Japanese Karate 101: Punching

Traditional karate was originally developed for self-protection and self-defense. The world has changed since karate’s origin. Today the karate is studied as a martial art, for health, sport, character development, or simply as a fun activity. Still, traditional karate (traditional martial arts in general) seeks to retain its original purposes and principles while adapting and …

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Stress Less!

Whether we like it or not, stress is an inescapable part of life. Stress touches our health, our relationships, careers, and pretty much every other facet of our lives. While we can’t (and probably shouldn’t) completely avoid or eliminate it, there are effective ways to manage stress. Without proper stress-management skills, stress often transforms into …

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The Bully Code

The Bully Code: How to Shut Down Bullies Through Confidence While we all wish it were not the case, most kids (and adults) have or will experience bullying at some point in their lives. More than ever before, it is vitally important that we equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for properly handling …

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The Ronin Protocol

Ronin Protocol: The Solo Warrior’s Way Some parts of the Uncommon Path are best walked alone… I attended my final class with the university karate club in May 1992.  After nearly two years of training (and studying pre-engineering) there, my time at the university was done, and before I knew it, I was on my …

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