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"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."
Master Gichin Funakoshi

  • Reflex Speed For Tennis, Martial Arts, & Basketball
    by Mark Sias
    Whatever your sport, improved reaction time & response time a.k.a. reflex speed will be vital. Even the slightest improvements in this skill can have astonishing results on your game.

  • The Ideal Judo Exercise: Front Squat
    by Greg Culver
    There are numerous opinions floating around in cyberspace, but the general consensus is that the best exercise for judo is the squat since it strengthens key muscle groups that are essential to judo.

  • History And Fundamentals Of Karate
    by George Royal
    Though Karate is often associated with Japanese martial arts, its true origin dwells in Okinawan combat techniques and Southern Chinese martial arts.

  • Karate For Children
    by Jason Hanna
    Today's children are the leaders of tomorrow. What could be better if they are taught the good virtues of life and are instilled with the spirits of comradeship, friendship and positive attitude so that they become good and helpful members of the society when they grow up?

  • Top Reasons To Try Martial Arts
    by Javier Lozano, Jr.
    Just about everyone knows about the popular martial arts, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Tai Chi...some people have even thought about trying out a class. Bt have you ever actually done it? Do you need a reason?

  • Women in the Martial Arts
    by Anita Wilson
    When I started Aikido I made a point of training with the men and they treated me as one of them. With regular practice I progressed.

  • Aikido
    by John Kendall
    Aikido is a martial art and it translates as "the way of harmonising the Spirit"

  • Martial Arts and The Zone
    by Roy Palmer
    On the occasions you delivered the perfect strike; blocked without the need to think or performed a near flawless kata, did it feel difficult? Or did you get the sense it happened by itself?

  • What Are Hard Style and Soft Style Martial Arts?
    by Clint Leung
    Sometimes one would see references to 'hard' style and 'soft' style martial arts. To many non-martial artists, these terms may be puzzling.

  • Karate - Can it Improve Your Health?
    By Rod Butler
    Karate is a system of self-defence that has developed over many years and which now contains elements of keeping fit and keeping a supple body.

  • Benefits of Martial Arts Training For Kids
    by Laura Saunders
    Admit it. When the going gets tough at home, we've all plopped the kids in front of the television and breathed a sigh of relief. Finally we can get started on dinner, maybe check email or sort that massive pile of laundry.

  • Applying The Law of Gravity to Judo
    by Balaji B
    In judo it is important to throw your opponent by making use of his loss of balance, the law at work here is the law of gravity. We know that Sir Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravitation by seeing an apple fall from a tree. All bodies in the universe attract one another. For instance, the earth attracts the bodies near and around it. In turn they also pull the earth.

  • The 7 Keys to Martial Arts Speed
    by J. Barnes
    Regardless of your martial arts style or method...you cannot apply it unless you can react quickly and respond instantly. Speed is critical for success in competition and self-defence. Razor-sharp reflexes are often the sole difference between winning and losing a physical confrontation.

  • Advantages of Martial Arts for Kids
    by George Anderson
    Martial arts are still considered a rather controversial subject, and the unfortunate misconception that they can promote violence is still present. However, just a little research will show any parent that martial arts promote the exact opposite of violence: they teach self control, balance and a healthy physical and mental state.

  • Fun Games For Children Training In Martial Arts
    by Eric Gehler
    Keeping children interested in their martial arts training requires an element of fun and games. Traditionalists are usually only concerned with the discipline and structure of their training, but incorporating fun games involving proper techniques will add to the value of training and keep the kids interested.


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