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ARE YOU STUCK IN THE MONOTONY OF YOUR USUAL FITNESS ROUTINE?

Most fitness routines fail due to a lack of results that keep you motivated and committed to continue the program.

Not to mention the boredom due to the repetitiveness of always doing the same exercises. Since not everyone can afford a personal trainer, the lack of accountability that happens when working out alone often leads to less frequent exercise, before gradually returning to exactly where one started.

MARTIAL ARTS IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES

The unique benefits of martial arts on the mind and the body are unlike any other sport because at the core of the training, the emphasis is on personal development.

Yes, of course, we learn how to defend ourselves, gain confidence and get in shape, but the progressive nature of working towards the next grade makes martial arts unique, as it is an individual sport practiced in a team environment.

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If you take action today and take advantage of one of our trial offers, I will give you my personal guarantee that if you are not satisfied with your martial arts experience you will receive a 100% refund on your trial investment.

You have nothing to lose! However, I urge you to hurry and redeem your trial offer, as I cannot tell you how many times we have to turn people away because our classes are booked. All of our classes have limited space available, so act now! And click the link below to book a trial lesson.

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

Krav Maga Taunton and Bridgwater is delighted to announce we will be running our first 4 week Krav Maga Bootcamp in Taunton and Bridgwater this year.

During this 4 week course, you will learn self defence techniques which are based on the tried and tested Krav Maga system, using your natural reactions and body movement which can be learnt by anyone, in a short space of time. 

No experience of any martial arts or other systems is necessary and anyone, no matter how fit you are, can participate.  Emphasis is placed on avoidance and de-escalation, but if all goes wrong and you find yourself faced with an attack of any type, our self defence techniques using Krav Maga can be devastatingly effective.

We feel that this is an excellent and cost effective way to learn self defence skills, and an introduction to Krav Maga with Taunton’s and Bridgwater’s original British Krav Maga Association licensed school.  BOOK TODAY

This fast moving dynamic course introduces the Krav Maga approach when dealing with violent physical encounters. You will learn how to apply fast, simple techniques during increasingly realistic attacks and scenarios.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • Personal safety & awareness 
  • The reality of the edged weapons in the UK
  • Myths about knife attacks
  • Understanding you fear response – and how to use it
  • Why gross motor (simple) skills work in real life
  • Verbal Skills
  • The physical skills and techniques of Krav Maga
  • Use of improvised weapons
  • Skills of escape and evasion
  • Fighting on the ground
  • Self First Aid – and surviving the aftermath

As a special offer, Krav Maga Taunton is offering a 4 week course for the discounted price of only £9.99 when booked in advance online. BOOK TODAY

As well as the topics covered you’ll also gain the following benefits:

  • Real world self defence skills
  • Gain confidence
  • Increase fitness and stamina
  • Improved coordination
  • Lose Weight
  • Relieve tension and reduce Stress
  • Get in Shape
  • Meet new friends

The course will consist of eight one hour sessions (two classes per week) and commences 13th (in Taunton) or 14th January (in Bridgwater) 2020.

Taunton (Mondays, 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm and Wednesdays, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Wellsprings Leisure Centre)

Bridgwater (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Bridgwater YMCA).

Why am I doing this well its simple I profoundly believe in the importance and benefits of learning effective self defence skills and want to introduce this concept to as many people as possible.  Also I’m hoping some of you will get the bug and go on to become regular club members (although there is no obligation to do so. BOOK TODAY

I’m also going to back this up with our no quibble cast iron guarantee:

The staff and instructors here at Krav Maga Taunton hereby promise every student that if for any reason during your 4 week course, you feel our instructor has not been professional, courteous, and always willing to help you learn the material needed for advancement, or if you are not completely satisfied with our program, we will refund your fee.

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

Active Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle

It’s important to eat right at all times. But when you live an active lifestyle you have got to be sure you’re fueling your body right in order to keep up and not get run down and even get sick. If you don’t have the proper nutrients and end up running around like crazy, then you are more likely to have faster crashes and burns and even to end up catching colds and other illnesses much easier. So here’s how to eat to fuel your body so you can keep up with everything you want to do.

