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A beginners guide to Kickboxing

A beginners guide to Kickboxing

by Leana Kell

Kickboxing is a highly popular martial art. If you're looking for a fun work out which will increase strength, confidence and coordination it is definitely a strong contender. If you're considering taking up kickboxing as a sport, Beemat provides all the information you need below. What is kickboxing? Kickboxing classes focus on everything from cardio conditioning and elements of dance to self-defense, martial arts and one-on-one competition. It combines punches, knees, head butting and kicks to disarm an opponent. The key to excelling in this sport is speed and agility - the person must strike before the attacker has time...

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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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