovering in and out of any routine (including Martial Arts) can feel extremely frustrating but it’s important to remain positive. By setting realistic goals for yourself, you will manage your expectations and continue to feel proud of the little milestones you accomplish as you work yourself back into your routine. For example, try to keep up with the class pushups or try to attend all of your ....

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  • Why Do We Learn How To Use Weapons in Karate?

    It almost seems contradictory to learn weapons in Karate given that it’s meant to be the practice of self-defence and using weapons is often thought to be an aggressive concept. As well as that, “Karate” means “empty hand”, so you would think that the focus is unarmed combat. Yet we teach weaponry training before and after reaching Black Belt – why is that? APPLICATION OF FORCE A weapon is a force multiplier. It lets you do more damage to your opponent, with less effort and exertion, in a shorter period of time, while reducing risk of being damaged yourself. Once you have learnt the concept and trained in weapons, you can use everyday ....

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  • How To Make A New Year’s Resolution Like A Martial Artist

    If you looking to kick-off 2021 with a lifestyle change or a new goal to accomplish, consider using the Martial Arts method of crushing your goals. For some of us, it might be to lose weight, quit smoking or learn something new – but whatever it is, you can give yourself the edge with a few quick tips. DREAM BIG If your goal doesn’t scare you, you aren’t dreaming big enough. Push yourself to do something audacious and it just might happen. People are often surprised as to what they are actually able to do, especially in a whole year. So go on, take another 5kgs off that goal weight and get moving. BUT BREAK IT DOWN INTO ACHIEVABLE STAGES In that same way that you ....

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  • Top 6 Reasons Why Every Single Person Should Take Some Self-Defence Classes

    1. GREATER DANGER AWARENESS I often hear people say “be aware of your surroundings”. This can be a little tricky if you don’t know what you are looking for. Self-defence classes can help you identify when there might be trouble that you would otherwise be oblivious to. Seeing people get in their ‘fighting stance’ on a daily basis will help anyone get a better idea of what an aggressive person looks like. 2. UNDERSTANDING YOUR OWN CAPABILITIES One of the best things about teaching self-defence classes is seeing people come out of their shell a lot more. If you are starting out as someone who avoids physicality of any kind, hitting pads and slipping ....

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