Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Did You Know That Most Bodyguards Have a Background in Martial Arts?

From Taekwondo, Kenpo, Karate, Kung Fu, Ju-jitsu, Judo, to BJJ, MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Reality Based Self Defense, and Jeet Kune Do the styles of martial arts are as diverse as the men, women and children who practice them.  Millions of people around the world practice martial arts as a recreation, sport, family activity, healthy exercise, cultural education or empowering lifestyle.  

Olympic Sports of Taekwondo and Judo
Taekwondo and Judo are both Olympic Sports as well as martial arts methods with traditional values and components.  Wrestling, arguably the oldest martial art of all (and related to Gladiatorial Pankration) is also an Olympic sport.  Fencing is also an Olympic sport.

MMA, Boxing and Kickboxing - The UFC Octagon
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Greco Roman wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu comprise the primary martial arts found in the highly popular cage fighting events.  While many fighters have backgrounds in traditional martial arts such as Taekwondo and Karate, these events favor the systems and styles that have full contact and resistance training.

More than the particular label or brand of the style, the instructor and coaches are usually what is most important.  The drills, skills and conditioning that they develop as well as the strategy and tactics to employ are the keys to victory.  

For the professional bodyguard or protector, the martial arts offer tremendous opportunity for personal development.  Here are just some of the ways:

1. Health, Fitness and therefore readiness
2. Injury prevention, coordination, increased flexibility
3. Positive attitude, ability to cooperate with others
4. Leadership, self discipline and motivation
5. Problem solving and creative thinking
6. Stress management and positive outlet for energy
7. Camaraderie, teamwork and esprit de corps  
8. Cultural appreciation, etiquette, language and customs
9. Observational skills
10. Protective physical intervention skills 

Whatever style or background, each have value for the professional protector.  From bodyguards, law enforcement agents, military or security, the martial arts is one of the best training options one could be involved in. 

Self defense and Kickboxing Martial Arts Fitness Karate Taekwondo Phoenix
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