Healthy Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle

  • Antioxidants – Fruits and vegetables are a great source of antioxidants. What this does for your body is protect it from damage due to free radicals which will cause you to age faster and break down the cells in the body. Lots of colorful fruits and vegetables will help to neutralize the effects of free radicals on your body. So fill up your plate, or at least half of it, with these foods.
  • Vitamins and Minerals – Whole grains, low fat dairy, lean meats, and fruits and vegetables all provide the vitamins and minerals needed for energy to fuel an active lifestyle. Our bodies aren’t very efficient at producing the vitamins and minerals needed to function properly, so we have to choose the right foods with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals.
  • Portion Control – Instead of eating three large meals a day, eat smaller, healthy, well-balanced meals throughout the day. Eating six to eight smaller meals a day instead of three large meals will keep you energized throughout the day so you can maintain your active lifestyle. It will keep your energy up and metabolism high.
  • Healthy Fats – You cannot avoid fat. Most foods contain fat and your body is in need of fat. But you need to choose healthy fats, not empty calories. Eating fats with key fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 will provide you with good heart health and will lubricate your joints. A great healthy fat to eat would be nuts like walnuts.
  • Eat before Exercise – Don’t follow the old adage of waiting 30 minutes before you can swim. Eating prior to exercise will fuel that workout. But be smart about what you eat. You don’t want a big heavy four-course meal; it should be sensible. This way you aren’t hungry in the middle of your workout.
  • Stay Hydrated – Remember to drink water throughout the day. An important part of nutrition is to remain hydrated, no matter what kind of lifestyle you live.

What you put into your body – your food and drink – is going to have a huge impact on how you perform throughout the day. So choose the right diet, but then fine-tune how you eat throughout the day based on how you perform. Be open to making changes and space out your eating schedule differently. Doing this will improve your performance, and will help you maintain your active lifestyle and remain in good health while doing it.

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Having too much visceral fat can be detrimental to a person’s health, increasing their risk of serious health problems. One way to reduce visceral fat could be to eat a certain Japanese delicacy.

Visceral fat is a key player in a variety of health problems because it’s stored in the abdominal cavity next to many vital organs. Having high levels of visceral fat can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

When it comes to getting rid of visceral fat it’s important to look at the foods you’re eating because eating a poor diet can lead to visceral fat build-up. Foods that contain trans fats should be avoided, but studies have suggested shirataki noodles, traditional Japanese noodles may help reduce visceral fat.

Shirataki noodles are thin, translucent, gelatinous noodles made from konyac yam, and may prove effective at getting rid of visceral fat because of their soluble fibre content. Soluble fibre absorbs water and forms a gel that helps slow down food as it passes through the digestive system.

Studies show this type of fibre promotes weight loss by helping a person feel full, so they naturally eat less. It may also decrease the number of calories the body absorbs from food.

An observational study in more than 1,100 adults showed how soluble fibre can help fight belly fat. The study found for every 10g increase in soluble fibre intake, belly fat gain decreased by 3.7 percent over a five-year period.

Other good food sources of soluble fibre include Brussels sprouts, avocados, legumes and flaxseed. But when it comes to an overall diet to follow, research has suggested a low-carb diet to be most effective at getting rid of visceral fat.

An eight-week study involving 69 overweight men and women found those who followed a low-carb diet lost 10 percent more visceral fat and 4.4 percent more total fat than those on a low-fat diet.

Regular exercise has also been shown to be effective – particularly cardio. Many studies have shown aerobic exercise can help a person lose visceral fat even without dieting.

An analysis of 15 studies in 852 people compared how well different types of exercise reduced visceral fat without dieting. The researchers found moderate and high-intensity aerobic exercises were more effective at reducing visceral fat without dieting. But combining regular aerobic exercise with a healthy diet is more effective at targeting visceral fat then doing either one alone.

