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The Inclusion of Karate in the Public School System by Andy Allen

The Inclusion of Karate in the Public School System by Andy Allen

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Who put the Bu in Karate-Do? by Ben Eayrs

Ben Eayrs is the Kilted Karateka, a Karate and wellness fanatic. He has been following the warrior path ever since stepping into the Dojo at the age of 9.

His key motivation is to allow Karate to be the support for people when they need it as it has been for him.

As a History graduate who has practiced Karate for most of his life he applies his skills and techniques into researching the truth behind Okinawa’s renowned Martial Art.

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Practical Applications of Uke Waza by Andy Allen

About the Author: Andy Allen is a 7th dan with the ISKF and chief instructor of Bedford West Shotokan Karate. As part of his teaching assignment at Charles P Allen High School in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada, he teaches a credit course in martial arts.After having trained in 3K and competition-based karate for many years, Andy began searching for ways to make karate training more practical which is the current focus of his teaching and training.

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Knife Attack in Hamburg: Self-Defence Aspects and Conclusion by Ulf Meierkord

Knife Attack in Hamburg – Self-Defence Aspects and Conclusions

About the Author: Ulf Meierkord was born in 1963. He lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. He has studied law and business administration and holds a 2nd dan in shotokan karate. His interests include sport shooting, history and martial arts in general.

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Toudi Jutsu: Positive Living by Ally Whytock

Toudi Jutsu: Positive Living

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The Three Missing Fundamentals of Combative Training by Jamie Clubb

The Three Missing Fundamentals to Clear, Purposeful and Bespoke Combative Training

Introduction - The Cross Trainer and the Information Age

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Train Smarter by Michael Barr

Train Smarter and Follow the Methods of World Champions & Elite Performers By Michael Barr

A scientific approach to training and practise opens a door to make significant improvements in your karate

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Science provides the tools and the knowledge to help us realise that most important thing - our potential.

A young karateka trains regularly and to their frustration, progress is slow. A long-standing member of a dojo believes the effects of aging are a barrier to improvement and they are resigned to a steady decline.

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Learning Patterns Without Seeing by Torfinn Opedal

Learning Patterns Without Seeing

Performing patterns is an important part of practicing a martial art, however, this proves to be a challenge as I am blind. The question then becomes: How do I learn patterns?

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Navigating Ethics and Compromise in Martial Arts by Morgan Duchesney

The normalized commercialization of martial arts (Budo) may oblige an ambitious instructor to navigate ethical challenges and the dynamics of compromise. This applies particularly to anyone seeking financial gain from competitive martial arts; the most prolific facet of Budo. Contrary to widespread perceptions; public martial arts instruction is a fairly recent phenomenon.

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What Zanshin to Use? By Graham Palmer

What Zanshin to Use?

Being aware of Context! by Graham Palmer

The purpose of this short article is to stimulate a discussion or provoke thought into how, why, and for what context you practice Zanshin.

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