Monthly Archives: April 2015

Warm Up & Cool Down

Karate class will generally begin with a warm up.  This is one of the most important things you can do prior to working out, so that you get the maximum benefit from the karate class and reduce the chances of injury. “Contrary to martial arts movies, a warm-up is not a test of will, or…
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Sensei Peter Ciolfi Memorial Tournament 2015

Sensei Peter Ciolfi Sensei Peter Ciolfi was born in February 3, 1950 in Castropignano, Italy and moved to Canada at an early age.  In his late teens, he started studying Wado Kai Karate under Sensei Shintani and through the years achieved the rank of 6th Dan.  He became one of Sensei Shintani's top students and…
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Stances – Rigid Dissolving Foundations

Today is a ground breaking day to mark in your calendar and celebrate annually from this day henceforth.  April 23, 2015, Kris Reynolds writes the first article on Karate Kawartha Lakes Site, which spawned the future barrage of laughter and criticism of his clearly amateur and poorly thought out writing.   If that's what you're thinking…
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Do You Want Fries…..With Your Black Belt?

The much hated and well camouflaged “McDojo” is more common in the world of martial arts today than ever and yet they are still difficult for beginners to identify. Moreover, at this point, these schools can exist in complete ignorance, having developed generations of black belts that have never realized that their own instructor, International…
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