Category Archives: Karate Training

Understanding your Rank

Understanding your Rank Rank in karate is likely the most misunderstood concept in the martial arts.  It is usually, only useful for beginners.  For most people, the moment a rank is earned it becomes an obstacle and impairs learning, judgment and training. Rank today has become a wide spread cancer of the martial arts. It’s…
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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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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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