Articles

In this forum both established and fledgling writers can post their own articles in order to share their ideas, reach a wider audience,
to gain publicity for their work, and to contribute to the knowledge base of this group.

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Tell EVERYONE You Know KARATE

Telling everyone... probably one of the biggest mistakes you can do. In this article I reveal some statistics about the dangers of those who carry a gun to those that do not and are involved in a shooting event. This relates to how we present ourselves in a fight, or to those that know us. The opportunity and advantage of surprise can be one of our biggest friends.

http://www.confessionsofablackbelt.com/#!Tell-EVERYONE-You-Know-KARATE/c...

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Motobu and Stopping Attacks with "Blocks"

Hello everyone,

My latest article went live this morning, and discusses some quotes from Motobu Choki, and my thoughts on one of them in particular

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/02/motobu-choki-and-stopping-attacks...

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5 Drills to Spice up KATA Practice

I recently had some people contact me to write an article about drills I do in class to spice up redundant practice. It resulted in a series of three articles covering different things we work on in class. This first one is over KATA. I explained briefly 5 drills to use in class to practice kata. My classes (10-20 students) always love the different ways to practice! Let me know what you guys think or how they work out for you in your prespective classes!

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Essential Karate Equipment

Hello everyone,

My latest article takes a look at some essential karate equipment, focused primarily on traditional hojo undo kigu. Of course, there are many other pieces of equipment--focus mitts, kicking shields, resistance bands, etc--that are great, but I wanted to just look at a few traditional tools and their equivalents.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/01/essential-karate-equipment.html

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Live 10 Years Longer: Okinawan Secrets to Long Life

I wrote an article about how the Okinawans live longer than almost anyone in the world. Their secrest is made up of 3 secrets or keys to their long life. It is quite amazing to think of living longer than 100 years! They have next to NO cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, diseases, and so much more!

Read how they do it!

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The Purpose of Kata

Hello everyone,

I just posted an article about the purpose of kata, which is a little more philosophical in nature than I usually write.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/12/the-purpose-of-kata.html

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Reflections on the First Ryukyu Martial Arts Friendship Gasshuku

This past weekend, we hosted an event that I put together--with no prior experience with such things--to bring martial artists from different styles together to train and learn from each other. Here is my write-up of the event:

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/10/reflections-rma-friendship-gasshu...

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Clearing the Way

My latest article looks at the idea of clearing obstructions, which is a very important but often overlooked aspect of karate.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/10/clearing-the-way.html

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UFC Fighter Used Gekisai

Hello everyone,

Here is a breakdown I did of how UFC fighter Maryna Moroz used Gekisai during her fight with Valerie Letourneau this weekend.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/08/maryna-moroz-and-gekisai.html

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Opposing Forces

A short article on the concept of opposing forces in karate

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/08/opposing-forces.html

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