Up Close And Personal: Going Into The Clinch

Welcome to Fighting Words; thoughts and theories on martial arts in the modern world. In today’s post I’ll be considering the use of a clinch in sparring and competitive fights. Ignored by some styles and respected by others – this is why you need to learn how to deal with the clinch… Anyone with aContinue reading “Up Close And Personal: Going Into The Clinch”

Why Martial Arts Won’t Make You More Aggressive

Welcome to Fighting Words; thoughts and theories on martial arts in the modern world. In today’s post I’ll be writing about the often commonly held assumption that martial arts makes people more aggressive. Why do people feel this way and what can we do to help resolve this issue? This may be anecdotal, but I’mContinue reading “Why Martial Arts Won’t Make You More Aggressive”

Why Sparring Is Essential To Your Workout

Welcome to Fighting Words; thoughts and theories on martial arts in the modern world. In today’s post I’ll be considering why sparring is such a divisive subject in classes. Is it a replication of a real life self defence event, a training tool, or something else? Ask any ten people what their impression is ofContinue reading “Why Sparring Is Essential To Your Workout”

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