Author: Andrew Raynor

How to get back into the game after a lay-off from training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Hapkido Black-belt and founder of the KYUP! Project Mel Thomas A lay-off from training can give a new perspective on what’s important, and an opportunity to try new things — or to realise the value of what was left behind. Hapkido Black-belt and founder of the KYUP! Project Mel Thomas […]

How to get back into the game after a lay-off from training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Hapkido Black-belt and founder of the KYUP! Project Mel Thomas A lay-off from training can give a new perspective on what’s important, and an opportunity to try new things — or to realise the value of what was left behind. Hapkido Black-belt and founder of the KYUP! Project Mel Thomas […]

Principles of Martial Arts – Pre-emptive Striking for BJJ and Aikido

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Australia’s top Yoshinkan aikido instructor, Shihan Joe Thambu, 8th Dan, and Gracie jiu-jitsu Professor David Krstic, 3rd Degree Black-belt, compare each art’s approach to a combat principle that is widely used, but not usually associated with either art: striking pre-emptively before the aggressor can attack. While every martial art or […]

Principles of Martial Arts – Pre-emptive Striking for BJJ and Aikido

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Australia’s top Yoshinkan aikido instructor, Shihan Joe Thambu, 8th Dan, and Gracie jiu-jitsu Professor David Krstic, 3rd Degree Black-belt, compare each art’s approach to a combat principle that is widely used, but not usually associated with either art: striking pre-emptively before the aggressor can attack. While every martial art or […]

Yoga & its place in martial arts

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including professional fight veterans such as ex-UFC champ Frank Shamrock and founder of DPP Yoga wrestler ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page. Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including […]

Yoga & its place in martial arts

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including professional fight veterans such as ex-UFC champ Frank Shamrock and founder of DPP Yoga wrestler ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page. Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including […]

Bruce Lee’s Wing Chun Hands Method Explained

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Bruce Lee famously began his martial arts training in Wing Chun kung fu under the legendary Grandmaster Ip Man, but how far did his training in the system go before he began his own experimental journey toward developing Jeet Kune Do? Bruce Lee famously began his martial arts training in […]

Rishinkan Jujutsu – Defence against a lapel grab & punch

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor If you’ve ever witnessed a playground fight, a scuffle on the sporting field or an argument that gets out of hand, you will probably have seen the lapel grab. If you’ve ever witnessed a playground fight, a scuffle on the sporting field or an argument that gets out of hand, […]

Rishinkan Jujutsu – Defence against a lapel grab & punch

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor If you’ve ever witnessed a playground fight, a scuffle on the sporting field or an argument that gets out of hand, you will probably have seen the lapel grab. If you’ve ever witnessed a playground fight, a scuffle on the sporting field or an argument that gets out of hand, […]

Bruce Lee’s Wing Chun Hands Method Explained

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Bruce Lee famously began his martial arts training in Wing Chun kung fu under the legendary Grandmaster Ip Man, but how far did his training in the system go before he began his own experimental journey toward developing Jeet Kune Do? Bruce Lee famously began his martial arts training in […]