Category: Interesting

Exercise makes you happier than money, according to Yale and Oxford research

It’s clear exercise has health benefits both physical and mental. But what if we could show it was more important to your mental health than your economic status?

According to a study from researchers at Yale and Oxford, we may have done just that. 

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Kanku – family crest of house Oyama

Gaze upon the sky through the family crest of Masutatsu Oyama.


In each dojo, continuing the work of Masutatsu Oyama, you can find two main symbols of the school Kyokushinkai – Kanji and Kanku.
With kanji it makes sense, it is the calligraphic writing of the name of the school. Continue reading “Kanku – family crest of house Oyama”

Some of The Deadliest Samurai Were Women, But History Forgot

There is no shortage of stories about legendary Japanese samurai warriors in modern pop culture; but most stories only feature the male ones.   

Contrary to popular belief, female samurai existed and were just as fierce and skillful as their male counterparts.

Called the onna bugeisha, these deadly warriors were similarly trained in combat, self-defense and skillful use of weaponry, according to Japan Times. Continue reading “Some of The Deadliest Samurai Were Women, But History Forgot”

“A sign of character.” Thomas Prediger about Competitions and Sports Karate

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Via shotokantimes.com

The Competition Against Oneself

Christian: I would like to go a little bit deeper into the educative role of competition. Do I understand your argument right: While in Sports Karate the competition is the end, in Karate Do it is just a means to an end? Continue reading ““A sign of character.” Thomas Prediger about Competitions and Sports Karate”