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Are YOU a Karate Nerd™?

Are YOU a Karate Nerd™?

“Karate sucks” “Karate is boring” “Karate would never work on the street” These are just a few of the things you will hear when you tell people you practice Karate. But what most people don’t know is that there are two kinds of Karate practitioners in this world: Those who suck at Karate… and those …

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How To Breathe in Karate

How To Breathe in Karate

Do you know how to breathe properly in Karate? A lot of people breathe from the chest. That’s a shallow way of using your shoulders – like that. It’s a natural stress response, it’s an instinct when you’re in that fight or flight mode. And we don’t want that. Instead, we want relaxation. We want …

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Kihon: The Essence of Karate

Kihon: The Essence of Karate

You know what irritates me? When people say that kihon is “basic” – as if kihon is something simplistic and not advanced, when in fact, I believe kihon is the most difficult thing we have in Karate! Why? Because kihon is not what you do, kihon is not going back and forth in the dojo …

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