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Best Karate Uniform

Are you purchasing a new Karate uniform (Gi)?  There are hundreds of brands out there!  It can be a bit like trying to find a particular needle, in a stack of needles  – there are so many options!  Material type, weight, stitching, sizes, etc., etc., etc.  If you’re confused, well you’ve come to right place.  We’ve taken the work out of buying a Karate uniform.  That’s right!  We’ve painstakingly tested hundreds of different Karate Uniforms and have come up with a…

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5 Reasons Why Your Karate is Terrible (and how to fix it)

Have you ever wondered if your Karate is any good?  Well, firstly I commend you for asking this of yourself.  To get the answer, you really need to be honest with yourself.  You need to critically analyze your Karate training routine and give yourself the feedback required.  It can be a tough pill to swallow; many who practice Karate are not as ‘good’ as they think they are.  But how do you know?  What sorts of behaviors lead to poor…

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ART vs. SPORT

ART vs. SPORT By virtue of you reading this blog article, chances are, you are involved or at least interested in the martial arts of some form or another (karate probably.) How involved is your interest and/or training? Are you a casual participant at once or twice a week and this endeavour is recreational, or are you more involved and your martial arts training is more intense with more often workouts and you’d consider yourself more of a ‘serious’ student?…

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OVERTEACH AND OVERREACH

OVERTEACH and OVERREACH I am an unabashed believer in recognizing the difference between an ‘Instructor’ and a ‘Teacher’. It is my belief that an Instructor leads a class and demonstrates his/her interpretation of ‘what is’, and how to do the technique or application applied and usually with relying on a counting rhythm. We need Instructors and we do value their contribution! A Teacher I believe, adds so much more, not only within technique lessons but also the intangibles required to…

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