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

Hi,

My name is Mark Edwards and I’m the owner of Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater.  When I was younger, I began my martial arts journey as a shiny new Royal Marine, through Boxing and the positive impact it had on my life was remarkable. 

It was always my dream to someday own my own school in and create an enjoyable environment for students to improve their fitness while building the confidence they can carry into their everyday lives.   Take advantage of one of our amazing free trial lessons today – join us as we empower ourselves and our community with martial arts and self defence training!

Whether you are looking for a physical activity or for an alternative from the boring gym fitness routine, Krav Maga is unlike any other pastime because, at the core of the training, the emphasis is on personal development.  Anyone can begin Krav Maga – any age, any fitness level. 

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

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OVER 20 MILLION BRITONS are physically inactive

Cardiovascular Health 180 PEOPLE DIE due to cardiovascular disease every day

DEPRESSION IS 25% less likely in people who exercise

DO NOT BECOME A STATISTIC.

Join the ultimate full body & mental workout with Krav Maga Taunton And Bridgwater.

Don’t be the person who is stuck in their comfort zone with no way out.  Without a workout routine that you’re committed to, you’ll see your metabolic speed and cardiovascular health decline.

This is why it’s so important for adults to find ways to help themselves feel better every day!

3 WAYS OUR ADULT CLASSES HELP YOU REACH YOUR POTENTIAL:

MENTAL HEALTH

Developing the discipline to reach your goals benefits many different areas of your life.

FITNESS WITH PURPOSE

Martial arts helps improve coordination and is an excellent form of exercise.

SOCIAL LIFE

Meet like minded individuals on the same martial arts and self-improvement journey!

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About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

Martial Arts are practised for a number of reasons including self-defence, military and law enforcement and mental and spiritual development.  Though most martial arts are known for the fighting techniques they provide there are various other aspects included also.  It is common for people to learn martial arts for self-defense purposes.  Here are 5 ways in which Martial Arts can help anyone with a self-defense.
• Role Play
• Teaching body language and Communication Skills
• Disarming weapons
• General street-smart techniques
• Attacking and defensive striking

Role Play
Recently we have seen news of people being bullied or teased.   Children, particularly can get very nervous in this situation because they have never experienced it before.   When you have gone through a rehearsed situation before, you will definitely have an idea as for how you need to react.

Teaching Body Language and Communication Skills
It has been observed that when you are facing any conflict situation, reacting confidently will always help you.

Disarming weapons
Martial arts can teach you to disarm so that you can safely escape from a violent situation.

Street Smart techniques
In martial arts, you can also learn about various street-smart strategies, so that if you get stuck in any pressured situation, you handle the situation confidently.

Attacking and defensive techniques
In a situation where an aggressor starts to become violent, it is necessary that you know attacking and defensive techniques which you can fight back effectively.

 

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

Waking up in the morning may not be your favourite part of the day but a little tweak in your
lifestyle can make waking up a real joy!  Early morning, soon after we wake up, our body and
mind refreshed and full of energy.  Channelising this energy into doing something healthy and
fun can completely transform our life and make up for a great lifestyle that compliments our
daily schedules.

What is the first thing you do in the morning upon waking up?  Most people get up in a rush, check their phones and emails, have a quick shower, gulp down a cup of coffee and run to work or school. Well, this is the most terrible way to start your morning and probably the reason you lack motivation to start your day.  Mornings, especially Monday Mornings are dreaded because of an unhealthy lifestyle and wrong practices that most people follow.  If you want to start your day full of vigour and motivation, here are 5 fun and healthy lifestyle changes you need to bring in:

1. Time Management
Don’t wake up just a little before you need to rush out! waking up a little earlier will give
you the time to manage your day better and also give you time to start the day in a
more organized and healthy manner.  Make space for more time in the morning for
yourself and you will feel more energized throughout the day.  Waking up at the last
moment only causes more stress!

2. Breakfast Like a King or Queen!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and nothing must make you
compromise on that.  A healthy and balanced breakfast nourishes the mind and body
and gives you the required energy to go through the rest of the day.

