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How is a black belt like a college degree?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); When I was in high school and college, my dad used to tell me a college degree isn’t really about what the university teaches you. Sure the course work matters some, but your job is going to teach you the skills they really want you to have. He’d say a college degree is more a measurement of fortitude. … Read entire article »

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Why is there Kenpo Homework?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); At the end of each class, before we bow out, we review what was covered in class and then assign homework. Homework? In karate class? Really? The Kenpo homework is actually a pretty important piece of the puzzle in helping to develop the students. Muscle Memory– In order to use Kenpo in a fight or flight situation, the body … Read entire article »

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The Ideal Student

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Let’s open the discussion of the ideal student with some honesty. I don’t have a black belt (as of writing this). Our school operates out of a garage. If you’re alright with those two things about me as a teacher and our school, then let me describe what I’d like to see in a student. Attitude– Certainly a … Read entire article »

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First Experience Sparring

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Our school has recently matured enough to have students ready for sparring. By mature enough, I mean we have a sufficient number of yellow belt (or higher) rank students (kids and adults).  Beginners, in this case white belts, don’t quite have a grasp on the basic blocks and strikes to be ready for the speed of sparring.  Now … Read entire article »

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