Hojo undo

Strengthening and conditioning the body. Hojo undo are supplementary conditioning exercises specifically used in karate and designed to develop ambidextrous physical strength, stamina, muscle coordination, speed, and posture. […]

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Goju-Ryu katas

Gōjū-ryū has 12 core kata: gekisai dai ichi & dai ni, saifa, seiyunchin, seisan, saipai, shisochin, sanseiru, kururunfa, sanchin, tensho, and suparenpai. Understand what they mean and how you should train them. […]

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Shaolin forms

Shaolin forms are an essential part of Shaolin training, which are moves of the fiercest animal in the Jungle: tiger, leopard, snake, crane and even the imagined dragon, adapted into forms: “The Five Animals”, “The Ten Animals”, “Tiger and Crane” […]

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Kobudo katas

In Okinawan Kobudo, every weapon has a set of katas we must master if you want to keep evolving. Bo, sai, tonfa, nunchaku: did you learn all the katas for all those weapons? […]

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Nunchaku waza

Nunchaku waza, the okinawan kobudo junbi undo for nunchaku. […]

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Kobudo hojo undo

The basic. This is where we start and this is where we’ll go to keep evolving. This is the kobudo hojo undo for Bo, Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku. […]

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Chinese vocabulary

Kung fu was born in China and naturally we train naming the techniques in Chinese. Let’s take a look at the most popular terms used during our trainings and what they actually mean. […]

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Japanese vocabulary

Although the Karate terminology is in Japanese, it is very easy to pronounce if you follow a few simple rules. Let’s take a look at some of the most used terms in karate, what they mean and how we pronounce them. […]

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Dojo formality & customs

Did you know every part of the dojo has a specific name? Do you know why we bow to the front? You ever imagined why most graduated students stay in the front and the novices go to the back? […]

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The role of a sempai

Seniors are generally considered those members ranked Blue-Brown belt or higher, although, anyone of higher rank is a Sempai. […]

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