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Top 10 Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts of 2012

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.

Bowley Kenpo Karate in McKinney, TXThese are the top 10 blog posts published in 2012 on as determined by the number of readers for each post.

10 – Blood, Loyalty, and Family – “Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.” is a saying relevant in daily life and the martial arts community.

9 – My Green Belt Test – Guest Bowley Kenpo Karate blog post by Serra telling the tale of her Junior Green Belt test.

8 – How Young Should Kids Start Karate – Kids can really benefit from starting martial arts at an early age. How early they should begin depends upon the instructor and parent’s expectations.

7 – Pickpockets in Rome -A lesson-learned tale of martial arts training helping to avoid pickpockets while in Rome, Italy.

6 – Brown Belt Thesis -This is the brown belt thesis Sam Bowley submitted to Mr. Brian Duffy in October 2010 for his 3rd degree brown belt test.

5 – Kenpo Senior Conference Reflections – A few thoughts on the Kenpo Senior Conference from Austin, Texas in October 2012.

4 – Review: Empty Hand the Real Karate Kids Movie -A review of Empty Hand The Real Karate Kids movie

3 – Karate Drills The Technique Line – The technique line drill helps you to develop the skills of coordination, manipulation, and intent.

2 – Karate Drills Bad Guy Won’t Die – Bad Guy Won’t Die is a karate drill where students string together techniques against an opponent who won’t seem to stay down.

1 – 5 Karate Drills to Practice at Home – The majority of practice repetitions should be done outside of class. Here are 5 drill ideas to work on at home.

Which post was your favorite? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or on your favorite social network.

Sam Bowley
Bowley Kenpo Karate
McKinney, TX

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