Recommended Equipment for Martial Art Classes

Based on the request of students, I have compiled a list of recommended equipment for Wing Chun, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Kali, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  These are not comprehensive lists and you may want to include equipment I have not mentioned.  Equipment is not necessary for new students and people doing the free trial. Wing Chun Beginners Focus mitts Mouth guard Sports cup (men) Form fitting bag gloves Shin Guards Advanced MMA gloves Head protector with clear face shield Butterfly swords Long staff Body protector (optional) Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Beginners Focus mitts Boxing...

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Back Pain in Martial Arts and How to Recover

I am sharing this knowledge from my own experience and from research I have done over the past nine years in an attempt to help beginner and experienced martial artists avoid the pain many people eventually suffer. I suffered minor back pain as a young teen from too many hours slouching in my classroom seat, not knowing the damage I was doing to my back. Eventually, at the age of 21 I strained my lower back from training. If I had known what I do now, I could have healed my back within weeks instead of years. Many people think it is one event, and usually a minor one that causes the back to...

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