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how to hang a punching bag
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Cara Koch

Just Hanging Around: How to Hang a Punching Bag

Want to get ripped? Want to develop power in your punches? We’ve already covered how punching bag workouts are a great way to do both in another post. But let’s back up a second. How do you hang a heavy bag? It’s not like you can just put a bolt in the ceiling and call

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karate tips - Punching Bag Workout
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Cara Koch

5 Best Ways to Do a Punching Bag Workout for Karate

When you think of a punching bag, what’s the first martial art that pops into your head?  For most of us, it is probably boxing. But boxers aren’t the only athletes who can benefit from punching bag workouts. In fact, punching bag workouts are an excellent way to hone your karate skills.  Let’s dive in

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karate techniques
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Cara Koch

Does Karate Need a Comeback? 8 Effective Karate Techniques

Is karate getting lost in the shadow of the next big thing?  For decades, karate has enjoyed the spotlight when it comes to martial arts. With the release of movies like The Karate Kid, the word karate became basically synonymous with martial arts. In other words, whether the fighter was using tae kwon do, kung

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how to be a karate master
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Benjamin Roussey

How To Be A Karate Master?

A lot of us get inspired by martial arts through various means, and for various reasons. So, you show up to class, you work hard on your techniques – if you’re lucky you get a teacher who brings out the best in you. This is this the case for many of us. Have you ever

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karate stances
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Cara Koch

Build a Strong Base: 14 Basic Karate Stances

What do you do before you throw a kick?  You prepare your Karate stance. Even if you don’t know a thing about Karate, you instinctively know that if you just throw your foot up in the air, you’ll end up on the ground. At the very least, you’ll be struggling to maintain your balance. On

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How to Tie a Karate Belt on a Child
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Cara Koch

Suit Up the Kiddies! How to Tie a Karate Belt on a Child

Even if you already know how to tie a Karate belt, you might find that tying it on another person is a whole different topic. After all, everything is backward! You can’t personally feel how snugly the belt fits around the waist, and children aren’t the best at explaining if something is uncomfortable.  If you’ve

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Karate Games For Kids
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Benjamin Roussey

9 Best Karate Games For Kids

Children (and sometimes adults too) learn best when it doesn’t feel like learning. Haven’t we all learnt a lot of valuable lessons just by playing when we were kids? When education takes the form of a game, especially in young children, the impressions last longer. They become embedded in their subconscious. And for a high-discipline

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karate stretches
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Cara Koch

Reach for the Sky! How to Do Karate Stretches and Minimize Injuries

If you’re like most Karate enthusiasts, you enjoy the sport, but you’re not eager to get hurt while training. To help avoid injuries, you should learn how to do Karate stretches.  Though this runs contrary to popular belief in the exercise world, research has not found a direct link between stretching and injury prevention. However,

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The Karate Blog
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Benjamin Roussey

9 Karate Tips to Improve Your Karate Faster

Karate training takes time, effort, and dedication, especially for people looking to reach a high level of skill and proficiency. Students learn not only a variety of karate techniques and principles but also the karate philosophy, thought process, and way of life. The belt hierarchy that accompanies most karate training is also known for encouraging

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karate punches
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Cara Koch

How to Do Karate Punches (Instructions & Videos)

Anybody can throw a punch, right? Karate punches are easy. All you have to do is make a fist and smash your opponent in the face. Easy peasy. That’s what you might think until you actually try to punch someone or something. If you’re lucky, you might simply unbalance yourself and stumble a bit, if

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The Karate Blog
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Cara Koch

Hi-Yah! How to Kick Higher to Fight a Giant?

Okay, so it’s probably unlikely that you’ll ever have to pit your self-defense skills against a giant — at least not of Biblical proportions. However, there are some real-life giants like André the Giant, a WWF champion best known for his role as Fezzik in the classic kids’ movie The Princess Bride.  Of course, it’s

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learn karate at home
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Benjamin Roussey

How to Learn Karate at Home?

Learning karate is a great way to improve fitness, enhance physical and mental ability, and train yourself for possible self-defense situations. Nothing beats learning karate at a sensational and respectable karate school or dojo, face-to-face with a skilled and experienced teacher or sensei. However, if you don’t have the resources, time, or opportunity to go

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The Karate Blog
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Benjamin Roussey

How to Tie a Karate Belt Step by Step?

Karate is a particularly rewarding martial art form to study. With a deep, rich history, and equal focus on both the physical and mental aspects of training, discipline, and development, most things in Karate need to be done a certain way. As an integral part of your training, you would have to learn about the

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Karate Kick
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Cara Koch

How to Do a Karate Kick?

Hiya! An explosive karate kick is a powerful tool in your self-defense arsenal. When done well, you can smash your way through boards and kick your competition out of the ring. Of course, learning to execute a flawless foot technique in Karate isn’t a walk in the park. If it were, we’d all be running

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