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Kiai: An Essential Component of Karate Training (Part 1)

In Kanji, ki is energy; ai is joining, so kiai essentially means the joining and connection of energy. Karate kiai focus on breathing and ex [...]
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Kata: Sokugi Taikyoku for Orange Belts

Sokugi katas are kicking katas that focus on a few elementary karate kicks. All orange belts are required to execute Sokugi katas well a [...]
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Kata: Taikyoku Sono Ichi, Ni and San for White Belts

Kata in karate refers to ‘form’ or ‘shape’. It is a set of stances performed in a specific sequence that involves p [...]

Karate Can Help Your Child Cope with Bullying

Bullying, unfortunately, is an inevitable part of life, no matter how young, educated or well-off one is, we all will encounter forms of bul [...]

Karate Training Commands: Japanese to English

These are the commands which are frequently used during trainings. Heard them but always wonder what they mean? Dojo : school, place where w [...]

Mokuso: 黙想

Mokuso: pronounced “moh-kso”.  Meditation. During Karate training, it is fairly common that meditation is practiced. What purpo [...]
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