Martial Arts Training
Why Doctors Highly Recommend Martial Arts Training for Your Health and Wellness
Posted: June 24, 2024

Whether you’re a seasoned fighter or just starting out, the physical and mental rewards of martial arts are truly amazing. Imagine having the strength and agility of a superhero, combined with the focus and discipline of a Zen master. That’s the power of martial arts! Not only will it sculpt your body into a lean, […]

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Martial Arts Can Help People Cope with Stress, Right?
Posted: June 4, 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life? Do you find yourself constantly dealing with stress and anxiety from study, work, or kids? The solution may lie in the ancient practice of martial arts! Martial arts are not just about improving physical prowess, they offer a powerful antidote to the stresses of modern living. By […]

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Joining a Martial Arts Community
Posted: May 15, 2024

A martial arts community is a group of individuals who share a common interest in martial arts and come together to practice and learn from each other. Whether formed around a specific style of martial arts, such as karate, taekwondo, or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or more general, encompassing multiple styles and disciplines, becoming part of a […]

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Understanding the Differences Between Contact and Pad Work in Kickboxing
Posted: May 5, 2024

In Kickboxing, contact and pad work are two different training methods used to improve technique, speed, power, and accuracy. Contact training is the heart and soul of the sport, allowing for the development lightning-fast reflexes, bone-crushing power, and an unbreakable fighting spirit. The thrill of exchanging blows with a partner is unmatched, as you push […]

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Dutch Kickboxing vs. Freestyle – The Ultimate Showdown!
Posted: April 22, 2024

If you’re interested in kickboxing training, you might wondering which style is best for you: Dutch or Freestyle? Both are effective for beginners and both offer unique approaches to striking, conditioning, and self-defence. Whether you’re a beginner looking to dive (or kick) your way into the world of martial arts or a seasoned practitioner wanting […]

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Why Medical Professionals Often Recommend Martial Arts
Posted: April 8, 2024

In a world where health and fitness fads come and go, one practice has stood the test of time, earning the endorsement of medical professionals worldwide – and that is martial arts. Beyond its reputation for self-defence and physical prowess, martial arts offer a vast array of impressive health benefits that extend far beyond the […]

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Why Martial Arts Training Comes with a Cost
Posted: February 26, 2024

Martial arts training is an enriching journey that offers countless physical, mental, and wellbeing benefits. However, for many prospective students, the cost of martial arts training can be a significant barrier to entry. From monthly tuition fees to equipment costs, the price tag associated with martial arts training can seem daunting. So, why is martial […]

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Exploring the Most Challenging Techniques in BJJ
Posted: February 16, 2024

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art and combat sport that emphasises ground fighting and submission techniques. Known for its technical depth and strategic complexity, BJJ offers practitioners a lifetime of learning and refinement. While every aspect of BJJ presents its own unique challenges, there are certain techniques that stand out for their difficulty […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs. Traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu – Understanding the Differences
Posted: January 30, 2024

In the world of martial arts, the term Jiu-Jitsu often conjures images of intricate ground techniques, joint locks, and strategic manoeuvres. However, the universe of Jiu-Jitsu is diverse, with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu (TJJ) standing as two distinct branches on the martial arts tree. While they share some similarities, there are some […]

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The Artistry of Combat – Exploring the Diverse Martial Arts Styles in MMA
Posted: January 23, 2024

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a dynamic and ever-evolving combat sport that showcases a blend of various martial arts styles. The fighters who step into the octagon bring with them a unique set of skills honed from disciplines around the world. Read on as we delve into the fascinating world of different martial arts styles […]

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The Journey to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Posted: December 20, 2023

In the world of martial arts, the black belt symbolises mastery, expertise, and an extraordinary level of skill. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), renowned for its intricate techniques and emphasis on ground fighting, is no exception when it comes to the significance of the coveted black belt. The journey to achieving this pinnacle of accomplishment is a […]

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Arnis: Tracing the Roots of the Ancient Filipino Art of Weapon-Based Combat
Posted: December 16, 2023

Arnis is a Filipino martial art that primarily focuses on weapon-based combat using sticks, knives, bladed weapons, and other improvised weapons. It is also known by other names, such as Eskrima and Kali. The origins of Arnis can be traced back to the Philippines, where it has been practiced for centuries by the native people […]

