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Skill Training v.s. Conditioning Training

In discussing any sort of athletic endeavor, the athlete must do 2 types of training.  Skill training and conditioning training.  In this entry we will discuss what the difference is between these 2 types of training and why they are so important.
Martial Arts is good at getting utilizing both types of these training methodologies.
When doing conditioning training we are trying to get our overall physical fitness better.  The goal of this type of training is physical excersion.  We push our bodies to the limit in order to get it accustomed to these extreme levels of excersion.  
With skill training our ultimate goal is to become better at the particular athletic endeavor we are participating in.  I.E. a basketball player taking jump shots everyday.  It may not necessarily get him tired but it will improve his overall basketball technical ability. 
Here at New York Martial Arts Academy we believe that all Martial Artist should strike a balance between their skill training and their conditioning training.

Limiting the opponents tools

In a Jeet Kune Do class it is often overheard that a good fighter limits his opponents tools.    What does this statement mean?   In simple terms, limiting my opponents tools simply means that I put myself in a position where I...

What is Basic Front Hand Education?

When reading Bruce Lee's notes it is clear that he was a firm believer in placing the strong side forward.  90% of our striking should be done with our strong hand and our strong leg.  The reasons are two fold.  First, because our...

Blocking, Evasion, Interception

When studying Jeet Kune Do, Defense is categorized as Blocking, Evasion and interception.   Blocking is just as the word implies, stopping and opponents strike with a body part that was not the opponents intended target.  Blocking is the...

Art, Science and Philosophy of Bruce Lee

Here at New York Martial Arts Academy we have always believed in teaching the Art, Science, and Philosophy of Bruce Lee.   The Art is what we do.  The Kicking, punching, trapping, grappling and understanding of the weapon in long, medium...

Women's Self Defense

In discussing martial arts programs tailored or directed towards women different names are generally used.  The most common one is cardio kickboxing.  Programs of this nature are offered at almost every gym.  What these classes...
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