Tale of the 47 Ronin – A True Story Tale of the 47 Ronin – A True Story
History
By Martin

The story of the 47 Ronin, known as Chushingura in Japanese, is one of the most popular and familiar tales in Japan.

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What Is The Purpose Of Kata In Karate? What Is The Purpose Of Kata In Karate?
Karate
By Martin

The practice of kata is at the heart of Karate, but what is its purpose? Why do people dedicate hours and hours to refine and improve their kata? To answer that question, it's essential to understand the origin and history of kata.

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How to drastically improve the power of your Karate punch? How to drastically improve the power of your Karate punch?
Technique
By Martin

There are many factors involved in the development of your punching power. In this article, I'll explain the principles of force generations, and I'll give you advice and tips on how to take your punching power to the next level.

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My favorite equipment for training Karate at home My favorite equipment for training Karate at home
Training
By Martin

It’s totally possible to train your Karate from home, and today I’ll share with you a list of my favorite equipment that I use to do so.

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Best Sparring Tips for Martial Artists Best Sparring Tips for Martial Artists?
Karate
By Martin

If you really want to improve your sparring skills, these sparring tips will definitely be of great help for you.

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The Best Program to Learn Japanese The Best Program to Learn Japanese
Japanese Language
By Martin

I've been personally using ​this site for years, and it gave me the skills and confidence to communicate in Japanese.

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What Is Mokuso And How To Do It The Right Way? What Is Mokuso And How To Do It The Right Way?
Karate
By Martin

Mokuso is a type of martial arts meditation practiced before and after a Karate training session in order to prepare and clear the mind.

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Is Karate Japanese Or Chinese? Is Karate Japanese Or Chinese?
Karate
By Martin

Karate find is origins in China and later, throughout extensive exchanges with Ryukyu, it developed into a martial art known today as Karate.

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Hi, my name is Martin Jutras. I've been studying and practicing Karate, practical self-defense and Zen Buddhism for more than 35 years.

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