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Martial Arts And The Fundamentals Of Self-Defense
Studies show that a struggling economy yields a higher incident rate of violent crime and general lawlessness. That means you may be more likely to find yourself in a potentially dangerous or violent circumstance. A lot of martial arts students believe their training will give them an edge during such confrontations. In truth, it does. But not in the way many students believe.
The Mental Game Of Self-Defense
Suppose an attacker is coming toward you. Your instinct is to protect yourself. If you have studied karate or similar styles, you might be tempted to respond physically. Doing so can result in injury or worse, in the event that you overreact and cause excessive harm to your attacker. This is the reason it is critical that you are mentally prepared to respond appropriately to a confrontation.
Mindset plays a key role in safety during a potentially dangerous situation. Too often your emotions can get in the way. This can cause the manner in which you process your circumstances to represent the largest potential threat to your safety.
Understanding The Danger Of Emotions
Anger and fear do more to escalate a confrontation than any other response. Emotions are the antithesis of logic. It’s worth noting that few crimes of aggression (i.e. robbery, vandalism, etc.) are done with the goal of fighting. When someone robs you, they seldom want to fight. Martial arts students, prompted by fear or pride, will often react physically to an aggressive crime, which escalates the threat. It prompts a violent response from the robber or would-be attacker.
The Difference Between Fighting And Self-Defense
People fight for many reasons, though most of them can be categorized according to two primary triggers: to attain something or protect something. This can extend to private property, self-esteem, pride, or a sense of honor. These things have nothing to do with protecting yourself from physical harm.
Self-defense represents any action you take in order to protect your person. Many martial arts schools unwittingly encourage their students to use the style they are learning to “protect themselves” from criminals. There is a fine line between defending yourself from physical harm and fighting.
A Constructive Response To A Threat Of Violence
Shed your fear and anger. A threat of violence does not actually represent violence. Reacting to the threat because you are fearful or angry can lead to injury. Don’t challenge the attacker unless it is likely that you are going to be harmed. If they are demanding your wallet, give it to them. If they want your car, provide the keys. Regardless of how accomplished you are in martial arts, it is a rare situation that justifies using your martial arts as self-defense.
Lastly, provide your attacker with an exit strategy. If they feel cornered with no way out, they will react violently.
There is a time and place for using martial arts as a tool for self-defense. However, the key to remaining safe in potentially violent circumstances is to recognize that such occasions are rare.
The Dojo of Karate is a traditional martial arts school that focus on character development for your kids. They are trained to only use their new learned skill of Karate as a form of self-defense ONLY.
Students learn how to avoid conflicts, when to make proper decisions, what to do during a confrontation, etc.
To enroll your child in our Introductory Karate Program, call us today at: 303.920.4500 or visit us at: www.BroomfieldKarate.com.
Martial Arts Tournament – Southern American, Fight 3
This is the last fight I had at the 2001 Southern American Nationals in Nashville, TN.
I was fighting for 1st and 2nd place against World Champion Brian Ruth.
When I was a young teen, coming up in the national circuit of competition, I always looked up to Brian, as he was a great fighter.
Anyways, at the time, in 2001, I was 20 years old and had a couple of years under me in the Adult Black Belt Heavy weight division.
During this fight, I started off pretty well, but Brian was than able to find some good openings.
At the end, Brian Ruth got a very good shot, on my chin. Next thing you know, I’m falling like a tree. The funny thing is, Brian didn’t hit me that hard. It was just a clean hit to the chin. Props to him.
I ended up having to bow out and getting 2nd place.
Even though, I lost, I still had a good showing at the Southern American. Unfortunately, though, I was unable to defend my Grand Champion title from the previous year.
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Westminster Health & Fitness Boot Camp Launches New Time Slot
After high demands of incorporating an evening Fitness Boot Camp, The Dojo of Karate and Fitness will launch a new time slot starting in April 2010.
Fitness Boot Camp Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer, Javier Lozano, Jr. is the owner and Chief Instructor of The Dojo of Karate and Fitness. A premier martial arts and fitness school serving residents in the Westminster, Broomfield, and Thornton area.
“Many of the parents at our school have been requesting an evening Fitness Boot Camp, and we were just having trouble fitting it into the schedule” says Javier. “But we made a few adjustments, and were able to find a time slot.”
The new time slot will start on April 13th from 8:00pm to 8:45pm, and take place every Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 4 week session.
Their fitness program is called the Fighting Fit2 Boot Camp Fitness Program (TM), and it has been taking the country by storm.
Founder and National Director, Michael D. Massie is the creator of the F2 Fitness Boot Camp, and has been in the martial arts and fitness industry for over 25 years. He designed this boot camp with the mind-set of getting the best results in a short period of time.
