Health & Fitness

Martial Arts Teach Peace

The statement that martial arts teach peace may sound self-contradicting. Martial arts are, literally, arts of war. They teach how to fight. But when the teacher of a martial art is following a moral path, they also teach how to prevent conflict and how not to fight.

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Karate Teaches Respect

Karate teaches respect by requiring listening to the instructor and focusing on yourself doing your best. In classes students are required to keep their hands to themselves. When working with partners, students are expected to follow the rules of conduct.

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Karate Safety Systems that Work

Not all martial arts require respect, restraint, or good moral character. Not all schools dictate that in partner training you don’t take advantage of your size when you are bigger. Here are the many proven karate safety systems that our dojo uses.

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Starting Karate: Are you Interested?

Are you interested in starting karate? My husband and I only had a mild interest when we first tried it. Karate hooked us both on day one. Martial arts training has impacted our lives in an unbelievably positive way.

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Karate for Children: 10 Reasons to Invest

Kids’ karate classes provide a lot of awesome benefits. One is confidence in navigating the world. this alone is a great reason for all girls and women to train in martial arts. But male students also benefit from this type of training.

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Karate Classes for Adults

Finding a regular physical activity that you enjoy is essential for adult fitness and health. Not only do karate classes for adults get us moving, they help in many specialized physical areas. Strength training exercises in karate include push-ups, jumping jacks, rolls, stances (both static and moving), and striking heavy bags.

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Ryukyu Kempo’s Core Principles 4-5

In the United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance, we apply five core principles to our martial arts training. These principles also help us to be more effective and successful in other areas of life. In my last blog, we covered the first three principles with both martial arts and life examples. Here we will finish up with…

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Karate For Girls and its Benefits

The benefits and offerings of traditional Okinawan karate apply to all genders and ages. However, I can speak from the female point of view when I say that karate for girls is exceptionally powerful. My first exposure to martial arts was a recreation center’s aikido class. Then I started ongoing training as a young woman…

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