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Karate: Family art, choi hong hi, physical conflict
Karate: Family art, choi hong hi, physical conflict, general choi hong hi

Karate: forms, tang soo do, shotokan karate
Karate: forms, tang soo do, shotokan karate, korean version

Karate: how to put on a Gi, shorin ryu, sensei
Karate: how to put on a Gi, shorin ryu, sensei

Karate: GOJU-RYU KARATE, gogen yamaguchi, style karate
Karate: GOJU-RYU KARATE, gogen yamaguchi, style karate, striking techniques

Karate: Hyungs created by GM Hwang Kee, moo duk kwan, soo bahk do moo duk kwan
Karate: Hyungs created by GM Hwang Kee, moo duk kwan, soo bahk do moo duk kwan, kwan jang

Karate: no subject, aj, martial arts
Karate: no subject, aj, martial arts

Karate: James Mitose, bruce juchnik, e bay
Karate: James Mitose, bruce juchnik, e bay, folsom prison

Karate: Joe Lewis, seven consecutive years, joe lewis
Karate: Joe Lewis, seven consecutive years, joe lewis, heavyweight title

Karate: Jump spinning kicks, innerself, boundaries
Karate: Jump spinning kicks, innerself, boundaries, happiness

Karate: Karate Scams..., criminal backround check, black belts
Karate: Karate Scams..., criminal backround check, black belts, student injuries

Karate: Karate Styles, japanese dojo
Karate: Karate Styles, japanese dojo

Karate: Karate school pyramid scheme scams, gkr, creche
Karate: Karate school pyramid scheme scams, gkr, creche, first aider

Karate: Karate vs Kung fu, wing chun kung fu, kung fu school
Karate: Karate vs Kung fu, wing chun kung fu, kung fu school, sensei

Karate: KOSHO RYU KEMPO?, fist law, black belts
Karate: KOSHO RYU KEMPO?, fist law, black belts, old masters

Karate: Kyokushin with namco?, kyokushin style, karate style
Karate: Kyokushin with namco?, kyokushin style, karate style, video animations

Karate: karate, battle wounds, mass quantities
Karate: karate, battle wounds, mass quantities, world champion

Karate: karate, karate, hassle
Karate: karate, karate, hassle

Karate: karate, brownridge, apion
Karate: karate, brownridge, apion, toyama

Karate: looking for an art, krav mega, boys and girls
Karate: looking for an art, krav mega, boys and girls, twelve months

Karate: Martial Arts, jkd concepts, collective training
Karate: Martial Arts, jkd concepts, collective training, lee style

Karate: which martial art ? (for 5 yr. old son), tea kwon do
Karate: which martial art ? (for 5 yr. old son), tea kwon do

Karate: martial arts museum, martial arts, arts museum
Karate: martial arts museum, martial arts, arts museum

Karate: movie stars, cynthia rothrock
Karate: movie stars, cynthia rothrock

Karate: Ok hear my problem, target point, security barricades
Karate: Ok hear my problem, target point, security barricades, first brick

Karate: Okinawa-te, foot strikes, fighting techniques
Karate: Okinawa-te, foot strikes, fighting techniques, katas

Karate: Pressure points(Medical), journey
Karate: Pressure points(Medical), journey

Karate: back punching, renal cell cancer, death blow
Karate: back punching, renal cell cancer, death blow, abused women

Karate: Question about Belt Ranking system., samdan, belt rank
Karate: Question about Belt Ranking system., samdan, belt rank, makinson

Karate: Questions need Answers, kyokushin kai, art in question
Karate: Questions need Answers, kyokushin kai, art in question, aggressive style

Karate: Reasonable cost for kids martial arts program, black belts, child entertainment
Karate: Reasonable cost for kids martial arts program, black belts, child entertainment, wet paper

Karate: red belt, kuk sool, tae kwan do
Karate: red belt, kuk sool, tae kwan do, student rank

Karate: Stretching, muscle tendons, 2 legs
Karate: Stretching, muscle tendons, 2 legs, leg muscles

Karate: son wants to learn martial arts has hemophilia b, tae kwon, protective gear
Karate: son wants to learn martial arts has hemophilia b, tae kwon, protective gear, diagnosis

Karate: sparring, luper, opponent
Karate: sparring, luper, opponent, offence

Karate: streetfight, opponant, street fight
Karate: streetfight, opponant, street fight, scares

Karate: Tang Soo Do, moo duk kwan, un yong kim
Karate: Tang Soo Do, moo duk kwan, un yong kim, real truth

Karate: Training?, pretty thing, traditionalist
Karate: Training?, pretty thing, traditionalist, predicament

Karate: Translation of this kata..., sensei richard kim, karate style
Karate: Translation of this kata..., sensei richard kim, karate style, sensei

Karate: vertical jumping, answer to the man, tae kwon
Karate: vertical jumping, answer to the man, tae kwon, strength and weakness

Karate: Weapons, tang soo, orange belt
Karate: Weapons, tang soo, orange belt, black belt

Karate: Our family art, taekwon do training, family art
taekwon do training, family art, tkd: May Lee, What need is there to change at all? Studying the martial arts is about self improvement, if you find enjoyment and improvement from whatever you are training in, don t worry about pigeon holing your style. Perhaps if you give me more information...

Karate: how fit can you get in karate then taekwon-do?, prince albert saskatchewan, chinese martial art
prince albert saskatchewan, chinese martial art, japanese martial art: Thank you for your question Scott. Firstly Tie chi is a soft Chinese martial art while karate is a hard Japanese martial art, so the two should not be mixed. You don t have to be fit to do a martial art (althought it helps) as you will get fitter and more...

Karate: forms, soo bahk do, tang soo do
soo bahk do, tang soo do, japanese karate: Gus, I am not well versed in other forms of martial arts, however I do have a limited amount of experience gathered from tournaments and demonstrations. Kara-te, a very popular form of martial art, is somewhat similar to both Soo Bahk Do and Mu Duk Kwon,...

Karate: General Knowledge, ryu karate, judo karate
ryu karate, judo karate, room hope: I guess the true question would be is this what your son wants? If he truly wants to train in both Judo and Karate, they are complimentary arts. While I do not recommend training in two styles of Karate at one time, Judo and Karate tend to enhance one another....

Karate: General questions, mental shock, visual learner
mental shock, visual learner, karate training: I presume you mean competition sparring. Since the point of competition is to win the most common mistake is to use techniques that don t score easily. Kicking, for example, rarely scores and often opens oneself up for counter attack. The most successful...

Karate: how to put on a Gi, karate club, silly one
karate club, silly one, begginer: Hi Jimmie Thank you for your question and no it s not a silly one as most new starters do struggle with the suit and belt to start with. Your instructor should have told you how to wear your suit and tie your belt before starting. Anyway the gi jacket...

Karate: GOJU-RYU KARATE, goju ryu karate, going in the right direction
goju ryu karate, going in the right direction, would like more information: Dear Silvio san, Goju Ryu Karate is a style originating in Okinawa, but there are two distinct branches, neither of which I have studied, but both are good, and the training is very good. My instructor, Doshu Shiro Shintaku, has fourth dan (fourth degree...

Karate: gi, karate training, traditional karate
karate training, traditional karate, practice uniform: The traditional Karate training uniform was an adaptation of the judo uniform. It consists of three parts Uwagi -jacket, Obi - belt, and Zubon - pants, which together form what is proper;y called Keikogi - practice uniform or clothes. I believe that...

Karate: gift to dojo, traditional aspect, fighting school
traditional aspect, fighting school, martial way: Konnichiwa Terry! This is hello in Japanese. You ask He, my husband thought that there was some sort of tradition of a new student bringing the instructor or the dojo a gift as a sign of respect. Do you know of such a thing? What is appropriate? Answer:...

Karate: streetbrawl, true martial artists, traffic sound
true martial artists, traffic sound, advance techniques: Sanju, There is ALWAYS potential for police or lawsuits in a fight even if you were rightfully protecting yourself. SO make sure you have at least a couple witnesses who will cooroberate your story... Ok, so you FIRST ran away from the aggressors and...

Karate: Heian 4, jujo, bunkai
jujo, bunkai, first move: Hi Tony, For me, the second and third moves go together. In the second move, I am attacked from the front. The arms go up to block swinging punches aimed at my head, but the goal is to grab the attacker s head, with my left hand round the front of their chin...

Karate: Heian Godan, karate instructors, judo book
karate instructors, judo book, jujo: The Block you make on landing is jujo-uke. It is made at gedan level as you point out. As for the height of the jump - this is an interesting question and I ll tell you what I think is the answer. In my view, this jump (and many other jumps found in kata)...

Karate: Heian Nidan, zenkutsu dachi, best karate
zenkutsu dachi, best karate, mae geri: Hi Tony The most likely reason for finishing behind in Heian Nidan is the width of your zenkutsu-dachi in the final 4 movements. Normally you will have been taught that in zenkutsu-dachi your feet are shoulder width apart. In some kata, the stance is performed...

Karate: Help In General, army cadets, orange belt
army cadets, orange belt, good fortune: Hi Sean, First: If you don t feel as though you re performing as best you can, maybe you aren t. No on can teach you how to feel what you re doing, because they can t feel what you feel. If this is the case, keep trying, as you ll eventually feel what...

Karate: Help With Karate, seiyu oyata, okinawan karate
seiyu oyata, okinawan karate, peter dear: Dear Peter san, It is unimportant to be able to COMPETE in Okinawan karate, if that is what you have chosen to study, in order to train in the art. If you choose competition, you must simply work on the techniques you are able to do and not use what you...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Dear Danny, I complex question which I will answer the best I can. First, stylistic differences are like blades of grass. Most instructors will tell you that their style is the best, the most effective. They do this because to tell you otherwise would...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Dear Danny I believe that karate, IF properly taught can be an effective and brutal form of self-defense. To understand my statement we must put stylistic prejudices aside and look at old style karate’s techniques at their lowest common denominator – the...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Hi Danny, I’ll have a go at answering your complex “questions” as I see them. I have not read the forum because it’s seems too subjective to variation and opinion. However you are probably right about your karate in a real life “street” situation. Your...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Good morning, Danny, I ve read, and re read, your letter. One point is that I would like you go back and read my earlier posts on the subject of combat. I think that will answer many of your questions. Your concern is well placed. It does take years to...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Danny~ The situation you are describing is all too common in today s martial arts. Most systems, including many that claim to be real-world or street-lethal , have training curriculums that are geared toward long-term learning/progress. While I cannot...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Hi Danny, Your observations are correct. There is no quick way to learn how to fight effectively. If there is no meaningful attacing practised in your dojo, you won t learn how to defend yourself from a real attack. Some instructors bring reality to...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: I have to first mention that kenpo and kempo are different styles, in the States, and the spelling you present is not the one I have studied. That being said, I should mention too that I realize you are facing daily danger that could end your life, so my...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Hi Danny Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. The article you mentioned is very interesting. From what I can gather from your question is that there appears to be a law and order issue here. The more you learn any martial art the more...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Osu Thank you for honoring me with your question. It is very simple practice against what you fear most someone up in your face requires you to know in-house or close quarter techniques. Against Taekwondo, or kick-boxing/boxing requires you to know how to...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Hi Danny, I m sorry it has taken me so long to get to you on this request. My computer-system crashed on the 3d (the day before your request) and we just got it back up today. First let me say that I spent 21 years in the Army and I have been to some...

Karate: Help me please, kick boxing, fancy moves
kick boxing, fancy moves, life in africa: Hello again Danny, Parker s system is more complex than most. With time you can get used to the flow patternasand the partner exercises and it can be effective. I am partial to the older, simpler systems, because they are thst, simple, and intuitive...

Karate: Help with Seeking a New Instructor, tae kwon do school, tae kwon do club
tae kwon do school, tae kwon do club, pil sung: Hi Jaffe! Well, you do need some help! I do not have a lot of Tae Kwon Do contacts, BUT a close friend of mine does, and I know that she has brought over several instructors from Korea. I do not have her number handy, but if you will look up the Pil Sung Tae...

Karate: Hernia problem, kyokushin karate dojo, excercise
kyokushin karate dojo, excercise, medical problems: Hi Bijoy Thank you for your question and sorry for the delay in replying. When ever you do any training for any sport you must know your limitations. Have you told your Instructor about your concerns and any relevant medical problems. The Instructor...

Karate: Hi,my boyfriend claims..., degree blackbelt, kenpo karate
degree blackbelt, kenpo karate, fun brian: Katie.....Green is higher than orange....and sounds like to me you already know the answer. I like to use the Bill Wallace test....if you see a person training in their sweatpants and can t tell they are a blackbelt then their not. He might be a 4th kyu(under...

Karate: Hi,my boyfriend claims..., kyu ranks, colored belts
kyu ranks, colored belts, kenpo karate: Katie, Thanks for your question. As far as the kyu ranks go (colored belts), the order a color is awarded is progressive and at the discretion of the style/school/instructor. One must pass through the kyu ranks (counting down from a higher number to...

Karate: Hi,my boyfriend claims..., kenpo karate, orange belt
kenpo karate, orange belt, higher rank: Dear Katie, I hope I do not ruin your boyfriend s credibility. You haven t told me his age, or, how many years he has been training, but it takes quite a long time to earn yondan (fourth degree black belt) in a traditional school. Bear in mind, that there...

Karate: History of breaking objects, true karate, body mind and spirit
true karate, body mind and spirit, mind and spirit: Osu! Konnichiwa Dawna-san First thank you for honoring me with your question. Most martial artist have great ego s including me, so many of the techniques you see are just for show. But there are techniques that are performed to test ones ability and...

Karate: History of the Jo, nunchaku, tonfa
nunchaku, tonfa, muso: Hello George, I know little about the historical aspects of that particular weapon. Probably it would be best to find another member who actually uses it and knows more history. I use Bo (rokushaku), Nunchaku, Sai, Nichogama and Tonfa (tuifa). Mostly...

Karate: Horse stance, horse stance, muscle groups
horse stance, muscle groups, buttocks: Hello Sean Thank you for your interesting question and sorry for the delay in replying. I haven t come across this sort of problem before in all my years teaching, however some students do struggle with the horse riding stance. I regret that can t offer...

Karate: Horse stance, horse stance, rigorous program
horse stance, rigorous program, medical exam: Hi Sean, This is a super question but I need a bit more information before I can respond. What is your age? What style of karate? What level did you reach? What was the routine of practice per week? Also, I always insist that someone going into a...

Karate: Horse stance, uncommon question, horse stance
uncommon question, horse stance, stretching exercise: Dear Sean, Question 1: Sometimes the body s elasticity increases with a layoff in training, particularly when your training regimine is too frequent. Question 2: Yes, it is not uncommon Question 3: The key is your stretching regimine, not only in warming...

Karate: Horse stance, horse stance, personal preference
horse stance, personal preference, gluteus: Sean~ Thanks for your question. I m not a physical therapist or CPT, but based on my experience I might be able to shed some light on your situation, or at least point you in the right direction to find the answer. Just about everyone experiences some...

Karate: Horse stance, hip and leg pain, horse stance
hip and leg pain, horse stance, sciatic nerve: Hi Sean, It s an interesting problem, and I m not really in a position to be certain about my answer, because it occurs to me that there may be some medical aspect to your question, and I would be worried about giving you any bad advice that might exacerbate...

