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Review: A Killing Art – The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do

This book goes into a detailed history of TaeKwonDo and uncovers many of the myths behind the creation of TaeKwonDo along with the in-fighting and power struggles of the senior masters. A must read for any TKD practitioner. Continue reading

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Natural Breathing In Karate (And Other Martial Arts)

For self defense it helps if you can move naturally and nothing is more natural than breathing. However, for years many Karateka have not really breathed properly, creating tension, wasting energy and generally slowing themselves down.
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What’s The Difference Between Karate & Tae Kwon Do? (Part 2)

A second look at the differences between Karate and Tae Kwon Do with a view of increasing the understanding and appreciation between the two styles. Continue reading

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What’s The Difference Between Karate & Tae Kwon Do? (Part 1)

With much rivalry between Karate and Tae Kwo Do, I take a look at what are the real differences and caused them. Continue reading

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Pre-Emptive Strike: Modern Reality Based Training Or Traditional Karate

Modern masters of reality based training advocate the “pre-emptive strike”. Is this something new, or has it been hidden away in Karate all this time? Continue reading

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