A Disturbing trend

A couple of weeks back there was a shocking video which vent viral – where a women was dragged out from her office and raped! this week its even worse, watch how this women is literally carried away in front of her house, luckily this time her scream was heard what is more dangerous is people turned a blind eye while the man literally carried her away



Age factor

If its important to you, you will find a way if it is not then you will find an excuses” what greater excuses can you have than age? I am often asked what is the age limit to get trained? I start teaching for anyone who is above 13 years old, though not every 13 year old may be capable of digesting what is been taught in self defense training center, this I consider in an average nuweight loss training in chennaimber though I have personal trained with a few child prodigies who have the built in skill, power, flexibility, flow and grace at the age of 10. While I receive enquirers, one common pattern of confession that I get is “I have not practiced any kinds of martial arts or been part of sports activities” it good that a student understands that he doenst know anything. Since I had the fortune of interacting with many students, most of them have told me that they wanted to enroll a few years back but thought they where already too old to join for something like this (at early 20’s) if you are one such enthusiast then I guess at least after reading this blog you would have understood what I am about say, no matter if you are 40 or 80 years old if you think you
are too old at 28 then you right! all performing arts are mind over matter, if you have decide you can still give it a try at 60 you will get through and here is the proof of what I wrote, here are a list of people who have proved that age is just a number check out what happened to these average people who made decision and decided to stick with it, check out these fitness freaks, freaks and a don’t miss out on the 90 year boy who enrolled for a boxing class.

Sky diving

Check what these 50 year old did to this dude

Medals and Reminders of a different kind

During my time as a student, we were one of the few clubs who did full contact sparring and injuries were quite common, every month, I would either limb or will be in recovery mode for a few days, everyone enjoyed it since we were trained in a healthy controlled atmosphere, our training regime is what I believe the closest thing a real fight can be.
I always made sure that even while training beginners, its should be as real as possible, there is no logic in training someone who wants to learn self defense in a 100% safe method. It will be like one of those virtual swimming pools where you will never get wet! 🙂
Kickboxing classes in Chennai

Proud Medal

Though this pic will not reveal the full story (the image is a bit shaky and taken on day 2) it is a proud testimony for me as a teacher, where one of my student kicked me so hard that it left some bruses on my arms, this picture was taken a day after we had the sparring session and it was slightly brighter on day 1. Though I was getting blows quite frequently after this day, this was the beginning.
While discussing sparring with some of the other martial art instructors, I came to know that most of them would never involve themselves in a sparring session even with junior black belts (so forget students) because 1. It will reveal their real weakness 2. Even if you get hit once in a while it will be a big ego blow, luckily I had no problems while doing a sparring session with any my student’s even if they are sparring for the first time in their life and since I am into personal training, it will be cruel if I skip sparring during the course.
While coming back to this pic, every time I see this, I feel a bit taller, a bit prouder, I get a sense of satisfaction that I have successfully managed to teach student what they were exactly looking for, though i am involved in a number of things other than teaching kickboxing the best feeling for me as a teacher is seeing a student struggling to punch on the first day and later making me run in the ring after training her/him, that is like installing a software into them after uploading it for months.
If the mobile phone culture was common back in the early 2000’s I could have had tons and tons of images of the beautiful marks which we exchanged.

Knife attack and the myths


Video Courtesy: Inside Defense, Amsterdam.

A sensible video on "Knife Attack" I have always told my students that there is no proper way or "steps" to defend yourself against a knife attack as taught in many self defense techniques, because you may be trained to block an attack but the attacker is not trained to attack you in any particular way. In my own experience you should be extremely lucky or the attacker should be an idiot if he is striking you the way you practice to defend yourself against a knife attack! 

on Cardio Kickboxing

Will I learn Self defense in my kickboxing classes? most of the this will be the first enquiry that i get from people who are willing to learn kickboxing for weight loss. Kickboxing is popular because of its weight loss workouts but during the formation of kickboxing it was built as a platform for people who were not satisfied with the number of restrictions in a regular martial art tournaments but what was supposed to be a “sidekick” has taken center stage today and now people around the world practice kickboxing for fitness needs, especially women, . So what makes kickboxing more appealing weight loss workouts over its other contemperies? why is it seen as an alternative to aerobics by many?? simple, in short kickboxing is a “calorie killer” and  here it is why
  • complete body workout where you work from head to toe
  • intensive pad and punching bag routines fills a major part of the syllabus
  • It will do wonders for your abs as most of the kicks and punches works on your core
  • involves plymetric, cardio and interval training
  • you will be learning how to kick and punch effectively

8th Dan Putin

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Vladimir the black belt Putin!

Поздравляю Congrats Mr.Putin on receiving 8th Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate! This is an honorary award from the Kyokushin kai association for promoting the style in Russia!