MAKE YOUR DOJO GREAT

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored

Watch your instructor’s movements and try to get a feel for how the technique is accomplished. You’ll be given technical instruction however, the feel for technique comes from watching and mimicking. There is a flow to a lesson just as there is to the skill, in the beginning you have 1 hour to gain as much worth out of the …

Should Everyone Practice Martial Arts?

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored

I have long thought that if you’re passionate about your subject, enjoying the study, the practice and the pursuit of excellence then there is also the deep feeling of wanting to share it.. I feel like this with martial arts, it’s been an incredibly rich and rewarding journey, sure there has been up’s and downs and the road has often …

FOUR ELEMENTS OF MARTIAL SKILL

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored

The first element of martial skill is the need to develop your chops; your chops are your technical skill. You need to learn the stances, the strikes, the punches, the blocks, the holds, the subjugations and the releases. Practicing the individual techniques is really were it all starts and bedding these movement patterns in is fundamental to your progression. Practicing …