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Types of Martial Arts Mats and Equipment

Types of Martial Arts Mats and Equipment

by Megan Daniel

Martial arts require specific training environments for safety and effectiveness. The key elements often overlooked are the mats and equipment used. This blog will delve into the types of martial arts mats, including judo mats, tatami jigsaw mats, throw mats, and strike pads. Judo Mats: Designed for Safety Judo, a martial art that involves throws and grappling, requires a specific type of mat for training and competition. A judo mat is designed to provide a safe landing surface. These mats are typically thicker and denser than other martial arts mats to absorb the impact of falls and throws. They have...

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A guide to Karate

A guide to Karate

by Leana Kell

If you or your child is considering taking up Karate, Beemat has put together a comprehensive guide below so you can find the right club to suit your needs. What is Karate? Originating in Japan, the art of Karate is practiced primarily for sport and can also be utilised as a self-defence mechanism. Karate incorporates kicking, lunching, elbows and open hand techniques into its movements. The main object is to deflect an attack, so learning how to control disabling attacks  that come from directly in front of you. In Karate, punches are  directed just below the sternum, a weak point...

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Understanding Martial Arts

Understanding Martial Arts

by Leana Kell

If you're considering taking up a martial art, you might be confused as to which type if martial art is best suited to your needs. The benefits of practising martial arts are endless. Many people take up the sport for many different reasons to include self-defence, physical fitness, entertainment and competition. The term, 'Martial Arts' covers a wide range of arts and techniques, but knowing which one is best suited to you is an art in itself! Below Beemat has picked out eight of the most popular martial arts, to give you a flying start. Judo Judo is a competitive...

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The History of Martial Arts

The History of Martial Arts

by Megan Daniel

  What is Martial Arts and where did it come from Martial arts is an ancient form of combat consisting of a variety of methods and techniques for fighting, defending oneself, and attacking. It encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines that help practitioners develop strength and skill. Martial arts styles can vary greatly in terms of the weapons or tools used (including fists, feet, and swords), how much contact is involved in a given technique or practice session (contact-based vs non-contact training), the emphasis on forms or self defense scenarios. Generally speaking, all martial arts style share a common purpose:...

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