It’s hard to say too much about Michael Jai White, whether you’re talking about his talents (seven black belts, dozens of major acting roles, and even more television roles), or him as a person (former special education teacher, also just plain nice). The first are White began learning was actually jujutsu, but, his first black […]
ONE Championship and its embrace the culture and ethos of martial arts. Perhaps none more so than the numerous karate athletes on its roster from Colbey & Sage Northcutt to former ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash. In this special presentation of the best of ONE’s karate athletes, enjoy five top-notch performances. The first bout […]
Read Part 1 of this post about the Karate Kid movies here. Confidence in Intuition In The Karate Kid movie, Mr. Miyagi gives Daniel LaRusso the chance to trim a bonsai tree. Daniel wants to try but is reluctant for fear of ruining the tree. Miyagi tells him to close his eyes and trust himself. […]
It’s long been a complaint of serious martial artists that the film industry presents a distorted view of the arts. By capitalizing on flamboyant aspects and then pushing them to the bizarre, moviemakers give the public little chance to learn what the arts are really about. In most cases, the true purpose of budo is […]
John Whitman will be conducting a seminar at Robby Beard’s USA Karate in Bartlett, TN on May 19. Please join us there if you can! You can get more information and register here!
Karate Combat has launched a professional combat-sports league that was created to revitalize the art of karate. The fighting is full contact with rules developed by martial arts experts and top fighters. It takes place in the patent-pending Karate Combat Fighting Pit, which is designed to encourage continuous action. Karate Combat viewers can access league […]
In the first half of this article, goju-ryu instructor and Black Belt Hall of Fame member Chuck Merriman discussed five karate terms you should know: bunkai, bushido, dan, dojo and kata. In this conclusion, he addresses five more essential karate terms — kumite, mokuso, rei, reishiki and sensei — that will benefit practitioners of all […]
For many karate practitioners, one of the most challenging components of the martial art is learning the nuances of the terms used in the dojo. Any instructor worth his salt can offer a one-word definition of each Japanese word, and that can certainly lessen the complexity of what’s being taught. But often a quickie translation […]