|At Sanshinkan Martial arts Gurgaon, We follow the traditional
ethics and values of martial art. We train professional MMA
fighters at our gyms across Delhi and Gurgaon. We have people
coming from different countries for training. We make several
tours a year for fighting and training MMA events across the
If you are looking for an opportunity to become a
professional fighter you can contact Sensei Yashpal Singh Kalsi
for further details.
If you are new to Martial art please go through the following
details for further understanding.
WHAT IS MARTIAL ART ?
A Martial Art can be defined as a system of techniques, physical
and mental exercises developed as an effective means for
self-defense and offense, both unarmed and with the use of
weapons. The origin and history of Martial Arts is a
controversial issue. We can see signs of Martial Arts in Greek,
Indian, Egyptian, African, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, as well as
other cultures. There is a clear trail leading from the Southern
China-regions up to Korea, Okinawa and Japan. The details before
that, and the exact details of that transfer, are greatly
debated by historians and Martial Artists.
Martial Arts Philosophy
The martial arts are both art and science. The word "art" is
defined as the activity of creating beautiful things and the
word "science" is defined as a methodological activity,
discipline, or study". While these two definitions are correct,
I prefer the contributions of an anonymous poet: "Art is a
passion pursued with discipline; science is a discipline pursued
with passion". At their most basic level, the martial arts are
nothing more than ways to prevent someone from harming or
killing you. At their highest aspiration, the martial arts are
paths to self-knowledge and the expression of beauty. The
martial artist must be both scientist and artist. He must learn
the traditions, theories, principles, laws and techniques upon
which martial artistry is based. He must then practice them with
passion and discipline so as to properly learn and understand
what he is doing. Only then can he master himself and the
WHAT KIND OF MARTIAL ARTS ARE THERE ?
There are many ways in which martial arts can be divided. Here
are a few of them that might be useful to use in defining
Martial Arts and discussing them. These are not necessarily
consensus definitions but they are commonly held. It is also
useful to remember that very few of these martial arts are just
one way or another...they are all mixtures of these elements in
various degrees. When we say a style is "hard" what we mean is
that the predominant expression of that style is hard. If we say
Shotokan is linear, it does not mean Shotokan has no circular
Linear and .Circular styles
This distinction refers to lines of movement, attack and
defense. "Circular" styles use circular movements to block,
attack, or move. Around and aside... "Linear" styles use direct,
straight-on movements, attacks, or head-on blocks. In and out...
Styles can, and sometimes do, mix circular blocks with linear
attacks. This is a subtle distinction and not absolute, but it
gives some information.
Soft and Hard styles
"Soft" styles tend to redirect energy, channeling and diverting
momentum to unbalance an opponent, or to move them into striking
range. They tend to be lower commitment and use less force.
Thus, they are less likely to be unbalanced and can recover from
redirection easier. Examples are Tai Chi, Aikido, Ninjutsu, or
many Kung Fu styles and sub-styles. "Hard" styles tend to direct
energy outward and meet energy with energy. They will tend to
strike more, and deliver more force with each strike. Hard
stylists will often damage with their blocks, turning them into
attacks. They deliver more power, and thus are harder to turn
aside, but they are higher commitment, and thus don't recover as
well from mistakes. Examples are Karate, Tae-Kwon-Do, Muay Thai,
and some Kung Fu styles and sub-styles.
Internal and External
"Internal" styles are styles that emphasize the more
non-tangible elements of the arts. They utilize chi/ki/qi flow,
rooting, and those elements which some people consider
"mystical". They tend to emphasize meditation, body control,
perception, mind control (self, not others!), and pressure
points. Typically internal styles are soft. Tai Chi is an
internal style. "External" styles tend to emphasize body
mechanics, leverage, and applied force. They tend to use weight,
strength, positioning, and anatomy to optimal advantage.
Typically' external styles are hard. Muay Thai is an external
Martial Arts: A way of life
Did you eat breakfast today? Probably so. Just as you need to
nourish your body everyday, martial arts is also a daily
supplement to good health. Neither with food nor martial arts
should you feast and/or famine. You can buy anything you want
with money; a car, clothes or a house, but even a million
dollars cannot buy your good health
Who Can Learn KARATE?
