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Develop Your Weak Side

How many karate-ka does it take to change a light bulb? Just one. But he’ll do it 10,000 times with his right hand, then 10,000 times with his left. (This is the part where you laugh.) In all seriousness as much as we karate-ka like to think we are equally proficient on both sides of…

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Removing Boredom from Basic Repetitions

You know as well as I that student boredom is the number one reason for students to quit karate. As karate instructors we have the responsibility to keep our students motivated, focused and working hard. However some students would rather watch paint dry than do basic reps. BORING! So how do you keep your class interested and…

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Force Your Students to Chamber Their Kicks…

I tell my students – “You kick the bo and you get 2 things – a sore foot and 20 push ups. Make sure you chamber your leg properly!” Here’s a simple karate drill to force your students to chamber their legs correctly for kicking. This works great for front kick, round kick, side kick, back kick,…

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