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Tips for Achieving a Black Belt in Karate
by Paul A. Walker. The primary goal of any beginner or intermediate student of karate is usually to attain the coveted black belt. The black belt represents technical excellence, high ethical standards and the ability of a student to endure a strict and rigorous train...
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The Most Common Reasons Why People Quit Karate
by Paul A. Walker. "Hey. Wait a minute! I only just started Karate and now you're talking to me about quitting already. What do you think I am - an undisciplined, unmotivated loser or what?"OK, maybe you're right, maybe I shouldn't talk to you about quitting yet but I...
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Kihon, Kata And Kumite: The Three KS Of Karate
by Paul A. Walker. The educational system often talks about the 'Three Rs' of Reading Writing and Arithmetic. To a casual observer, one might say that the education system was flawed from the very beginning by the fact that it can't spell! In Karate, however, we can s...
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Tips on Developing an Effective Karate Training Plan
by Paul A. Walker. If you are a member of any serious martial arts school with a reputable instructor then you will have no doubt heard in class the words "Be sure to practice at home. Martial arts training goes beyond the dojo." Often, this advbioce is given without ...
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Five Common Mistakes That New Karate Instructors Make
by Paul A. Walker. Becoming an instructor in a martial arts school is often a really exciting time because in many ways you feel like you have made it. In order to teach others you must have already mastered the basic content and now is your chance to "give back" your...
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How Do I Make The Most Out Of Each And Every Training Session?
by Paul A. Walker. If you're reading this article then you have probably already begun your study of the martial arts and in all likelihood have progressed through the first few belts. You now understand what karate is about and you are fully familiar with your weekly...
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The Number One Reason You Should Stick With Your Karate Training
by Paul A. Walker. There are many reasons that people first get started in the martial arts. Usually the reasons are for self-defense, health and fitness, discipline, confidence, self-control and spiritual growth among others. Most of us have heard about these benefit...
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What Does Your Karate Kid Need For Her First Class
by Paul A. Walker. So you got your kid enrolled in your local martial arts school, congratulations! This is the first step to a rewarding journey for both you and her. You probably have a few worries about what lies ahead but at the same time you're probably really ex...
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Which Martial Art Is The Best?
by Paul A. Walker. I'm often asked the question "Which is better, Karate or Taekwondo?"; "Which is stronger, Judo or Kung Fu?"; or more direct questions such as "Could you beat a Mixed Martial artist in a fight?"Thanks to the current popularity of the UFC (Ultimate Fi...
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Karate - What Is It Really All About?
by Paul A. Walker. This question seems innocent and easy to answer. But the truth is that it is not an easy question to answer at all, because it must be answered on so many different levels. "What is karate really all about?"Is it about learning some punches, kicks a...
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Will My Martial Art Get Me To The UFC?
by Paul A. Walker. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity and ratings over the past couple of years. Love it or hate it, it looks like the UFC is here to stay. Consequently many men in the 18 - 34 demographic are becomin...
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How To Get Past The Fear Of Taking Your First Karate Belt Test
by Paul A. Walker. OK, so you've stuck with your karate training for a couple of months already. You enjoy learning all of the punches, kicks and blocks, you've learned your first form and you also know some basic partner work drills. It's time to try for your next be...
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The Top 3 Tips To Get Your Child To Practice Karate At Home
by Paul A. Walker. So your child is enrolled in the martial arts, congratulations on taking a positive step for their overall growth and development. However you've noticed that karate practice is not as easy as it looks and you want to get your child to practice at h...
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To Compete Or Not To Compete, Some Important Questions To Ask!
by Paul A. Walker. A significant number of people get into karate to be able to participate in tournaments. Are you one of these people? Or did you start karate and then discover that you're actually pretty good and you want to test your skills against different oppon...
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Karate Lesson 1: Developing Discipline And Self-Control
by Paul A. Walker. My most influential teachers always said the most important karate lesson was whatever fostered greater discipline and self control. They wisely pointed out, that with this foundation in place, everything else follows in natural order.I'm glad that ...
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The Costs of Choosing the Wrong Martial Arts Style
by Paul A. Walker. A lot of people nowadays are getting into the martial arts and choosing a school without even knowing which style of martial arts the school teaches. Some schools are not totally clear on what their style is as many are practicing and teaching a hyb...
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Is Your Little One Ready To Become A Karate Kid?
by Paul A. Walker. Beginner level Karate Kids seem to be getting younger and younger nowadays. What is the right age to start the martial arts? Is your little one ready to become a karate kid?Back when I started practicing martial arts in the early 1980s in England th...
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Choosing the Right Martial Arts School
by Paul A. Walker. The term Mc Dojo has come to be quite popular nowadays in the various martial arts business and trade journals and is a derogatory term used to describe certain types of martial arts schools. What are these types of schools and why is this term rele...
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Is Karate Practice A Viable Option For Your Family?
by Paul A. Walker. If you're like any good parent you no doubt enjoy spending time with your kids and sharing some quality activities with them. This may include kicking a soccer ball around the back yard, going to the local park for some pitching practice, or putting...
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What Should I Look For In A Good Karate School Or Instructor?
by Paul A. Walker. With the increase in popularity of the martial arts more and more people are searching for a good karate school and a good instructor. There are many great schools and instructors out there and unfortunately there are as many not so good. How do you...
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The Five Core Ethics Of The Martial Arts
by Paul A. Walker. Many martial arts schools around the world promote a philosophy of self-improvement as well as an expected standard of technical skill. When you think about it, it is the philosophy rather than the technical skill that should influence every practit...
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What Does the Different Color Karate Belt Means
by Paul A. Walker. You have probably already realized that martial artists use different colored belts to designate rank. Has it always been this way? Is there a specific order to the belt colors? What about all of these stripes that you keep seeing? What do the diffe...
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Doubts that Most Beginners of Martial Arts Experience
by Paul A. Walker. The martial arts offer a very valuable journey of self-discovery. There are different stages within this journey all the way from beginner to black belt and beyond. At each stage there are different challenges and obstacles. This article will look a...
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What You Should Know About The UFC
by Phoenix Delray. The UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, is currently recognized as the largest MMA promotion worldwide, is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC began as a tournament to find the best fighters in the world, and was based on the Brazilian ...
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Urijah Faber and His Role In Mixed Martial Arts
by Phoenix Delray. Urijah Faber was born in his parents home on May 14th, 1979, in the small college town of Isla Vista. His parents holistic practices would come to influence all aspects of his life, including his successful MMA career and UFC affiliation. Fabers he...
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