In this third issue of Antoine Thibaut's magazine devoted to martial arts, we will discover the history of Capoeira, which came straight from Brazil. Antoine will also enlighten us on Kung Fu and he will draw his latest article with Iaido.
But what interested me most as a coach is the chapter on Cross Training and its contributions in the martial arts. But I was very surprised because I did not have the same definition of Cross Training Antoine Thibault, as I learn every day. I'll talk about that in the chapter on Cross Training.
Capoeira, the story of a Brazilian martial art:
Many hesitate between a martial art and a dance watching the practitioners of Capoeira.
Antoine Thibaut goes in this chapter take us to the African origins of Capoeira, with slaves brought to Brazil in the nineteenth century, revisited in Brazilian sauce with the gang wars that went well.
He describes the course of Capoeira with many street fights, until the 30 years that marked its legalization and the beginning of the emergence of modern capoeira.
After teaching us what self defense was, Antoine Thibault advises us on self defense: Protegor - A practical guide to personal safety, self-defense and urban survival
He presents us with this book of Guillaume Morel et Frédéric BOUAMMACHE as a guide with many explanatory diagrams and interviews.
This book will teach you not only to defend yourself, but also to manage your stress and organize yourself.
Who wants peace prepares for war !
Such is, according to Antoine, the adage best suited to this book.
You are all Gong Fu (no, I did not blame!) And Antoine will explain why thanks to the etymology of Kung Fu.
Antoine goes further and sheds light on this martial art that comes from China. In fact, it rather sheds light on the Wu Shu, which brings together all the Chinese martial arts by moving from the internal arts to the external arts and various styles of the North and Southern styles.
Antoine will describe to us what are Xin Yi Chuan, Bagua Zhan, Shaolin Chuan, and many others ...
He will also teach us that:
"It's mainly Southern styles that inspired Karate ..."
The Cross Training:
As I told you before, I did not have the same definition of the Cross Training that Antoine before reading is article and I must admit that at first I did not understand everything.
In fact my mistake came from my very high level in English (no coment, please !!!) and I translated dumbbell Cross Training by training of cross in the direction of endurance training. As I do Triathlon, it could only interest me.
In fact, I had everything: Cross, comes from the verb To Cross which means croiserand Cross Training therefore translates Cross training ou versatile.
Wow! shame! you did not know that Bruno ??? (uh yes, yes, of course :-()
As a result, Antoine explains that cross training in the martial arts is the fact of training in several disciplines either simultaneously or alternatively.
Antoine studies this work of complementarity following if it is occasional or deep or both at the same time and exposes us the advantages of Cross Training, but also its limits.
In fact for a practitioner of Cross Training, the ideal is to read the magazine "The art of the way", at least there is complementarity 😉
Iaido, the art of unsheathing by striking:
Antoine presents here an art little known to the general public but yet impressive and beautiful. Judge yourself:
"The Master is on his knees, calm and serene, He is imperturbable, seems almost asleep. Then like a flash, the blade comes out of its sheath without making the slightest noise and in its movement strikes, then strikes again. The Master shakes her, then shines, and always appears peaceful. That's the Iaido. "
I will not say more (it's too good!).
After this presentation, I advise you to download on Masterfight this 3 th issue of the magazine "The art of the way" Antoine Thibaut and you feast.
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