Practice at Home Between Classes

When you have a home martial arts studio, outfitted with sturdy, textured martial arts mats, you have a place that encourages the acceleration of your martial arts practice. You can go to the studio a couple of times a week and learn from your qualified instructor, but to really step up your game, you’ll need to practice more than just a couple of times a week. With your own home martial arts studio, you can practice 24/7 – or at least whenever the mood strikes. Continue reading Practice at Home Between Classes

The Best Home Martial Arts Studio for Your Style

Creating a space at home for your particular martial arts practice might seem daunting, but it can be done quickly and easily with the right martial arts mats as a foundation. If you’re frustrated with trying to excel with practice at the studio once or twice a week, it’s time to bring it home. You don’t need a lot of space or a huge bank account. Just a few martial arts mats strategically placed in your home will afford you the convenience of practicing whenever you want.  Continue reading The Best Home Martial Arts Studio for Your Style

Get the Most Out of Your Martial Arts Classes

Having some martial arts mats in your home can have a tremendous impact on the progress you make in your classes at the studio. The more you practice, the more you advance, the more skilled you become. When your opportunity to practice is limited to the studio, your progress will be slower. Install some high quality martial arts mats at home and keep the momentum driving. Continue reading Get the Most Out of Your Martial Arts Classes

Long, Safe Martial Arts Practice at Home

Your home martial arts practice area probably looks nothing like that of the monk in the picture, but at the very least you can improve your space with the addition of some new tatami finish martial arts mats. If you practice without them, you could be cutting short the duration of your practice by years. Continue reading Long, Safe Martial Arts Practice at Home

Martial Arts in the Garage – or Anywhere

I recently saw a video of a young man putting down some extra large tatami finish martial arts mats in his garage. The video began with him unwrapping the delivery (very well-packaged), and showing the camera the size of the mats. They really were extra large, so he then showed the camera the space he had to put them down. It was in his garage, which included a heavy-duty bag suspended from the ceiling, and the space was significant. Using clocked time-lapse, he then proceeded to install his mats. In less than 10 minutes he had the entire space covered. Then he began his demonstration. Continue reading Martial Arts in the Garage – or Anywhere

Iron Crotch for Colds? Maybe Not…

In a recent Huffington Post article, a master of “iron crotch kung fu” was quoted as saying that he believes strong blows to his groin have helped him stay healthier – that he has had fewer colds since beginning this practice at age 67. I doubt anyone reading this blog practices kung fu in quite the same way, or for the same reason. So how and why do you practice martial arts? Continue reading Iron Crotch for Colds? Maybe Not…

Adding Martial Arts and Self-Defense to a Workout

Tired of a workout regimen that’s just the same thing over and over? Do you find yourself dreading going to the gym every now and then? Maybe a different approach to your workout routine is in order: one that has benefits beyond staying fit, building muscle, and being active. Continue reading Adding Martial Arts and Self-Defense to a Workout