Karate: Horse stance, little bit more each day, horse stance
little bit more each day, horse stance, exhale: Hello Sean. Getting into a low horse stance during the time you weren t practicing karate could be do to several things; but it is my experience that the mind is usually the controlling factor when it comes to your limberness. If your mind is fighting (subconsiously)...

Karate: Horse stance, horse stance, roman arch
horse stance, roman arch, pelvis: Hi Sean! I am sorry to hear about you difficulty. I have had students with similar problems. First, it sounds like you may be forcing the horse stance a bit. You should be low, and the hips should be tucked and the knees out etc. BUT not so hard as to...

Karate: Hows it going Sam, e mail address, martial arts academy
e mail address, martial arts academy, styles of martial arts: Hey John, So great to hear from you! For those of you reading this, John is one of my finest students and went to Black Belt with flying colors. Really super to hear from you. I ll respond directly to your e-mail address privately. But, all styles of...

Karate: Hyungs created by GM Hwang Kee, tang soo, literate student
tang soo, literate student, hwang: Thanks Randal, This is a super set of questions. You are in for a real treat as I provide my students complete information but go a bit further with the forms and tapes and related information than I can answer here. This goes out to all the world and I...

Karate: hello, tae kwon do, ryu karate
tae kwon do, ryu karate, eliment: Hi Dave Thank you for your question. Glad to hear you have taken up karate and are training on a regular basis. No problem doing another martial art as long as you don t start mixing them up. Diversity is a good thing after all. Only problem doing...

Karate: Iaido, hayakawa, different times
hayakawa, different times, martial arts: Michael san You may contact Doshu by going to his website, at http://www.Tenshinichiryu.com, or via TSIR@Verizon.net, to contact him directly and arrange classes. He just finished a camp, in D.C., but is available in several areas of the States, to study...

Karate: Immobilizing, competent teacher, blood flow
competent teacher, blood flow, opponent: Dear DY, Yes, Chi can be used to immobilize an opponent. Depending on your definition of immobilize chi can be used to actual halt the movement of an opponent by touching specific points or it can be used in a strike to increase the power and resonance...

Karate: Improve punches, striking post, hip twist
striking post, hip twist, makiwara: Hello Ross Don t worry much about that better keep a good training, as a Japanese idiom said Fall 7 times Get up 8 times . A strong punch comes from many factors. Strong muscles structure-Chest, Shoulder, Arm, Back A good timing A good speed A good...

Karate: Improving Punches, excerises, excercises
excerises, excercises, dumbell: Hi Ross Thanks for your question I will try to answer the best I can. I can agree with your coach that body building will slow your punching technique. However the power of your punch should come from the twisting action of your body e.g hip action. ...

Karate: Improving Punches, dumbbell exercises, excercises
dumbbell exercises, excercises, dumbell: Hey Ross, I have never heard of dumbbell exercises speeding up punches. It will make them feel faster, and it might stretch your shoulders a little bit but all it really does is pump you up. If you want to really speed up...two words...BAG WORK, and...

Karate: Improving Punches, mr ross, waza
mr ross, waza, excercises: Osu! Konnichiwa Mr. Ross thanks you for honoring me with your question. It is not a matter of power but technique sir! This is why the art is so unique there is such a thing as atemi-waza this is the art of striking when you lack physical power as we all...

Karate: Improving Punches, good body mechanics, wrist elbow
good body mechanics, wrist elbow, proper alignment: Sorry it to long to answer this but I had server problems. The dynamics of strong punches have to do with good body mechanics, proper technique, and of course the mass and speed of the punch. This is a hard question to answer without seeing you, but make...

Karate: iai do, tadashige watanabe, mr lowry
tadashige watanabe, mr lowry, dave lowry: Richard: I am not aware of any specific books on Shinkage Ryu Iaido (originally identified as battojutsu). I can, however, offer some history and perhaps a little guidance for you in finding what you seek. First, I only know of two author s books dealing...

Karate: im a 17 yr old girl. i was..., tae kwon, strecthing
tae kwon, strecthing, muscle tone: Hey Laura, Martial arts will get you into shape...if you want to be in better shape start strecthing before you start...honestly, if i were you, i would just start and let class whip me into shape. Be serious about it and you ll gain flexibility, stamina,...

Karate: improving reflexes., reflexes, punches
reflexes, punches, reflex: Your reflexes (the speed at which you react to something happening) is related to many things. There is no single exercise that can help. You need to be aware of the way you read your opponent. As an example, if you focus on the eyes or the head, you...

Karate: about an injury, external oblique muscles, stomach muscles
external oblique muscles, stomach muscles, stomach pain: Hello Peter, I am of course not exactly sure what happened, but there are some possibilities. It sounds like the location is just about on or under the margin of the rib cage. If this is so, sometimes a variety of symptoms might result. These might...

Karate: who do i come about being an instructor, first aid certificate, shotokan karate
first aid certificate, shotokan karate, progressive course: Hi Ross, Thank you for your super question. I ve been around martial arts for so long and advising and representing martial artists that it has allowed me to make some assessments about becoming an instructor. Congrats to you on wanting to become an instructor....

Karate: James Mitose, stylistic prejudice, warrior states
stylistic prejudice, warrior states, james mitose: Hello Li, I had occasion to train with Hawaiian Kempo stylists over the years and was impressed by some of the useful and clever ideas. They train hard and the techniques are generally useable as-is, rather than being methods of training to develop general...

Karate: Japanese expression, japanese expression, ippon
japanese expression, ippon, left foot: Dear Periwan, I haven t trained in Wado-Ryu for twenty years, but shall try to explain. Sono = that ba = place de = at Which means on the spot Ippon totte = ? I have no idea what that s about. If you wish students to do opposite punch,...

Karate: Joe Lewis, karate champion, american service men
karate champion, american service men, black belts: Thanks for the question Phillip. While I can neither confirm nor deny the actual length of time that Joe Lewis trained in Okinawa for his black belt , the popular tale is that it was in fact seven months. This story could be true since it was not uncommon...

Karate: Judo, center of balance, center of gravity
center of balance, center of gravity, small person: Patrick, thanks for your question. In my experience with Judo it matters very little what size you are. For the most part, an effective technique is executed by bringing the opponent off his/her center of balance. Ofcourse it takes a little bit of...

Karate: Jump spinning kicks, frog jumps, martial arts career
frog jumps, martial arts career, speed drills: Donna, Jumping kicks are admittedly some of the hardest techniques to master, mostly because they require the executor to be physically able to jump high enough into the air. When I teach people jump kicks I usually see two big mistakes that will...

Karate: japanese steel, samurai swords, japanese sword
samurai swords, japanese sword, japanese steel: Marcos: This is a little out of my area. However, I have seen a couple of titles on bugei.com. I have not reviewed them personally, but the folks at bugei are for real and the items and merchandise they offer is above average quality and in English. ...

Karate: jumping heighth, martial art skills, danny shaw
martial art skills, danny shaw, tae kwon: Danny, first let me apologize for the time it took me to reply. I ve been out of my office. Second, congratulations on joining the martial arts community! The first thing to keep in mind with Karate or Tae Kwon Do or any martial art is this: Cross-training...

Karate: DOES KARATE MAKE YOU LOSE WIE, karate classes, karate training
karate classes, karate training, lifelong benefits: HI IM A BIGGINER ON KARATE... AND OF CORSE IM A WHITE BELT. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS IF I TAKE KARATE CLASSES WILL IT MAKE ME LOSES SOME POUNDS? Dear Silvio san, Hi. You know, it may sound like a frivolous question, but YES, in most cases, karate...

Karate: Kakie-the push hands exercise, kung fu wu shu, okinawa karate
kung fu wu shu, okinawa karate, body mechanics: Tommy, We do not use this exercise as we are primarily Shuri/Shorin based and you ll find many who practise Kakie are Naha/Shorei based, although I have come across it many times over the years. Kakie is taken from Chinese Chi Sao and is constant physical...

Karate: Karate, shiko dachi, shito ryu
shiko dachi, shito ryu, metacarpophalangeal joints: Hello Alexia, I have some terms that are from the style of Shito-Ryu. The founder, Kenwa Mabuni, was the first to codify the various techniques in such a listing. For many years these terms were used by most styles practiced in Japan, but in more recent...

Karate: Karate, respect students, ganci
respect students, ganci, dojo: The second reason is also respect. STudents are expected to enter the dojo floor dresed properly. Should a uniform come undone in the process of training or sparring it is customary to turn your back to the takenomo (shrine place) or to your apponent,...

Karate: Karate, belt colors, okinawan arts
belt colors, okinawan arts, formal groups: Hello Laura, I was taught to turn away from others when fixing your Gi or belt; this is likely due to the use of a Park District building for classes, they do not allow a formal shrine or Shomen at the front of the room because it is also used for other...

Karate: Karate Belts, japan karate association, jka japan
japan karate association, jka japan, color belts: Hello Krista There many systems of belt ranking, up to styles and organizations. Normally there are 10 kyu or levels for non-black belt and another 10 dan or levels of black belt. My style of JKA(Japan Karate Association), the main organization of Shotokan...

Karate: Karate, basic training, correct body alignment, shotokan karate
correct body alignment, shotokan karate, karate training: All the things you suggest are a good idea. Also, running is excellent for general fitness, is not practised in the dojo, and will improve your karate performance. Another fantastic karate training aid is a makiwara (punching post). Maki training is not found...

Karate: Karate(Kyokushin style), karate kyokushin, kyokushin karate
karate kyokushin, kyokushin karate, kyokushin style: Dear MJ Thank you for you question. I will try and answer your questions as best I can. 1/ Clubs that are within the same organisation should follow the same set syllabus. However some of the splinter groups or spin offs from Kyokushin will adapt their...

Karate: Karate magazine for children?, karate shorin ryu, karate martial arts
karate shorin ryu, karate martial arts, black belt magazine: Sir/Mam, I don t know of any martial arts magazine for children...I use this link for kids and parents alike. http://www.linkup-parents.com/kidsports.htm Has lots of info for all kinds of sports and interests for kids...it s a kidsafe website...parental...

Karate: Karate Scams..., charlatans, scammers
charlatans, scammers, martial art: Dear Yash Thank you for your question. I couldn t agree more. I personally have put my own details on questions that should be asked and what to watch out of on my own website. www.ilkleykarate.co.uk Heading - questions and answers. Unforntuately...

Karate: Karate Styles, shotokan karate, karate styles
shotokan karate, karate styles, great reputation: Hi Tim! I m sure Kenpo will do for you. After all one year is not such a long time to switch styles. In the first one or two years one would learn to coordinate his movements, to measure distances and to start bulding up reflexes. I think kenpo is close...

Karate: Karate school pyramid scheme scams, gkr karate, self defence courses
gkr karate, self defence courses, karate instructors: Hi Yes you are right to be concerned. Just one question should be enough to put your mind at ease, what are your thoughts on door to door salesmen? I have had numerous e-mails, telephones calls and students from the GKR (some ex-employees). ...

Karate: Karate styles, karate styles, tae kwon
karate styles, tae kwon, savate: Hello Patrick Thank you for your question. Sorry of the limited response but the only other martial arts I could think of that utilizes lots of kicks are; kickboxing, Muay Thai, Savate and of course Tae Kwon Do. However if you are athletic then you...

Karate: Karate styles, close quarters combat, karate styles
close quarters combat, karate styles, false sense of security: Good afternoon, Patrick, I saw your question but wanted to think on it before answering. Your height and leg length gives you some reach but can also give a false sense of security in that tall people tend to hide behind that reach but get into serious...

Karate: Karate styles, shito ryu, wado ryu
shito ryu, wado ryu, karate styles: Hi Patrick, Congratulations! You are my first question on this site. I can only answer your question as it relates to the Classical Okinawan/Japanese styles, that I have studied. The Classical-styles are the original style that were in Japan prior...

Karate: Karate styles, karate styles, chinese systems
karate styles, chinese systems, animal system: Hello Patrick, Pretty much all Karate has kicking, and it just depends on how much you like to kick; you could train just about any style and still emphasize kicking for exercise purposes or during sparring. So, take your pick. I personally prefer older...

Karate: Karate stylesh, acrobatic maneuvers, northern shaolin
acrobatic maneuvers, northern shaolin, style karate: Patrick~ Thanks for your question! Sorry I couldn t get back sooner... Some of the best martial arts emphasizing kicking are Korean. Other than tae kwon do, I would recommend kuk sool won, mu dok kwan su bak do, hapkido and hwa rang do. These are...

Karate: Karate techniques, karate techniques, arm muscles
karate techniques, arm muscles, empi: The best advice I can give you is Gichin Funakoshi s advice. Paraphrased, Think of your hands and feet as swords. If you can do this, then you stop thinking of hitting with your hands and feet, and start thinking of cutting. This will aid you in using...

Karate: Karate techniques, karate techniques, doing sit ups
karate techniques, doing sit ups, trainning: Hey there Ekachai, Situps are pretty hard on your back, in my school we do crunches. Crunches done right are jsut as effective as as many situps, but hurt your back less and work more muscle groups. in the way of imporving techniques....practice practice...

Karate: Karate training, tang soo do, karate training
tang soo do, karate training, supervision training: Hi, I m doing very well, thank you. You have actually posed a very good question! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to respond. Actually, I need a bit more information about your status and style. I will give a very general answer. If you...

Karate: Karate vs Kung fu, tae kwon do, chinese monks
tae kwon do, chinese monks, bad karma: It is impossible to know the differences until you have trained in or seen both arts - I can remember having to make a similar choice between Tae Kwon Do and Karate. If you are facing a choice between Karate and Kung Fu, then I suggest you go to 4 lessons...

Karate: Karate, michael cummings, karate
michael cummings, karate, martial arts: Dear Alexa, Although I have a general understanding of the migration of Martial Arts from India outward, I am not so immersed in the whos or whens as to be able to answer your question. I suggest you try AllExperts Volunteer Michael Cummings. Good...

Karate: Kata Ananku Bunkai, naihanchi, dachi
naihanchi, dachi, takayoshi: There is so much more to the this move than whats the interpretation in the book....first bunkai...the word alone speaks of application or interpretation at it s most basic. Sure it s hokey to say it blocks 2 kicks from both sides...it s also very basic to...

Karate: Kata Question, heian godan, juji
heian godan, juji, puling: Hi Tony! I might be a little strange in my interpretation of Heian Godan. After more than 20 years of Heian Godan I belive that s not a juji uke. At juji, the inside of both your fists are looking downward. Here the left fist is downward and the right one...

Karate: Kata Son/Sun?, chinese astronomer, four quadrants
chinese astronomer, four quadrants, northern hemisphere: Hi Jeff. Well, as an old Shito-ryu practitioner myself, I should be able to answer this question. First of all, exactly which katas are you referring to? The set of four Kosokun katas are typically started in the fashion that you described, so I will deal...

Karate: Kata Son/Sun?, real possibilities, waist level
real possibilities, waist level, jumping jack: Hi Jeff! Long time ago somebody did something very simple. Years after the explanations outnumber the real possibilities. I always bet on simplicity. The movement at the beginning of the kata it s a signal that you are starting. It s like a sign you ended...

