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Individual Sports

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Being active in sports can make us healthier since this can be a good form or exercise.  A person can choose whether he will engage himself in a team sports or individual sports, depending on what suits him more.  While team sports are ideal for those who work better with a group of people,rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, and surfing.

For the individual sports, there are a lot you can choose from. Some examples of these are boxing, darts, fencing, cycling, equestrian, darts, golf, judo, wrestling, yoga, and pilates. Other more extreme and adventurous individual sports include rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, and surfing. Meanwhile, some people may find themselves better suited for more conventional sports like swimming, taekwondo, tennis, and triathlon.

There are various things that one can learn from individual sports. Some are as follows:

1       Being Independent. It will teach you to be independent since you don’t have a teammate who will back you up. You’ll learn to stand on your own feet and keep yourself going. You don’t have any teammate to blame when a problem arises. You can only depend on yourself.  With this, you’ll learn how to be responsible for your own actions.

2       Building Confidence and Self-Esteem. Since this is a game of individuals, you will be the center of attention. This will help you get used to this kind of setup and eventually will make you comfortable at being the “star” of the event. This self-esteem that you can develop in this sport/s can also help you in other aspects of your life like dealing with different people and even during business transactions / presentations. 

3       Internal Motivation and Inspiration. Coach, parents, friends, and other supporters can be an inspiration for the athlete to go further and exert more to win the game. However, the athletes are still the ones who have to push themselves to get the award. Internal motivation and inspiration is more powerful than an external push.

4       Learning at your own pace. This kind of sports can let you learn and develop your skills at your own pace. This can remove pressure in catching up since you don’t have a team where your skills and abilities can be compared with. Also, you can have the chance to focus on strengthening your weaknesses without feeling inferior if you have teammates with you whose skills are far different from you.

Learning things individually can make you understand yourself more, including both your strengths and weaknesses. This can give you a better chance in addressing your own issues and concerns for you to be able to build yourself as a better athlete and as a better person. It can make you more competitive not just in sports but in other aspects of your life. This can also help you in making better decisions in the future. 

Any sports, regardless if it’s a team or individual has different benefits and learning’s one can gain.  One just needs to have an open mind for the new discoveries he may encounter. He must prepare himself to this wonderful experience and take a brave step as he enters the court / field.


Martial Arts

The Essence of Martial Arts

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roulette video martial artsKung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo and Jujitsu are terms very familiar to us. We can always strongly associate these words with the action movies we are seeing, the Olympic competitions we are excited watching or even with the thrilling video games we play like Streetfighter! By the way, what do Jackie Chan, Steven Seagal, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jet Li have in common? They are all martial artists!

Martial arts are old, traditional, systematized systems of combat practices. Though early practices of martial arts were very evident during the Xia Dynasty in China, it was in Europe where martial arts probably originated. Mars, as we all know, is the god of war according to Roman mythology. The early combat systems Arts of Mars in Europe were named before him as the famous god of war and combat. Hence, the word ‘martial arts’ became popular and widely accepted as the modern terminology for Arts of Mars.

Martial arts were conceptualized, taught, learned and practiced for many centuries for variety of reasons. For many martial artists, martial arts were intended for self-defense. Others practiced martial arts for competition, overall physical fitness and wellness, as well as mental and spiritual development.

There are many variations of martial arts. There are unarmed and weapon based martial arts, combat oriented and self-defense martial arts, and sports martial arts. These, however, can vary if they involved partial or full contact.

As a new subset in the field of cinema, sports and television, martial arts practice has been regarded as one of the promising industries in the United States. With 30 million practitioners, martial arts generated total revenue of 30 million US dollars in 2003 and this big influx of money is expected to increase for the coming years.

There are different types of martial arts and each of these has its own distinctive style, purpose and origin. Some martial arts are developed by schools, martial art masters, teachers and professors. These are then classified and grouped according to their type, focus and regional origin.

Here are some famous martial arts with their respective distinct style and origin. American Karate is also known as Freestyle Karate. Since this is a combination of traditional Japanese, Korean and Okinawan Karate with touches of Aikido, Judo, Kung Fu and many other oriental martial arts, no one can determine its exact origin. A distinct feature of this type of karate is the use of belt systems. One of the most popular forms of martial arts is Kung Fu.

Technically, this is Chinese martial arts. Obviously, this type developed from China centuries ago employing different styles and methods that can sometimes pertain to animal mimicry. Kung Fu is mostly inspired by religious practices, legends and philosophies. Aikido on the other hand is a form of martial arts from Japan. A unique characteristic of this type is that it encourages self defense and at the same time prevents the attacker attain injury.

Martial art, as a whole, is one of the well-practiced combat tactics in the whole world. With its deeply rooted discipline in different culture, religion, philosophy and respect to life, it is regarded as one of the sacred arts of the modern world that will always be treasured, honored and preserved.

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