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What is Judo?

Judo, meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise...

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WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER TECHNICAL SPARRING

by Jeff Chan - mmashredded.com August 24, 2020 2 min read homework MMA MMA tactics MMA techniques videos A common question I get asked is whether you should spar hard or stick to light technical sparring. Now I truly believe that there is a time and place for both types of sparring. For...

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Health Benefits of International Martial Arts Forms

Published: September 13, 2019 Categories: Health and Wellness Tags: Exercise There are many martial arts disciplines across the world, and each one provides its own set of unique benefits for your health. Not only can students gain valuable skills for self-defense and an intense workout,...

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7 PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR KARATE KIDS

Learn what’s the “PROCESS” Method… “PROCESS” defines the 7 Principles of Strength Training for Kids established by the American College of Sports Medicine. More specifically by Avery Faigenbaum and James McFarland! There is no doubt that Strength Training is very important to stimulate athletic...

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Bullying and Martial Arts

April, 9 2020 Bullying, Martial Arts, Your Child and You: Is It a Good Idea? So many schools like to claim that they have “no bullying” rules, but the fact remains that teachers and other adults cannot be everywhere all the time. It is those times where and when no adult is around that bullies...

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THE BEST AGE TO IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY!

Don’t panic if you or most of your Karate students are older… What you’ll read in this article shows you what’s the period of life where your Karatekas can have the greatest results in Flexibility development… … But it doesn’t mean they can’t improve outside that age!!! With proper training,...

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Movie Kung Fu vs real Kung Fu

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 / TAICHINOTEBOOK I was alerted to a great post by Reddit User drkaczuz about the role of stunt men and women compared to the same scenes done by “real” martial artists who are not trained in movie-fu. I’ll quote it here (I hope he doesn’t mind because it’s really interesting,...

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How martial arts can improve academic performance

Exercise such as martial arts positively impacts children and adolescents’ academic performance, according to the Journal of Pediatrics. The University of Madrid conducted a three-year study, which included 2,038 individuals aged 6 to 18. As physical fitness improves individuals’ health, it...

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Confidence and Martial Arts

January, 30 2020 Children that have behavioral issues are excellent candidates for enrollment into a martial art school. The child’s life will change dramatically from class sessions that teach children about the art’s philosophical history. Your child will lose aggressive tendencies to act out...

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7 PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR KARATE KIDS

Learn what’s the “PROCESS” Method… “PROCESS” defines the 7 Principles of Strength Training for Kids established by the American College of Sports Medicine. More specifically by Avery Faigenbaum and James McFarland! There is no doubt that Strength Training is very important to stimulate athletic...

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