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 Seisan translates as thirteen hands and was known as another one of Chojun Miyagi favourite Kata.... full article
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Karate is for self-defence
During the years Iíve been training karate-Do Iíve gone through periods of intense training and, for various reasons, periods of little training. I even went through a period of martial art identity crisis, which is something I think all martial art practitioners experience at some point in their life, where I questioned the value of karate as a true self defence science/art. I questioned the ..............

Karate is for self-defence
The following article is a personal reflection, after training for 19 years, on karate and why I think is a real and very valid self-defence martial art.

Safety Awareness & Personal Self-Defense
Safety ó A condition of being free from harm or risk, or from being hurt, injured, or to have loss.

The first issue with self defense is avoidance. Just about anywhere in the world experts will tell you to avoid trouble when ever possible to insure your personal safety. Plain and simple, don not place yourself in a position or situation that in which you have to defend yourself. This can be accomplished through several methods. Awareness, assessment, and prior planning.


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