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The Karate Diet

By Jesse Enkamp Question: Can you picture yourself doing Karate when you’re 70 years old? How about when you’re 80? One famous Karate master, Seikichi Uehara, trained till the age of 9 He was not alone… History is filled with Karate masters who lived way beyond the average life...

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What Taekwondo In My 40s Taught Me About The Age Excuse

By Kristy Hitchens Age Happens I literally caught myself mid screenshot. Click. Please tell me I didn’t just do that. *peer in horror through my fingers at the phone screen. “AGE IS JUST A NUMBER” I just took a screenshot of that quote. *gulp. Don’t know about you, but I’m thinking this...

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Why Taking Up Taekwondo In My 40s Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

By: Kristy Hitchens Am I having a near mid-life crisis? Is that what this is? Is this the equivalent of (*gulp!) buying a Harley or red sports car and dating a hot blonde? All of this and more (MUCH more) is what went on in my busy brain when I decided to take up martial...

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Grappling With Age

Jiu Jitsu is a high priority in my life. I work around many other circumstances to make sure I get it in. No excuses, if you really want to train, some how you figure out a way!Unfortunately, as I get older, getting the time in isn't as hard as listening to my body when it's saying "PLEASE...

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5 things we love about Martial Arts

Many of us who have studied martial arts, especially for a reasonable length of time will find that it becomes more than a hobby but rather, a passion. It gets to the point where it becomes a way of life and we eat, sleep and train martial arts. We train and research martial arts, we socialise...

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Best Martial Arts For Women

By Mantas Best martial arts for women: Wing Chun Among the list of best martial arts for women, Wing Chun finds a special mention. Wing Chun is intended and considered to be a realistic and practical martial art. The art is based largely on fighting at a short range. Wing Chun consists of a...

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Tips for Eating within a Martial Arts Lifestyle

by Mantis One thing I’ve learned since starting martial arts years ago is that this isn’t the kind of thing you can set aside for an hour every day. Sure, I find myself training on a daily basis but that’s just the physical part – the rest of the training happens during the rest of the...

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Religion and Taekwondo

By Ørjan Nilsen This is a little special post. You see there is one problem that I think should be adressed. I once had a girl watching one of my training sessions at the Dojang I study (and teach). She seemed very interested in Taekwondo so I offered her one week of free lessons to see if she...

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What was old hard style TKD like?

By Ørjan Nilsen I often get the question of how old hard style Taekwondo was like. This is a good question and I must say it is very difficult to have an accurate answer to it. You see old hard style Taekwondo was formed in several different schools. The different schools had their simularities...

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How high is your Risk Appetite for Martial Arts?

By Kay Morgan Who is Jen? I’ve recently been corresponding with an amazing Budō Inochi reader who wants to try martial arts for the first time . . . but she’s scared (with good reason) and has asked for advice on choosing a safe dojo. Karate Summer Camp 2012-005. By Flavio via Flickr [CC BY...

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