How To Find The Best Places In The World To Visit For Kneeboarding

is one of the most popular sports today especially to those who live near the shoreline. The people who are involved in get enjoyment and relaxation in this very adventurous .

Surfing is a sport where the enthusiasts glide toward the shore on a breaking wave of sea water. Surfers usually use specially designed wooden or synthetic boards that are lightweight and allow the user for greater maneuverability.

While surfing is very popular, many are still ignorant to a sport very much common to surfing, .

Knee boarding is very similar to surfing. It is a discipline where the user also uses a wooden or synthetic board that is known as a kneeboard – the rider paddles on his belly against the wave.

The popularity of knee boarding increased when the surf movie Crystal Voyager was released by a prominent Californian kneeboard rider, George Greenough. After that, most surfers tried knee boarding and became indulged in the game.

Knee boarding requires a water current just like in surfing. It requires waves that are big and waves where the rider can go into. Only few places can offer this special requirement of knee boarding.

One of the best places for knee boarding is the sea water of Honduras. One of the best in this country is the Roatan . The was the setting of popular TV reality program of Fox, Temptation 3.

Roatan Island is one of those islands that is not highly populated and with only few tourists. It is a tropical island of pristine beaches, uncrowded by visitors. Another thing about the island is that it is budget friendly and you can always find place where you can lay your head and body in a minimal price.

Costa Rica is another destination for knee boarding – a country that offers breathtaking knee boarding spots that you can never resist. Most of the beaches of Costa Rica are of serene beauty and with the type of wave required for good keeboarding. Knee boarders will definitely like the place for it is unique and one of a kind.

For those that want their knee boarding to be an experience of a lifetime, Maldives is the place where they should be. Maldives is a tropical island in the south of Asia, where you can find white beaches, crystal clear sea water and virgin shoreline. Maldives offers the knee board riders unbelievable waves.

Maldives make your dream come true. It is the place for discerning kneeboard riders. It is the ultimate destination to those that are already tired of the usual knee boarding places of California that are too much crowded and very much populated.

For those who want a place that is full of beautiful, sexy babes, Hawaii is the best for you. Hawaii has different locations for knee boarding. Its shoreline offers not just waves where you can get along and do kneeboard riding, but it also offers something that will feed your eyes!

If kneeboard riders are looking for the newest and hottest place for the sport, the Philippines is the place for you. Philippines is one of those knee boarding places that is increasing its popularity as one of the best places for the sport. The country offer virgin shoreline and waves you have never seen. The island wil not just feed your enthusiasm for kneeboard riding, but also feed your self for nature adventures.

Knee boarding is a sport that is very precise when it comes to location. These best places are very much applicable for the sport and will make your adventure an experience of a lifetime.

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Is Martial Arts Effective For The Streets?

The topic of how traditional arts is in today’s world as a way of protecting oneself is still a very sensitive issue to a lot of artists. What is even more sensitive is the issue of how realistic and street effective is the newer styles that have come out since /PRIDE have come into the picture. I am a Registered Black Belt & have nothing against the martial arts and have also studied styles such as Pankration.

I know that the I have in the should stay in the because they will only work there, that also goes with styles such as the “modern day or reality based systems” they are for only.I work as a bouncer/bodyguard & also teach tactical self defense. Many of my students are black belts or have trained under reality based systems & have learned the hard way that what they learned in the ring or is not street effective.

Their common question is why didn’t their system work? Part of the reason is that if a rule or law is applied to a system it will subconsciously hinder you when your adrenaline takes over in combat. There are no rules in the streets your mind should not have to sensor or think can I do this to beat this person? We respond exactly the same way that we train.

There is no time to switch gears from sport to tactical. If you are training and your coach or sensei says can’t hit their or no contact to the eyes your mind will remember that and store it for future reference. Your self defense system should take into account your environment as well. Can you kick your in the small space your in? Can you balance yourself while performing a technique on the icy sidewalk? If you grapple with him what if he has friends coming around, what do you do then?