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What are the benefits of training with a partner or in a group setting during fitness kickboxing classes?
Posted: December 10, 2023

The Power of Together – The Benefits of Training with a Partner or in a Group During Fitness Kickboxing Classes In the realm of fitness, the concept of group training has emerged as a dynamic and engaging way to achieve personal health and wellness goals. Beyond the individualistic approach, group fitness training offers a myriad […]

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What Are the Things You Need to Consider When Finding an MMA Gym?
Posted: November 20, 2023

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has grown from a niche sport to a global phenomenon, and its popularity continues to soar. If you’re eager to step into the world of MMA or refine your skills, choosing the right training gym is essential. But with so many options available, how do you find the perfect fit? Read […]

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Unleashing Your Inner Warrior – The Pros and Cons of Learning Martial Arts
Posted: November 6, 2023

Martial arts have captivated people worldwide for centuries. Beyond the physicality and self-defence skills, martial arts such as BJJ, karate, and kickboxing offer numerous mental and emotional benefits. However, like any sport, learning a martial artform comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Integrated Combat Centre is the trusted Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu […]

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Breaking Down the Basics – Contact vs. Pad Work in Kickboxing
Posted: September 28, 2023

In kickboxing training, two essential components play a significant role in developing fighters’ skills and techniques: contact work and pad work. Both training methods can significantly improve a fighter’s technique, speed, power, and accuracy, all of which are required to be successful. Interested in adults or kids martial arts? Beverly Hills, Burwood, and western Sydney […]

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Common Types of Kickboxing – Exploring the Different Techniques, Strategies, And Training Methods
Posted: September 18, 2023

Combining elements of boxing and other martial artforms such as karate, Muay Thai, and taekwondo, kickboxing is a high-intensity combat sport known for its dynamic techniques and fierce competition. Within the exciting world of kickboxing, there are many different styles and each one has its own techniques, strategies, and training methods. ICC is the Sydney […]

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Empowering Growth – How Martial Arts Can Benefit Children with Autism
Posted: August 19, 2023

The world of martial arts is a realm where discipline, focus, and self-improvement converge to create a transformative experience. But did you know that martial arts can also play a remarkable role in the lives of children with autism? The trusted choice for kids martial arts in Sydney, Integrated Combat Centre offers a range of […]

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The Truth About Martial Arts – Busting Some Common Misconceptions
Posted: August 9, 2023

Martial arts, with their rich history and captivating techniques, have intrigued people for centuries. Yet, amid the fascination, a slew of misconceptions has emerged, clouding the true essence and benefits of these ancient disciplines. Read on as we embark on a journey to debunk some of the most common misconceptions surrounding our beloved martial arts, […]

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5 Essential First Aid Skills Every Martial Artist Should Master
Posted: July 24, 2023

Martial arts training instils discipline, strength, and agility, empowering practitioners to defend themselves and others in various situations. However, alongside the physical demands of combat, it is crucial for all martial artists to be prepared for injuries and accidents that may occur during training or in real-life situations. Learning basic first aid skills can make […]

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Considering Martial Arts? Here’s Some Important Things You Should Know
Posted: July 10, 2023

Martial arts is a discipline that encompasses a wide range of practices, each with its own unique techniques, philosophies, and benefits. Whether you’re drawn to the physical fitness aspect, self-defence skills, or personal development, practicing a martial art can be a fulfilling and transformative journey. To make the most of your training and ensure a […]

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What equipment is needed for kickboxing, and how can you get started?
Posted: June 27, 2023

Popular around the world, kickboxing is an exhilarating combat sport that combines elements of boxing with various martial arts techniques. Whether your ultimate goal is to get fit, learn valuable self-defence skills, or simply enjoy a new hobby, kickboxing training provides a dynamic, and engaging full body workout – you’ll also learn a vast array […]

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Is Martial Arts a Good Long Term Activity?
Posted: May 26, 2023

Martial arts has been a popular activity for people of all ages and backgrounds for centuries, but is it really suitable for long-term physical and mental health? The answer is yes! Not only does martial arts offer physical benefits such as increased strength, balance, and coordination; it also provides mental health benefits such as discipline, […]

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5 Ways Martial Arts Can Enhance Growth in Children
Posted: May 14, 2023

Thousands of kids around Australia regularly participate in martial arts, and while most parents are aware of the fitness benefits, many don’t realise that learning a martial art is also a great way to promote physical and mental growth in children. Teaching the importance of discipline, respect, focus, and confidence, the fundamental qualities of martial […]

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Why Should Children Choose Martial Arts Over Other Sports?
Posted: April 26, 2023

In the technology-driven world in which we live today, children spend hours on end using screens and devices, resulting in a sedentary lifestyle that can have a serious impact on health and wellbeing. With 1 in 4 children now considered overweight or obese, the importance of physical activity for children is stronger than ever. Encouraging […]

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Main components of Mixed Martial Arts
Posted: March 24, 2023

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of various techniques from different martial arts and combat sports disciplines. The main components of MMA include: Striking MMA fighters use a variety of striking techniques such as punches, kicks, knees, and elbows to attack their opponent. Striking techniques are derived from disciplines such as boxing, […]

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Do’s and Don’t in doing Martial Arts
Posted: March 3, 2023

Martial arts can be a great way to improve your physical fitness, mental discipline, and self-defence skills. Here are some general do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when practicing martial arts: Do’s: Respect your instructor and fellow students. Warm up properly before training to prevent injuries. Follow proper techniques and form to maximize the benefits and […]

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What are the benefits of doing the Martial Arts?
Posted: March 2, 2023

Martial arts can provide a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Here are some of the potential benefits of practicing martial arts: Improved physical fitness Martial arts training can improve your strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall physical conditioning. Self-defence skills Martial arts training can help you develop the skills and techniques needed to defend yourself in […]

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What can I learn about Martial Arts?
Posted: February 28, 2023

Martial arts is a term used to describe a broad range of combat practices that originated in various parts of the world. Here are some things you can learn about martial arts: History he history of martial arts varies depending on the specific art in question, but many have ancient roots in Asia. Some of the most […]

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Staying Fit and Healthy While Traveling: Tips to Maintain Your Fitness On the Go
Posted: January 20, 2023

Exercising and healthy eating is an important part of everyday life, and it’s something you should try to continue even while travelling. Maintaining your health and fitness routine is important for several reasons; It helps to maintain physical fitness and prevent weight gain, reduce stress, boost energy levels, and promote relaxation, all of which can […]

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How Many Black Belts Are There in Karate?
Posted: December 12, 2022

Most people believe that achieving a black belt is a sign that the art of Karate has been mastered. However, while a black belt is a very impressive accomplishment, it does not mean that you have reached the pinnacle of karate skills. Once you test into the black belt rank, there are still 10 levels […]

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Muay Thai
Why is Muay Thai Called the “Art of 8 Limbs”?
Posted: November 24, 2022

The national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand, Muay Thai is an exhilarating, fast-paced combat sport that combines punches, elbow strikes, kicks, and knee strikes. In Thailand, it is known as the art of eight limbs, due to the eight parts of the body (weapons) that can be used to strike an opponent. As […]

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5 Reasons Why Muay Thai is So Popular
Posted: October 31, 2022

There are many different styles of martial arts that are practised all over the world by people of all ages for fitness, self-defence, and competitive purposes. Muay Thai, the art of 8 limbs, is one of the most popular combat sports and it’s easy to see why. One of the most effective striking styles in […]

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Which is the Best Martial Arts for Self-Defence?
Posted: September 19, 2022

Learning a martial art won’t just improve your physical fitness and fighting skills, it will enhance your everyday life in many ways by instilling the values of discipline, respect, honour, and humility. However, martial arts training also teaches important self-defence skills that are highly effective and can help students protect themselves from many dangerous and […]

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Exploring the Back Position and Rear Chokes in BJJ
Posted: August 23, 2022

The strongest position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the back position allows you to have complete control over your opponent’s upper body. Not only does it give you the ability to manage their movements, but it also allows you to attack with chokes and armlocks. As a leading Sydney martial arts academy, ICC is the trusted choice […]

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Improving Your Reaction Time
Posted: July 28, 2022

Martial arts and combat sports can be unpredictable and how well you react could be the difference between staying on your feet or getting knocked out. Having a slower reaction time than your opponent gets punished harder in combat sports than any other sport and while reacting lighting fast comes naturally to some fighters, it […]

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BJJ Techniques – What is a Stack Pass?
Posted: June 15, 2022

