Category: Interesting

The Karate Roots of Michael Jai White

It’s hard to say too much about Michael Jai White, whether you’re talking about his talents (seven black belts, dozens of major acting roles, and even more television roles), or him as a person (former special education teacher, also just plain nice).

The first, White, began learning was actually jujutsu, but, his first black belt was in Kyokushin karate. This is no doubt an important style to him to this day. So, it’s not surprising that one of the ways he would choose to give back to the martial arts community would be teaching to the next generation of martial artists! Continue reading “The Karate Roots of Michael Jai White”

8 Ways to Beat the Summer Slowdown

“You cannot make students attend class if they aren’t in town, but you can make your best effort to get them back when school resumes.”

As the weather gets warmer, we’re reminded that summer is right around the corner. This change of the seasons needs to be the focus of our attention. Yes, some schools do perfectly fine and even thrive during June, July, and August, but in general, summer is not the best time for martial arts schools.

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How to Set and Achieve Your Goals

Whether it’s fitness, health, finance, or sport, setting, and achieving goals is vital to progress in any arena. For those who are hoping to advance in their specific martial art, your goals can be set based on class attendance, skill learning, or competitions. No matter what you’re setting goals for, there are some basic ways to create goals that help make them achievable and realistic:

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6 Fun Facts About Karate

When it comes to the fundamentals of karate, most people have a basic idea of what karate looks like to them. Those who have practiced martial art probably have an even better understanding of the traditions and meanings behind karate, and they may even know some of the histories. Whether you’re new to the martial art or have been practicing a long time, these fun facts may add some tidbits to what you know about the history of karate.

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