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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

SUMMARY

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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My Experiences as a Blind Guy in the Martial Arts by Torfinn K. Opedal.

Here is a great piece from Norwegian TKD practitioner Torfinn K. Opedal. Torfinn is blind and I think you’ve find his insights and thoughts very interesting.

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How Bad is your Bullshitsu Infection? by Jamie Clubb

Thank you to Jamie for allowing me to post this article here. Jamie is one of the most reflective and thoughtful martial arts I know and our personal discussions always see me thinking, re-thinking and re-evaluating. To learn more about Jamie please visit his website: http://clubbchimera.com/

How Bad is your Bullshitsu Infection?

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” ― Christopher Hitchens

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Playing the Game by Jamie Clubb

Thank you to Jamie for allowing me to post this article here. Jamie is one of the most reflective and thoughtful martial arts I know and our personal discussions always see me thinking, re-thinking and re-evaluating. To learn more about Jamie please visit his website: http://clubbchimera.com/

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The Degradation of Karate is Over!

CHEERS TO THE MODERN KARATE MOVEMENT – THE DEGRADATION OF KARATE IS OVER! By Will Wright

INTRODUCTION – THE GOOD OLE DAYS (THAT SCREWED EVERYTHING UP!)

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