What makes Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) so different from the others across the Denver Metro area?
Where do we start!
For starters, the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) is taught by Javier Lozano, Jr., a former World Champion fighter and Certified Personal Trainer under AFAA. He has a solid understanding of how the muscles work, and what types of exercises will deliver results to help build lean and toned muscles. He has also trained in the martial arts for 20 years and continues to train regularly.
Under his watchful supervision, he coaches and encourages you from the beginning to the end, and takes a passion in helping you meet your fitness goals. Javier also uses an accountability system in all of his boot camps and demands only the best effort from everyone. But still encourages people to have fun.
The next thing that sets the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) a notch ahead from other boot camps is their actual program.
They constantly use muscle confusion during every session. Meaning, their exercises are never the same, therefore the body can not adapt and plateau.
“Every time you come to class, we have a new workout” says Javier. “Even though it may be working the same muscle groups, the actual workout is different, and it can get other smaller muscle groups involved. Let’s face it, variety is the spice of life, and exercising is no different.”
Javier has incorporated exercises that use body-weight resistant, medicine balls, resistant bands, kettlebells, and sandbags, just to name a few.
By using all of these training tools, equipment, and more, boot campers never know what the next exercise will be.
They also use interval training during the cardio portion of their workouts. Basically, this involves you performing short bursts of exercises for a short period of time.
The beauty of interval training is that you will continue to burn calories 24-36 hours AFTER your workout.
However, probably the biggest difference that sets the Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp Program apart from the pack is their unique and powerful nutrition guide.
“Our motto is, ‘you can not out train a bad diet.’ I make sure to tell everyone that joins our boot camp to follow the guide because they will see results within 4 weeks. If they do not follow our nutrition plan, they will not see the results that others have experienced” says Javier.
The best part, they do not charge extra for the nutrition plan. This is apart of your membership when training in the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM)
Are you curious to see how great the Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) really is?
Javier allows everyone to try 1 free class before enrolling in a 4 week session. However, he highly recommends you signup for 3 sessions, or 12 weeks in order to get the results you desire.
To learn more about the F2 Fitness Boot Camp call The Dojo of Karate and Fitness at: 303.920.4500 or visit them at: http://www.BroomfieldBootCamp.com.
Fitness Goals – Is Your Goal Measurable?
Believe it or not, this is a common mistake by many goal setters.
Making your goal Measurable is quite important because this is what will continue to drive you in achieving your goals. It’s basically your motor. If you see progress, you will continue to push.
A great way to see if your goal is Measurable is to ask yourself these questions: How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?
That way, you can see progress.
For instance, you can measure weight lose by pounds using a scale or a tape measure around the waist.
Whatever the case is, measure it!
Well, Boot Campers are always given goals by measuring their progress through Physical Fitness Training Days, taking measurements of their body, and calculating weight and body composition. From there, you are able to establish reasonable and measurable goals because you are given a baseline.
Plus, all of our Boot Camps are put on a nutritional plan that is designed to help you meet your measurable goals. Our motto is:
You Can’t Out Train A Bad Diet
The Dojo of Karate offers fitness and exercise classes to residents of Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Erie, and Denver.
If getting fit again is a goal of yours, please contact The Dojo of Karate at: 303.920.4500 or email us at: [email protected]
Until Next Time!
Fitness Goals – Make it Specific
Like we said before, goal setting skills are quite difficult, however, if you can get Specific with your goal, it’s a start.
When you make a Specific goal, you have a better chance of actually achieving the goal. And, if you achieve your fitness goal, you’ve began to gain confidence and momentum to continue to move forward.
For instance, a common Specific goal is lose 10 pounds, trim 5 inches around my waist, get promoted to Director of Sales, or something along those lines.
However, you need to remember that Specific goals should have the 5 W’s too.
- What – What do I want to accomplish?
- Who – Who’s involved? Your husband? Boyfriend/Girlfriend? Family? Friends? This helps with accountability.
- Where – Are you going to join a gym? Or would you prefer to join a Fitness Program that holds you accountable?
- When – When are you wanting to achieve your goal?
- Why – Is it for a good reason? Make sure it’s what YOU want, not someone else.
Their Boot Camp is designed to help you lose weight, get in shape, gain confidence, and give you more energy throughout the day.
More importantly, our Boot Camp is also accompanied with a nutrition program. We are the ONLY Fitness Boot Camp in Colorado that holds you accountable to what you put into your body because our motto is as followed:
You Can’t Out Train A Bad Diet
The Dojo of Karate offers Fitness Boot Camps for residences of Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton and Denver, Colorado
Call 303.920.4500 or email us at: [email protected] to learn more.
Until Next Time!