07/16/2013 14:57:00 PM
The full title of this book is - Martial Arts Self-Defense and a Whole Lot More: The Best of Wim's Blog, Volume I by Wim Demeere.
Wim Demeere is a martial artist (MA) whose blog I have been following for more than a few years now. You can find the
06/25/2013 08:37:00 AM
Preparing for karate training after a long break really exposes what you have forgotten. Katas are one part of training you think you'll never forget. It's like riding a bicycle, once you learn that is all you need to do. Well that was not the case f
06/22/2013 15:08:00 PM
I have been working on a post for about three weeks and it is still all over the place. It needs to be reworked and potentially scrapped, it's about monks in the East and West and meditation and some other stuff.
06/04/2013 14:49:00 PM
I have started a new blog about my interest watches. It's more of an outlet for my hobby and appreciation of manufacture d'horlogerie. It hasn't taken a set direction yet
05/20/2013 11:34:00 AM
Sorry for changing up the Rolling Stones lyric in the title.
06/01/2012 09:11:00 AM
The site has hit the 10,000 views mark. Thank you all for visiting and I hope it is worth your while. Cheers!
05/14/2012 14:55:00 PM
Explosiveness is a much talked about, but difficult skill to achieve
04/22/2012 12:24:00 PM
Occasionally I review products from karatedepot.com (KD). My last one was about breaking boards and focus targets. I try to keep these specific to youth but you can see the application for parents/adults.
A few weeks
02/27/2012 13:14:00 PM
02/08/2012 11:26:00 AM
According to Variety, Karate Kid 2 (sequel to 2010s remake of the 1984 original movie) is a go with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan reprising their roles. Though Smith's character is taught Kung Fu, all traditional martial arts schools should see a boost in interest and enrollments when the marketing machine begins to hype the movie.
This is obviously good for martial arts schools as they will likely see an increase in enrollment.
01/14/2012 19:08:00 PM
The end of last year was very busy for me and the beginning is shaping up the same. Karate has begun and I'm back helping teach the class my son attends. I felt pretty good today until our second Kanshiwa kata when I re-aggravated a nerve in my foot...That smarted. :-)
We have 6 and 5 Kyus in this class and I helped work with the 6 Kyus on their Kanshiwa. It's time for them really start showing some intent, snap and quickness in their katas and
12/30/2011 11:37:00 AM
Happy New Year to everyone! Wishing you all health, wealth and luck in 2012.
12/12/2011 15:16:00 PM
Lyoto Machida is a karate-trained MMA fighter and former UFC champion. He just lost his last bout against Jon Jones. What was interesting to me is that he demonstrated a kata at an UFC open
11/29/2011 12:08:00 PM
For any German or EU readers, there are some opportunities at Karate Club Bunkai in München. See the link for details.
10/14/2011 15:07:00 PM
Something you don't see emphasized outside of traditional martial arts much are good basic kicks, especially front kicks, which can be especially devastating. Just ask Vitor Belfort
10/02/2011 21:11:00 PM
Both the Fall soccer season and Fall/Winter
08/29/2011 15:50:00 PM
Sunday's rank promotion test went off without a hitch. The candidates were ready to roll and the volunteers running the RPT did a fantastic job. My son received his 5 Kyu and is now ready for some bunkai, kotigitae and kyu kumite. Unfortunately, I could not watch him perform the whole time
08/15/2011 15:43:00 PM
There is new martial arts wholesale site online now. It's called Zengu and is part of the team from Karate Depot. It combines equipment for owners of martial arts schools (Karate, BJJ, TKD, etc.) and Boxing gyms. (Side note - it's funny how we tend to