Martial Arts for Beginners
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This course will teach you main things that you need to know when starting to learn Martial Arts. I provided an abundance of entertaining and informative videos that will go in detail on each topic that you will need to know. Virtually every lecture is accompanied by an instructional video. I will provide supplemental materials such as Power Point presentation with most of the videos for an easy review when you need it.
Completion of the course does not mean that you mastered it, I would strongly suggest going through the course multiple times and practicing every technique hundreds of times. As Bruce Lee said, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."
The structure of the course is fairly simple. I will start by explaining the points of a good stance. I will then show you some basic footwork that you should be practicing. Once you have a stance and the footwork down, we will then move on to basic punches. Once you have that down I will then introduce you to basic kicks. Lastly, I will show you two, in my opinion, most useful self defense techniques that you will be able to use in a street today! I will show you the major different ways of doing each technique so that your practice do not get dull. I will also show you common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. So grab a pair of comfortable pants and let's get started!
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|Section 1: About the course|
Weight loss / Get fit
Aerobic and Anaerobic exercise
|Lecture 2||7 pages|
Good Fighting Stance
|Section 2: Basics: Fighting Stance and Footwork|
Different kinds of stances
Width of a stance
Legs and feet
Left Side Step
Right Side Step
Be fluid like water
|Section 3: Basic Punches|
Turn your fist
Twist your hip
Turn your foot
Relax your fist
Rotate your fist
Rotate your hips
Push off with and pivot your rear foot
Do not lean forward
Use your rear hand for blocking
Aim a the chin
Rotate the hip
Pivot your feet
Lead hand hooks
Rear hand hooks
Jab->Cross Punch->Lead Hook
Cross Punch->Body Hook->Lead Hook
*Retreating* Jab->Jab->Rear Hook
Practice with a partner
Have fun with it!
|Section 4: Basic Kicks|
Kick with the top of the foot and not the shin
First raise the knee
Extend the leg
Fold it back the same way
Have a snapping motion
Twist your hip and pivot your foot
Do not lean back
Keep your toes down
Knee and foot should be on around the same line
Turn your leg at around a 45 degree angle
Toes down, kick with the top of the foot
Keep the knee in line
Pivot your standing foot
Put the leg in front of you after the kick
Two ways of doing axe kick
Use it when opponent is squared off and is aggressive
One way: straight leg outside-in
Another way: bend the leg straight in front of you
Pivot your standing foot
As you come up with it, think of a situation where you would apply the combination
Combination 1: Front leg front kick aimed at the groin -> rear leg outside-in axe kick aimed at either the back (if they are bent over) or the head.
Combination 2: Front leg roundhouse kick -> rear leg roundhouse kick -> pause -> frontal axe kick
Combination 3: Frontal Axe kick -> Front leg front kick -> rear leg roundhouse kick
Practice slipping and blocking with a partner
Use proper footwork
Defense against a straight punch
Defense against a hook or a haymaker
Practice both defenses until you are fluid
|Section 5: Conclusion|
|Quiz 1||10 questions|
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I am a devoted Martial Artist with over 15 years of experience in arts such as- Taekwondo, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Xin Wu Men Kung Fu, Shidokan Karate, Shaolin Kung Fu, Aikido...
I have also studied and practice several yoga styles (Hatha, Bikrum and Kundalini) as well as studied spirituality and philosophy in several different fields.
I have been involved in Hospitality business managing Hilton and Marriott brand hotels. I have two degrees and I am currently completing my M.B.A. which I utilize in work and in life. Hopefully my experience and knowledge will be of use to you through several courses that I introduced,
My goal is to share whatever knowledge and expertise may be useful with the rest of the world. I found it to be gratifying to teach others and to see their progress or to understand that someone else is better off because of something you shared with them. I hope that you will enjoy my courses and please feel free to send me a message with any questions you may have, I will be glad to answer them. Have fun!