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Bassai Dai

To storm a castle Bassai Dai translates “To storm of castle” or “To penetrate a fortress” is a kata practiced in Shotokan karate and is one of many variation of…

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kumite

Types of Kumite

Kumite is a method of training in which the offensive and defensive technique learned in the kata are given practical application. The importance of kata to kumite cannot be overemphasized.…

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Sports karate

Sports karate

The past decade has see a great increase in popularity of karate throughout the world. Among those who have been attracted to it are college students and teacher, artists, businessmen…

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karate do

What karate-Do is?

Deciding who is the winner and who is the loser is not the ultimate object. Karate-Do is a martial art for the development of character through training, so that the…

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Famous karate actors

Famous Karate Actors

Film industry stars who are Karatekas Action movie star, Wesley Snipes is a fifth dan black belt in Shotokan Karate. Jason Statham is an English actor famous for his action…

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SITUATIONAL TRAINING IN KATA

Kata training – Kumite competition

How many times you heard “practice kata, you will be better in kumite”.  I agree with this sentence, but we must separate two things. If we are kumite competitors, we need…

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COORDINATION IN KATA

Specific coordination in kata performance

COORDINATION IN KATA PERFORMANCE Motor coordination refers to the ability of an individual to perform a motor skill with good technique, rhythm, and accuracy (ACSM, 2012). Since karate consists of…

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Karate during pregnancy

If you are practicing martial arts you already know that exercise is good for you, that is no doubt. But what should you do when you are pregnant? Can training hurt your…

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Shotokan karate

Shotokan Karate

History of Shotokan Karate A short reminder to Shotokan karate history: Karate means “empty hand”, and Karate-do translates to “the way of Karate”. It was renamed from “To-Te Jutsu” (the art…

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Win karate match!

Win karate match Do you know how you can improve your chance of winning karate match using only science? Do you know what is psychological refractory period(PFP)? Despite the name…

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Situational training in kata

Situational training in kata

Situational training in kata Situational training in kata represents a simulation of the competition. It should be used 5-10 days before the competition itself and represents the peak of the…

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