(Adapted from Gichin Funakoshi’s Book, The Guiding Principles of Karate)

1.)  Do Not Forget That Karate-Do Begins and Ends With “Rei.”

To many outside observers the martial arts, Karate included, are about fighting…about trading blows with someone. 

The expectation is tha...

Martial artists who train long enough come to understand that the physical side of their training is only one part.

We learn that though it is important to develop our body to be strong, fast, and flexible it is equally important to train our mind and our spirit as well...

Nothing can be more nerve racking to a Martial Artist than knowing that you are grading for your next belt. Whether it is a first grading or for your black belt grading, the feeling is the same. Here are some things you can do to help prepare you for your grading.


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