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Latest Blog Posts for Shinbudo International

  • Ikken Hissasu (一拳必殺) and how it really works
    on Nov 8, 2016
    Now if you have seen old kungfu and wuxia (武俠) movies, the fighters perform fictional moves and hits where they can kill a person with a single blow, or perform unbelievable superhuman feats. Most of it is fictitious and exaggerated stuff to ke...
  • What's with the FANCY high kicks?
    on Oct 27, 2016
    If you grew up in the 90s, you would have witnessed Karate star Jean Claude Van Damme in his prime and all that spinning kick glory. Many kids during this era longed to be like Van Damme, so they promptly joined Karate classes in Singapore. As we al...
  • 4 killer ways to help you generate 'relaxed power'!
    on Oct 23, 2016
    In previous articles we have explained why ironically when you are in a relaxed state during combat, you can achieve more in terms of power generation during striking. Many people who begin their martial arts journey start really stiff, and sometimes...
  • Power comes from within
    on Oct 19, 2016
    As martial artists, we want to generate as much power for our strikes as possible, with the least movement and as direct as possible. Many Eastern martial art schools will tell you to use your lower dantian/hara/danjeon effectively to generate power...
  • Don't neglect the Low Kicks
    on Oct 14, 2016
    In the last post, we talked about how high kicks could be effectively deployed in certain situations. Today we will discuss the efficacy of low kicks. We will also cover the types of low kicks and how they can be deployed in different circumstances.T...
  • What's with the high kicks?
    on Oct 11, 2016
    Most people who aren’t familiar with the martial arts can’t really tell taekwondo from karate. Often, they view both as the same or similar art. “But, don’t both have punches and high kicks?”Also, often, white belts and beginners often ask...
  • Sink, Float, Swallow, Spit
    on Oct 6, 2016
    One thing I’ve always loved about the martial arts is the flexibility of application. Martial application, whether it is Karate, Southern Chinese martial arts (Nanquan), Internal Martial arts (Nei Jia Quan) can be applied in at least 2 or 3 differ...
  • Hard becomes soft, Soft becomes hard (Part 2)
    on Oct 4, 2016
    In the previous article, we discussed on how ‘hard’ arts such as full contact karate, muay thai, and nanquan actually have a softer side to them. As you can guess, today we are going to be talking about how internal arts have a hard side to them.
  • Hard becomes soft, Soft becomes hard (Part 1)
    on Sep 29, 2016
    You would have seen our students Melinda and Danial fighting in the Singapore Full Contact Karate competitions for SFC 2015 and SFC 2016 respectively. “Aha! Shinbudo is just another hard full contact karate style from the kyokushin family!” say t...
  • Karate vs Kickboxing - Same same but different?
    on Sep 27, 2016
    In Singapore, we are blessed to have a plethora of different schools of martial arts. Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Tae Kwon do etc. A Singaporean student of karate came up to me and asked me the other day: "Isn't Karate and kickboxing the same? Aft...
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