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Meditation

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Meditation is the underappreciated aspect of martial arts. It is perhaps the underappreciated aspect of a balanced life. To an novice observer the ability to sit still may look like nothing, or a waste of time. But meditation is about being in harmony with oneself, and in harmony with the world we all live in. The importance of meditation becomes apparent when we see how difficult it can be for some people to sit quietly for any period of time.
A poorly adjusted person, and that is everybody at least some of the time, feels some internal conflict – clashing priorities, inappropriate desires, rivalries, past regrets. These things are real, but not productive, at least not when they pull us in different directions and prevent us from pursuing important goals. To be able to sit quietly, meditate, and recognize these conflicts from an impartial perspective – this is important for a well adjusted person.

It is too easy to be carried along by social obligation or to simply fall into habits (good, bad or monotonous) that we have developed in the past. And we end up where ever this pushes us. Meditation allows us to step back and see more of the bigger picture. We can feel at peace despite the situation we are in, and be in a clear state of mind for deciding the best course of action.

Of course this cannot exist on its own. We cannot really spend an entire life meditating, anymore than we can spend an entire life planning while never getting anything done. Meditation is about getting into the right state of mind to do things well. When suitably prepared, we then have to go out and get things done.

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Anybody who seriously pursues any form of physical training knows that rest is as important as exertion. We exert our muscles now and we let them recover afterwards. This allows the muscle to grow. The same principle applies to mental training. We need to sit still and let the knowledge and skills we have acquired sink into our brain, to integrate with what we already know. We absorb information and skills and let them become an integrated part of who we are.

Meditation is not withdrawal, it is about being poised to respond in exactly the right way at exactly the right moment. Seeing ourselves as a small entity in a bigger world, and knowing how to interact with that world effectively.

self defence classes stanhope gardens

Self Defence Classes Stanhope Gardens

Self Defence Classes Stanhope Gardens

There’s a PREMIER TAEKWONDO SCHOOL that’s called TAEKWONDO WORLD.

WHY PICK TAEKWONDO WORLD? There are many reasons.

HERE ARE THOUGHTS THAT OUR STUDENTS GAVE THAT SET US APART FROM OTHER TAEKWONDO SCHOOLS:

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Qualifications and Specialisations

– Our main man, our leader, Grand Master, Master Incheol Yoo, is a 9th Dan Black belt. In all of Australia, he has the highest ranked Black Belt.

– All of our Head Instructors have majored in Taekwondo at top Korean Universities. This allow us to teach original Taekwondo straight from Korea. All our Instructors and Assistant Instructors hold an internationally recognised Black Belt.

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We have small class sizes (all students are given enough attention)

We have more than 10 full-time Instructors ready to assist, who all hold Black Belts of 4th Dan or even higher. They also have University qualifications majoring in Taekwondo.

Also, we have some part-time or assistant instructors. They are all highly qualified to teach. They hold Internationally Recognised Black Belts, 1st Dan or higher.

The large number of qualified Instructors ready to teach at our centre ensures that each class can be divided into smaller classes to allow personal attention for every student. Parents and Students do appreciate the impressive Teacher: Student ratios at our centres. If you want to inquire about sSelf Defence Classes at Stanhope Gardens, please don’t hesitate to call us or email us.

Self Defence Classes Stanhope Gardens

Self Defence Classes Stanhope Gardens

Self Defence Classes Stanhope Gardens

TAEKWONDO WORLD AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER TAEKWONDO SCHOOL

WHY CHOOSE TAEKWONDO WORLD?

HERE ARE THINGS THAT OUR STUDENTS SAY SET US APART FROM OTHER SCHOOLS:

Want to inquire about Self Defence Classes Stanhope Gardens?

Qualifications and Specialisations

Our Grand Master, Master Incheol Yoo, is a 9th Dan Black belt. He has the highest ranked Black Belt in all of Australia.

All of our Head Instructors have majored in Taekwondo at top Korean universities. This allow us to teach original Taekwondo straight from Korea. All our Instructors and Assistant Instructors hold an internationally recognised Black Belt.

Do you want to inquire about Self Defence Classes Stanhope Gardens?

Small Class Sizes

We currently have more than 10 full-time Instructors available, who all hold Black Belts of 4th Dan or higher. They also possess University qualifications majoring in Taekwondo.

We also have some part-time or Assistant Instructors. These Assistant Instructors hold Internationally Recognised Black Belts, 1st Dan or higher.

The large number of qualified Instructors ready to teach at our centre ensures that each class can be divided into smaller classes to allow personal attention for every student. Parents and Students do appreciate the impressive Teacher:Student ratios at our centres. If you want to inquire about Self Defence Classes at Stanhope Gardens, please don’t hesitate to call us or email us.

Motivation

Motivation

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Motivation

It would be nice to be motivated all the time, or motivated for things that we know are supposed to be important. But we’re human and some days we just don’t feel motivated at all, even for activities that previously seemed exciting. Yet there are ways to find the energy in yourself, and to get on with things and form some good habits in the process.

– Just get started. Almost everybody has had the experience of trying to distract themselves from something important by doing the gardening or answering emails. The hard part is taking the first few steps.

– Make a To-Do list. Break down the activity into smaller part if you wish. Get some easier parts and some harder parts done first, and fell some satisfaction and motivation you cross them off the list.

– Publically committing to goals makes a difference. We don’t want to look like failures in front of others.

– Find a location that suits the work. Many people can’t study in bed, but they will study if they go to the library. Some people find they automatically start reading if they go to the internet café or coffee shop. When you arrive at the sports oval or dojo you may well feel like you want to play some sport of start some more 
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– Put on the suit. Just putting on the sport gear or martial art uniform can get you into the right frame of mind.

