Karate Uniform

“…I expect my students to fail.” – Pennell Sensei

Failure.  It’s a part of life.  Athletes fail in spectacular fashion.  And quite often their failure is shared with hundreds, if not thousands of spectators.  Sure – it hurts.  The humiliation of it all; exposing one’s self to the bitter reality of failure.  It can affect your career.  It can affect your personal relationships and indeed, it can have an effect on your perception of the world – sometimes, in a negative way. No one wants to be hurt –…

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Eihachi Ota – Core Strength

Eihachi Ota demonstrates a powerful Bo Kata. Sensei Ota’s use of core strength to generate velocity is perhaps his greatest trait.  You can see how his stances (which are generally low and wide), help him to control his balance, etc., while he delivers effective strikes – and it’s safe to say that he leverages “winding up”.  Here is another video of a ‘Shiru Taro No Kon’ Bo Kata that he performed for a small audience at Phillip’s Karate Dojo in…

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Executive Martial Arts – Kick Through Your Competition.

Japan – the world’s 4th largest economy.  Canada? 13th.  If you’re an Executive Officer living in Canada’s economic hub, Toronto – then you probably want at least one of (if not both) of the following things: 1.) Your company to compete more efficiently in the global marketplace. 2.) Your executive team to be better negotiators and decision makers.  So with a healthy population of educated, intelligent and savvy workers, why isn’t Canada a larger player in the global market?  Well…

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Karate Uniform – A Guide for Buyers.

Related post: Best Karate Uniform Are you confused by all the different variables that need to be considered when buying a Karate uniform (or GI)?  This guide will provide you with everything you need to know about buying a GI, plus some great information on how to care for it once you’ve made your purchase. A Properly fitted GI, made from quality materials should last you a number of years – assuming you take proper care of it. Karate Uniform Material…

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