Street fighting or tactical self-defense should be in the simplest form of fighting. You don’t have time to play a chess game, like you would see in a UFC match. Time is not on your side in a street confrontation nor are rules or morals. What we can learn from the UFC or mixed martial arts events when it comes to reality fighting is if it has rules of what not to do, do those things in a street fight because its got to be effective.

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Mixed Martial Arts-learn The Terms

With the rules and sanctioning of certain mma events there has been an explosion of new followers of mma (mixed arts) The purpose of this article is to help familiarize the new fans of this with some of the terms that are used. If you have a basic understanding with some of the terminology you will find viewing the more enjoyable. Keep in mind that this description is not inclusive of every aspect, but more of a guide for the beginner.

Submissions: submissions are that cause the receiver to give up due to pain being applied to a joint or strangulation from a . Here are some of the basics.

Kimura: A shoulder lock that applies pressure to the shoulder joint.

Rear Naked Choke: A choke that apples strangulation to both sides of the neck (both arteries) it also impedes breathing.

Guillotine Choke: This is where the reaches underneath the attacer’s neck and applies upward pressure, with the attackers head under the defenders armpit. It is usually applied when an attempts a takedown and the defender is able to capture the neck.

Triangle Choke: The attacker is between the defenders legs on the ground. The defender gets an attackers arm between his own neck and the defenders leg. The defender then places his ankle behind his of his other leg and secures the choke.

Arm Triangle: Similar to the Triangle Choke except arms are used instead of legs. Usually executed from a top or back position.

Arm Bar: When an opponent is able to secure an arm and straighten it out with pressure underneath the elbow.

Knee Bar: Same as an arm bar but causes pain to the joint of the knee.

Ankle Lock: A submission that causes pain to the joint of the ankle or Achilles tendon.

There are way too many techniques to list in this article but these are a lot of the main ones you will hear mentioned. There are also several control positions. Here are a few;

Full : This is when an attacker is on top of his opponent with both of his legs on either side of the defender. A bad spot to be in because the attacker can rise up and deliver strikes.

Half Mount: The attacker has only one leg on the outside and the defender is holding the attackers other leg between his legs to stop the attacker from achieving a full mount.

Side Mount: The attacker is perpendicular to the defender across the defenders chest. A transfer to full mount or submission can be accomplished.

North/South: An opponent is on top of the other facing opposite directions.

The sport of mma is an elite sport with various strategies and techniques. Here are a few more terms you might hear.

Ground And Pound: A fighter takes down an opponent, mounts him, and delivers strikes until knock out, referee stoppage, or the defending fighter gives up (taps)

Take Down: A fighter attempts to bring his opponent down to the mat for a submission or to deliver strikes from the mount.

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The Bo And Other Long Wooden Staff Martial Arts Weapons

Besides rocks, one of the most basic of all throughout mankind’s history across most cultures has been the long wooden stick. This makes sense since sticks were always readily available in the forests or could be easily made. The Asian arts took the long wooden staff into an art form as many art styles include the long staff in their systems. Some styles even have traditional or katas featuring the long staff. Some systems of martial arts train with such as the staff through practical only without the use of set forms.

Unlike many martial art weapons such as swords, knives, kamas and sais which are short range, are long range weapons with superior reach. This enables the user to attack and defend from a distance which can be frustrating from the point of view of an opponent who has a short range . Long range weapons are also useful in keeping multiple opponents out of reach too. Of course, long weapons such as the staff cannot be easily concealed like short range weapons so they can be cumbersome to carry around.

One of the most popular martial arts weapons from the Japanese karate styles is the bo. Even today, the bo is usually the first weapon taught at karate schools and is the most common weapon seen at tournaments. The bo staff comes in different variations. There are heavy bo staffs which resemble thick poles which are considered more traditional and there are lighter versions which are tapered at both ends. There are also multi-sided bo staffs such as octagonal but these are much less common than the usual round, circular versions.

