With close to 200 different martial art styles out there, it’s hard to decide what to practice. Each of these sports have their own unique history, philosophy, and approach. Some focus on certain combat techniques, while others emphasize the health benefits of the martial art. Here you’ll find a summary of some of the most…

After joining karate, you’ll soon realize that practice is divided into three different parts. These form the pillars of karate, and they are kihon, kata, and kumite. Kihon Kihon refers to practicing basic techniques. This involves doing simple stances, blocks, and attacks in the air. The purpose behind kihon is to master the fundamentals of…

People of all ages want to practice karate. Some decide to jump into it without a second thought, while others worry that they don’t meet the age requirement. Whether you’re concerned about being too young or too old to start karate, there’s nothing to fear because karate has no age limit. Karate For Children Many…

A lot of people want to give karate a try because of the many benefits it provides, but they have a lot of misconceptions about the sport. These range from concerns that prevent them from giving it a try, all the way to a poor understanding of what karate is about. Myth: Karate Is Dangerous…

You know belts play an important role in karate, as these colored bands appear in films and pictures of karateka. But what exactly does the belt symbolize? Where does it come from? And how long will it take you to get one? Meaning Behind The Belt A karate belt symbolizes its wearer’s skill, rank, and…

Is Karate-Do an Effective Self Defense? Karate is the ultimate in unarmed self-defense. It is designed to disable with one move; it has techniques against all forms of attack and has been developed through centuries of harsh experience. Most importantly, it trains the mental and emotional skills of combat, as well as the physical. Strength and…

Are you a woman who has questions about the martial arts? Are you a mother who wants to enroll your daughter in martial arts classes but you are afraid that she will learn how to be aggressive or she will learn to yell? Are you afraid that your daughter will grow up being less feminine…

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