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Karate in the Olympics: It’s Official! Get Ready for the 2020 Games in Tokyo

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Some people are upset whenever art becomes sport on a scale as grand as the Olympics. Others are pleased. In the case of karate, Black Belt Hall of Famer Tokey Hill is among those who are happy. Here’s why.
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A Lesson in Pain Management! What Karate Stylists Can Learn From Aikido Stylists

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Grappling arts produce a kind of pain response that can catch strikers by surprise. The best way to prepare your body for the shock is to feel the joint locks of aikido. Repeatedly.
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Inside Japanese Martial Arts: The True Role of Kata in Karate

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Black Belt columnist Dave Lowry delves into kata’s three pillars. “Grasp these concepts and you’ll find it easier to see the place of kata in your training and to make informed judgments about its practice,” he says. Decide for yourself.
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