Karate

Powerful Resource for Dojo/Dojang Owners

Howdy everyone. As you know I work closely with the Karate Depot team to figure out new ways in which to help martial artists. Recently we realized something unusual about martial arts retailers – every company has a standard store front with wholesale tacked on the side as an afterthought. Karate Depot was just as guilty! We realized [...]


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1 Easy Way to Stay Humble

One of the best ways to stay hungry for improvement and stave of complacency is to get exposed to high level martial artists. Observing top practitioners of any classical style can quickly fill you with a mix of emotion (admiration, uncertainty, self-consciousness, inspiration, etc). It can also be a surefire way to stay humble. If you think [...]



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Deadly Shugyo in Persuasive Hands

“A self-help author who led a sweat lodge ceremony in Arizona was found guilty of three counts of negligent manslaughter on Wednesday…Jurors in the case against James Arthur Ray began deliberating after a four-month trial. More than 50 people participated in the October 2009 sweat lodge that was meant to be the highlight of Ray’s [...]


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How to Avoid Question Paranoia

There’s nothing more valuable to a martial arts teacher than good questions. When someone asks me a great one (and even shows the patience to listen to my answer) it just makes my day. When I have some insight to a question, I enjoy sharing relevant stories and details that I think might help the student’s progress. When I’m [...]