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Example techniques

Freestyle practice

Goya-Ra-Ru martial arts
- typical scheduled class training format


This text gives a brief introduction to the main components typically covered during our martial arts lessons. It is by no means an exhaustive description of the variety of physical and mental techniques available through continued martial arts training.

Warm up, Stretching and Conditioning

At the start of each lesson a short warm up is undertaken followed by stretching exercises. This is primarily to help prepare the body for the main training session as well as improving cardio-vascular endurance, muscle tone, strength, balance and flexibility.

Basic Defence Techniques

These are the building blocks of our martial art and consist primarily of powerful strikes and defensive actions. Holds, locks, throws and 'self-defence' techniques may also be practiced. These may be done free-in-air, against targets (e.g. focus pads & target shields) or with partners. Basic techniques are often combined into set sequences which progress as students become more advanced.

Freestyle Martial Arts

Freestyle (sparring) could be described as a controlled spontaneous interchange of actions and reactions between two or more people. The activity provides an excellent opportunity for a martial artist to demonstrate their creativity, individuality and artistry. During all types of freestyle, an emphasis is placed on control and safety. As a result, even very minor injuries are extremely rare in our martial arts classes.

. . . Some example martial arts techniques (basic strikes)

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