As many of you are aware, Wild Geese Martial Arts has trained members of the Police, Military and Private security forces, not just here in Ireland but around the world. What use is Unarmed Combat to a man that carries a gun?
Well I found this video clip that shows what can happen when a soldier is ambushed while just doing his daily exercise, as you can see from the clip, he wasn’t in a position to grab a weapon when attacked. While I don’t usually post video’s like this for
This afternoon I was about my business in town, when I saw a bit of a crowd gathering around the shop I was on my way into. Just a normal grocery shop, the Londis at the top of Grafton St to be more specific. “Why are people gethering there” I ask myself. At first I thought it may have something to do with the Securicor van parked beside the shop, but why would a small convenience store require Securicor? Doesn’t seem likely, must be something wrong. All the time more people
Does anybody know of any other martial art that has it’s own dictionary? Ed Parker in his wisdom decided to write a book explaining the terminology he made up to explain his kenpo, I remember reading through some of it and laughing out loud.
In fact on the days when I was a little down and unmotivated I found that dipping into the book, just opening it at a random page and reading, usually cheered me up and elevated my mood. I have a theory that Ed Parker was a very intellige
Photo’s were taken last week for the new project I’ve been working on. Unfortunately I’m on a tight budget so I had to be my own model. But never mind, we took pictures in my back yard and in a local hotel room, so it should be representative of the kind of things anybody can do in their own home, or in a hotel anywhere in the world. I hope soon to have some video footage done, but as I’m a bit of a technophobe this whole youtube thing kinda confuses me. I’ll get it though, h
It’s nearly ready. The book I’ve been contemplating for so long it’s not funny, I finally got pen to paper and wrote the bodyweight training manual for road warriors, full time mums and everybody in between. There are dozens of exercises that require absolutely no equipment, one or two that require a table or a door, but most people have these things, so it’s not much of an ask really. I aim to have it ready for the end of next month, so keep an eye open if: you’re a minimali
This made me laugh, I’m sat at my desk between clients, trying to work on a little project I’m working on. My desk is right beside the treadmills, I look down the line and saw four lads on four treadmills, all different builds and sizes. They were in perfect time! I couldn’t believe it, these lads, all running in perfect step. If they were sie by side, fair enough, but no, they were seperated by other runners. Why don’t you take off your ipod, get away from the treadmill and
I’m not one for chain letters and email crap, however when a close and trusted friend sent this too me I was disgusted. As humans, we consider ourselves to be above the animals, we are “civilised”. And to a large degree we are. But then something like the post below pops up, read on…… THIS WILL TAKE A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME AND WILL SAVE A CREATURE – AND HOPEFULLY REMOVE THIS SO-CALLED “ARTIST”!!! Hi all,
this is a very serious matter… In the 2007, the ‘artist’ Guillermo Vargas
Yesterday was the last day to enter the body body transformation challenge from www.musclegainingsecrets.com, but all that means is that you have lost out on the chance to win back your gym membership (Jason was offering up $1000 to the winner).
You can stil get off the sofa an dmake some changes before the summer kicks in. It’s up to you. Wild Geese
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Much lip service is given by today’s martial arts instructors about power, yet many students come to me, from beginner to black belt, with no concept of how to hit hard, or even how to hit! How can this be allowed? After all we do MARTIAL arts, don’t we? So how do we generate power? The hips are the source, all your movements, be they punches, kicks, throws or whatever, the movement should start in the hips. Go to a good internal martial artist (if you can find one that is) a
A reminder to all the strength and bodybuilding fans out there, Jason Ferrugia has laid down a challenge, are you up for it? You’ve got till a week on friday (thats the 4th April) to sign up The prizes awarded to the top finishers will be: 1st place- $1,000.00
2nd place- $500.00
3rd place- $250.00 We will also be adding some bonuses prizes as time goes on. This is the perfect time to start getting in shape for summer and have a shot at a thousand bucks while you’re at it. So
Weight Training is a hotly debated topic. You have various methods to choose from, bodybuilding, power lifting etc…. But what really is good for you as a Martial Artist? What do you need?
Explosive power, endurance, Strength Endurance, maximum strength, speed, agility, strong joints and core. So your gym work has to reflect all this. Not easy! Plus your martial arts training may leave you with imbalances that need to be addressed. First things first, what kit do I need?
“The Importance Of Mind Games” ******************************************************
“Everything I ever really need to know I learned in
– Robert Fulghum
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conducted occurred while working with a law
enforcement unit assigned to protect a high profile
politician from another country. In this particular country assassination w