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  • Martial arts and depression
    Beating depression with martial arts training
    There have been a growing trend of stories in the news lately about the overwhelming number of people suffering from feelings of loneliness and depression, largely among the younger generation. These issues are also very common in seniors and as...
  • The 26th Annual Gainesville Challenge
    Gainesville open martial arts tournament gets underway
    The 26th Annual Gainesville Challenge just kicked off this morning at the Lincoln Middle School in Gainesville, Florida. Registration for the Open Martial Arts Tournament began at 8 a.m. as the annual event started to unfold; the ‘Challenge...
  • Tri-Valley Karate Dojo
    Tri-Valley Karate kicks off New Year
    Tri-Valley Karateis commencing its third year in the East Bay community of Pleasanton, CA, and owner/head instructor Sanjit Mandalhas been busy welcoming an enthusiastic influx of new students to kick off the New Year. The East Bay location has...
  • ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ ’Might Be Trippin’’ on Tru-TV
    ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ ’Might Be Trippin’’ on Tru-TV
    On last night’s Tru-TV episode of “The Carbonaro Effect,” titled “Might Be Trippin’," comedian and magician Michael Carbonaro, puzzles everyone with his tricks and has spectators shaking their heads in amazement...
  • Not quite what my Sensei's dojo looks like, ...
    Teaching class, ...
    I was left in charge of the dojo for a few days, as the Sensei was going to be out of town to attend to some other business. I normally don’t get to exercise as much as I normally would, since the class is full of little children (and they...
  • Empty Hand The Real Karate Kids
    Follow the journey of these young martial artists in The Real Karate Kids
    Documentaries are a tricky genre as just about anyone can make them, but if you don’t have an interesting subject matter or inventive approach then people just won’t care. Some documentaries focus on a specific audience making it a bit...
  • Karate for health
    Karate kicks your health into high gear
    As martial arts studios start popping up like pizza chains in our East Bay strip malls, many of today's "soccer moms" find themselves transforming into "Karate moms" as they tote their gi-doned kids to class. But these...
  • Three young folks jogging on the beach
    New twist
    I love to run. I enjoy most types of exercise, but I truly enjoy going out for a quick jog. It clears my head, and affirms within me, an almost primal sense of being one with the outdoors.I’ve been outside for an occasional run, over the...
  • Awesome Internationals 2014
    Save the date for the Awesome Internationals martial arts tournament: 11/2/14
    Don't miss the Awesome Internationals martial arts event to be held on November 2, 1014. Presented by Gerald Dawson, event coordinators are Tom Bashta Sr, and Tom Bashta Jr. The competition will take place at the Best Western Plus Hotel and...
  • Kihon
    First trip back to the dojo
    I had not worked out at the dojo for a few months, since my motorcycle incident. I’d stopped by a few times to touch base with the Sensei and my buddies, and the kids got a kick out of signing my cast, but actually suiting up and exercising...
  • Texas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is takin' care of business
    The popularity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world is nothing short of a martial art phenomenon. A three-way combination of martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system, one of the most recognized systems of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is...
  • Master Kevin Bergquist
    Martial Arts Meeting of the Masters 2014
    Martial Artists across the state of Florida are gearing up for the upcoming: Meeting of the Masters 2014, to be held in Bradenton between October 17-18, hosted by Yamagawa Ryu Karate Master Kevin Bergquist.Just a few of those sharing their time...
  • Kyoshi Bill Woodard
    Ocala Karate Dojo masters authentic Shito Ryu
    There are hundreds of various styles of martial arts throughout the world, with each style having the ability to contain thousands of variations. In Korea, there is obviously, Taekwondo and dozens of others; there are Japanese arts such as Judo,...
  • 50th Connecticut Yankee Nationals
    50th Connecticut Yankee Nationals Open Karate Tournament: 10/5/14
    Save the date for your participation in the Golden Anniversary installment of this annual martial arts event. Open to competitors of all martial arts styles, the 50th Connecticut Yankee Nationals Open Karate Tournament will be held on Sunday,...
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    Upcoming martial arts events: May and June 2014
    Spring brings more than showers and flowers to the season. It also brings a fresh list of tournament events for martial artists everywhere. Enjoy!May 23-24, 2014: KUMITE CLASSICS in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. www.kumiteclassic.comMay 30-31, 2014:...