3. Get Fit!
Even a thirty-minute morning exercise regime is enough to have a healthy mind and
body.  Get some fresh air!  Be it martial arts, a sport or a walk around the block, all forms
of fitness are most effective at this time of the day.

4. Spend time with yourself
Spend a few quiet moments to collect your thoughts, organise your day and just be
aware of your thoughts.  Reflect on things that need your attention and allow your
thoughts to flow.

5. Pep up with Music!
Listen to music you love for a high energy, pepped up and motivated start to the day.  It
helps stimulate the brain, body and emotions for a better start to a day.
Our lifestyle affects and impacts every aspect of our life.  Doing things that we love, following a
hobby and simply being aware of our physical and emotional needs helps release stress and
helps waking up every day more joyous. Rushing from one task to another, ignoring our
physical and mental needs depletes our energy and motivation.  Following these 5 easy and
effective lifestyle changes will help you live a happy and healthy life and Monday-Morning-
Blues will be completely washed out!

 

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

If you looking to learn self defence techniques or are just looking for a new exercise routine, check out Krav Maga.  You can learn to protect yourself, improve your self-confidence, tone up, and burn calories, all at the same time.

Krav Maga is a unique Israeli form of ‘combat’ training intended to build both mental and physical aspects of a person’s self defence mechanism.  Krav Maga originated from various forms of fighting techniques combined to derive a practical ‘street fighting’ style.  Since then, Krav Maga has evolved into a disciplined self-defence training system and continuously refined by the Israeli Défense Forces to become an integral part of the formal training received by military personnel.

Krav Maga is a high intensity reality based martial art that burns calories and builds muscle tone.  Like most exercise classes, Krav Maga sessions begin with a warmup and end with a cool down period, with plenty of training and aerobic exercise in between.

Krav Maga Taunton fitness classes are a great way to get you fighting fit.  Krav Maga fitness programs use cardio training, pad work, and sports conditioning techniques to burn fat and improve muscle tone.

Krav Maga is based on simple principles and instinctive movements, it’s designed to teach real-life self defence tactics in the shortest possible time.  You will learn to defend against common chokes, grabs and bear hugs, as well as against weapons such as knives, guns, and sticks.

The system is designed to teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent physical encounter.  You are not required to have any special skills or other martial arts training in order to effectively learn its style and techniques.  Krav Maga is suited for everyone, women, men the very young or the more mature practitioner.

Krav Maga not only promotes learning how to fight but also teaches the important aspects of self defence such as personal awareness, threat evaluation and threat avoidance.

Krav Maga is a great work out and it’s fun. If you’re having trouble keeping to an exercise regime give it a try because it keeps you engaged as well as active.  Simply put it’s the best way to get home safely.  Feel Strong, feel good, feel safe.

 

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk

Tips For Krav Maga Beginners Part 2

Krav Maga Taunton Slef Defence

Welcome back, guys.  As promised, enjoy.

* If you are not wearing protection let your partner before you start training with them.

* Don’t be shy – make contact with your strikes. The training equipment is padded for a reason. Don’t go mad though, it will be you defending next.

* If you make a mistake, don’t stop – keep going, move on to the next part of the technique or do something simpler (usually combatives), this becomes easier as you learn more types of strikes and their ranges.

* If you accidentally strike someone too hard; finish the technique (carefully) don’t stop to apologise. I know this sounds harsh but the rest of us are used to this happening every now and then and we make good the end of the session. You wouldn’t apologise to someone who had just tried to knife you, so don’t practise it in the classes.

* The role of attacker is vital so actually try and strike or make contact with the target area (aim for the target that you would for real), usually at slow speeds but with firm and definite movement.

* When your partner counterattacks clench your teeth, keep your hands up to protect your head and exhale so you don’t get winded.

* Try and be a realistic attacker, no throwing multiple punches from both directions at the same time as a kick. Visualise yourself as a real mugger and imagine you want to rob or assault your partner for a real reason.

That’s it, folks, now go train 🙂

 

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach and a passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337

https://krav-maga-taunton.co.uk