Matsubayashi-Ryu

4 Ways to improve your Karate!

1. You don’t need to “move like they do”.  Karate has evolved quite a bit since Karate practitioners of yesteryear were first captured on film or motion picture.  A lot has changed.  In fact, entire fields of study, like sports medicine for example, have been invented since the old masters practiced their art.  These days, we have a much better understanding of the relationship between muscles and tendons.  We have scientific understanding of the relationship between velocity and “power”.  So,…

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PATH UP THE MOUNTAIN…

PATH UP THE MOUNTAIN… Intake a deep breath and relax, you’ve found your martial art, your place of training (dojo) and a competent Teacher! I honestly envy you and your journey on the path up the mountain to training in your chosen art.  Lucky you! Do we ever reach the summit of the mountain?   I doubt it, there’s so much to learn and discover, besides, the journey itself is so worthwhile and satisfying! Again, I’ll use Karate as my…

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Picking A Teacher

  PICK YOUR TEACHER! So you’ve decided that joining a Quilting Bee or taking up Bridge, is out and the Martial Arts appeals to you – Great!   You are now on a journey that millions the world over, at some point also started.  The first step is always the biggest and the most important. Now, you have to determine which branch of the Martial Arts strikes a chord with yourself. Is it a sport or an art that you…

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Pennell’s Karate Welcomes Gary Christensen

It is with great excitement that I introduce you to one of my mentors, Gary Christensen.  Gary and I have trained together since I was a child and I’m happy to invite Gary to my blog where he will be sharing his personal experiences.  Gary has a tremendous amount of knowledge and I am humbled by his offer to share with us. Thanks, Gary!

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