Anyone can learn Martial Arts, regardless of age, sex, or
limitations, it is never too late to begin practice. Even the
physically challenged individual can learn martial arts because
it is not just kicking and punching. It is a modern universal
art of self-defense and character development.
Discipline and Self-respect in KARATE
"Discipline is the foundation stone of a martial artist and
self-respect is the pillar". You should always be aware of what
you do and say and how it will affect others. Discipline
yourself. When you can control what you do and say, you will
know the satisfaction of having contributed your best, whether
it be by outward expression or silence at the right time. Your
ability to discipline yourself will have a direct effect on the
degree of success you have in attempting to reach your goals.
Your self-respect will be something that you deserved and
Patience and KARATE
"Everything comes to those who wait". When one begins practicing
martial arts, hours are spent performing techniques over and
over, sweating as you go. When you leave to go home, you can
leave that place behind, but you must take that patience and
persistence with you. Not only during practice but in everything
you do, have patience. Whether driving your car or cooking
dinner, give yourself the gift of time. Don't try to beat the
red light. Patience can save your life.
Always Keep a Goal
Whenever you drive, your car must go a certain direction,
otherwise you will make unnecessary turns and waste fuel. The
same is true in life. You should have a goal, a direction in
which you will go. In certain times of hardship, having, keeping
and relying on your goal can help brace you for the continuous
KARATE and Promise
Everyone makes commitments in their life but few people practice
the art of keeping their word on promises. Whenever you make a
commitment, stick by it, even if circumstances change and you
end up losing somewhere. Your promise is your name. Give it a
reason to be depended on.
The meaning of respect includes several things, all of which
deal with your relationship with others. The degree to which you
trust, love and attempt to understand others equates to the
degree of respect you have for them. If you ignore someone,
obviously, your respect for that person is not great. Attempt to
extend yourself, to offer your undivided attention so that not
only do you please others but you also gain from the experience.
Enrich your life by respecting others.
KARATE and Character
Always remember one of the most important distinctions between
individuals is their character. As children, we are blind to
politics, financial and social status. We act how we feel,
spontaneously and without influence. As we reach adulthood we
learn the rules of the world and that in some cases, acquiring
what you want means sacrificing a little individuality. If we
are fortunate enough to begin martial arts as a child, we can
avoid the adolescent conformity. Individuality, pride,
self-confidence, optimism none of these are for sale. This is
another part of you that a million dollars cannot buy.
THE PHYSICS BEHIND FORCE
A look in any high school physics book will give us the equation
Force = Mass X Velocity. This means that an object with twice
the mass moving at the same speed as another object will hit
with twice the force, or an object moving at twice the speed
will hit with twice the force. This is a proven law of physics.
It explains why a small bullet with little mass but traveling at
a very high velocity can do so much damage. When we apply this
unwavering law of physics to the martial arts it gets a little
more complicated. Therefore to increase the force of your
strikes you must increase your mass or your velocity.
Physically increasing your mass through weight training will
increase your power but of coarse you must be careful that you
are not sacrificing speed.
A small technical machine can do a lot of work, as we read in
our books simple machines i.e. a pulley, a rod if used
technically right they can lift up amazingly lot of weight. So
remember all your martial arts techniques are the same
principles of science.
An easier way to increase your mass or force is to work on
weight transfer. Weight transfer is simply the process of
applying your mass to achieve the maximum benefit. This is
accomplished many ways, by developing a strong base, by proper
transfer of energy through the hips, by using full extension of
your techniques, as well as other aspects of proper body
mechanics. These methods of developing efficient mass transfer
are usually described simply as developing "good form". All
instructors teach proper form but not all understand that its
purpose, in scientific terms, is to increase the amount of mass
that is directly applied to the strike.
Velocity is the other aspect of force. There are many drills
that are used to increase a student's speed, but it is the speed
of the delivery, not the reaction speed, that increases force.
The two easiest methods to increase the speed at which a
technique is delivered is one, to improve flexibility through
proper stretching so that the muscles don't have to work against
internal resistance. Secondly, to simply concentrate. It is
amazing how delivery speed can be improved if students
concentrate on hitting fast instead of just hitting.