Karate: Kata Son/Sun?, shito ryu karate, scripture references
shito ryu karate, scripture references, waist level: Jeff, Hey, unfortuanlly I do not know very much about Shito Ryu Karate. I mainly practice Shotokan which does not have those characteristics. However, I know that there are many stories about the kata similar to that in every style. There are several...

Karate: Kata Son/Sun?, taika oyata, waist level
taika oyata, waist level, matsumura: Hello Jeff, I too am a Shito-Ryu stylist. The kata that have that motion are usually related to the old Kusanku form, also usually called Kosokun in Shito-Ryu. There may be much more recent kata using that opening in some systems, but I assume you are...

Karate: Kata The sun/son?, shorinji ryu, seiyu oyata
shorinji ryu, seiyu oyata, kusanku: Jeff san, Actually, I do know the symbolism of this motion, which seems to be similar to the opening of Kusanku in Oyata s system. The circle represents peace. Wago. The use of life protection arts is to restore peace when needed, from the viewpoint of earlier...

Karate: Katas Sun/Son?, humble apology, sincere apologies
humble apology, sincere apologies, latter theory: Jeff: First of all, I must offer my most sincere apologies for not responding to your question sooner. I have been indisposed for the last 10 days and thought that I had placed my account on vacation . In any event, please accept my most humble apology...

Karate: Kempo Ju jitsu, hope 1, jujitsu
hope 1, jujitsu, tecnics: 1). Don t take the test. I understand your nervousness. I always have it before a test also. I wouldn t take it though if I wasn t prepared. It s disrespectful to your teachers, the art you study and the students that have worked hard to attain the rank...

Karate: Kenjutsu, handful of friends, tae kwon
handful of friends, tae kwon, amazing art: Dear Chris san, I am inclined to refer you to the Sensei I study with, who happens to have also attended University in South Carolina. His history and qualifications are all well presented on his web site, http://www.Tenshinichiryu.com Be sure to read the...

Karate: Ki Symbol, spirit force, chinese concepts
spirit force, chinese concepts, japanese symbol: Student, Thank you for your question. However, I m not exactly sure what you are asking. Are you referencing a specific symbol, not the kanji, that might be used to represent ki? If so, I am not sure that there is any one symbol used exclusively. In...

Karate: Ki, okinawan karate, karate masters
okinawan karate, karate masters, ki chi: Hiram Abif? I hear you are quite the temple builder =) As to your qustion, yes there is evidence that the Okinawan Karate masters of old understood the concept of Ki and trained to untilize Ki in many ways. As I am sure you know, the Okinawans gained much...

Karate: Kicking drills, kansas city missouri, oyata
kansas city missouri, oyata, chief instructor: Hello Anthony, I am afraid that this one is beyond my experience and the best I can do is suggest a contact who might assist you. The Okinawan system that I am familiar with is Oyata s Ryu-Te style, their chief instructor in a school near Kansas City...

Karate: Kime in a punch..., hip rotation, developing power
hip rotation, developing power, punching power: Olivia, By the sounds of things you are in fact trying to force the technique. In order to correct this you must first understand the mechanics of a punch or any strike for that matter. It is not just the fist, not just the arm that enables you to strike....

Karate: KOSHO RYU KEMPO?, kosho ryu, video techniques
kosho ryu, video techniques, dojos: Osu! konnichiwa Justin Justin first I want to thank you for honoring me with your question. Due to your location you have a limited selection of teachers who you can learn from or what you can learn. When you asked is Kosho Ryu Kemp good for me. Your...

Karate: Kobudo teacher, edmonton alberta canada, okinawa kobudo
edmonton alberta canada, okinawa kobudo, uechi ryu: Scott. I will forward this on to Yoshiko Dometrich. She is always training in Canada...and I know she would also love to have an Uechi Ryu Dojo come into the Hozon here in North America. Brian Strickler, Sensei Scott you can reach her also at kobudo@fuse.net...

Karate: Kyokoshin Karate, karate styles, self defense techniques
karate styles, self defense techniques, traditional karate: MJ It is true that Kyokushin USED to be a great system, but like most other systems has fallen prey to the American way of things... faster, easier, less contact. I have some personal knowledge of a local Kyokushin school that just recently sued a tournament...

Karate: Kyokoshin Karate, traditional kata, karate styles
traditional kata, karate styles, self defense techniques: There is no doubt that in its prime era Kyokushin was one of the most challenging styles of all the hard schools. Kyokushin was developed and taught under the assumption that when fughting, anything goes. Thus grappling, throwing, joint locks and the...

Karate: Kyokushin, kyokushin karate, traditional karate
kyokushin karate, traditional karate, thrusts: 1. Kyokushin has splintered into many different sub organizations over the years, but particularly since the death of Mas Oyama, its founder. They do not all follow the sane techniques and kata, but there is an almost unmistakable thread that makes them...

Karate: Kyokushin with namco?, digital animation, kyokushinkai
digital animation, kyokushinkai, kazama: This one took a while, since I was not familiar with the game or character. In viewing web resources available (still shots and video) I can only find marginal similarities between poses and actions and traditional Kyokushin technique. Many such producust...

Karate: kancho holden phila pa, goju ryu karate, world karate
goju ryu karate, world karate, karate union: I personally do not know Sensei Holden, nor anything about him, but I found this bio on him at hmaisociety.org, I hope it helps. Grandmaster Holden has been involved with the Martial Arts for the past 43 years. Beginning in 1958 not only as a student but...

Karate: karate, world champion title, world karate
world champion title, world karate, organizations world: Well Phillip, that s an interesting question. You see, the problem lies in the fact that there are so many associations and organiztions that have World Champions. Virtually every organized karate group has tournaments within its own members. This is...

Karate: karate, warrior style, high kicking
warrior style, high kicking, okinawan: Hello Peter, The two kicks mentioned are more modern than the simpler kicks are. If you are able to perform front, side and stomping kicks properly then most of the older styles would be easy enough to train. It is the more Japanese influenced styles...

Karate: karate, okinawa karate, traditional karate
okinawa karate, traditional karate, hollywood type: Hello, Peter, In traditional Okinawa Karate there is no spinning kick. While many of us can kick above the knee such is not done in traditional Karate. You will see front snap, thrust, side, knee joint kicks, low leg kick and some round kicks and a few...

Karate: karate, olympic bronze medal, peter dear
olympic bronze medal, peter dear, warrior style: Dear Peter, You should concentrate on what you can do. Many people can t perform all of the techniques of any given style, it s just a fact of life. You should try to learn to do the techniques that are available to you (and there will still be a bunch)...

Karate: karate, good success, slow motion
good success, slow motion, putty: Good morning, Ben. Since I don t know your goal for having Stronger hands and legs it s pretty hard to guess at what you might need. I ll make some guesses here that may be of help. If you want stronger legs for a better kick I would suggest so more...

Karate: karate, olympic calibre, young gymnasts
olympic calibre, young gymnasts, conditioned reflex: Hello Kavitha, The answer is not entirely black and white. Although it is possible through exercise to damage the areas of the long bones that lead to growth (i.e. the growth plates), it is not easy to do this and the exercise would have to be very high...

Karate: karate, japanese karate, belt rank
japanese karate, belt rank, honorary title: Sensei literally means born before you . It is an honorary title by which most instructors in Japanese karate are addressed, showing respect, by the student. First dan means first black belt rank. Shodan. Is that what you were needing to know, do you need...

Karate: karate, tachikawa japan, shudo
tachikawa japan, shudo, desciples: Hello again Joseph, I never really did a great deal of reading on weight training. I did go to a gym in my younger days and discovered that conventional weight machines and free weights required me to do a great deal more work on flexibility, especially...

Karate: karate, hip replacement surgery, karate classes
hip replacement surgery, karate classes, physical prowess: Dear Peter Thanks for your question and sorry for the late response but I was away on vacation. I feel unqualified to comment on whether karate is an appropriate activity for you or if you can compete as I am not a medical professional. Assuming after...

Karate: karate, karate classes, light bodies
karate classes, light bodies, personal point: Hello again, I had sent out some queries on Mr. Rodda had not heard back. Again, not surprising as there are good qualified people that are not always in the public eye. Joseph, when I was young I, like you, searched for good qualified people. Sometimes...

Karate: karate, seiyu oyata, inoe
seiyu oyata, inoe, application history: I think there might be some good ones at http://www.Ryutesupply.com, Seiyu Oyata s series. If they are on DVDs by now. If not, they were filmed on VHS with good quality, in a series that teaches the footwork, some application, history and culture, and ...

Karate: karate, full contact sport, full contact karate
full contact sport, full contact karate, karate club: Hi Ami Thank you for your question. Most styles of karate are semi contact (controlled techniques) in the competition side of the art, when free fighting or kumite as it s know, however there are a few styles of karate that do full contact or knockdown...

Karate: karate, workout regimen, karate training
workout regimen, karate training, aerobic exercises: David~ Thank you for your question. The short answer is it depends. Working out prior to a karate workout might actually prove to be more detrimental than beneficial. A good (if not proper) karate workout should be physically demanding on several levels....

Karate: karate class, karate class, sport karate
karate class, sport karate, pe class: I agree - karate is for people of all ages. You will have to persuade your college to find an instructor to take the class. Or you can swallow your pride and take up the sissy sport of gold (whatever that is). Or did you mean golf? Personally I find...

Karate: karate / counting, karate classes, honorable person
karate classes, honorable person, shichi: Ohayoo gozaimasu Corey-san this is good morning honorable person or one can just use ohayoo for good morning.Thank you for honoring me with your question. Keep in mind that different systems of martial arts use different languages to communicate with....

Karate: karate monks, dark glasses, simple answer
dark glasses, simple answer, black belt: Hi Joeshirl First let me thank you for honoring me with your question. What you purchased was a commercial item historically monks are supposed to be people who have mastered their physical beings in every sense of the word so why would one be wearing glasses....

Karate: karate / back problem, karate students, karate training
karate students, karate training, warrior style: It is very difficult to interpret any of the movements in Okinawan (Go Ju Ryu) Karate or Shotokan (which originated in Okinawa) as a reverse spinning kick. So you can learn the entire system without mastering these types of kick. Ushiro Geri (spinning back...

Karate: karate style, karate dojo, american kenpo
karate dojo, american kenpo, uechi ryu: Gilbert~ Thanks for your question. Just about all style of karate have applicable real-world techniques. The problem is if the organization and/or sensei teach in this manner. Many styles shy away from teaching the more lethal applications, choosing...

Karate: karate styles, karate styles, karate style
karate styles, karate style, karate school: Dennis-- Glad I could help! You could try this site to get started on copyright: http://www.clickandcopyright.com/?gclid=CPPVip6Vv4cCFRMhWAodyW5HbQ I have never used this site, but it provides several resources and general information to the user. ...

Karate: karate versus other martial arts, karate teachers, karate techniques
karate teachers, karate techniques, wrist locks: Karate concentrates on punches, kicks and strikes. It is the fastest way to learn how to hit hard. Judo is better for throwing and fighting on the ground. Jiu jitsu is better for learning wrist locks, arm locks etc. Kung fu is good for learning circular...

Karate: karate, capoeria, japanese arts
capoeria, japanese arts, korean arts: Most of the arts put more emphasis on either the hands or the feet when it comes to parts of the body used to block and attack. Typically, Korean arts like Mudukkwoon, TangSooDo, and TaeKwoonDo, and Brazilian Capoeria seem to emphasize attacks with the legs,...

Karate: kata definitions, correct spelling, goon
correct spelling, goon, sensei: Osu! Konnchiwa Lauren Thank you for honoring me with your question. The sound of your wording is Japanese( Kumo) if this is the correct spelling the translation would be expressed as Cloud in Japanese but when I read further I see Korean wording in...

Karate: kata, syllabus, naihanchi, pinan
naihanchi, pinan, kumite: Chris, We have a Tanshiki series similar to the Pinan/Heian series, along with Kusanku, Naihanchi, Seisan, Join, Bassai, Chinto, Rohai, Gojushiho, and several others - we interchange them in the syllabus annually. Kyusho Jutsu is just one part of Karate...

Karate: kata videos, tekki nidan, shotokan karate
tekki nidan, shotokan karate, tekki kata: Hi Carissa, Your sneaking feeling is almost certainly correct. Even if you are getting the basic sequence of moves right, the exact positions of the hands and feet, head, posture, timing, breathing etc also have to be correct. Then there s the not insignificant...

Karate: kensei do, martial arts organization, two swords
martial arts organization, two swords, rank promotion: Zoro, The first thing you should do is have every aspect of your style documented; rank requirements, techniques, kata, customs, courtesies, etc.. etc... After you have that, seek out a reputable martial arts organization that 1. deals with kendo and...

Karate: kensei do, buddhist principles, thirst for knowledge
buddhist principles, thirst for knowledge, two swords: Zoro-- I am sorry you did not find my answer helpful. I think there may have been a communication problem. Forgive me for being ignorant, but your question asked how to go about getting your form of kendo recognized. As best I could, that is what I answered....

Karate: kick speed!, tai sabaki, kick speed
tai sabaki, kick speed, becarefull: Hi Sparring is a good thing but becarefull of the sport sparrings that can be a trap! You are what you train. If you train to do round house kick to a head, that s fine, every time your mind aim to the head. From feet to head aprox. 160cm too far too slow...

Karate: killing techinques, tournament competitor, army special forces
tournament competitor, army special forces, navy seals: John, This is a good question. Since many of my students are Army Special Forces, Navy SEALS etc., I am well aware of the needs of a soldier. The truth is that all martial arts are concerned with killing. No one martial art can be said to be more effective...

Karate: what kind of art?, order of st benedict, tang soo do
order of st benedict, tang soo do, black robe: Great question Basil. I can only speak of Tang Soo Do, but almost all of the traditional martial arts have their humble beginnings in monestaries or what we in the modern world might consider a monestary type of style of living. Good for you to study the...

Karate: kyokushin karate, kyokushin karate, kumite
kyokushin karate, kumite, osu: Osu John-san Thank you for honoring me with your question. kumite takes your fighting skills to the next level. Not the style, whether you are practice fighting with grandma or grandpa as long as you practice fighting (kumite) your fighting skill will...

Karate: how long does it take to get to 10th degree?, karate club, time requirement
karate club, time requirement, continuous training: Hi Katy, This is a great question! I can only answer from my knowledge within my own organization. Your great question is a bit imcomplete so allow me to fill in some details so I might have a base for answering the question. I m not sure from what point...

Karate: looking for an art, unfamiliar environment, swift return
unfamiliar environment, swift return, allexperts: Dear John, I apologize for the LONG delayed answer to your question. I rarely get questions from AllExperts anymore, and they are sent to an email I access even less rarely. So, I apologize. I am sorry to hear of your impending trip to Iraq. I wish you,...

Karate: Martial Arts, moo duk kwon, hand thrusts
moo duk kwon, hand thrusts, tang soo do: Hey Mike, First things first, let s get you straightened out. Chuck Norris has a blackbelt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwon, the style that I train in; It is a korean martial art that is over 2000 years old, it became very popular world wide after the japanese...

