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It’s a scary world out there. Every night the news is full of stories of people hurting others. So you decide you should protect yourself and your family. When it comes to self-defense, you really need to consider a few things. First of all, what is the level of force you are comfortable using? Forget […]

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This last weekend team Budokai competed in the 3rd annual Winters Cup competition. This was the first competition held in 2017. The Winter Cup is a unique tournament because competitors didn’t receive trophies for the individual events they competed in but instead received trophies based on their overall performance across all the events. The events […]

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Submitted by Hanshi Jarem, the following is an excerpt from Living Karate – The Way to Self Mastery by Masayuki Shimabukuro Karate-Do is the art of mastering yourself. To master yourself is to identify, understand, and ultimately subdue every area of your life in which you are self-ish and embrace, develop, and enhance all those […]

“I’m not in shape” is the most common excuse heard from potential adult students of the martial arts. This seems like a valid statement, until you consider that you will never be in “shape” until you undertake a program or plan of action that starts your fitness journey. Consider that fact that while you contemplate […]