I do like Mondays
Sat, Feb 5 2011 08:37 | martial arts, training, Wing Tsun Kung fu, martial arts Altrincham, self defence
In fact I like them a so much that we're opening up another whole night of training for the people of Altrincham and surrounding areas. Based at the magnificent facilities in the Broomwood Centre, Timperley (Broomwood Centre Map) we'll be running 2 hours of martial arts suitable for anyone and everyone. For those who haven't popped down to see us yet there's no time like the present and no excuse!
The 3 planes of movement
Fri, Jan 28 2011 01:01 | kettlebells, calisthenics, martial arts, weightlifting, exercise, practice, martial arts Altrincham, fitness
As far as I'm concerned there are (shock horror) 3 types of movement that are relevant to exercise for everyone but especially martial artists. They are as follows: pushing, pulling and rotation. The first two are perhaps the most obvious and well known in terms of lifting weights whilst the third - rotation might seem more applicable to things like stretching. However when training for martial arts
2011 - What do you want to do?
Tue, Jan 18 2011 11:20 | calisthenics, rowing, martial arts, cardio, training, keep fit, exercise, martial arts Altrincham, fitness, running, conditioning
The new year is here and as always the gym is full of people with good intentions and the ability to take up space. It must mean that the new year's resolutions are fully in swing and as such it got me thinking about what mine could, or at least should be. I've never made one, not least one that lasted five minutes.This year however I've decided to make a very simple one "practice what I preach". I'm
Review: Dynamic Stretching – Mark Kovacs
Sat, Jan 15 2011 11:11 | martial arts, training, exercise, martial arts Altrincham, fitness, stretching
I'm not going to lie I HATE stretching, passionately. It always feels like a preamble designed to kill time and give instructors time to think up what they are actually going to do in a session. This misthinking has haunted me for years and the injuries and plasticine muscles I've accrued are testament to how much we all could do with a good stretch. I've never liked static stretches (stop and hold
Review: The Spartan Warrior Workout – Dave Randolph
Sat, Jan 15 2011 09:31 | kettlebells, martial arts, training, keep fit, exercise, martial arts Altrincham, fitness, conditioning
Some people will automatically write this book off. The front cover features a menacingly ripped topless bloke with a blank expression and two racked kettlebells lit and lettered very much in the style of the film it's inspired by. We all know about 300 and the controversy of the “real” and CGI physiques displayed so vividly and how they whipped up a frenzy amongst the fitness and fight industries
Thu, Dec 16 2010 03:20 | seminar, martial arts, gradings, Wing Tsun Kung fu, martial arts Altrincham
Congratulations to everyone who came along to our end of year grading tonight. A tough and challenging session was laid on by Si-Hing Ste (2TG) and with some great effort everyone passed their respective grades.Picking up grade 1 was Mike Conroy, grade 2 Tiffany Dodd and Martin Farncombe, getting grade 4 was Pete Bartley and Chris Loveman whilst taking home grade 7 was Andy Neal. Also it was with great
This week sees the last training session of 2010 and we will end with a grading followed by a celebratory curry afterwards. We will commence training again in 2011 on Thursday January 6th. This year has been fantastic and I would like to thank you all for such a great contribution to the club. We're planning big things for 2011 and I can't wait for you all to get involved. While you're away on Christmas
Tue, Dec 7 2010 12:09 | martial arts, 8 basic steps, Wing Tsun Kung fu, IRAS, martial arts Altrincham
One of the biggest causes for concern and confusion amongst students is the IRAS stance. Unique to Wing Tsun this stance is something that causes everyone at least a little trouble. It's awkward to perform, makes you feel immobile, can put stress on the joints if done badly and makes you look like you've pooed yourself a bit. So what exactly is it? IRAS stands for Internally Rotated Adduction Stance.