Karate: Martial Arts, hand thrusts, western boxing
hand thrusts, western boxing, lee style: Hello Mike! This question is a tough one to answer for many people in your shoes. Which style? Why? To be honest, if I were going to build a style based on your criteria it would be a combination of Western Boxing for hand speed and power, Tae Kwon Do for...

Karate: Martial Arts best suited for a taller person, center of gravity, joe thanks
center of gravity, joe thanks, jujutsu: Joe~ Thanks for your question. I ve never approached the martial arts from this point of view (I m only 5 8 on a good day!), but I can offer a little insight that might help get you started. You mentioned an interest in aikido, so we ll deal with this...

Karate: Martial Arts, hand thrusts, chinese kungfu
hand thrusts, chinese kungfu, korean karate: Hello Mr Eidson There is a Bruce Lee style which called Jeet Kune Do or JKD sometime also called Jun Fan Kungfu(for some reason). This JKD is fast and look like KickBoxing(let s call KB) but more in techniques and philosophy. KB was a derivation of Muay...

Karate: Martial arts effectiveness, styles of martial arts, jackie chan movies
styles of martial arts, jackie chan movies, breaking points: Hi Ethan Thank you for honoring me with your question. Very good question indeed! Let me start by stating that real fighting or real karate doesn t have any rules unlike the UFC. Karate is not a self-defense as many believe but it is really an art of war...

Karate: Method and Technique, drill time, work outs
drill time, work outs, bumps and bruises: This is an excellent question and one that I, and my students who teach, have had to ask ourselves. The answer is simple; your students must be allowed to learn the basics just as you did when you were a student. You have a responsibility to teach and should...

Karate: Mu-Shin, shotokan dojo, shotokan karate
shotokan dojo, shotokan karate, reflex response: Hi Marc! Your question is very interesting and very deep. Usualy beginners are spontanous because they “don t know that they don t know”. After a while, as they train, they realise there are a lot of things to learn and they start to THINK while they are...

Karate: martial art, kata karate, acts of aggression
kata karate, acts of aggression, studying architecture: Dear Namrata WA (Harmony) KEI (Respect) SEI (Purity) JYAKU (Tranquility), these four principles guide all Asian self-protection arts and signify the traditions highest ideals as they are the important principles of humanity. In the hustle and bustle of...

Karate: which martial art ? (for 5 yr. old son), physical fitness habits, self defense skills
physical fitness habits, self defense skills, tae kwon: Hi Maria! My personal opinion is to start your son in Judo. My reasons for this are numerous, but the basic reasons are as follows: Judo practitioners develop very good balance, which is an integral part of all sporting activities. Judoka (Judo students)...

Karate: which martial art?, self defence course, flexibilty
self defence course, flexibilty, muggings: Judo is the art best suited to your size and shape. Karate is the best art for learning to fight, but it will be at least 5 years before you can expect to be able to rely upon it in the street. A self-defence course is the best option for quickly increasing...

Karate: about martial arts, martial art styles, shao lin temple
martial art styles, shao lin temple, different martial art styles: Hi Sara, Well, if you really want an in-depth description of various Martial Arts I suggest you hit the library or Barnes & Noble and brush through one of the Martial Arts encyclopedias that are out there. I am not well versed in systems that I have not...

Karate: martial arts museum, joseph saladino, martial arts history
joseph saladino, martial arts history, museum brochures: Dear Mr. Saladino I do not have fifty dollars. I remember when Who s Who in Karate did this same thing, back in the 80s, I think it was. I have never heard of you, and I wish you well, but I will not be part of this project at this time. Good luck, and good...

Karate: martial arts museum, joseph saladino, martial arts history
joseph saladino, martial arts history, museum brochures: Sir, In Memory of Grand Master A.J. Henshaw, & Grand Master Nagamine, Shoshin, founder of Matsubayashi Ryu and his son Dai Soke Nagamine, Takayoshi, current head master and teacher at the U.S. Hombu, my dojo, Kodokan-Tsunami Dojo, my students & family....

Karate: martial arts traditions, art traditions, culture clash
art traditions, culture clash, inquiry project: Sorry to be late in answering your last question. Fridays are hockey training nights for my son. Now, on to your question. Recall that we come from a monastic tradition where our focus is inward, as are our values. Bowing is a critical tradition as it...

Karate: martial arts traditions, time bruce lee, art traditions
time bruce lee, art traditions, adventure genre: Lauren~ You ve posed an interesting question; one that I don t think has an easier or short answer. I will give you my opinion, and limit my answers to the context of American media (some countries portray the martial arts in different lights than we do)....

Karate: martial arts traditions, art traditions, chopping wood
art traditions, chopping wood, hi lauren: Hi Lauren Thank you for honoring me with your question. First it is all about commercialism. If one trains in the arts from the traditional sense. 80% of it is very boring if one is looking for a lot of action. I am a Christian but there is a Zen saying...

Karate: martial arts traditions, action adventure films, true martial arts
action adventure films, true martial arts, art traditions: Hello Lauren, I will have to guess on this one. I hope it will help. At a guess I think that most people who have a distant interest in the martial arts (without practicing and understanding them) are the adrenaline junky type. Lots of action gets...

Karate: about martial arts, martial art styles, different martial art styles
martial art styles, different martial art styles, word of advice: Sara, I d obviously choose karate as that s what I ve done for 40 years - but having said that - it s what suits you that is in question here and I d strongly suggest you try all of them. Most schools these days will let you have a free try-out lesson...

Karate: movie stars, cynthia rothrock, martial arts expert
cynthia rothrock, martial arts expert, fighting sports: Tim....Jackie was classically trained in theatrical kung fu...he s great at what he does...I think he can encompass the saying, A true mark of your skills is never having to use them . I ve never heard of him in a fight, but would guess he can t. But the...

Karate: movie stars, cynthia rothrock, martial arts expert
cynthia rothrock, martial arts expert, fighting sports: Hi Tim Thank you for honoring me with your question you ask Can Jackie Chan really fight? There is no reason to think that he can t. Anytime you see someone whether its Jackie Cynthia or whomever that has that type of ability to move in and out...

Karate: movie stars, cynthia rothrock, jacki chan
cynthia rothrock, jacki chan, martial arts expert: Hello Tim, Sorry this has taken so long to reply (military obligation, etc.). It is my understanding that Jacki Chan is a legitimate chinese martial artist- i.e., not some new fangled upstart system made just for tournaments. I have seen his agility...

Karate: muscle, lower leg pain, nerve injury
lower leg pain, nerve injury, peroneal artery: Hello again, Sounds more like a possible blood clot, especially with the slow onset and the description of generalized discoloration. Sometimes these things are dangerous. Had you been struck in a reflex point area, you would have instantly known...

Karate: muscle, self defense situations, dit da jow
self defense situations, dit da jow, desk duty: Dear Cheryl san, It sounds a little like an injury I saw someone get some years ago, and what happened was that he was hit squarely in the nerve center above and slightly off to the side of the knee area. If it s like that one, he couldn t walk for about...

Karate: muscle, thigh muscle, happy new year
thigh muscle, happy new year, karateka: Konnichiwa! Cheryl-San Thank you for honoring me with your question and happy New Year. Pain is a fact of Dojo life we invite it each time we enter the dojo. Though and by our spirituality we learn to control it. By our physicality we learn to endure...

Karate: muscle, moderate exercise, thigh muscle
moderate exercise, thigh muscle, strech: Hi Cheryl! I don t think it is too serious but you should see a doctor. If the ankle is ok, the muscle or a tendon could be hurt. In this case i recommand moderate exercise. Try some genuflexions, 10 -20 several times a day and an easy warm-up for leggs....

Karate: muscle, personal injury case, scanner radio
personal injury case, scanner radio, hemoraging: Hi Cheryl, I m really pleased to get a question like yours. A first for me in this forum. Karate is not ballet. It is a martial art and during training you are going to get hurt. The problem for the instuctor is to minimize injuries. A kick to the thigh...

Karate: muscle, nerves of the leg, bone damage
nerves of the leg, bone damage, doctor nurse: Sorry that it took so long to respond, but on an earlier try their server was apparently down. Please bear in mind that I am not a physician, and that any such injury should be thoroughly checked medically, including an x-ray to check for bone damage. Injuries...

Karate: Naihanchi applications, ryukyu kobujutsu, cw rotation
ryukyu kobujutsu, cw rotation, elbow strike: There are many applications to the techniques in the kata. Here are some that I require my students to learn: All techniques should be practiced as kata, use both hands, and applications should be done from relaxed stance (yoi dachi) and also in ready stance...

Karate: New art, diploma mill, diploma mills
diploma mill, diploma mills, mr hampton: Hello Mr. Hampton, A new art, this is an intereating idea. Certainly not a new idea. Many people these days feel they have something new, or say that this is what they feel, but for whatever reason they start a new style or art. Typically these people...

Karate: Next Style, okinawan weapons, martial arts career
okinawan weapons, martial arts career, personality strengths: Ryan-- Training with a properly licensed and credentialed sensei is always a positive! However, given today s martial atmosphere, which is unfortunately rife with charlatans, fakes and frauds, it is best to check out the credentials. Warning! Do this...

Karate: nature style, martial arts magazines, nature style
martial arts magazines, nature style, what nots: Kenchi, why not produce a DVD of your sword style? This is very popular now and a good way to introduce your style. Otherwise, you could attend some martial events, seminars, tournaments, gatherings etc, OR write and article about your style for one of the...

Karate: I need your help, da zhou, wrist elbow
da zhou, wrist elbow, solid shape: No, no punching solid things, just a makiwara. If you go to this link: http://www.karatetips.com/articles/howtomakeamakiwara.asp you will find instructions on how to build one. Keep in mind, this is not some macho punch it as hard as you can thing,...

Karate: I need your help, iron palm training, karate master
iron palm training, karate master, bone density: Hi Jasmi, Well, breaking can be dangerous if it is real; I have seen people bake concrete blocks in an oven until the chemicals holding them together weaken, then break several of them easily. I have seen spaced bricks, so that the momentum of the first...

Karate: I need your help, consentration, mental attitude
consentration, mental attitude, strong hands: Hi Jasmi Thank you for your question. There is no real way to prepare for breaking apart from having strong hands & wrists and feet. Postive mental attitude and good consentration is also need. Try avoid using your head unless you have to. No one...

Karate: I need your help, bricks
bricks: Jasmi, Honestly, outside of taping your hands or feet to stiffen them up...there is no way to prepare...you simply have to know how to do it and that takes instruction from someone who is capable and knowledgeable... please dont try to break bricks with...

Karate: I need your help, bricks, nerves
bricks, nerves, karate: There is nothing you can do. Conditioning your body only damages the nerves and conditions the mind to the pain. By the way, in my view, karate has nothing to do with breaking bricks. Having said that, when you have sufficient training, you will find it...

Karate: I need your help, karate class, master teacher
karate class, master teacher, ryu: Jasmi, I appreciate what you are saying, but reiterate thius section of my last reply: I would only give that information to advanced students of karate in my own ryu. Sorry. If you join a Karate class and explain to the master/teacher what you...

Karate: I need your help, traditional karate, acquirers
traditional karate, acquirers, kokoro: Hi Jasmine On the site go to Soke Guy you will see him do a bottle break technique. What you ask to learn is really something that one acquirers through years of study. In traditional karate we use a device called the makiwaka board. This is a striking...

Karate: I need your help, expert supervision, bricks
expert supervision, bricks, frazier: Hi Jasmi, I wanted to answer this question. My belief is that breaking bricks with your hands, feet and head should be only be accomplished by a trained instructor under direct supervision of that instructor. Do not attempt to do any breaking without direct...

Karate: ninja, dear master, police man
dear master, police man, geza: Dear Geza, I enjoyed your little joke. First I thought it was a child s question, but when you gave the Culture House clue I knew you are the one. Small world, isn t it, meating someone from your hometown on such a website? Wish you all the best, Mircea...

Karate: Is it OK to wash the belt?..., japanese schools, schools of thought
japanese schools, schools of thought, dyes: Hi Kelly, There are several schools of thought on the subject. Some Okinawan schools believe that by washing the belt you wash the spirit of the belt away, this applies to several Japanese schools as well. Many belts in the west today are made in...

Karate: OK!!!, shotokan dojo, shotokan karate
shotokan dojo, shotokan karate, muscle memory: Dear Marc, I am not sure that I can answer your question in a totally satisfactory way, since I have never experienced the feeling you did. Well, I may have experienced it, but only for a moment here and there. Perhaps you ll understand as I explain. ...

Karate: Ok hear my problem, cement wall, iron palm
cement wall, iron palm, striking post: Glad to hear you won t be doing that anymore! I must admit, punching a cement wall will eventually toughen your hands, but the side affects are terrible. Pretty soon, you would begin to damage your hand, wrist and shoulder. This type of training will permanently...

Karate: Okinawa Kempo: Karate-Jutsu on Kumite, seiyu oyata, karate jutsu
seiyu oyata, karate jutsu, kempo karate: Dear James san, I did some checking and the person I checked with originally sold these books but no one has gotten back with me about it, so I think it must not be available anymore. If I hear different, I will come back to you with a better answer but for...

Karate: Okinawa-te, okinawan arts, okinawan styles
okinawan arts, okinawan styles, uechiryu: Hi again Cameron, Okinawa Te can be seen as a broad term for all indiginous Okinawan styles. Shorinryu, Gojuryu, Isshinryu, Uechiryu are just a few of such styles. The Karate Kid movies did a very good job of portraying the Okinawan arts in my opinion,...

Karate: Okinawan arts to Taekwondo, napoleon bonaparte, okinawan arts
napoleon bonaparte, okinawan arts, reflex responses: Again, apologies for the long time but I put in for vacation status, and this question sat in cyberspace for all this time. I really haven t had the need to innovate, and use more than my training, but the training included the use of innovationm, or mental...

Karate: What is Okinawan?, okinawan karate, american karate
okinawan karate, american karate, mark bishop: Okinawan karate is a genre of karate from the island of Okinawa, where karate originated. It is found in many forms and styles. Okinawan karate, while certainly not one single style, is based on traditional forms of fighting that developed in Okinawa from...

Karate: *-* ^o^, gold bottom, gold belt
gold bottom, gold belt, rank system: James, Not knowing the system of martial art this belt comes from it is virtually impossible to be sure. With all the new styles and color schemes of belts comming out these days, it could mean almost anything. My first guess however is that it comes...

Karate: ok hear my problem, da zhou, wrist elbow
da zhou, wrist elbow, solid shape: Hi Jasmi! The act of using one s body for breaking is known as tamashiwara or literally, trial by wood. Tamashiwara is NOT a training method, but rather a way of testing or demonstrating one s abilities. First of all, how old are you? If you are...

Karate: your opinion, tae kwon do club, martial arts clubs
tae kwon do club, martial arts clubs, tae kwon do: Hello TJ Thank you for you kind words. I agree with you comments. I have had numerous questions (mainly from the States) on the same subject matter. It seems that some martial arts clubs have become more business related and disregard the loyalty...

Karate: organizations, peace monkey, guy sensei
peace monkey, guy sensei, monkey king: Grace and Peace Monkey It obvious you are trying to get some attention to your cause this is a very good thing, but I question your method. Not knowing anything about me or my system and further still not asking any questions before making statements...

