Deluxe Karate Wisdom Quiz Time!!

Greetings! You've come at a good time. Awaiting are 10 blistering questions of karate knowledge. You will get to test your brains and see if you've been slacking in your study. So go ahead, give it a try. Or browse around elsewhere…somewhere a little easier.   Karate Quiz Time Click the button below: _ If the above button [...]


Kata Tip: Look Before You Leap

Kata is very energetic. Once you get on a role, it can feel like an avalanche of focus and momentum.  In some ways, that’s good. It means that the form has been learned and you no longer need to pause, scratch your head, and try desperately to remember what comes next. Unfortunately, that same momentum can carry you away and cause you to [...]


Reader Article #6: Yoi

GUEST AUTHOR: Marie Lazeration Richter began her martial journey nearly seven years ago learning traditional Karate-Do at Shotokan East in York, PA; currently, she studies and serves as a junior instructor in Tai Chi Chuan with Sifu Steve Kleppe at Shao Lin Boxing Methods in Waukesha, WI. As a freelance writer, Marie assisted Master Kwon [...]


My Thoughts on Yelling Kata

Of the many formalities that come along with traditional martial arts, shouting kata names has to be one of the most noticeable. The actual execution of the kata announcement varies wildly, from calm utterances to screams that cause nearby glass to shatter. Interestingly, the act of yelling a kata name is extremely old and almost universally [...]