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Living Right for Karate

Karate is physically demanding. You need to fuel yourself correctly in order to maximize your potential. And diet cannot be understated. I’ve spent a great deal of time studying how diet and exercise impacts the body. My first read on the topic was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s book, “The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding“. A massive resource of nutrition and weightlifting information, for which Schwarzenegger received an honorary Doctorate from USC. Bodybuilders and Karate-ka are not the same… There are many exercises that…

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Books You Must Read

There are some must reads if you’re a dedicated Karate student. Think of it as a right of passage. A way for you to be able to speak intelligently about Karate as a subject matter – besides, everyone else who is anybody else has probably already read this stuff, so you’re playing catch-up at this point. There is no mercy for those who remain un-informed, so consider this your Coles notes to learning how to speak (at least somewhat intelligently)…

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Elevate your training! Taking your technique to the next level.

So you’ve been training for a couple of years now.  Congratulations!  You’ve made it this far.  After several years of hard work, sweat (and maybe a few tears?) you’re ready to take your training to the next level.  But how do you take your training the next level?  Follow these 3 tips to elevate your training, get more out of your workouts and further develop your technique. Great form means there is no form:   Since white belt your Sensei has been harping…

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