Tag: Martial Arts

32 Awesome Karate Quotes

1. “Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.” – Yasuhiro Konishi (founder of Shindo Jinen-ryu Karate) 2. “The more understanding you have about Karate, the less you need to change or modify it.” – Tsuguo Sakumoto (former World Karate Champion and master of Ryuei-ryu Karate) […]

BG team for EC Georgia 2016

EC 2016 Adults: Violeta Litovska -50Kg Ivelina Petrova 50-55Kg Ivanka Deleva +60Kg Iliyan Hristozov -65Kg Georgi Lotarov -65Kg Hristo Aleksandrov 65-75Kg Antonio Bushev 65-75Kg Lachezar Dimitrov 65-75Kg Miroslav Milev 75-85Kg Valeri Dimitrov +85Kg Juniors: Iliana Aladzhova -50Kg Kristiyana Laleva 50-55Kg Aleksandar Kostadinov -60Kg Dzhaner Shyukri 60-65Kg Iliyan Yunakov 60-65Kg Preslav Nikolov 70-75Kg Hristo Karamfilov +80Kg […]

RESPECT ON THE MAT

By Justin Dixon Respect can be a difficult thing to actually describe. If you take a literal interpretation it means to offer an individual, a place, or even a thing, a positive feeling of esteem or deference and then conveying this feeling in certain actions, words, or gestures. But where does it fit in on […]

DOES BEING A TOP COMPETITOR MAKE YOU A TOP INSTRUCTOR?

In short, no. Being a top competitor does not make you a top instructor. I realize this is going to step on a lot of people’s toes. There are plenty of examples of top competitors who are also great instructors whom people will defend. But, there are also a lot of top-tier fighters who are absolutely […]

Videos with József Stefanovics sensei

József Stefanovics

One of my favorite coaches is József Stefanovics sensei from Hungary. He impressed me as a very dedicated and emotionally connected with fighters on the tatami. His club Victory Martfu have well maintained YouTube channel and here’s some interesting videos from the recent past.

10 tips for safe stretching

Stretch for 10 minutes every day. Regular stretching improves your balance, strength and flexibility. Get advice to avoid injury. Check with your doctor or health professional before stretching if you have an injury, are unsure of how to stretch properly or have had a previous injury. Warm up your muscles before stretching. Try 10 minutes […]