Robert J. R. Graham


Kihon, Kata And Kumite: The Three KS Of Karate

Kihon, Kata And Kumite: The Three KS Of Karate

The educational system often talks about the ‘Three Rs’ of Reading Writing and Arithmetic. To a casual observer, one might say that the education system was flawed from the very beginning by the fact that it can’t spell! In Karate, however, we can spell, and the three Ks really are three Ks – Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Let’s look at each one and explain what it is.

Kihon means Basics. Basics are the…

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Keys Of Hung Gar Kung Fu Mastering

Keys Of Hung Gar Kung Fu Mastering

1. While polishing your technique you should never stick out your chest or stomach either when fighting or practicing. It stiffens your body and makes your movements awkward. As a result, you are losing control over your body. While practicing always make sure to keep your back bent outward and chest incurved. This is the right sign to distinguish between Kung Fu masters and Kung Fu athletes.


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An Interview with Marie-Ange Olivier

An Interview with Marie-Ange Olivier

Can you give us a bit of background on yourself?


Marie-Ange Olivier was born on August 24th, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Marie-Ange is the last of 3 children on her mother’s side. Her mother Adeline Jeannis; a native of Jacmel, Haiti was a local business woman who traveled to neighboring Caribbean and Latin American countries to purchase goods to resale in Haiti. Her father Dieujuste Olivier is…

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Karate – What Is It Really All About?

Karate – What Is It Really All About?

This question seems innocent and easy to answer. But the truth is that it is not an easy question to answer at all, because it must be answered on so many different levels. “What is karate really all about?”

Is it about learning some punches, kicks and blocks? Is it about memorizing endless forms? Is it about self-defense? Is it about health and fitness? How about making friends and socializing?…

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Ghost Rings Possession

Clara doesn’t trust Jonas anymore, as William uses the confusion to create a spell and possesses Clara.

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Ghost Rings Departure

A ghost named William helps Jonas break Clara out of jail. Jonas is feeling more attracted to Clara and is unable to keep it a secret.

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Karate Uniform, Karate Gear: What Does Your Karate Kid Need For Her First Class?

Karate Uniform, Karate Gear: What Does Your Karate Kid Need For Her First Class?

So you got your kid enrolled in your local martial arts school, congratulations! This is the first step to a rewarding journey for both you and her. You probably have a few worries about what lies ahead but at the same time you’re probably really excited to see your child get into the martial arts. So what equipment, uniform and gear do you need to buy for the first class — and how much should it…

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Ghost Rings Convergence

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How To Chunk Your Karate Instruction Curriculum So You Don’t Overwhelm Students

How To Chunk Your Karate Instruction Curriculum So You Don’t Overwhelm Students

In order to ensure the success of your students in their quest for the Black Belt it is important to give them everything that they need one piece at a time. If you have been teaching for any length of time you have probably figured out that all of the required material in your martial art can often be overwhelming to the best of students. Therefore, it is critical to deliver your curriculum in…

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