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Getting A Kick Out Of Different Martial Arts, Part 1

Martial arts are a sport that combines a variety of different methods of combat. In some cases, martial arts are used only for use, in other cases; martial arts are used in head-to-head combat, in generally controlled situations, such as matches or shows. Because martial arts includes a variety of different styles, it is normal when a person thinks of …

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Shriners’ “Oldest Poster Boy”

Source: Flickr Although comedian and actor Pat Morita has passed away, his influence on Shriners Hospitals for Children will continue to live on. Morita, perhaps best known for his role of Mr. Miyagi in “The Karate Kid” movies, was an active supporter of Shriners Hospitals throughout his life. Now his family has established the “Pat Morita Memorial Fund” of SHC …

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Defend Yourself With Your Walking Stick

Source: Flickr Why? I don’t need to answer that. You already know – to Survive! But why a walking stick? If you’re a big tough guy, 4th Dan Black Belt in karate or other martial art, you don’t (really) need a walking stick to defend yourself. Unless your big interest is in fact stick fighting, sutekki-shin-jutsu. When you would always …

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Martial Arts Movies

Almost everyone I know who has studied martial arts got a start watching kung fu films. The most obvious and most classic ones are the martial arts movies done by the late Bruce Lee. He really set a new standard in martial arts films. He made things faster, more dramatic, and more involved than ever before. His movies not only …

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Martial Arts Uniforms: Getting the Right Fit

Whether you’re just beginning martial arts training or you’ve been a practitioner for years, you may have encountered challenges in finding uniforms that have the right fit. Contrary to the popular saying, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to martial arts uniforms. Moreover, a single size might not fit correctly either. After all, many of us aren’t proportionate; …

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What Is Sport Karate? Part 1

What is Sport Karate? Fighting Divisions In today’s terminology, Sport Karate (or Sport Martial Arts) is the application of competitive martial arts in a sporting environment, and has been around for a few decades. The two main categories/divisions of competition are Fighting and Forms, with this article focusing on the Fighting category. Part 2 will focus on the Forms category. …

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Martial Arts: Physical Techniques And Mental Discipline, Part 1

Source: Flickr Martial Arts is the combination of physical techniques and mental discipline. It is used for self defense, body strengthening, relaxation, and even competition. Women often take martial arts classes to learn moves that will help them in the event of an attack. The moves of Martial Arts are designed for even a small woman to use them effectively. …

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What Art Hard Style and Soft Style Martial Arts?

Source: Flickr Sometimes one would see references to ‘hard’ style and ‘soft’ style martial arts. To many non-martial artists, these terms may be puzzling. In North America, these terms are used to classify martial art styles into two main categories. Japanese/Okinawan karate and Korean tae kwon do are generally referred to as hard styles. Movements in both karate and tae …

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Tie A Karate Belt Well Or Your Pants Will Fall Off

Source: Flickr I have a five-year-old son who recently decided he wanted to take up the art of karate. Well, as you can guess, I was thrilled that he wanted to get involved with something that would teach him so much for the life that lies before him. Little did I know that I too, would have to become an …

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What To Expect In Jiu Jitsu

Source: Flickr It is no joke when you want to learn a martial art. After all, many students do it so they are able to defend themselves. But what can you expect in Jiu Jitsu? Getting into any physical activity like Jiu Jitsu is a great way to keep your body fit. You can expect improvements in your endurance, strength …

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