Karate: osu symbol, exact usage, word phrase
exact usage, word phrase, japanese words: Thank you for your question. I may need a little clarification concernng your question. If by symbol you mean kanji (an ideogram representing a word, phrase or concept Japanese)then the answer is yes. As you may already know, osu is a contraction of...

Karate: own art, own art, endeavor
own art, endeavor: Toph, I ll await your views and get back to you as soon as I have digested them. The process is actually quite easy conidering the reward at the end of a successful application. But it is rather time consuming and mentally taxing. I wish you all the luck...

Karate: Pinan Shodan, budo kai, bunkai
budo kai, bunkai, matsukaze: Hi Mir! The true answer to your question is that there is no official bunkai to any kata. Rather, different styles and even different schools have their own interpretations of particular bunkai. As you well know, our Matsukaze Budo Kai has MANY levels and...

Karate: POSES, exact alignment, senzai
exact alignment, senzai, neutral stance: Good question Johan. Have you ever wondered why, when you watch good fighters fight, you hardly ever see them in a classic stance? The reason is as follows... We learn front and back stance because these are the maximum limits of forward and backward...

Karate: Points of Contact, reflex arcs, golgi tendon organs
reflex arcs, golgi tendon organs, reflex points: Hello Ammar, A complex question. Various people have particular favorite techniques and movement patterns, and it makes sense to utilize those areas that afford themselves during your techniques. There are nerve points, vascular points, knock out points...

Karate: Poomse or hyungs, tang soo do, hyungs
tang soo do, hyungs, poomse: Rosendo, First of all let me apologize for not being be to answer your question, my knowledge is limited to Tang Soo Do Mu Duk Kwon, and at that, to the IMA sanctioned forms as well. I m sorry I couldn t be of more help, however I m sure someone on all...

Karate: Power between the punches, okinawan styles, palm strikes
okinawan styles, palm strikes, vertical fist: Hello Logan, Sorry about the lateness of this response, I had some military duty that caused me to be away from computers for a couple of weeks. Both punches (of various types) and palm strikes can be quite deadly in various applications. Generally...

Karate: Practicing Kata, katas, kihon
katas, kihon, shodan: Hello Tony! I always trained the lower katas. Even if I used them as a warm up before other katas. You can use this too. Focuse on a kata for a certain time. It means you will perform that kata more times, use power kiai, everything, but do also the other...

Karate: Pressure point for escapes, many different ways, reticular activating system
many different ways, reticular activating system, demonstration purposes: Hello Brian, There are many different ways to impact and traumatize the human form in such a way as to cause the nervous system to shut down, or trigger an unconscious state. Some are highly dangerous, others are not always reliable due to either differences...

Karate: Pressure points(Medical), important part of the human body, dim mak pressure points
important part of the human body, dim mak pressure points, happy camper: Jeff san. First of all, you need a spell checker, as I could almost not understand your question due to the misspelling of many words. I don t mean offense by saying so, but someone should tell you, to make it easier for you in the future. I understand...

Karate: paralyse, visual cues, mail forum
visual cues, mail forum, snake oil: Hi Robin, There is absolutely no proof that anything similar to what you describe has ever happened, anywhere. I tend to be firmly grounded in science-based ideas, and science means rigorous testing and verification prior to acceptance. Most of the time...

Karate: pay as you go karate lessons, karate lessons, cybex machines
karate lessons, cybex machines, mircea: Hi Paolo! Learning karate is a long term process so it is usual to pay for a longer period sauch as a month. USUAL. But in such a case as you descriebed common sense is useful. It is not fair to pay for two clases a month the same amount as for 12. It is...

Karate: extinct arts -o-, kojiro sasaki, gao tao
kojiro sasaki, gao tao, google search: Like many styles, the fate of Tiger Swallow Fist is up for debate. In China, one soon finds claimants to the legacy of just about every style that ever existed, and a few that did not =) There are those who claim the style today, I refer you to the book TIGER-SWALLOW...

Karate: NOt the physcail but mental, responsible students, wu tang
responsible students, wu tang, logical response: Hello Alex, Not sure about exactly what mentality you are speaking of here, but I assume it involves a view that menial violence is beneath us and is an undesirable thing to be avoided. As such I would say that all *responsible* instructors should...

Karate: power, osu, punch
osu, punch: Your body is the sum of all its parts, but if the parts work together properly, then the whole becomes greater then the parts. What does this mean? A simple example would be the difference between punching with the arm only, or throwing the same punch, but...

Karate: pre requisites before thinking about karate, karate instructor, artheritis
karate instructor, artheritis, own pace: Hi Conrad Thank you for your question. There are no disciplines that would prevent you from starting karate. I have students with similar situations and delayed starting karate for the same reasons. The additional exercise assisted them in loosing...

Karate: pressure point applications in Karate, american kenpo, karate schools
american kenpo, karate schools, point applications: Bill, Thanks for the question. I have seen a lot of similar problems in karate schools that teach pressure points. From what I have seen, the style of Aikido has a lot of pressure points and joint locks. Another route that you might try is books...

Karate: pressure points / breathing, goju ryu karate, okinawan kobudo
goju ryu karate, okinawan kobudo, acupuncture books: Hello Maya, The first part of your question I may be able to help with. There are some decent books available on the topic of pressure points; I will mention a few of them. But, be advised in advance that understanding the workings of the pressure points...

Karate: back punching, albumin levels, chinese martial arts
albumin levels, chinese martial arts, death blow: Hello Lynn, There is a lot that I would say here about people not fighting each other, and the responsibility one has in a situation of control in a fight. Laws exist that can easily end up with a man going to jail with a permanent criminal record for...

Karate: punching velocity, max velocity, good spirit
max velocity, good spirit, true thanks: Osu! Jeff Thank you for honoring me with your question I really don t know but let me give you this, punches and strikes are designed to do one of four things Kill the opponent, cause Unconsciousness, Break bones on the opponent or Rupture organs. As long...

Karate: punching, high speed photography, max velocity
high speed photography, max velocity, sheer speed: Hello Jeff, I really have no reliable method of measuring the velocity of my punch at different extension levels. Possibly high speed photography might help, or high resolution video? Anyway I am not that concerned with the sheer speed of a punch...

Karate: Question, combat shooting, awareness skills
combat shooting, awareness skills, martial artist: You can avoid bullets by gearing your lifestyle toward avoidance. By learning where to be and where not to be, who to be with and who not to be with, and by honing your AWARENESS skills, you may be able to avoid being in a situation where there is a gun facing...

Karate: Question about Belt Ranking system., tang soo do federation, duk kwan
tang soo do federation, duk kwan, christmas merry christmas: Merry Christmas! Great question. A bit confusing with all the belts. I am a Tang Soo Do Master with the World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation. We are an art based upon the direct instruction of the original founder Grandmaster Kee. In the art of Tang...

Karate: Question, circus tricks, walking on fire
circus tricks, walking on fire, strange power: While correct training in the martial arts will allow one to perform great acts, the things that you mention have little to do with martial arts. These types of things are mere circus tricks, and it takes no martial ability to do them. To see what CAN be achieved...

Karate: Questions need Answers, shito ryu, goju kai
shito ryu, goju kai, karate style: Hello...this is my personal answer...Kyokushin Kai of Oyama, Sensei was definately highly rated system world wide in Kumite. The Goju Kai of Yamaguchi (the cat) had a heck of a reputation also in the 60 s-70 s. I wouldn t of wanted to train with Nakayama or...

Karate: Questions need Answers, shito ryu, karate style
shito ryu, karate style, hayakawa: Mohd san No one knows but some think that one or another is more ferocious than the others. This is not a question someone else can answer for you, though I am assuming you are asking it with a sincere interest. Everyone has opinions, and for what it s worth,...

Karate: Questions need Answers, shito ryu, karate style
shito ryu, karate style, stronger man: Hello Mohd, I have to admit that other styles besides the one I primarily use, Shito-Ryu, use seemingly more agressive and forceful fighting techniques. I say seemingly because a subtle shift of angle often makes such agression unnecessary. But if...

Karate: Questions need Answers :), shito ryu, karate style
shito ryu, karate style, agressiveness: Hello Mohd, It is a mistake to think that one karate style is more agressive or ferocious than another. Karate atyles are very similar in technique and application. It is not the style that determines the agressiveness but the individual. Each individual...

Karate: Questions need Answers :), shito ryu, karate style
shito ryu, karate style, early adopters: Admitting that I am somewhat partial, having been trained most extensively in Kyokushin and to a lesser degree, Goju, I must say that of these two Kyokushin had a greater tolerance for very hard fighting, except on its first intoduction in the U.S., where,...

Karate: Questions need answers :), shito ryu, karate style
shito ryu, karate style, passive techniques: Hi Mohd Thank you for honoring me with your question you ask what has more aggressive techniques Goju or Kyokushin or Shito ryu. Let’s put this into perspective. If you give a mouse the most aggressive techniques regardless of how the technique comes...

Karate: I have a questiooon, karate kata movements, true martial artists
karate kata movements, true martial artists, style karate: Mohd, Breaking is NOT, I repeat NOT a form of training. Those who break do so just to test their ability. It is not the act of breaking that gives one the ability to break. A person can break wood, even concrete with very little martial ability. Breaking...

Karate: Real Okinawan Karate (life protection), okinawan karate, neeter
okinawan karate, neeter, shindo ryu: Dear James san, The web site is www.ryu-te-supplies.com . Please let Sahar know you are interested in other books about authentic Okinawan karate, in English, and she might be able to recommend others as well. Since you are in the UK, I would like to recommend...

Karate: Reasonable cost for kids martial arts program, belt colors, tae kwon
belt colors, tae kwon, couple hundred: Hi Thank you for your question. From all the information given the prices are very high in comparison to all other martial arts. Our grading system also has 9 belts also and the gradings costs remains the same throughout except for the black belt. ...

Karate: Recommended Resources, martial arts books, tang soo
martial arts books, tang soo, dear master: Hi Brian, I m very happy to receive your question. I apologize for the delay. I just received the question and apparently the system loses about 5% of the e-mails. You pose an extremely good question. The reason is that the old Masters and including...

Karate: What r some good sites?, english karate, karate instructors
english karate, karate instructors, karate classes: Hi Jamie Thank you for your question, sorry for the delay I been away for the past few weeks. Can t recommend any websites for karate as they are all pretty much the same. The best bet is to find a local club. If you live in the UK then check out...

Karate: red belt, kyu ranks, kano jigoro
kyu ranks, kano jigoro, rank one: Terry~ Thank you for your question. The topic of belts and colors (and titles, for that matter) is subjective. The belt system as it is today is almost as varied as the styles of karate that use it. But for brevity, I won t go into too much of the history...

Karate: releasing the pain on knees, heian yodan, shotokan katas
heian yodan, shotokan katas, bassai dai: Hello Mr Tan Fath Sorry to hear that but, to say, Karate specially Shotokan style gives a lot pressure to knees joints. There are ways to help for that. First, you need to know that knees tendon is more familiar as the main problem for the case. So you need...

Karate: round house kick, roundhouse kick, horizontal axis
roundhouse kick, horizontal axis, lateral extension: Hey Nicky, In many styles, roundhouse kick translates to what I know as a back kick or dwi cha ki; this kick should hit with the heel or the blade of the foot closest to the heel. Either way the heel is the impact zone and the ball of the foot should never...

Karate: roundhouse kick speed, roundhouse kick, body muscles
roundhouse kick, body muscles, sparring match: Han Yhang Ha Sey Oh, Marc First of all let me say that in my style, a roundhouse kick is basically a front kick done sideways to hit someone in the ear (or neck), it is called Dolyo Cha Ki. In many styles, roundhouse kick translates into a back kick, or...

Karate: Sae Kye Sam Bu, tang soo, kye
tang soo, kye, contact point: Greetings Scott, Great technical question! Actually, both are technically correct except for the instep contact point. I teach both types of kicks and both are tecnically correct expect the contact point is not the instep for the non ball kick. What...

Karate: Sais for a 12 year old, deadly seriousness, personal preference
deadly seriousness, personal preference, jennifer jennifer: Jennifer~ Thank you for your question. The sai is one of my favorite weapons, although I must ashamedly admit that I haven t picked a pair up in over a year. It is a graceful weapon when wielded by an adept, which can belie its deadly seriousness....

Karate: Shin Shinkage-ryu, master chai, shaman priestess
master chai, shaman priestess, skill refinement: CJ-- Congratulations on being awarded sifu! It is a long hard road that most cannot walk. Just for the record, my formal training in Japan was only four years. Since returning to the States, I have traveled to Japan 3 times (two week trips) for training....

Karate: Shito Ryu, shito ryu, google search
shito ryu, google search, okinawan styles: Hi Sarah! I am sorry ot hear of your s son s situation. I remember when I was a young Shito-ryu practitioner, and my Sensei had to move away. It was a terrible feeling. I performed a cursory Google search for Shitoryu Fresno, and found sevaral schools...

Karate: Shotokan, japanese karate, karate school
japanese karate, karate school, oriental martial arts: Hi Patrick, To give you the best answer, I m going to start with the last part of your question first and a little history. Most oriental martial arts can trace their roots back about 1600 years. For Okinawan/Japanese karate it begins in India then moves...

Karate: Shotokan Dojo, martial arts academy, english karate
martial arts academy, english karate, western super mare: Hi Sam I am glad to hear that you have avoided the pyrimid cowboys namely Go Kan Ryu or Kan Go Ryu as we call them. They have been in my area, but not for long. You can find a club with the EKGB (English Karate Governing Body) at www.ekgb.org.uk or...

Karate: Shotokan, shotokan kata, kihon
shotokan kata, kihon, ryu: Off the top of my head, there are about 15 kicks and 15 punches in the Shotokan Kata and kihon (basics). I consider a punch to be with a closed fist using the knuckles but there are many other hand techniques that use other parts of the fist or an open hand....

Karate: Son with Hemophilia wants to learn martial arts, tang soo do, martial arts style
tang soo do, martial arts style, martial arts instructor: This is really a super question and I m glad you submitted the inquiry. I ve trained one hemophilia child and it was a very serious challenge. Basically, we had a no contact rule but he still got hit and had problems on 3 occasions but the parents and the...

Karate: Son's training, martial art gift, teachers job
martial art gift, teachers job, kids sports: It does sound like he is a gifted karateka. As long as he is interested in training, and motivated to do so, then support him, encourage him, but do not push him. It is the teachers job to do the pushing, and the parent s job to encourage and support. Too...

Karate: Songshan kempo, workout sessions, dragon garden
workout sessions, dragon garden, greg thompson: Scott, I also studied with Greg. I met him thru a mutual friend and began training with him around March of 1992. Because of my previous experience, Greg never wanted to do any formal lessons, just kind of workout sessions. In all honesty, these sessions...

Karate: SPEED AND FLUENCY, bad habit, japanese master
bad habit, japanese master, fluency: Robert, Dont be concerned with your speed just yet. As a beginner you must first MASTER the 1-2 attitude before you will NATURALLY progress to executing techniques without even thinking about it, therein lies your speed. Mastery=speed. Until then,...

