13 Tips for Older People Starting Karate Training

13 Tips for Older People Starting Karate Training

Regardless of whether you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s, you’re never too old to embark on your karate journey or pursue other martial arts. Believe it or not, you can tailor the training to make karate as mentally and physically demanding as you would...
In Defense of Sport Karate

In Defense of Sport Karate

Sport karate (kumite competitions) has faced a lot of criticism for its unrealistic settings, including long-distance fighting, lack of continuity, non-practical techniques, and absence of ground fighting. However, although it doesn’t directly teach you...
Why Karate Is 99% Mental

Why Karate Is 99% Mental

I have immense admiration and respect for the late instructor, Inoue Yoshimi, renowned for coaching numerous world kata champions, including Mie Nakayama, Ryoki Abe, Atsuko Wakai, the Hasegawa Brothers, Antonio Diaz, and Rika Usami. Inoue Yoshimi was quoted as saying...
How to Make the Best of Your Karate Training at Home

How to Make the Best of Your Karate Training at Home

Home training is crucial for achieving faster and more solid progress in your karate journey. In this article, we provide several approaches to help you plan and optimize your karate training at home. While training at your dojo, you primarily act as a passive...
On Building Confidence in Your Karate Skills

On Building Confidence in Your Karate Skills

Confidence is a valuable attribute. Those who exude confidence believe in their own abilities, skills, judgment, and decisions and are likely to approach challenges in life with a sense of self-assurance and the belief that they can succeed. In addition, confident...
The Benefits of Training with Lower Belts

The Benefits of Training with Lower Belts

Many are of the view that to improve their karate, they need to train with senior students and instructors, the higher their dan, the better. However, the truth is, you can learn just as much from training with lower belts as with higher ranks, as long as you keep an...
How to Progress Faster By Training with Purpose

How to Progress Faster By Training with Purpose

The key to continuing progress in karate is consistent practice, but what’s even more important is how you practice or the quality of your practice. Perseverance, blood, sweat, and tears are critical, but they don’t guarantee success. If you practice a...
23 Practical Tips for Taking Your Kata to the Next Level

23 Practical Tips for Taking Your Kata to the Next Level

There are many benefits to practicing kata. If you enjoy engaging in kata practice, explore the 23 practical tips below. These tips can assist you in improving your kata and taking your performance to the next level. 1. Master Kihon The tallest and most complex...
15 Benefits of Karate Training

15 Benefits of Karate Training

If you are committed and consistently invest your best efforts in your training, karate will have a profound impact on various facets of your life, transforming you as an individual. This article will delve into a broad range of physical, mental, and practical...