Posts Tagged ‘karate training’
The Inspirational Carole Taylor May
The story of Carole Taylor May and her karate is nothing short of inspirational. This grandma wanted to try something new after age 60. Why not karate?Read More
Karate Tortoise and Martial Arts Hare
In over two decades of teaching karate, we notice things such as the benefit of being a karate tortoise as opposed to a martial arts hare.Read More
Who’s Tattling?: On Learning Where to Focus
I have seen a particular scenario in many karate classes. It happens most with our young students when the instructor asks, “Who’s tattling?”Read More
Training Inspiration: Quotes for Karateka
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. …” -Mohandas Gandhi. I’d like to add to the Gandhi quote that the only one who can change me is me. That’s because the only one…Read More
Confidence is Number One in Karate
I felt as if a weight had been removed from my shoulders and I didn’t have to be afraid anymore. Later, I realized confidence is number one on my list.Read More
Why does Karate Cost so much?
Many people, when looking into martial arts, ask about the price. That’s a valid question. Every once in a while, they ask, “Why does karate cost so much?”Read More
What About Adults’ Karate?
When karate first came to America after WWII, it was primarily an activity for adults. The karate kid movie helped usher in the age of karate for children and we are still in that age. But adults’ karate is important and valuable.Read More
Requirements for Awesome Karate Instructors
Different karate schools can vary greatly, however there are some basic and universal things required that make awesome karate instructors at any age, regardless of rank.Read More
How to Be a Good Karate Student
Although each dojo is unique, there are many universal ways to be a good karate student. I bring this up because I know a lot of karate students who greatly appreciate being a part of a dojo. Their training has changed their lives and they would like to give back and support their dojo. The same goes for appreciative parents who have children benefiting from karate.Read More
When is the Best Time to Begin Martial Arts?
he good news is that karate is year-round so you can start at any time. The bad news is karate is year-round so you don’t have an external push to sign up.Read More