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Your Child and The Martial Arts, My Thoughts.

People come to the martial arts for a wide variety of reasons, especially children.  They see them in a movie or on TV, like the Ninja Turtles, or maybe a video game they play and they actually want to be able to do those moves themselves, or they may wish to compete and win trophies.  […]

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Is Karate Your Lifestyle?

While we have all probably heard the saying “Karate is a way of life” we have also heard the same about other things such as health and fitness, yoga or CrossFit. So what is meant by that? What makes karate my “way of life” or “lifestyle”? Do I walk around in my gi all day […]

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True Kata; Comparing Tang Soo Do and Karate

The first thing I wanted to do when I began my journey searching for true Tang Soo Do Korean karate, was to explore the roots of the system. I found that they go back to the Karate masters of Japan and Okinawa and even to China. This is covered in a previous article Tang Soo Do History; Rising Sun to Morning Calm.  […]

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Tang Soo Do History; Rising Sun to Morning Calm.

Tang Soo Do, The Way of the China Hand, a traditional Korean martial art said to have originated in the ancient arts of Taekyun, Subak, and Kwon Bop.  They especially flourished during Korea’s Three Kingdoms period starting in 50 B.C. and developed ever since.  It is said that Tang Soo Do was called SuBak at that […]

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Self Defense Home Academy Will Be Going Solo.

The martial arts have been around for hundreds and even thousands of years. They’ve stood the test of time because they have evolved to address the threats and society of the times. The same with individuals. If we aren’t continually learning and growing, we are dying because we become stagnant. We should be continually learning, […]

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Self Defense Online; You CAN Learn On Your Own!

“Can I learn self defense online, at home?”  A question that comes up in forums all of the time and is met with pretty strong argument, mostly from those stating that it cannot be done.  The most common response is that you can only learn enough to get yourself hurt.  I disagree, and I believe that […]

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