Posted on 14 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott
What happened to the good old days when someone was a black belt they were respected and/or feared. It didn’t matter if they were a black belt in Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo, or any-other-fu style. Now with the explosion of MMA the only 3 or 4 that seem to matter are JiuJitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Wrestling since that is typically the skills of most top mixed martial arts fighters. However, other styles still have their reason for existing. Other styles like Taekwondo, Karate, or Judo are still very important and effective as a self-defense even though they are not in the MMA mix.
Posted on 27 January 2013 by Tony Hackerott
One important aspect of having a Karate Gi is being able to properly fold it. The gi is more then just some clothes to wear to a Karate school. It is an extension of pride, discipline, and year of dedication so it is important to always treat it with the utmost of respect by keeping it clean, wrinkle free, and smelling fresh.
Posted on 26 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott
If you are an owner of a martial arts school in Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, or Jiu Jitsu or any other disciplines of martial arts, you probably already know that selling martial arts supplies is very important to your bottom dollar. Whether you are selling a martial arts uniforms, weapons, sparring gear, or training equipment you want the student to be able to actually use what you are selling them. So, it is imperative if they are buying a Dobak or Gi that you get them the correct size. One simple way you can do this is to use the free online martial arts uniform calculator that we provide here on The MMA Zone. All you need to figured out the size of uniform they will need is their height, body structure, and weight the calculator will do the rest.
Posted on 11 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott
You might have heard it known as the edge-of-the-hand strike, ax hand, the shuto, as well as the thousand-hand strike. No matter which martial arts you’ve studied there will probably be some sort of version of it from Karate, Taekwondo to Kung Fu. In each and every kata from those practiced in the Kodokan to those carried out at Kukkiwon. So, how did this generalized method make it practically into each and every martial arts and kata?
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Learn Karate – How to Master the Knife-Hand Strike
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Posted on 26 September 2010 by Tony Hackerott
In the last post on what to expect when beginning Karate, we covered what it takes to begin Karate up to the point of walking through the doors of the Karate school for the first time. It was also mentioned that what the student does next will either make or break their martial arts journey to learn this fighting style called Karate.
So, next the student must develop and maintain a “Can Do” attitude. Yes, this sounds simple but the student needs to know that their goal is already done once they set their minds to do it. All they have to do know is go out and physically do the work and this will be that ‘can do’ attitude!
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What to expect when beginning Karate? (Part 2 of 5)
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Posted on 22 September 2010 by Tony Hackerott
You may be asking yourself, “So, what should I expect with the first Karate class?” To begin with MOST martial arts schools don’t begin by beating up their new students for initiation anymore, so you should be safe. However they will expect you to have an open mind and be willing to learn when your instructor is talking. Karate has been studied and practiced for thousands of years and by hundreds of thousands of martial arts students. Throughout the world there a various blends and styles of Karate but they all came from a single source, and that source began in Okinawa, Japan.
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What to expect when beginning Karate? (Part 1 of 5)
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Posted on 09 July 2010 by Tony Hackerott
- What is the best martial art for my child? Of course every school will insist their style is the best. No doubt in the course of your child´s lifetime they will try many. Perhaps more important than the style is the quality of the training and the principals taught for in and outside of the ring.
- Will my child get hurt? The answer is quite probably if they train for any period of time. Remember they are training to fight. It will probably be no more than an occasional black eye or bloody nose, but the risks are there. Still learning to defend themselves will no doubt save them from greater harm in the street and quite likely save their lives.
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Choosing A Martial Arts School For Your Kids – 7 Questions They Don´t Want You To Ask!
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Posted on 07 July 2010 by Tony Hackerott
So, you may be wondering to yourself, “What is my kid going to get from Karate Lessons”? Although it may be the mystique of the martial arts that your child is drawn to, this can be just as beneficial in your child overall behavior. Many children with Learning Disabilities have started martial arts and have been able to drastically decrease the severity of their disability which leads to greater learning and focus. Below we have both the physical and mental advantages in leaning Karate the are:
Posted on 19 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott
There is no ‘one size fits all’ martial art. It is great to learn something from a variety of styles, but at the end of the day you should choose a style that really fits your fighting skills, talents and that you will enjoy practicing day in and day out for the rest of your life. Something you can really master and excel at. So how do you know which martial art is best for you?
Posted on 18 April 2010 by Tony Hackerott
Here is a nice image of a Karate Gi we thought you might enjoy. It show the following parts of the Karate Uniform: