Saturday, August 30, 2008

Reverse cresent kick and roundhouse kick

This is a very difficult kick and its combination on application. To perform this skill, you need to have good flexibility on your knee and hip joint.

Please do not practice it, if you do not have a coach to guide you.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest, in simple term is heart attack. These days, many athletes or youths suffered cardiac arrest during daily activities or during sporting events. People always feel unbelievable how could a healthy man suddenly dropped dead. Many do not understand that someone muscular does not mean he or she is healthy. Strengthening muscle systems and strengthening heart condition are entirely two different issues. With proper guidance and supervision, progressive aerobic training could improve one's heart condition.

Consuming junk food, alcohol and other toxic substances would impair the ability of the heart function. Stay regular exercise schedule would be a good way to keep your heart strong and healthy.

What if someone from your love ones suddenly gets a cardiac arrest? If immediate help is not given fast, he or she may lost their live while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. The follow clip from YouTube may give you some ideas to handle it when the circumstance arises. If you are really interested in CPR and the use of AED, you may sign up the First Aid Course organized by some local agency such as St. John Ambulance Service, Red Cross Society or other established First Aid agencies.

Learn the CPR and AED skill, one day, YOU may need IT!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


The deadlift is a weight training exercise used to develop overall strength and power. The exercise is extremely useful, if you do not have good core muscle strength, or leg strength.

The following information is related to this exercise for your information and knowledge. One word of caution, if you have not tried this, you need to start with light weight, it should be more ideal if you could get a physical trainer to coach you!

Muscles Worked
The Deadlift is a compound exercise targeting several muscle groups including the latissimus dorsi, trapezius, erector spinae, gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps, and psoas (hip flexors). Your forearm muscles, which are involved in gripping the bar, are used to a lesser degree, as well as muscles involved in trunk stabilization such as your obliques.

The Deadlift has many benefits. As a compound exercise, the movement spans three joints with extension occurring at the hip, knee, and ankle joints, thus utilizing several large muscle groups.(2) When compared to isolation exercises, compound movements that involve larger muscle groups elicit a hormonal training response that results in greater strength gains.(1) The dynamics of the lift itself may also lead to greater gains in hypertrophy. (1)
The Deadlift also has possible rehabilitation benefits. It has been hypothesized that the moderate to high hamstring activity elicited during the Deadlift may help to protect the Anterior Cruciate Ligament during rehab.(2)
The movement of the Deadlift translates well into real life as it mimics bending and lifting. Anyone who has a toddler is quite familiar with the motion of the lift already.

Points to Remember

  • your torso should be straight throughout the movement
  • at no portion of the lift should your back be rounded
  • keep the bar as close to the shins as possible throughout
  • feet should always be flat on the floor, pushing from the heel
  • exhale through the sticking point of the concentric movement and inhale through the eccentric phase
  • do not jerk the movement, it should be smooth throughout
  • if your knees are moving laterally from side to side, reduce the amount of weight
  • because of the many muscles involved in the lift, the Deadlift may require more rest between sets than normal

As in all exercises, the Deadlift is not for everyone. If you are working with a client with special needs such as lower lumbar injuries or any other joint injuries, it is important to get there doctor’s or chiropractor’s release before adding this lift to their regime.

The Deadlift itself has many variations. You can use barbells for lighter weights or use a limited range of motion if the situation calls for it. There are also specialized bars that some people find more comfortable such as the Combo Bar or Trap Bar.
Because of the wide range of muscles the Deadlift targets, some people use it as a warm-up lift before their workout. In whatever form you use, the Deadlift should play an important role in your training program.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

2008 Grading Certificate Presentation 2

KSK held a grading exercise recently, most juniors graded went through the grading without much problems.

The following recipients are part of the participants of the said grading. Today is the day after National Day, there are people who are still in their holiday mood, or they are still on the way back to Singapore, therefore, some members are not available at today's presentation.

Friday, August 8, 2008

neck exercise

I found this clip on YouTube on neck exercise. You need to use your own discretion whether to use the exercises list in the clip. On the hold, they are quite physiological sound. Notice the demo person does not use rotating movement on neck exercise? If you are interested, find out why rotating movement is not good for the neck structure?

Hope you enjoy the clip.

**Please note that you are solely responsible for practicing these exercise.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Black belt Session

To ALL Black Belters,
Kindly note that the Black Belt Sessions will resume from this Sunday (10th August 2008), there after it would be on every Sunday, same time same venue; unless further notice given.

As Black Belt Sessions are specially catered for seniors, therefore, all blackbelters are strongly encouraged to attend the sessions.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Important Announcement

Urgent and Important Notice

Dear Members of Tanglin CC,

The near module will commence on 11 August 2008. Starting from this module, the training sessions will only be conducted once a week. It would be only on Sundays, from 6 pm to 7.30pm. This is due to the high transport expenses and efficiency, as Thursday sessions have less than 10 members attendance.

Tanglin CC officials also inform us to remind all karate members signing up at CC, they should pay their training fees on modular system, and payment should be made before the new module starts. The latest payment date should be on the day the of the new module starting date. This is complied with the existing members.

Your cooperation is highly appreciated.