There are a wide variety of martial arts in Bury from traditional styles such as Traditional Ju Jitsu, Karate, and Kung Fu, through to ‘alive’ martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Thaiboxing, Wrestling, and Judo. ‘Alive’ martial arts rely on sparring, timing, and resisting opponents. When learning new techniques, it is important to initially begin with zero resistance. However, once the student has had the opportunity to practice the move a few times, their partner should then gradually increase the resistance until something close to full resistance is experienced. Alive martial arts are far more useful in street defence situations and almost always have sporting outlets.
Our advice would be to stay away from clubs who focus primarily on self defence and talk about dirty moves like “eye gouges”, “fish hooks”, “bites”, etc. Such techniques without an alive delivery system are useless i.e. they will not determine success in a fight by themselves and are unlikely to finish a fight or control a situation effectively. They also encourage an unhealthy training environment and typically are anything but ‘alive’.