– Music motivates many people. This can vary from baroque or New Age music for quiet study, to dance music and rock for aerobics and sport.

– Prepared sleep. The things we think about when we are waiting to fall asleep will tend to be in our mind the next day. If we thing about things we need to get done, visualizing if possible, then this can help motivate us when we wake.

– Eat well. Healthy food makes a difference to our energy levels. A single cup of coffee isn’t a bad idea.

– Look at the big picture. The activity is part of your life. Understand that this is one of many things that you do. We somehow do better if we are not focusing in a narrow way.

– Lateral thinking helps if there is problem solving involved. Ask yourself if there is another way to do this or to achieve the same end.

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Being active, healthy, pursuing a goal and seeing some good results helps us feel alive and motivated. Consider some ongoing martial arts training, and engage life more fully.

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Effective Taekwondo Kicks

Effective Taekwondo Kicks

 

 

Taekwondo, as distinct from Karate or most other martial arts, put a great deal of emphasis on kicking. Even the name means ‘the way of the foot and hand’. Most other martial arts focus far more on the hands.

Those who want to progress and even master Taekwondo will do well to learn and master the five fundamental kicks. This is certainly not everything in the martial art, but it is solid foundational knowledge.

There are five kicks that need to be executed with a degree of fluid precision only obtainable after constant practice.

The first two kick to practice are-

Front Kick

This strikes an opponent in front of you who is about one leg length away from your body.
Lift one knee toward the target while rotating the foot of the other leg outward. Hit the opponent /target with the ball of your foot while pushing forward with the hip behind the leg.

The momentum generated by the hip as you rotate your other leg is part of the force behind the kick.

Side Kick

This will work effectively against an opponent on your side.

Raise the leg you going to kick with. First raise the knee so that it bends toward your torso. Keep the foot of your other leg pointing forward.

Now kick by stretching the leg toward the target, opening your hips. Strike with the outer top of your foot (not your toes).

 

Practice these kicks till your body can perform them as one fluid motion. You should be able to do this as a reflex action.

After you develop some proficiency with these kicks then you can look at the hooking Kick, Back Kick, roundhouse Kick.

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Effective Taekwondo Kicks

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Self Defence for women Sydney

The possibility of being physically attacked is very real. Muggings, sexual assaults and domestic violence are real world problems, and far from being blown out of proportion these abhorrent tend to be underreported. Some statistics say that 30% of women have experienced at least one act of physical violence. We can partially reduce the risk of this by avoiding dark alleys and living is safer suburbs, but there is no way to entirely avoid the risk of violence.

 

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Martial art training is about being able to defend oneself in an emergency. We all hope an emergency never occur, for nobody wants to be attacked, but sometimes there is nothing we can do about the situation we find ourselves in.

Good martial arts is about avoiding injury. We don’t want to be injured ourselves, and we should look at avoiding injury in the assailant as much as possible. This is no easy task. Both the techniques required and our reaction to the situation require training and skill.

The often overlooked factor in an assault is our reaction. Most people will panic, or have a bad reaction to the rush of adrenaline. Unfortunately just being aware of this is little help. In order to deal with stress and panic we have to confront these things on a regular basis. Martial arts competitions are one of the few experiences that help with this. By completing in martial arts individuals slowly learn to deal with adrenaline, and learn to respond in an effective manner even when threatened.

Another overlooked aspect of an assault is the ability to react without thinking. Violence is instant. We cannot calculate a response, we have to a react on reflex. This requires a fair deal of experience. We cannot simply look at a book or video clip and think we understand what we should do when the time arrives.

This brings us to a modern habit, of trying to learn martial arts through online training courses, something not possible prior to the internet age. These online lessons might have some value as supplement material for those already practicing martial arts. But on their own they are not sufficient. Without physically engaging and practicing with an opponent the online lesson is useless.

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Learning some martial arts helps us deal with stress and the disorientation of an emergency. It teaches us to react intuitively. It can also help us be physically fit and socially connected.

Online lessons are not enough on their own. Participation is key to learning. Take some real martial arts classes and be better for the experience.

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Martial Arts Classes

 

Always Learning New Skills

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People in the late 20th century tended to believe a few myths about learning and the brain. Popular science and psychology taught that our learning ability plateaued off after a certain age, and that our brains inevitably lose skill and function as we approach old age. But this is largely discredited today. We now know that we can continue to learn throughout life, and that mental exercises can partly, perhaps almost entirely, prevent mental problems as we age.

Constantly learning new skills is a great way to stay mentally alert. Even if the skills are mostly physical in nature we are still using our brain to coordinate our body, and that has great benefits.

The process of achieving something is good for our psychological well-being. Martial arts like karate and taekwondo are especially good for this as they are both mental and physical in nature. And being a long term endeavour there is always more to achieve.

Perhaps the most unexpected aspect of having learnt a new skill is the decrease in some forms of brain activity. This might seem counterintuitive, but the short answer is that over time we learn to perform new skills with less effort. We may even learn to do it without paying attention.

The learning of a new skill actually causes physical changes in the brain. Neurons in our brain will form connections as we learn, and this link is further fortified as the skill is repeated. The act of stimulating one neuron will excite other connected neurons, activating a network of connections when a skill is practiced. Over time our brain will physically grow bigger or more interconnected through continual learning. This is a far cry from the old misconception that our brains inevitably decay over time.

There is frustration in learning, but this is more than compensated for by the benefits. We feel better for the accomplishment and can perform new skills with minimal effort.

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Children have some advantages in learning. For one thing there are fewer preconceived ideas, so there is less to unlearn. Another advantage is that skill learnt in the youngest years are available for the rest of their life. Perhaps the best Martial Arts for Kids Sydney wide is taekwondo or Karate.

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