Although there are one handed swings, most bo techniques involve both hands holding the weapon. Various strikes and blocks can be performed with either end of the bo as well as the sides and middle. Bo users take advantage of the entire weapon as techniques can be executed with any part of the bo. For the majority of techniques involving the bo, the user holds the staff near the middle with both ends protruding out equally. Traditionally, the lead hand (furthest away from the body) has been the right hand.

Contemporary weapons forms competitions have caused the bo to evolve where competitors now use extremely lightweight bo’s and some even have reflective finishes giving a more flashy visual appearance when the user is performing a bo form. Unlike traditional bo forms, contemporary creative open forms with the bo involve more complex spins and even tosses. Some martial artists do not consider some of the modern bo forms observed in the competition circuits to be true weapons forms as some competitors emphasize too much baton-like twirling action rather than actual combative techniques. It could very well be a matter of personal taste. This is why in most of the large open martial arts tournaments, weapons divisions are split into traditional and creative.

Chinese kung fu styles also utilize the long staff although there are some differences in techniques when compared to Japanese karate styles. Instead of holding the weapon in the middle most of the time like a bo is held, Chinese staffs are usually held near one end which has the effect of elongating the weapon even more. Taditionally, the lead hand is the left hand with the right holding the bottom end of the staff. However, there are techniques which involve switching sides as well as using the bottom end to strike too. In addition to strikes executed while holding the weapon with both hands, there are more single handed techniques with Chinese staffs than with Japanese bo staffs. Like their empty hand kung fu forms, Chinese staff forms have more circular, swinging techniques than in Japanese karate styles.

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Making Vitamins Plain And Simple

It’s no wonder we are pretty confused when shopping for . We’ve been told, for example, that a good supplement would boost our energy level. In fact, we’re told this constantly: in magazine arti- cles, television media, the plethora of - promoting infomercials, web sites, and pop-up ads on the Internet.

So when you arrive at the vitamin shop, you’re already at a complete loss (and may have forgotten altogether) why you’re even there, and end up like many of us, just not taking any vitamins at all because it’s all so…so…confusing!

Vitamin World, Vitamin Gallery, The Vitamin Patch, Vitamins for Vegeterians — the vast array of shops, whether online or in your neighborhood, all beckon, promising renewed everything. If you have any health problem or complaint known to man, you’ll find a good vitamin supplement (or 12 to 15 of them) to straight- en out your suffering right away.

The good thing about vitamins (just one of many) is that they’re really largely “,” with very few containing harmful or otherwise irritating, toxic chemicals.

To put it plainly, vitamins are good for us because they are derived largely from natural plants and min- erals. That’s the basic fact. And the benfits are many; it’s difficult to take the “” vitamin, and it certainly can’t hurt you, so why not give it a swing? But remember: Take everything in moderation.

Beta-carotene, for example, is thought to protect against cancer and heart . It can dramatically boost the immune system and is a powerful antioxidant, which controls those “free radicals” we’ve all heard about and prevents them from causing damage to cells that lead to premature and aging.

Biotin metabolizes protein, fats, and carbohydrates. It also helps in energy production, and there is some proof that it can help people with diabetes by keeping glucose levels reduced. Other benefits include healthy hair, skin and nails, and reducing fatigue, heartburn and some allergies.

Folic acid is famous among women who are trying to conceive and those already pregnant. Other benefits include keeping your heart strong, increasing energy and helping ward off Alzheimers disease.

Vitamins and minerals are now seroiusly recognized in playing a role in the health and vitality of every organ in the body, from skin and bones to the nervous and immune systems, right up to the brain. Vitamins can lower cholesterol levels, help wounds heal more, raise your sperm count and make you more resistant to colds and flu, asthma, cataracts, and even gum dis-ease.

Again, you really can’t go wrong with vitamins. Look beyond the fancy marketing and packaging. The key is to focus on your particular ailment and go straight to the natural remedy. Don’t let all the hype distract or confuse you; all you really need to do is keep it plain and simple.

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