Tag: training

Musings: Beyond your first Black Belt

The aim of most karateka is to reach the level of black belt. For some, this is seen as the pinnacle of their training. However, what does a karateka do when this goal is achieved? Typically attaining black belt is seen by many as being an indicator of mastery of one’s art. In my opinion, …

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Musings: Should I be practicing right now?

  We all have moments when we don’t fancy training. The following graphic details the questions we should ask ourselves when struggling with motivation to train.

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The 5 aspects of physical training

Miyamoto Musashi, the great Japanese swordsman once wrote: The way is in training This is a basic requirement of all martial arts. When translated from Chinese Kung fu means “hard work”. To progress in the world of martial arts you must be willing to toil and sweat. If you are willing to put in the …

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