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Karate Precepts And Principles

Posted on 07/15/2011 03:10:52 PM

-Karate Precepts-Perfect one's character:Do not harbor hatred and bitterness. Negativity breeds negativity. Love one another. Enough cannot be said on this.Dedicate oneself to others:And not just to oneself. Selfishness leads to hate, which leads to anger. Anger consumes all in its path and is never ...

Karate Philosophy and Terms

Posted on 07/15/2011 01:21:09 PM

Karate Philosophy and TermsThe following material is what I personally teach. However, regional and personal differences will necessarily make for different experiences in every martial arts school.Philosophy:Purpose of Karate TrainingTo stand for peace, harmony, and truth!Dojo Precepts1)Perfect one's ...

In-fighting drill for boxing and martial arts

Posted on 07/15/2011 01:15:33 PM

The purpose is to drill sensitivity as well as quick reactions and counter attacks in close quarters. At first, use only punches to the body. Light to medium contact, at about half speed. With progress, the contact, speed, and strikes used may be varied as needed. Always use the appropriate training ...

Factors to Consider in Martial Arts

Posted on 07/15/2011 01:15:11 PM

Let us revisit what I identify as factors for strength both inside and out."Remember these factors for external strength - power, speed, technique, agility, balance, control, endurance. Remember these factors for internal strength - love, hope, faith, discipline, looseness, determination, fighting spirit."Other ...

A Brief History of Wado ryu Karate - Part II of II

Posted on 07/15/2011 01:14:14 PM

Nonetheless, Ohtsuka's path as a budoka was set by this point, and would soon take its first fateful turn. He would soon meet the father of modern karate, Gichin Funakoshi. In the fall of 1922, Ohtsuka was giving thought to his future. Although his job at the bank appeared secure, he was not satisfied. ...

A Brief History of Wado ryu Karate - Part I of II

Posted on 07/15/2011 01:13:07 PM

Hironori Ohtsuka founded Wado-Ryu, the 1st Japanese form of Karate in 1938. It was the result of many years of training in various forms of Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Okinawan Karate, as well as Aikido, developed into a single fluid, powerful, yet peaceful martial art. Wado-Ryu Karate is the Way of Peace ...

A Brief History of Karate - Part III of III

Posted on 07/14/2011 01:46:07 PM

Throughout this period, tode-jutsu was taught primarily for health, philosophy and self defense. In this way, the Chinese tradition was continued. Tou-di, the karate of old, was not meant for the competition seen in modern karate. In fact, there were no public classes, as practicing fighting was forbidden ...

A Brief History of Karate - Part II of III

Posted on 07/14/2011 01:44:52 PM

Two separate, modern styles developed from Naha-te: Goju-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu. Goju-ryu stresses deep breathing methods (ibuki). Its kata, including Sanchin, tend to utilize dynamic tension for power training. Uechi-ryu uses a number of kata that Kanei Uechi (1877-1948) learned while in China, as well as ...

A Brief History of Karate - Part I of III

Posted on 07/14/2011 01:43:49 PM

Karate-do, in all its various forms, finds its origins in one place - the Ryukyu islands off the coast of Japan. What we know as one of the most widely practiced systems of self defense and discipline in the world is the result of centuries of development. While Karate-do was introduced as a code of ...

Five Types of Dating Men on Badminton Court

Posted on 07/13/2011 10:20:56 AM

Badminton dating is a wonderful form of dating during sports. Badminton is that outdoor game that helps in socializing with others. While playing this game, pleasure reaches its zenith when we get a chance to play with a smart dude or a gorgeous hottie. If you are a woman who believes in finding a mate ...

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