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Kata is Kumite

Kata is Kumite!!! I have heard some people say that kata is not important.   It has been said that kata is not practical or does not represent true fighting I have heard that it is an outdated method of training and does not make you a better fighter. ...

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Situational Awareness

Being aware of what's going on around you is in essential component of self-defense. Lack of awareness can mean the difference between life-or-death. A few weeks ago, there was an incident that occurred at our Bushiken Charlotte dojo. What started as a regular night,...

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Looking forward to 2019

The end of the year has had me think not only about what we did this year, but about where we started from. As I reflect on this journey, its incredible to see how far we have come. Blood, sweat, and years have gone into building this dojo. Martials Arts has been a...

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Not just for Kids

When people reach out to me and inquire about karate classes, it is usually for a child.  Karate in general has garnered a reputation as a child activity.    It is easy to see the benefits for children, as it can be a confidence builder, it helps with coordination,...

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School is Back!!!

Summertime has been fun filled and relaxing  for many of us.  With that being said,  the new school year is right around the corner for many students in the area.  Some students have already started school on a modified schedule.  With that being said, there is no...

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Spring TIme

Spring represents a time for new beginnings. Flowers are blooming, life is starting and things are growing. This is also a great time to reflect on your Martial Arts study. In the past couple of months, how much effort have you been putting into your training? Have...

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