Tuesday, January 19, 2010

since its been requested. i guess each day i will try and post a little info and a couple of pictures of a certian martial art or technique. there is such a wide range of styles that can be practiced.

About the horse stance; this stance is compared to a horse because of course, horses have strong legs. this creates a foundation for the balanced tower that is your body. without a foundation, then you could easily be knocked off your feet, and be unable to practice alot of martial arts techniques. stretching and practicing the horse stance is a good place to start.
Remember you will need balance, flexibility and a strong foundation.
Give it a try, but start small so you don't strain your body.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Its been so long since I trained and practiced the whole martial arts thing. So this morning I had to just start from scratch....
that being said, I made myself a short little routine that will gradually increase in intensity and length as soon as the weather comes around. I started with a little horse stance, then some push-ups and sit-ups. After that, I ran suicides since I'm not really a big fan of the whole running repetitive long distances. After that I just practiced some basic forms and what not.
If your trying to bulk up and are into a martial art based more on power, then you might want to throw a couple weights in there. I, on the other hand, am trying to gain control of my body at its current weight, so I am trying not to build up much more muscle. Feel free to mention some of your own exercises and training techniques in your comments.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Welcome to the Art of Source

I would like to welcome everyone to the Art of Source. This blog is for those who find great interest in the martial arts. But we have taken a new view on things. Disciplined mind, disciplined body. Yet the only way to truly have a disciplined mind is through God.
This blog is for learning and teaching; exchanging ideas and techniques of the martial arts. So welcome again and keep practicing.