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Top 3 Bowley Kenpo Karate posts of 2013

Top 3 Bowley Kenpo Karate posts of 2013

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); If you’ve read my brown belt thesis or follow on topic in the subsequent black belt thesis, you know karate website performance is important. (I’m a math nerd by trade, ya’know.) While there weren’t as many Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts in 2013 as in past years, there were still 3 which performed very well. Video based and … Read entire article »

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Top 10 Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts of 2012

Top 10 Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts of 2012

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); 2012 was a great year for memories, lessons learned, areas to improve upon, and accomplishments. One of my 3 Words for 2012 was content, with the goal of creating enjoyable, meaningful blog posts. To that end, it’s a fun exercise to look back and see which articles were the most read. These are the top 10 blog posts published … Read entire article »

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My Green Belt Test

My Green Belt Test

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); My daughter, Serra, age 13 has been doing Kenpo with me since she just turning 10. Serra learns in our school, helps teach the kids class, and has trained (and sparred) with most of the black belts in Mr. Duffy’s American Kenpo Federation. She’s worked hard and has developed into her own martial artist. Back in November … Read entire article »

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6 Karate Games We Play

6 Karate Games We Play

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Each class we try to spend the last 10 to 15 minutes playing a game. The games usually are a reinforcement of many of the Kenpo concepts or drills we cover in class, but also act as a reward for the hard work put in on the mat. Often there isn’t a prize, however we sometimes have … Read entire article »

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FPS – First Person Sparring Videos

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); One of the keys to fully understanding martial arts, like Kenpo, is to observe and learn from all three points of view. The view points are yours, your opponent’s, and the bystander (third person)  watching both. Using video of your sparring sessions is a great way to improve your skills. You can see how you performed and consider … Read entire article »

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Three words for 2012

Three words for 2012

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); In the past, New Year’s resolutions haven’t been a big topic around our house. Without committing to a lifestyle change, in most cases, it’s too easy to discard the goals. However, the idea of Three Words to act as a guideline for goals for the coming year does resonate. I stumbled upon this idea via Chris Brogan … Read entire article »

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Cooking, Creating, and Kenpo

Cooking, Creating, and Kenpo

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); For the last 5 or 6 years, I have taken the Thanksgiving role as chief-turkey-cooker. It began when we saw a recipe for brining a tukey on Food Network’s Good Eats and wanted to try it. It came out great, and the rest, as they say, is history. Each year since, as our tastes have changed and our guest list has increased, … Read entire article »

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Doing karate with kids

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); If you’ve never been in a family style martial arts class, it’s an experience to be tried and appreciated. Family style means kids and adults work in class together. Classes such as these allow parents and children to share their martial arts journey together even if their particular curriculum is different. This is how we run classes at our school, and it’s special for a variety of reasons. Change of Pace – In an adult class we often tend to focus on a single point or technique for the majority of class. With kids though, their attention doesn’t like to hold that long. So we change the pace quite a bit moving from … Read entire article »

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Are we having fun yet?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Familiar with this scenario? Test day is coming up soon. You’ve worked hard on the Kenpo curriculum, but don’t feel it flowing smoothly yet. Many black belts will be in attendance, watching. You feel a strong need to make a good impression . . . . How about this one? Class was rough. Pushed hard to the point … Read entire article »

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