The Power of the Martial Spirit = Master Yourself so You Can Be of Service to the World.
For millions of Americans, hungry kids are their reality. Not enough money to buy groceries. Not enough food to last until the next paycheck.
Black Belt Magazine, The Bruce Lee Foundation, and Sifu Harinder Singh are calling all Martial Artists and School Owners to come together to Kick Off the New Year and unite to Kick Hunger Away. Let’s make #10000KICKS go viral.
The Challenge = Complete 10,000 Kicks in 10 Days and Raise 100,000 Meals for “Feed the Children” – A Hunger Relief Organization. That’s 1000 Kicks daily for 10 Days. Every $10 raised gives “Feed The Children” the buying power of 60 meals. Together we can show the world how powerful the martial spirit truly is when it is unified and activated towards a common cause. There are millions of hungry children and struggling families in the U.S. that need our help now more than ever.
If the voice in your head just said, “that is way too hard”, “I can’t do that”, remember you are not alone, let’s activate the martial spirit together and push ourselves to do the best we can. We need your support and remember every repetition gets you better, and every dollar feeds a child.
If the voice in your head said, “let’s get after it”, “that’s sounds hard, but I’m up for the challenge”, “I can do this”, then we need you to rally your friends and communities and make #10000KICKS go Viral.
Share this challenge with your communities and let's honor Bruce Lee, challenge ourselves to do 10,000 kicks in 10 days, and feed hungry children at the same time. Use the #1000kicks #blackbeltmag and lets make this challenge go viral.
The Key to Self-Mastery = Discipline, Dedication, and Perfect Repetition.
Bruce Lee’s secret to self-mastery is hidden in the following quote, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Discipline, dedication, and perfect repetition over time are the keys to self-mastery. The Great Masters of every style and system have come to the same universal conclusion. They chose a technique, a movement, a tool, and mastered it before going on to the next one. To get results like Bruce Lee we need to train like Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee’s Kick Hunger Away – 10,000 Kick Challenge Details
Pre-Challenge Free Seminar Dec 27, 2021 – Bruce Lee’s Favorite Kick
Sifu Singh will conduct a free Seminar on B.B. Facebook/Instagram and teach the fundamentals, warm-ups, mechanics, and applications of Bruce Lee’s street affective Intercepting Low Side Kick (Jeet Tek) and the Famous theatrical Burst Side Kick from the Movies.
Actual 10,000 Kick Challenge Details - Jan 03,2022 - January
Sifu Singh will go live daily and help you kick start your new year and your fitness goals by leading a daily live session on Instagram/Facebook. This full body follow along workout will include warm-ups and a complete 1,000 Kick Session, daily at 4:00 pm pst. Participants of all levels are welcome to take part in their own capacity. Sign Up Now!
Help Us Share the 10,000 Kicks Challenge, Invite Your Friends, and Make it Go Viral, and Win Prizes
- 1.UPLOAD VIDEOS OF YOURSELF AND Tag #10000KICKS, #BLACKBELTMAG.
- 2.SHARE THIS CHALLENGE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITIES
- 3.SCHOOL OWNERS GET YOUR STUDENTS INVOLVED
- 4.CHALLENGE YOUR FELLOW MARTIAL ARTISTS TO DO IT WITH YOU
- 5.BLACK BELT, CENTURY, AND BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION WILL BE GIVING AWAY PRIZES TO THE MOST ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Sifu Singh and Black Belt Magazine invite you to honor Bruce Lee’s Legacy by taking part in the “10,000 Kicks in 10 Days Challenge” to Kick Hunger to the curb and support Feed The Children – A leading Anti-Hunger Non Profit. Last year we raised 15,000 meals, this year with your help and the support of the Bruce Lee Foundation we are aiming for 100,000 meals.
This is a great opportunity to kickstart the new year and your fitness goals, take part in an honorable challenge, and accomplish a worthy goal while pushing yourself to your capacity.
Let’s show the world that the Spirit of the Martial Arts is about taking action and serving those in need.
Applicants must register at the Shaolin Temple's website by January 20 with photos and videos of their performances eligible for submission between January 21 - January 30. A video in Chinese, with English subtitles, explaining how to enter the contest and submission requirements is available here.
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When we think of superheroes, the images that come to mind might include Superman flying high over Metropolis and Spider-Man swinging from wrist-spun webs — or lasers shooting from alien eyes, magical weaponry and ancient mystical powers.
However, some superheroes are known for having created their superpowers: Batman, Green Arrow, Nightwing, The Punisher and others. They forged their formidable skills through rigorous training and relentless dedication. And we can all do that. Can’t we?
