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Why Is Footwork So Important?

At New York Martial Arts Academy we place enormous emphasis on footwork. Sifu Ted Wong also placed a lot of emphasis on the importance of footwork. 
 
Footwork allows us to do 3 things: makes us hit harder, puts us in a position  to hit, and gets us out of danger.  Footwork makes us hit harder by allowing us to throw our body weight behind our punches and kicks.  It puts us in a position to hit by allowing to move and zone to the areas where the opening may be available. And lastly it gets us out of danger by allowing us to move and evade any incoming attacks.
 
These 3 reasons are give clear evidence as to why footwork is so very important in combat.  Like Bruce Lee said, "The essence of fighting is the art of moving."

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...

Our New Blog

Welcome to NY Martial Arts Academy's new blog. Be sure to stay tuned for more postings!  
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