To succeed in BJJ sparring and competitions, it’s important to master various guard passing tactics, and one such tactic is the stack pass. One of the most common types of pressure passing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it can be highly effective at every level of competition. As one of the leading Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies, […]

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Tips to Encourage Children to Exercise
Posted: May 16, 2022

At any age, it’s important to be physically active to stay healthy. It is recommended that children between the ages of 5 and 17 do at least 60 minutes each day of moderate to vigorous physical activity. However, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that in Australia […]

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Self-Defence and Other Life Skills – How Martial Arts Can Benefit Children
Posted: April 29, 2022

It’s an unfortunate fact that bullying has become an epidemic in Australian schools. Whilst there are many programs that aim to make schools a safer environment for our children, it has never been more important to arm kids with the skills to defend themselves in the event that they need to handle a bully or […]

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How to Get Back into Kickboxing Training After a Long Break
Posted: March 4, 2022

Whether you’ve had a hectic work schedule, young children to look after or you simply lost motivation for a while, having a break from training is common for people of all ages. For many, the idea of returning to a training regime after a long break is daunting, but there’s a few things you can […]

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Karate Vs Kickboxing – Which is Better?
Posted: February 11, 2022

Choosing to practise a martial art is a great way to get fit, learn new skills and build life-long friendships, however, picking a martial art style that is right for you can be challenging. From kickboxing to BJJ, Karate to MMA, each style has its own unique characteristics and benefits. ICC is the kickboxing centre […]

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The Jab – One of the Most Important Strikes in MMA
Posted: December 15, 2021

The jab is the most basic strike used in martial arts, and while it may not land with the power of other punches like hooks and uppercuts, it is one of the most essential tools a mixed martial artist can have in their arsenal. ICC is an all-in-one mixed martial arts combat centre. Highly regarded […]

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The Core Elements of Kickboxing
Posted: November 8, 2021

One of the most popular combat sports around the world, kickboxing is a great way to lose weight and build muscles, but it also improves balance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and confidence. A striking style that incorporates punches and kicks, kickboxing is practised for competitive, fitness and recreational purposes by all ages, genders and abilities. For […]

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5 Great Habits to Help You Become a Successful Martial Artist
Posted: August 24, 2021

In most things we do in life, success or failure often relies on our habits, and this is especially true in martial arts. Whether you are just starting out or have been practising martial arts for years, you might be wondering what you can do to ensure you become the best martial artist you can […]

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Preventing Martial Arts Injuries
Posted: June 13, 2021

There are many different forms of martial arts including Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jistu, Kickboxing, MMA and more. Whether you are practising a martial art to improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility or to learn valuable life skills, there is always some risk of sustaining an injury, no matter how careful you are during training or […]

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How Learning Karate Can Prevent Your Child from Being Bullied
Posted: May 12, 2021

Every day, millions of children go off to school, a place where they should be free to learn, grow and develop in a peaceful and friendly environment. Sadly, however, some kids become the victims of bullying, in fact 1 in 4 Australian students experience bullying at some stage during their school life. Integrated Combat Centre […]

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How Far Can You Go to Protect Yourself from an Attacker?
Posted: April 29, 2021

Every day on the news we hear reports of a home invasion or aggravated assault, often on vulnerable women, adolescents and even the elderly. Learning a skill such as BJJ, Karate or other martial art provides the tools you need to defend yourself in the event of an unexpected attack. However, did you know that […]

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Martial Arts Training and Exercises You Can Do at Home
Posted: March 29, 2021

Whether you find yourself in a dreaded snap lock down, are uncomfortable training in a group setting while COVID-19 is still lingering or you simply want to continue to improve your martial arts skills away from the mats, you might be wondering if there are any drills or exercises you can do at home? ICC […]

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5 Reasons Why Women Should Practice Martial Arts
Posted: February 18, 2021

With the many benefits it offers to physical and mental health and fitness, it’s easy to see why martial arts training has become one of the most popular activities amongst people of all ages and genders. Until recently, there has been a common misconception that combat sports are more suited to boys and men, however […]

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What to Look for in A Great Martial Arts Training Academy
Posted: January 26, 2021

Whether you are considering learning a martial art or enrolling your child into a martial arts program, choosing the right academy can be difficult. Is one school better than another? Should I enrol in BJJ or MMA? What should I look for in a school or instructor? ICC is Sydney’s leading Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial […]

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