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3 Differences Between Eastern & Western Karate

By Jesse Enkamp “How did training go?” “Great! Sensei didn’t remark on anything!” That’s what I answered my friend after visiting a new dojo in Okinawa, Japan. FACEPALM. I was so naïve! You see, if a Japanese sensei doesn’t criticize your techniques, it’s a...

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The One Secret All Karate Masters Have In Common

By Jesse Enkamp Wow! I just came home from teaching 157 passionate Karate Nerds in Canada. Teaching biomechanics for Karate (Photo here.) During this trip, I attended a local tournament in Quebec. One dude asked me a cool question: “Jesse-san, you meet so many...

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How Karate Is A Healthy Escape from Regular Workouts. Take A Break and Try It.

By Jordan Williams When was the last time you tried something else for fitness instead of weightlifting and cardio? How was your experience? How did you feel? Well, whatever your experience might be this time it would be different. If you are bored with your regular routine and thinking of...

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Stay Fit and Stay Healthy. The Best Lifestyle Tip I Ever Got

By Jordan Williams Healthy living and fitness are the things that do not come overnight. You don't just start living healthy and become fit once you start doing some specific things. It is the little things you do daily. These deeds add up and eventually get you fit and you start living a...

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Fighting Spirit

I had a discussion today that made me wonder and self-analyze what exactly is a fighting spirit. Let's take a look at a few assumptions that are quite popular of what is a fighting spirit: 1. Ability to push through even when you are tired While this seems like the most logical...

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Soft Fist Martial Arts Course Production Started!

We have begun the production of Soft Fist Martial Arts course with Sifu Roberto Sharpe. Sifu Sharpe has a wonderful positive energy that is incredibly infectious, and we can't wait to be able to share his wisdom and knowledge with all of you next month. His course will consists of several...

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Year 2019 and exciting developments!

2019 is an exciting year for us as we are constantly improving on our platform and are in a crunch of adding many new courses. First I would like to address the change of platform. We have moved all of our NEW students to a new platform under a slightly different domain -...

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Martial Arts are useless! Or are they?

It is not uncommon to encounter a passionate discussion over which Martial Arts style is better, or “who would win” or even, “what is the best technique”. However, I want to go past that and raise an even bigger question – Do you need Martial Arts at all? That may sound absurd and shocking, but...

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52 Blocks Boxing – the mysterious Martial Art born in the streets and prisons of the USA

Have you ever heard of a Martial Arts Style called 52 Blocks Boxing? I am willing to bet this is the first time you are hearing about it, and according to some, this was done by design. The Legend of 52 Blocks Boxing 52 Blocks Boxing is an urban Martial Art that bears legendary status, mainly...

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52 Blocks Boxing Atlanta, GA Seminar

This Month has been a busy month for Martial Arts Academy and our Instructors. We had the 52 Blocks Boxing Seminar in Atlanta, GA. It was a room packed full of 52 Blocks Fans ready to learn from one and only - Lyte Burly. Before the seminar even began Lyte was engaged in a fiery discussion...

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