Karate: Spinning Hook Kick, shotokan karate, hook kick
shotokan karate, hook kick, center axis: Your are right Ryan, the spinning hook kick is nearly impossible to pull off against a seasoned opponent. However, there are some ways to minimize telegraphing. The very nature of the SHK makes it susceptible to telegraphing. Lets face it, you have to SPIN...

Karate: Spinning Hook Kick, shotokan karate, hook kick
shotokan karate, hook kick, least three times: Ryan, This is a super question and speaks well of you as a martial artist. For purposes of point sparring I teach the hook kick as a surprise kick. It is particularly deadly and a two point score when properly executed. While it is difficult to explain...

Karate: Strength Training, chito ryu karate, strength training
chito ryu karate, strength training, treadmill: Konnichwa Ian First thank you for honoring me with your question. You look to the external for your strength this is why you feel you need more of it. Understand this, The secret to real strength come s from knowing how to execute and apply angles, while...

Karate: Strengthening the wrist, best karate, correct alignment
best karate, correct alignment, pull ups: You could try one of those sprung v-shaped grip strengtheners, or do wrist curls with dumbells, or press-ups, pull-ups etc. Anything that uses the wrists. On a more important note, it doesn t matter how strong your wrists are if your arm is not straight when...

Karate: Stretching, body muscles, pain killers
body muscles, pain killers, time hope: Nig, im going to give you a section of an answer i previously wrote, if it doesnt answer your question please follow up with me. Flexibility- Every time you do a kick (or move, for that matter) you re working against your own body, muscles have to...

Karate: Strongest Technique, study anatomy, simple answer
study anatomy, simple answer, human body: Hi, I believe there is no simple answer to this question. Although the human body is well adapted and resistent to impact there are too many important weaknesses to list. Strikes to the side of the head above the ear are particularly dangerous but there...

Karate: Style check-up, son julian, wainright
son julian, wainright, orginization: Hi CJ! The name Wainright actually does sound familiar. I am afraid that at this point I cannot place him though. As for Chai Tajiquan, that is another matter. There are MANY teachers of Tajiquan named Chai, and it is certainly likely that some of them...

Karate: Systems of karate/Styles, serach engine, karate styles
serach engine, karate styles, person group: Well, a quick serach on Google, Yahoo, Excite, or any major serach engine for Karate and ryu will give you an idea - literally hundreds! In Japan and Okinawa you ll only find around 30 - 50 at best - but in the West there are thousands - many are not...

Karate: shin again, friend rick, shins
friend rick, shins, training session: Ted, I would not recommend just sitting there banging up your shins. Bear in mind that the conditioning you desire... is a total body movement, many many muscles are involved. YES, kick something, whether it be a heavy bag, a tree, a 2 X 4 you drove...

Karate: shinkage organizations, karate jutsu, robert ferris
karate jutsu, robert ferris, styles of martial arts: Mr. Kester, First let me wish you a happy birthday (Nov. 10, 1775). I too, was stationed at Camp Lejeune, from 1987-91. Robert Ferris name sounds familiar, but I don t believe I ve had the pleasure of meeting him. If you and your sensei are still in...

Karate: shins, shin muscles, steel pipes
shin muscles, steel pipes, exercies: Ted, Thanks for this question. The best conditioning exercises for the type of activity you described is to replicate the action. Kick your shins against a target (makiwara) start out light and work your way up to full blast shin kicking against increasingly...

Karate: shito ryu vs shukokai, ko kai, karate style
ko kai, karate style, kenwa: Hello Denis, Shukokai is a derivative of Tani-Ha Shito-Ryu that has been modified over the past decades by Kimura Sensei. Originally it came fro Shito-Ryu. Tani Chigoro was a student of Mabuni Kenwa who later moved to Europe to establish his own version...

Karate: How to shop for the perfect karate suit, karate suit, long trousers
karate suit, long trousers, leg movement: I m afraid I don t have a definitive answer to this question because it is purely a matter of taste (my favourite gi is not necessarily the best one for you or any other karateka). No particular type/weight/brand of suit will make your technique any better...

Karate: son with hemophilia wants to learn martial arts, martial arts style, intelligence development
martial arts style, intelligence development, mental discipline: Dear Hughes san, This is actually one of the more interesting questions I ve had presented to me lately, and both my sister and nephew have VonWillabrauns Disease, so I m actually familiar with some of the dangers and limitations you are concerned with....

Karate: son with hemophilia wants to learn martial arts, martial arts style, docotrs
martial arts style, docotrs, basketball baseball: Hi Scott First let me thank you for honoring me with your question. You want to go to a school or Dojo that specailizes in Kata and self-defense not kumite or what we call fighting or sparring due to his condition. You ask what schools are best? this is...

Karate: son with hemophilia wants to learn martial arts, martial arts style, docotrs
martial arts style, docotrs, basketball baseball: Scott, I would say that your son s special needs in training are not style specific but teacher specific. The best course of action would be to find an instructor who is willing to speak with your son s doctor and tailor a training regime based on his needs....

Karate: son,s training, clumsy children, rough school
clumsy children, rough school, shy children: Hi Alvino! Don t know why but for some days on I couldn t logg to allexperts. Sorry for that! Now about your kidd... My experience showed me that there are big diferences from a child to another even if they have the same age and phisycal constitution. They...

Karate: son's training, high kicks, real fight
high kicks, real fight, target: On no Alvino, your going to be hearing I told you so from your wife for a while =) There are several ways to get your son to start using his feet more. One way, is to utilize different drills where he is not allowed to use his hands. Hands are faster than...

Karate: son's training, asian world of martial arts, muay thai
asian world of martial arts, muay thai, martial artist: Hello Alvino! A good way to try and find Muay Thai in your area is to visit local martial arts schools and ask people! Believe it or not, most martial artist s are willing to share information! As for tapes, try Century online, Asian World of Martial...

Karate: son's training, ippon kumite, rear foot
ippon kumite, rear foot, puncher: Hi Alvino! How old is your son? Usually children like kicking and the general opinion is that karate=kicking, when actualy a good, realistic balance would be 70% punching and 30% kicking. But this does not mean you don t need to master 100% the kicks! The...

Karate: son's training, e mail address, new e mail address
e mail address, new e mail address, sheilds: Hi Alvino! Whoauu! Indeed your son is a big kid but don t forget he s only 7 years old. Let him do as he wishes! I m sure the day when he kicks will come at the right time. Trying to impose something to a child of 7 could have opposite efects. Remember,...

Karate: my son's training, shotakan karate, wife states
shotakan karate, wife states, emotional maturity: Hello Alvino. Actually, I have seen many parents become obsessed with their child s training. I had one student who was quite a prodigy. He was very young, but could perform karate with the power, speed, and grace of an exceptional adult. By the age...

Karate: son wants to learn martial arts has hemophilia b, shoto kan karate, hemophilia b
shoto kan karate, hemophilia b, martial arts style: Hello Scott, After a short look at exactly what this disease entails, it can be quite serious or relatively mild. Your situation suggests that it is relatively mild. If your physician has suggested that some contact sports are OK, then most martial arts,...

Karate: sparring, danny shaw, martial arts practitioners
danny shaw, martial arts practitioners, bath splash: Hi Danny, Your problem is very common to beggining martial arts practitioners, and really, about the only way to improve is to spar repeatedly. That said, there are a few things that may help you as you get into the mix of sparring. # 1) Often,...

Karate: speed, light weights, heavy weights
light weights, heavy weights, foot work: Thanks Ted, first off, if you are lifting heavy weights for mass, STOP. Bulky muscles might make you look cool but slow down your punches and kicks. Lift light weights until exhaustion. Stretch your muscles daily. Perform many many repetitions of...

Karate: how to do a spinning kick, allexperts, first person
allexperts, first person, sorry for the delay: Lewey, I m sorry it took me so long to respond to your question, I ve been on vacation and unfortunately forgot to switch over my status on AllExperts. There are many types of jump spinning kicks and im afraid i cant answer your question without more...

Karate: starting, takushoku university, tae kwon
takushoku university, tae kwon, high kicking: Answer 1: Tae Kwon Do has a lot of emphasis on high kicking, and if you are like most 25 year old males with heavy build, you will not have the flexibility for high side-kicks and will get frustrated. Karate still employs kicks but is happy with practical,...

Karate: starting, luck steve, tae kwon
luck steve, tae kwon, shotokan: Well, for starters, let me tell you what each style will be like. Tae Kwon Do focuses more on kicks and high level things. This requires much flexibility. If you are not very flexible, then this would not be the one for you. Shotokan focuses on more hand...

Karate: starting, tae kwon do school, realistic self defense
tae kwon do school, realistic self defense, school philosophy: Mark, it REALLY depends on the school and instructor. Every school has the option of leaning toward or away from realistic self-defense practice. The best way would be to watch both and see which of them SEEMS to be the most practical for you. In my Tae...

Karate: starting, tang soo do, tae kwon
tang soo do, tae kwon, perfect art: Shotokan and Tae Kwon Do have the same ancestry, and are largely similar from my experience (I have never trained in Shotokan so i cant tell you exactly what it s like) Tae Kwon Do is very very similar to the style that I have trained in for years: Tang...

Karate: starting back in karate,but with another club, tang soo do, question master
tang soo do, question master, having computer: This is a super question and I wanted to respond even though it is slightly outside my complete realm of knowledge. Most style of martial arts are born of a philosphy and style of fighting and defense that requires a development from the begining of training....

Karate: starting, shotokan karate, chioce
shotokan karate, chioce, personal safety: Dear Mark, Although there are better teachers, there are no better styles. Shotokan is traditional Japanese and TaeKwonDo is Treraditional Korean (though much of it is derived from Japanese and Okinawan origin). The latter puts much emphasis on kicking...

Karate: the state of mind when fighting, fight 2, zanshin
fight 2, zanshin, question the answer: I assume you mean competition fighting. This is a difficult question. The answer to all 3 questions is basically the same. To be your best in competition, you need to be focussed and relaxed in your mind. You need to aim for the same state of mind you...

Karate: streetfight, advance techniques, arms and legs
advance techniques, arms and legs, mental focus: Hello, It seems there are two problems here. First, why all the street fights? I do not know your situation nor your background, but it seems unusual to have so many experiences in street fights. For most of us it is better to avoid them. One way to...

Karate: I have seen a style of martial..., plum flower, google search
plum flower, google search, wooden platforms: Hi Chris! The training you speak of is not really a style, but a training method used in several Chinese styles. The tall wooden posts that you speak of are called plum flower stumps and they are used to teach balance and sure footedness in combat. If you...

Karate: style verify, united fighting arts federation, ufaf
united fighting arts federation, ufaf, fighting arts: John Judging from the logos and such on the site it would appear that these folks belong to the UFAF (United Fighting Arts Federation) headed by Chuck Norris. Added to that is the new XMA style, so when you mix this all together you get a lot of flash...

Karate: styles, black belts, college answer
black belts, college answer, legitimate organization: Billy my boy, your lashing out is evidence thyat you do not deserve the rank or title of soke... not to mention the fact that if you had in fact received enought training to receive such an honor from your former instructor you wouldnt act in such ways. Just...

Karate: styles for kids, color belts, noticeable difference
color belts, noticeable difference, strickler: Hello Mike...first off no style will make the child. Any style would work but really check into them. You want mentors not tormentors. Look for free classes for your kids for atleast one week. Look at the current children training there...is there a good spread...

Karate: Tang Soo Do, tong ji, korean martial arts
tong ji, korean martial arts, tang soo: Danny, I m sorry I must have mispoken, Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo do are both, i belive, descended form Soo Bahk Do, and have even deeper roots in Howrang Do, therefore they are the same age. I m no historian, thank you for bringing my mistake to my attention....

Karate: Tao Chi Do, martial arts history, tao chi
martial arts history, tao chi, black belts: Fabiane, A cage match is a no-holds-barred (NHB) fight that takes place in a boxing ring or similar area surrounded by a locked cage. Supposedly, the cage prevents the opponents from running away (in case one turns out to be a coward) or anyone else from...

Karate: Tatami, ancient chinese culture, fortune tellers
ancient chinese culture, fortune tellers, chinese pronunciation: Dear Anthony, I m not sure this will answer your question, but let me give it a try. First, tatami is a Japanese term that refers to the straw covered mats that are common in traditional Japanese buildings and homes. They measure roughly 3 x6 and were...

Karate: Teacher verification, teacher verification, chief instructors
teacher verification, chief instructors, sosai: I m sorry, I can not verify the credentials of this instructor. I do know that despite holding trainig sessions in what many would consider unlikely locations, there was never a program by Sosai of any duration that took place in a parking lot. Those who...

Karate: Thanks!, li fei, son julian
li fei, son julian, wu shu: That s great! I am glad you two were able to connect. Mr. Wainright sounds like a fine instuctor of an honored familiy tradition. He also seems to have been a profound influence on your life, which is what any good sifu should be. It is men like this that...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, wisdom words, thanks in advance
wisdom words, thanks in advance, life experience: Brian, I would not say I am an expert - as expertise requires one to be learned in all - whereas I only have 40 years in the practise of Karate (one art). However, I will attempt to answer you questions. My life has been important because I have helped...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, funakoshi, karate
funakoshi, karate, way of life: I prefer to call myself a student of the martial arts. The things most important to me are my wife and family. I think that karate has helped me realise this. There is no one book or course that can lead to mastering anything, but I would recommend...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, war and peace, karate
war and peace, karate, multitude: Hi Brian Thank you for your interesting question; sorry for the delay, I ve been away. The things in life my art has taught me would be too great to mention as it has covered a multitude of things. The book is a difficult one but I suppose it would...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, matter of pride, straightforward question
matter of pride, straightforward question, mr johnston: Hello sir, For once a relatively straightforward question. But still it is more than it might seem. If I had to pick the top few things that training has hopefully given to me, it would start with humility. Always there are those who are more...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, dirt nap, learning by teaching
dirt nap, learning by teaching, kodokan: Dear Brian, I m not an expert but a long time student of the arts and life...will always be until I take the dirt nap. First thing I can t stress enough is that, Karateka means one who practices karate....don t strive pass this basic meaning for life. Enjoy...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, pern novels, anne mcaffery
pern novels, anne mcaffery, mythical creatures: I am impressed with your question, most people ask my advice on physical aspects of the martial arts, and may neglect the mental and spiritual. My life (albeit short) has taught me that you need only a few things to be contented in this world: A friend...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, steve wilson, mr wilson
steve wilson, mr wilson, dear mr: Brian, In all of my years studying martial arts, I have found one book that has been the best for me. It is the Bible. It is a religous book, but it is full of wisdom that applies to martial arts. Good luck in your searches. Steve Wilso...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, forrest e morgan, styles of martial arts
forrest e morgan, styles of martial arts, many other aspects: Brian: Thank you for the compliment, although I do not consider myself an expert on any subject. I am merely a student of life! Your question is a tough one, for I hold many things my training has attributed to my life in deep regard. My martial...

Karate: Things that your life and art have taught you, philospher lao, lao tzu
philospher lao, lao tzu, heart of things: To this point (I would hope my learning is not ended) I think that these three things stand out: First, that the only constant in the universe is change. Whatever you think you are today is not what you were yesterday, nor what you will be tomorrow. Second,...