Building Your Own Superhero
For now, go ahead and forget about what you’re going to call yourself, be it Lobster Man, The Speckled Rooster, The Far-Out Ranger or something else. Also, rappelling from rooftops, supercomputing and doing detective work are a separate deal. So park all that and focus on the skills you’re going to need to be worthy of being called “super.”
A punch that packs a wallop is a given for any superhero, so training in Western boxing or karate is a must. Here are some suggested drills:
- Heavy bag: Punching combinations for 1 minute with 30-second rest
- Knuckle push-ups: 45 seconds with 15-second rest
- Focus mitts with a partner: Have your partner call out combinations and occasionally swing a mitt at your head so you can practice head movement, as well. It’s better to get “dinged” when training in your secret lair than when your arch-nemesis fires his superpowered laser at your head.
If the super-criminal in your town sends all his henchmen at you, you are going to need to create some distance between opponents. A mix of short-range punching and longer-range kicking should do the trick. You’ll need to add some of your karate kicks and maybe some kung fu and taekwondo techniques for good measure. You’ll need to be able to kick in all directions. This is a great way to practice that
- Part 1: Set up four folding chairs and put them in the following positions: front, rear, left and right. There should be a chair in every direction with you in the center. The chairs represent opponents. Your foot should be higher than each chair's back every time you kick.
- Part 2: Practice front kicks, side kicks and rear kicks in the direction of the chairs. Start slow. Eventually, try standing on one leg and kicking in three of the directions for 15 to 30 seconds, then do the same with the other leg.
Throwing, Grappling, and Ground Attacks
Let’s face it: You can’t punch and kick your way out of everything. At some point — and it is usually when the super-villain unveils his ultimate creature, cyborg or conjured demonic entity — the fight is going to get close. How close? Close.
You need to train in a grappling art, both for the necessity of escaping if you are pinned to the ground with the beast trying to crush your body and for the spectacular climax of when you throw the giant brute into the super-computer that controls the villain's whole network. BLAM!
To make all that happen, you’ll need to become an expert in judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, shuai chiao or wrestling. Also, working out on your unsuspecting servant staff won’t be good enough, so you’ll need to head down to the local school and practice incognito. Mat up one end of the secret hangout so you can practice solo drills or invite over the neighboring town's resident hero and get some practice and superhero networking in all at the same time.
Sizing Up a Great Cape
Practice diligently. Unless you have a sidekick, it’s all up to you. With no superpowers, there is little margin for error, so be your own worst critic. At some point, you’ll be standing high on a rooftop with your cape billowing in the wind as you survey the city below — at least until your spouse tells you to snap out of it, get the heck off the coffee table and go practice your martial arts.
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More history will be made in the iconic arena in September when it plays host to the 2022 Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Championships, an occasion that is shaping up to be the biggest grappling event of all time.
ADCC head organizer Mo Jassim has promised the best ADCC production yet, and if 2019 was any indication, there is no reason to doubt him. Below are three reasons to get excited about this year’s event.
ADCC Trials Events Deliver Tons of Action-Packed Matches
Although the ADCC World Championships are without question the main focus, the trials are also some of the most exciting and most anticipated grappling events of the year. Athletes such as Kade Ruotolo, Oliver Taza, Cole Abate and Kendall Reusing have already participated in and won a trials event, delivering some of their most exciting matches to date.
With very few invites being given out, the trials have become a necessity for any aspiring ADCC Worlds competitor. Athletes already confirmed for the Brazilian trials include Fabricio Andrey and Mica Galvao, two of the brightest young stars in the sport. Additional 2022 ADCC trials events will be held in Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Las Vegas, Australia, Moldova and Singapore, with the Brazilian event coming up first in early February.
New Generation Grapplers Look to Establish Their Names
Every edition of ADCC competition sees breakout stars emerge who were relatively unknown beforehand. In 2017, Craig Jones defeated Leandro Lo by rear-naked choke and Murilo Santana by flying triangle in back-to-back matches. In 2019, Lachlan Giles entered the open-class division as a 77-kilogram grappler. Despite massive size differences between him and his opponents, Lachlan secured inside heel hooks against Kaynan Duarte, Patrick Gaudio and Mahamed Aly to earn a third-place finish.
In 2022, you can expect to see more breakout performances. Cole Abate, 16, won the East Coast trials and will look to become the youngest ADCC champion in history in the 66-kilogram division.
Mica Galvao had stellar no-gi performances in 2021, winning the IBJJF No-Gi Pans and superfights under the Who’s #1 and Third Coast Grappling banners.
Fabricio Andrey is another athlete who is expected to have a breakout performance. He won the 2021 IBJJF Worlds in the gi using a combination of technique and athleticism that is bound to translate to the no-gi arena.
Other athletes to watch include Roosevelt Sousa, Pedro Machado and Julia Alves.
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