British martial artist Bianca Walkden is celebrating winning a bronze medal in taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics last month. Walkden previously won a bronze medal for taekwondo at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and vowed to get the gold in Tokyo. However, the 29-year-old martial artist’s dreams were cut short in the closing seconds of a semi-final bout. Just as the final buzzer sounded, Walkden’s opponent, Lee Da-bin of South Korea, landed a crescent kick on Walkden, putting her out of the running for the gold medal match.

In an interview with GiveMeSport Women, Walkden described her utter disappointment at…


On March 3, 33-year-old Sarah Everard left her friend’s home in London to head back to her apartment nearby. It was a 50-minute walk to her home, and she spoke with her boyfriend on the phone while walking along well-lit streets. She did everything right to keep herself safe, and yet she was still abducted and ultimately killed. Ms. Everard was confirmed to be found on March 12, the same day Officer Wayne Couzens was arrested and charged for the kidnapping and murder.

Sarah Everard’s death shocked many people — she did everything she could to keep herself safe, and…


Just as NFL football dominates the sports scene in the U.S. and soccer holds sway in Europe and South America, Muay Thai is the athletic event that keeps millions of people in Thailand glued to their TV screens and clamoring to get a ticket to a live match-up.

Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, has been the №1 spectator sport in Thailand for at least 500 years. The first historical references to Muay Thai emerged in the West in the 1600s when the then Kingdom of Siam opened diplomatic relations with France. …


Anybody can benefit from taking part in martial arts regardless of their age. While everyone should exercise regularly, this need is imperative for older people to remain healthy and active. Many people assume that martial arts are for muscular, fit, and strong individuals, but the truth is there is something for everyone in martial arts. Many adults wish to be part of that culture but are too afraid to start because of their age. However, not trying is something they might regret not taking the leap, so it’s better to try. …


Karan Bagri is a devoted fitness coach who started training taekwondo at eight years. He has flown to China, where he learned for six months before flying back to India. Karan earned skills in weapons handling, drunken fist, and tai chi, to mention a few. Here is a brief tutorial from Karan to those who wish to learn the basic Shaolin style-stretches.

Single-Leg Leans

One needs a stretching bar where the right foot should rest with the toes facing up. Without bending the knee, the left foot should be resting flat on the ground. …


Building your own home martial arts gym makes it easy to stick to your training routine. You can make it as fancy or as simple as you like. With a little planning and preparation, it’s easy to have your own training facility right at home!

Choosing a space is vital to set up your home martial arts gym. You need at least about a 10’x10′ space if you’re working out alone. Garages, basements, or spare rooms are all great options, but they each have their own benefits and drawbacks.

Garage and basements are a great training space because they’re out…


Netflix got the rights to Cobra Kai, initially launched on YouTube Red in 2020. Although the drama series captured many people’s attention back in 2018, its popularity surged when it moved to Netflix.
Cobra Kai’s impressive writing style, storyline, life lessons, and jokes made it blast from the beginning and enabled it to bring a refreshing change.
Although people wonder whether a TV show can teach anything about leadership, the following are seven leadership lessons to take away from Netflix’s popular show Cobra Kai:

1. Leaders Should Be Authentic
Although Johnny and Daniel approached martial artwork that interconnected the destinies in…


The History of Tai Chi in China

Tai Chi is a martial art that features dance- or yoga-style moves that are beautiful to observe in a group setting. There are a variety of styles, but they all share basic principles. More than a defense skill, tai chi focuses on meditation, breathing, strength, muscle control, mindfulness, energy, and serenity. It contributes to fitness, circulation, agility, and balance, improving the mind, body, and spirit. Tai chi is easy to learn and can be practiced by people of any age. Practitioners are long-term converts.

Philosophy of Tai Chi is Based on Taoism

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This year, it is essential to remember that the trend is your friend. It is crucial to follow the most current and updated directions in any industry. This is especially the case with regards to the martial arts industry. Martial arts owners should be aware of the latest trends to be implemented in their respective studios. We will go over some of the latest martial arts trends for 2020 in this piece.

A top trend in the martial arts industry for 2020 is the increasing amount of self-defense classes in martial arts studios. …


In a way, everyone struggles with remaining productive the entire week. There are a lot of things that you can do to boost your morale, such as signing up for martial arts training. This training has multiple benefits, as discussed below.

Boosts your attitude

After martial arts training, you trigger the endorphins, which makes you happier. It is also one way of dealing with stress and getting rid of boredom. After the training, your level of optimism increases, developing a healthy attitude throughout the week.

A goal-setting strategy

Goal-setting is a must-do when you enroll for martial arts training. The same you aim to achieve these…

Javill Byron

Javill Byron is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, martial artist, and self-defense expert. Follow him on Twitter @ByronJavill

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