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A Sumo wrestlers diet

Sumo wrestler diet
A healthy man is thought to have a BMI (Body mass index) of 18. The BMI of a professional sumo wrestler is rarely found to be below 45. The sumo wrestlers diet and lifestyle is the key to this exceptionally large weight and despite the general opinion of most people, this is acheived through very rigorous eating and sleeping strategies rather than a mass endulgence in foods with high fat content.

Sumo wrestlers dietEating the largest meal close to sleeping

The average daily intake of calories for a man is 3000-3500. A sumo wrestler consumes 20,000 calories a day, split between two very large meals of 10,000 calories each. By sleeping after a meal of 10,000 calories a sumo wrestlers body is able to process them slowly for storage (as fat).

 

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Five Steps to Victory

Daoist theory can lead you to victory
The martial art of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is based on the "13 Postures". Despite what many believe, these "postures" are not 13 prototype fighting techniques – the term refers to 8 methods of expressing power (Jin) and 5 footwork methods and strategies. In this article, I will be looking into the 5 footwork methods, and how their strategy is to be applied against an opponent.

The martial art of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is based on the ‘13 Postures’. Despite what many believe, these ‘postures’ are not 13 prototype fighting techniques – the term refers to 8 methods of expressing power (Jin) and 5 footwork methods and strategies.

In this article, I will be looking into the 5 footwork methods, and how their strategy is to be applied against an opponent.

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What is Chi?

What is Chi
This is THE definitive martial arts subject. Bigger than "Can Taebo be used for self defence?", more controversial than "Did Bruce Lee wear boxers or Y-fronts?" this article looks at the subject that gets keyboard warriors (and even some pretty experienced folk) everywhere jumping up and down, beating their fists into walls and challenging each other to fight for the honour of the Shaolin Temple. WHAT IS CHI?

First, I feel that I should make clear my personal opinion of what Chi is/isn’t – From my POV:

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Martial Arts Flexibility

Martial Arts Flexibility
Most martial arts styles require some level of flexibility and therefore improving flexibility for martial arts will help you grow to new heights in your practice while still remaining safe from injury. While some people seem to have a natural ability to be flexible most of us need to work at improving our level of flexibility for martial arts. This article gives you a basic introduction of the types of information and training which professional martial artists carry out.

Doing stretches correctly will increase your flexibility but if they are done incorrectly you can actually cause more harm than good. It is important to remember that a large portion of injuries experienced in martial arts are caused by flexibility issues, mostly because the person does not have flexible muscles or fails to stretch the muscles properly before carrying out techniques. 

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Types of movement - The science behind the art

Science behind martial arts movements
This article brings a brief look at the different ways we are able to move in relation to martial arts.

A conversation recently got me to thinking about the different categories of movement and how we should understand them all. At least it got me to thinking that if I was going to expand on how to make it easier for people to learn martial arts we should start by understanding the different categories of movement. The rest will follow on from there.

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One Inch Punch

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You've heard of the one inch punch right? This move was made popular by the Kung Fu master and Jeet Kune Do founder: Bruce Lee. It can be described as being a punch powerful enough to incapacitate which only requires a distance of one inch to perform. The one inch punch is present in many Southern Martial Arts styles but it is commonly believed it that it is derived from the relatively modern style of Wing Chun.

The one inch punch is a unique technique of Chinese Kung Fu of generating power. The technique is famous thanks to Bruce Lee. Most Martial Artists can recall watching video footage of the master himself at the Long Beach International Karate Chapionships on August 2nd, 1964. Demonstrating this technique on a Karate expert, Bruce was able to prove the amount of power and effectiveness behind this simple move.

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