Karate: Timing, jion, nidan
jion, nidan, oyama: Hello Mr Michael Oyama sensei, the founder of Kyokushinkai style,once said about dance that if a karate person can not understand dancing he can not really understand karate. It s just like music or dancing when you come to kata timing This 3 repeatedly...

Karate: Ton bo kata, defunct web, sword master
defunct web, sword master, japanese language: Hi Mark, That one does not look to be from simple Nihong (Japanese language), could be from a dialect I do not know of, or as you say a name, of someone I am not familiar with...I have to admit that I probably can not help with this one. I will ask some...

Karate: Tournaments, wavemaster punching bag, competition experience
wavemaster punching bag, competition experience, absense: Many questions - few answers! When you compete in tournaments, you leave your teacher, and many times the familiarity of your own dojo and style, behind. In the absense of a master, you make experience your master. The best training for sparring competition...

Karate: Training - New Path, karate organisations, unfortunatly
karate organisations, unfortunatly, guarntee: Sorry to be a while - I ve been on holiday. Karate is and always has been full of politics and politicians. Usually it is down to a few people making lots of money out of large numbers of students. This has led to numerous high-quality and high-ranking...

Karate: Training?, traditional karate instruction, son tho
traditional karate instruction, son tho, class mates: Dear Tisha, Thank you for this question. I will give you the best answer I can without knowing this instructor. First, in the old-days traditional Karate instruction tended to be pretty tough, although even early Shoin-ryu schools were not characteristically...

Karate: Translation, kata names, bo kata
kata names, bo kata, okinawan karate: Libby~ Thanks for your question. I don t have any knowledge of a bo kata called susho no kunsho. However, there is a somewhat popular Okinawan kobudo bo kata called Sushi no Kun or Shushi no Kun, and I believe you are referring to this kata. There are...

Karate: Translation of this kata..., kata names, japanese martial arts
kata names, japanese martial arts, okinawan language: Thanks for your question. I must admit that I m not familiar with this kata, but I may be able to offer a little more insight into the name. First, is this a Japanese stick kata? If so, the Japanese do not use the letter q , so Sequin is not a Japanese...

Karate: Trying to find info, american karate association, philippino
american karate association, philippino, time david: Im sorry that I am not personally familiar with this master, however, I think that part of the problem you have may be the way you are spelling the names. I think it may be - Enrique Machado Tuhon and the Philippine (or Philippino) American Karate...

Karate: taekwando founder gen. choi hung li, karate in japan, high kicks
karate in japan, high kicks, kwan: Gen Choi studied Shotokan Karate in Japan, but I don t know whether he actually studied under Funakoshi. High kicks are dangerous unless you re very good with them. As with any aspect of the martial arts, it s the skill of the fighter, not the technique itself,...

Karate: Not many taijiquans use sash?, chi students, rank system
chi students, rank system, phase system: I was referring to schools that have no rank system at all. While studying in China, I never ran across Tai Chi schools with ranking systems (not to say there aren t any) I have seen this practice more in Europe and the US. I have in fact seen schools that...

Karate: "tao chi do", shaolin karate, tao chi
shaolin karate, tao chi, japanese martial arts: Jeff, I wanted to post a follow-up to my previous answer. I did not want to give you the wrong impression about Mr. Proctor. Just because I couldn t find reference to tao chi do doesn t mean that it doesn t or couldn t have existed at one point. I want...

Karate: tell me please, iron palm, push ups
iron palm, push ups, striking post: Mohd-- First of all, thanks for you question. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. As for hand conditioning, it is not something to be taken lightly. It is a time consuming process, requiring much dedication and patience. If not, you can seriously...

Karate: no train, foundation senate, personal stuff
foundation senate, personal stuff, paladin: Johnny, Please start using my personal email: you do not want your personal stuff posted on here! Plus I will need to send you important information and requirements if you wish to use our services. you can find our website at the address below. ...

Karate: training, martina sprague, training fitness
martina sprague, training fitness, hundreds and thousands: Hello Joseph Thank you for your question. There are hundreds and thousands to choose from and as you have probably already found out some aren t very informative. I can really recommend any books or DVD s, however you could try the following which...

Karate: training, mawashi geri, body memory
mawashi geri, body memory, combative sports: My method involved first, following my regular training schedule. This involved all manner of aerobic and anerobic (burst) exercises to build endurance and explosive speed. Unlike other combative sports, like boxing, you may have to fight many times the...

Karate: training, extraordinary things, haberdashery
extraordinary things, haberdashery, black belt: Certainly! So long as you can still think you have hope. For example, all those years you worked you wore a tie. As you grew older your eyes began to fail, and you wore glasses. But you were always losing them. In the back of your tie was a small strip...

Karate: Unsure of what to do..., brown belts, black belts
brown belts, black belts, tattle: Hi Olivia Thanks contacting me again. I am glad to hear that you managed to leave your previous dojo. I note that you are currently experiencing problems at your new club which is worrying you. Should you do anything or not? It does not sound...

Karate: URGENT HELP!! Junior Division Black Belt Test 6-25, military obligation, contralateral side
military obligation, contralateral side, belt test: Hello, I am late in answering and this is regrettable. It was a military obligation of 2 weeks. I am unsure if this block is the same as our side block, or Yoko-Uke. I will assume that it is. Using this movement as a block, as is done at...

Karate: Using Chi, chinese systems, dis service
chinese systems, dis service, student face: Dear Randy, I am not sure if I understand the exact point of your question. If you re asking can chi be used to immobilize an opponent in the method of simply touching one or two points on the body and actually causing the person to be unable to move,...

Karate: use of anger in fighting, controlled anger, zen training
controlled anger, zen training, chinese weapons: Dear Jeff, The masters teach that you should never fight when angry, or for that matter, when experiencing any strong emotion. This is one reason why the traditional arts have had such a parallel development with zen training. Both of these seek the state...

Karate: Vtech shooting, team psychologist, combat experiences
team psychologist, combat experiences, san diego california: Dan, You are absolutely correct in your analysis. At the present time we are studying this situation as well as the 911 events. We are in the process of putting together a program to deal with such situations and I m not at liberty to disclose our program...

Karate: vertical jumping, danny shaw, snap kick
danny shaw, snap kick, tang soo: Hi Danny, I understand you may have submitted this question some time ago. I have just received your question although I have received other questions from All Experts. I am in a similiar are known as Tang Soo Do. I understand your question throughly and...

Karate: Wado-Ryu, shito ryu, okinawan karate
shito ryu, okinawan karate, karate wado: Hi Ben, Certainly, for you and me, Wado-Ryu is the best style of Karate-Do because it is our chosen style. Others might disagree because of their devotion to their own style and I believe that is a good-thing. There are four styles of karate considered...

Karate: Weapons, tang soo do, strict principles
tang soo do, strict principles, section staff: Hi Scott, Interesting question. Traditionally Tang Soo Do does not use weapons although there are some weapons forms taught that seem to be a standard in Tang Soo Do. Not sure why that is but the strict principles of Tang Soo Do do not use weapons at all....

Karate: Weapons, tang soo do, section staff
tang soo do, section staff, koreans: well, Scott I have never even held a 3 piece bong before, nor seen one in 14 years of competing in the same circuit of tournaments. Tang Soo Do weapons are based on farming implements due to the ban on martial arts practice during the japaneese occupation...

Karate: WHATS...?, hayakawa, spiritual development
hayakawa, spiritual development, finding a way: Dear Silvio san, WHAT DO YOU THINK THATS THE MOST HARD TYPE OF MARTIAL ARTS? This is probably more difficult to answer than it looks, because the difficulty is varied and it s different for each person. For someone like me, and I am older, physically...

Karate: Winded stomach, lower abdomen, abdominal muscles
lower abdomen, abdominal muscles, button area: Hello Danny, Sounds like this must have been a relatively heavy blow. Normally the abdominal muscles are resistant to physical damage from strikes, but if the diaphragm is bruised it can take a while to get better. The infection concerns me though. ...

Karate: weight loss, karate training, light weights
karate training, light weights, proper diet: Hi Byron Thank you for your question. Your question regarding loosing weight is a good one and one I am often asked in my own dojo. You won t notice anything major in the first few weeks as this is gradually. It is hard to judge as I know nothing about...

Karate: What should i do?!?!, tae kwan do, sport karate
tae kwan do, sport karate, traditional karate: As you may already know, traditional karate is better than Tae Kwon Do in the way of effectiveness. Tae Kwon Do incorporates a lot of kicks and flashier moves designed for tournaments and so forth. By the sounds of your interests you might find a good fit...

Karate: ???, diploma mill, paper proof
diploma mill, paper proof, orginization: Hi Claire First thank you for honoring me with your question. Being able to teach and having students is beautiful. We have to treat our skill as an responsibility if one was to go to med school and miss out on the blood work classes I don t care how...

Karate: ???, diploma mill, paper proof
diploma mill, paper proof, competent teacher: Claire, Unless you meet their standards (ITF) I seriously doubt they would recognize you. I would recommend simply teaching what you know under your fathers name/style name. If you are a competent teacher with credible techniques students will see...

Karate: ??, martil, kyokushin
martil, kyokushin, tengu: I can understand her position, which may be true in some cases. She seems to have your best future interest at heart. If you someday wish to become a true martil artist, recognized by all, you must first learn to understand and accept the idea of obedience....

Karate: HOW???x2, student wisdom, physical manifestation
student wisdom, physical manifestation, physical eye: Osu! Konnichiwa Kohi Marc Pleasant words indeed, as for your question, how do I train the void? Vigorously train my Kata, kihon anything else? There must be more! Answer: There is nothing to understand about the void. Kokoro or trying to understand it...

Karate: the ying yang patch, kenpo karate, karate style
kenpo karate, karate style, instructer: Hi Jimmie Thank you for your question and well done for passing your first test. Most club or association badges are put on the left hand side of the Gi. I can say I am too sure about the patch though as this maybe worn differently. If you are unsure...

Kendo: Kendo, slow steps, mind and spirit
slow steps, mind and spirit, fair fight: well Kelly, The word Sonkyu is a term used meaning respectful fair start/fair fight . It is used in Kendo to give both competetors an equal start to a fight. The first three slow steps towards each other is to allow each fighter to perpare mind and spirit...

Kendo: Using a leather tsuba in kendo, head sensei, kendo dojo
head sensei, kendo dojo, tsuba: Yoshi, that shouldn t be disrespectful to use a leather tsuba at practice in my dojo, but all dojos have diffrent rules. If I was you- ask your head sensei about it and if he say it is ok, then noone should contest it. In my Kendo dojo we all respect the...

Kentucky: ANTIQUE KENTUCKY BEAU DECANTER, heaven hill distilleries, bardstown kentucky
heaven hill distilleries, bardstown kentucky, blended whiskey: Hi Ann, I ve done a little research on your behalf and have found the following, (Unfortunately, none of it revealed the origins of your decanter, but I have found a link to the manufacturer.) Kentucky Beau Bourbon is a blended whiskey which is still...

Kentucky: Assistance for single working mothers, state unemployment offices, counsling
state unemployment offices, counsling, food stamps: Hello Kristy, To answer your question, Unfortunitly I do not know of any other direct programs which may be of help to you other than training programs. The state unemployment offices offer assistance not only for people that are unemployed but also for...

Kentucky: dv 2004, visa lottery, visa category
visa lottery, visa category, travel visa: Hello Bisrat, I think that your message was mistakenly sent to the wrong category. Please look at the site again and resubmit your question. The Kentucky category usually anwsers vacation type travel questions and I think you are looking for a travel visa...

Kentucky: Assistance for single working mothers, debit credit card, spelling skills
Kentucky: Assistance for single working mothers, debit credit card, spelling skills, act number

Kentucky: Hiring Practice, types of felonies, sexual crimes
types of felonies, sexual crimes, kentucky law: Hello Darlene, Although this type of question is usually out of my area of expertise the answer is yes. Kentucky law prohibits those convicted of certain types of felonies such as abuse or sexual crimes for being employed by agencies that deal with the mentally...

Kentucky: to do in KY, harrodsburg ky, religious sect
harrodsburg ky, religious sect, rail bridge: Hello Ram, Danville is a small to midsize city by Kentucky standards. The downtown area has some historic houses and neighborhoods especially around the Centre College area. If you are looking for the tourist type stuff to do there are several attractions...

Kentucky: kentucky towns, lagrange kentucky, crestwood kentucky
lagrange kentucky, crestwood kentucky, kentucky towns: Hi Rebecca, I can tell you about the surrounding small towns where I live. Lagrange Kentucky, Crestwood Kentucky are two wonderful towns to raise your children. I live in Louisville and I am a real estate agent and I also work in 5 hospitals (part time)....

Kentucky: Locating Apartment, native kentuckian, acupuncture practice
native kentuckian, acupuncture practice, direct email: Mike, I would suggest St. Matthew s area (I know of a house/Dr. Office that is for sale now...on Lexington Road. Or the Middletown Area..both of these are great locations to live. Good Luck Annette MIKE, I know a great real estate agent that will find...

Kentucky: lexington ky, lexington herald leader, lexington massachusetts
lexington herald leader, lexington massachusetts, kentucky historical society: Hello Courtney, As a native of Lexington, Kentucky I have always been under the impression that Lexington was named in honor of the first battle of the Revolutionary War fought in Lexington, Massachusetts, but I wanted to be sure so I ve done a little research...

Kentucky: proffesional sports, university of kentucky wildcats, louisville cardnials
university of kentucky wildcats, louisville cardnials, professional sports teams: Hello Kyle, The reason you are having a hard time finding professional sports teams in Kentucky is because we have none. Kentucky is, and has always been a college sports state. With two of the major powerhouses in college basketball, the University of...

Kentucky: , short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts
short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, mild climate: Hello again Ram, Even though Kentucky is generally considered to have a mild climate we do have our periods of extreme temperatures which can range anywhere between 105 degrees to -5 degrees so it is best to be prepared. I personally would bring 1 heavy...

Kentucky: , spring in kentucky, temperatures range
spring in kentucky, temperatures range, warm summers: Hello Ram, I think you will find Kentucky to be a warm and friendly place. Our weather is generally mild with long warm summers. Temperatures range between 80 to 95 mid-June to August. Fall which usually lasts from September to late November sees temperatures...

Kenya: Response regarding a Wedding Planner in Kenya, africa www, lyan
Kenya: Response regarding a Wedding Planner in Kenya, africa www, lyan, brides

Kenya: Wedding Venue In Kenya, wedding invitation cards
Kenya: Wedding Venue In Kenya, wedding invitation cards

Kenya: garden venues, staff training centre, karen blixen
staff training centre, karen blixen, st christophers: Hi Nyokabi, hope you are well. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptuals. Now the following is a list of all the places i know you could hold your garden wedding: Banda School -020 891220/60/891689 College Of Insurance South C-020609175 Co-operative...

Kenya: Response regarding a Wedding Planner in Kenya, wedding expert, wedding planners
wedding expert, wedding planners, kariuki: Hi Gil, Thank you for posting your inquiry on allexperts.com. I am well placed to assist you in planning your wedding as not only am I a volunteer wedding expert on this website, I m also a Director of Waridi Limited, an Events management company that...

