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Bruce Lee and Flexibility
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Stretching has a time and place. The research today indicates that stretching is not best for all sports. For instance, it shows that static stretching diminishes a muscles' springiness contributing to a decrease in your speed and explosiveness when running, sprinting, and jumping. On the other hand, Bruce Lee said that flexibility is essential for a martial artist. It is definitely required for kicking. With that being said, let's understand Bruce Lee's flexibility routine and his five important reasons it is essential to be a part of your routine

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Defanging the Snake

The Science of Effective Fighting Explained

What would you do if someone suddenly threw a venomous snake at you — or any snake, for that matter? Instinctively, you'd jump back, right? This happens because most human beings have a deep-seated fear of being bitten and killed by snakes.

Now, take that same serpent and remove its fangs. If someone threw a fangless snake at you, would you jump? Maybe you would because of the fear of snakes we all share, but your fear of being bitten and envenomated would be greatly reduced. This is so because the snake is now essentially harmless.

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Conor McGregor Stance

STOP!

Yes, you, dear reader. Don't move.

Freeze and take notice of how you are standing or sitting. I'm willing to bet you're not standing or squatting in a completely brand new way. In fact, think about how many times you have actually positioned yourself in this exact same way.

Let's start with a fact we all know and agree on: There are only so many ways the common human body can move.

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MADrills

MADrills is the martial arts industry's leading resource for tutorials, drills, and skills from numerous aspects of martial arts. Here are ten of the best videos on the site from a variety of styles for FREE!

Do you own a martial arts school and need some new ideas to keep your classes exciting? Are you a passionate martial artist who wants to diversify your training at home? Do you simply enjoy learning about new styles of martial arts? Whatever the case may be, MADrills is the subscription service for you. You can even get 50% off your first six months RIGHT NOW with the code MAD50. Keep reading to check out some of the best drills on the site!

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