Kenya: Wedding In Kenya, karen blixen museum, safari park hotel
karen blixen museum, safari park hotel, st christophers: Hi Shilpa, Hope you are well. The following is a list of all the places i know you could hold your garden wedding: Banda School -020 891220/60/891689 College Of Insurance South C-020609175 Co-operative Staff training Hi Nyokabi Safari Park Hotel-0203633000...

Kenya: Wedding Venue In Kenya, karen blixen museum, wedding venue
karen blixen museum, wedding venue, marula: Hi Shilpa, Hope your week has been well.I got the contact details for the following places: Marula Manor-Fred Okelo-Marketing Manager-0722 499078 Karen Blixen-Caroline-0722848043/882130 Sky Blue Gardens-0722141713/0733984957 Hope the above details...

Kenya: blood and honey, blood and honey, dead bees
blood and honey, dead bees, rich nutrients: Hi Barbara, I m not sure in what context you re asking. Blood and honey as a meal or as rituals or? I ll hazard a guess you are asking as a meal, but if i m wrong, please write back and let me know. Pastoralist communities consume blood for it s rich nutrients....

Kenya: FOOD, kikuyu, tribe
kikuyu, tribe, soapstone: Jacqueline, Thanks for your good question.I personally I am from a tribe called Kisii tribe which is known world wide because of soapstone carvings.But I was brought up by in a Kikuyu village built during the colonial days. So I am sure I will be able...

Kenya: Kenya building industry, google search, architecture student
google search, architecture student, thematic maps: Hi Erika, I ll have to ask around more for more technical information. I might need to find that out from an architectural firm. I ve tried a Google search for a link I could help you with, but didn t get lucky on that. Sorry though, but I ll keep checking...

Kenya: kenya`s Tourism, hiking, mt
hiking, mt, kilimanjaro: Thanks for having chosen Kenya as part of University research work. Well probably I will start with how Global warming is a threat to Tourism and we will come later to economy and tourism in Kenya. A few years back I was privileged to work with Japanese...

Kenya: Migrating to Kenya, moving, to
moving, to, kenya: Hi Naresh Desai, Okay I will answer your question even though your question was addressed to Mr Kagi. Sorry for late reply back to your question.Due to sensitivity of your question ( very Important )after finding the answers to your question I decided...

Kenya: marriage, valid marriage, marriage act
valid marriage, marriage act, marriage license: Hi Angela, By getting married in Kenya, you were given a valid marriage license that met all requirements for foreigners getting married in this country. Therefore, it should legally be accepted in England, as it was certified under the Marriage Act here....

Kenya: Regulation of work permits
Dear Karmal, Is everything okay?. I was expecting to hear from you as from Saturday but I have not heard from you. I wanted to forward your case to the minister concern. I was thinking may be you could compile your case together in a polite way and then...

Kenya: AG Marriage, notice of marriage, marriage status
notice of marriage, marriage status, civil registrar: Hi Maryanne, The 21 days is the mandatory wait. The three months varies, but the AG s office is the one that sets the date. They tell you the date won t come after the three months. So you can t really rush it, coz it depends on when they are free. So if...

Kenya: Customs, family, communication no no's etc, eye lash, tourism in canada
eye lash, tourism in canada, acts of god: Hi Laura, Sounds like an interesting paper. Well, first, traditional African norms have largely been eroded by globalisation....we mostly follow Western norms. For example, sticking up the middle finger is the same here as in Canada. Few uniquely African...

Kenya: Kenya's pop culture, nyama choma, goat
Kenya: Kenya's pop culture, nyama choma, goat, dish

Kenya: Kikoromeo, high street fashion, fashion house
Kenya: Kikoromeo, high street fashion, fashion house

Kenya: Kenya, kenya, tribe
kenya, tribe: Hi Ace, Well at the moment this question may need a research to be done because there was clashes in Kenya at the beginning of this year. I would say Kenya population was and is between 33 million to 38 million. If you want exact number I will do that...

Kenya: Kenya's new clothing trends?, style dresses, baggy clothes
style dresses, baggy clothes, short skirts: Hi, Urban areas are the more industrialised towns, where the main economic activities are white-collar jobs like banking, trade, shops everywhere, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. There s more people, houses are closer together, almost no open spaces,...

Kenya: Kenya nonverbal communication, kenya, tribe
kenya, tribe, friendly.: Hi Carolyn, Thanks for your kind words.If your research is not over yet, I can try make a video record for you and after down lading we will give you a link and you will find all the sign communication. This may take a week or so. Please confirm if you...

Kenya: Kenya's pop culture, baggy clothes, desperate housewives
baggy clothes, desperate housewives, short skirts: Hi, The traditions are not very rampant. Most people have moved away from their rural areas to urban centres, and with the eroding of old culture, little tribal tendencies are left. In areas of Maasailand, you ll find the Maasai dressed in traditional gear...red...

Kenya: Kenyan Lifestyle, livestock farming, way past midnight
livestock farming, way past midnight, luhya: Lifestyle in urban areas if fast-paced, we do coffee dates, movies, plays, lunches and dinners, meeting at pubs. Nights are mainly for social activities, day time people are busy at work. In rural areas, life is slower. Farming takes up their time from around...

Kenya: Kenyan Pop music, gospel musician, sweet mama
gospel musician, sweet mama, miss independent: Hi Ren, Sorry for the delay. As of last Sunday, the top 10 most popular songs here were: 1. No one like you - P-Square 2. Miss independent - Ne yo 3. Spotlight - Hudson 4. Live your life - TI 5. Sweet Love - Wahu 6. Bado Niponipo - Mwana FC 7. Can...

Kenya: How Kenyans get around, north eastern province, caterpillar boots
north eastern province, caterpillar boots, long distance travel: Hi Nara, Sorry for the delay. Kenyans get by on foot, by car, train, bus, 14-seater public vehicles we call matatus, bicycle and motorbike. Shoes range from loafers, sneakers, flats, heels, peep-toes to caterpillar boots and designer leather. Almost anything...

Kenya: Kenyq, vernacular languages, child labour
vernacular languages, child labour, national language: Kids play hide and seek, bladder (A game where long piece of rubber is tied to form a kind of circle, then its wrapped around the legs of two kids and stretched, then kids jump in and out of it as the height from the ground is increased....this is hard to...

Kenya: Kikoromeo, spaghetti tops, skirt suits
spaghetti tops, skirt suits, custom made clothes: Jeans, t-shirts, spaghetti tops, dress tops, skirt suits, tailored pants, suits, skirts, sweaters, shirts that look like the ones Mandela wears, run-of-the-mill shirts, and so on. The stuff you d see on your streets, you d see here. Most of the clothes that...

Kenya: kenya non-communication, Masai, tradtional
Masai, tradtional, marriage: Hi Phil, Non-verbal communication in Kenya depend with each tribe and the locality. The main non verbal communications in Kenya is mostly hand signs and body gesture. Normally the non verbal communications takes place among people of the same caliber....

Kenya: Lifestyle, rush hour traffic, coffee drinks
rush hour traffic, coffee drinks, manual labour: Hi Sophie, Our lifestyle is rather Western. We meet up with friends for coffee, drinks, lunch, dinner, whatever we can. We leave work by around 6pm, and given the rush-hour traffic, it s better to spend time in restaurants than in traffic. It can get pricey...

Kenya: Marriage, registrar of marriages, legal divorce
registrar of marriages, legal divorce, man woman: Hi Ace, Under the law, a man/woman is allowed to marry only one woman. Before conducting another marriage, the Registrar of marriages will have to confirm you are not married to anyone else, and any previous marriages have been nullified either by death of...

Kenya: music, hip hop rnb, funeral songs
hip hop rnb, funeral songs, colonialism: Hi Serena, Sorry for the delay. We had our own type of music before colonialism, then that changed with the introduction of hymns and musical instruments. With the advent of TV, our music became more soulful, then with Internet and world preferences, we...

Kenya: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Nairobi, upmarket, luxury
upmarket, luxury, camp: Okay I would recommend the Tree camp in Ngorongoro crater lodge and if you are doing trip this year as for the rates,I can help you pay 10% less against the rack rate which is - High season - $1115 P/P - Mid season - $655 P/P. - Low Season - $570 ...

Kenya: reading, trribal, safaris
trribal, safaris, excursions: Hi Ryan, Kenya celebrate Christmas but it something totally different from what is done in overseas. Different tribes celebrate christmas in different ways and also the location will depends,christmas Celebration in the big cities is the opposite of celebration...

Kenya: Dating, cape verdian, african american woman
cape verdian, african american woman, great personality: Hey Renee, Sorry, by the time you get this email, it ll be 2009....I wasn t working on the first so i didn t check my mail!! Anyway, I think once Kenyan men get out of Kenya, they all of a sudden acquire a culture. There s really no Kenyan culture to speak...

Kenya: dating a kenyan man in america, kenyan, tribe
kenyan, tribe, kenyansafari: Hi Sophie, Glad to hear you are dating Kenyan man who is a bit conservative, you must be very lucky to have such a Kenyan man. If he was in Kenya he would be highly respected That is the truth. Well it is true people are not always the same and it also...

Kenya: daughter e-mailing man from kenya, family lawyer, shari
family lawyer, shari, bsc: Okay Shari,one month would be too soon to ask your daughter about coming to US. I know one thing it is very difficulty to get a visa to US and Kenyan would do anything to get visa. One thing we cannot judge anyone before finding any facts.If you don t mine,...

Kenya: exploring kenya for kids, jumping rope, authentic foods
jumping rope, authentic foods, ugali: Hi Marie, You can prepare roast maize cobs, ugali, which is prepared using maize flour and hot water, mixed till it hardens, githeri, which is a mix of maize and beans prepared in a gravy with tomatoes, onions and corriander, mukimo should also be easy, boil...

Kenya: daughter e-mailing man from kenya, third world countries, genuine relationship
Kenya: daughter e-mailing man from kenya, third world countries, genuine relationship, opportunist

Kenya: kikuyu diet, ruthin
Kenya: kikuyu diet, ruthin

Kenya: food, goats cows, spicy rice
goats cows, spicy rice, everyday foods: Hi, Most families that can afford to, tend to eat more meat over christmas, so there s usually the slaughter of goats, cows, sheep and chicken, which are roasted, what we call nyama choma. Also, there are foods we consider not everyday foods like chapati...

Kenya: Kenyan christmas foods, christmas foods, christmas food
christmas foods, christmas food, special christmas: Hi, Well, we don t have a specific type of food, but we certainly try to have more of it, whatever it will be. Since most cannot afford to eat meat most of the year, at least a chicken is slaughtered, a goat or a calf. There s also what we call chapati, but...

Kenya: Kenyan Tribes, embus, kenyan tribes
embus, kenyan tribes, melting pot: Hi Dorothy, If he s from Voi, he s most likely a Taita or from the Mijikenda community. Most tribes are not situated in one place, though in many cases, that is the way things are. For example, in central province one is likely to find Kikuyus, Merus, Embus,...

Kenya: kikuyu diet, kikuyu tribe, gikuyu
kikuyu tribe, gikuyu, sweet potatoes: Hi Imogen, With globalisation and all, the Kikuyus are merging with all the other tribes, very few traditional Kikuyus are left, majority are modernised. But for the traditional Kikuyu, dress would include colourful shukas, which are long sheet-like materials...

Kenya: Marriage Ceremony, tribal, story
tribal, story, abugusii: Hi Samantha, Now I am gong to give you a very interesting story about traditional wedding. In my tribe there was two type of marriages. Ogokururwa Marriage. This kind of marriage involved some kind of force which was considered to expose the girl to...

Kenya: nairobi to mombasa, matatu, travel hours
matatu, travel hours, train trip: Hi Chatchai, A bus trip to Mombasa from Nairobi is a good idea. It s cheaper than taking a flight, which costs about 6,000 shillings (about 75 dollars). A bus trip lasts 7-8 hours, and you can get a relatively comfortable bus that will make a number of stops...

Kenya: shots for Kenya, shots, kenya
shots, kenya, traveling: Hi Frances, Yes you will need to have shots; The following is healthy information from our site. Healthy Shots and Medication It is highly recommended to consult your doctor for medical advice or travel medical consultant before travel: To enter...

Kenya: Wedding Planners, wedding planners, nairobi
wedding planners, nairobi: Hi, you could check out some of the websites, see if they have anything. See www.harusi.co.ke and planninganeven.co.ke (though this one is still under construction, but when it s up and running, possibly within a month, you could check it out for more info)...

Kenya: wedding venues, marriage, wilderness
marriage, wilderness, civil: Hi Mara, There are several places that you could hold your wedding ceremony but it depend with what kind of wedding reception you want. Are having a religious wedding,a traditional say like a Masai wedding or you will have civil marriage . Please let...

Kenya: food, lake victoria, kariuki
lake victoria, kariuki, traditional meals: Hi Johnny, We do have lots of trsditional food in Kenya, this foods largely depend on the part of kenya you originate from and the tribe. If one is from the Central part of Kenya, they would probably eat a mixture of beans and maize(corn) this dish is...

Kenya: Clothing customs, colourful clothes, pack clothes
colourful clothes, pack clothes, social gatherings: Hi Sandra, Most Kenyans dress in whatever they have, but we do tend to be a bit colourful. Black would be ok for social gatherings, but for church, you can wear more colourful, patterned clothing. As we get more globalised and all, though, black is beginning...

Kenya: car driver hiring company
Sali Faig, I am not sure if did manage to find good contact to send you drivers from kenya. If not I can help you find drivers from kenya. Thanks, Okeno...

Kenya: company products in kenya, quality sauces, tomato sauce
quality sauces, tomato sauce, kenya: Hi, The most popular brands of tomato sauce are those manufactured by Peptang and Zesta. The Peptang one is a bit more expensive than Zesta, but while the former is thicker and better-tasting (in my view), Zesta is more sugary and a bit thinner. Other...

Kenya: 1 wife or wives?, sheep goats, education religion
sheep goats, education religion, physical involvement: Hi Cherry, Thanks for your question, sorry I have been away on safari and that is why there was delay replying back. I think the best thing I can do is to give you detailed information which lead men marrying more than one wife. First your question the...

Kenya: Gifts, mud house, skirt suit
mud house, skirt suit, floral prints: Hi Bridie, That s very nice of you!! I d suggest some clothes. Maybe a nice, not too tight dress for your sponsored child, Jeans and a t-shirt for the boy and a dress or skirt suit for the mom. I don t know if by mudhouse you mean they live in the village...

Kenya: marriage, strangest thing, african culture
strangest thing, african culture, black woman: Dear Confused, Hi, sorry about your dilemma. I can imagine how anxious it s making you. African culture s the strangest thing. We re becoming more and more Westernised, yet we re still African and have close bonds with our folks who tend to be more cultural...

Kenya: moving to Kenya, case in kenya, coaching sports
case in kenya, coaching sports, kenyans: Hi Lynda, Thanks for the kind comments, and it s very nice of you to be so concerned about offending others! Don t hesitate to ask, I understand you just want to know, so it s ok. Black/white families are not viewed in negative light, just that people...

Kenya: Permanent Residence permit/ kenya, british citizenship, citizenship act
british citizenship, citizenship act, visitors visa: So sorry, I though I sent a reply. Turns out I didn t. Oops! And now I understand your dilemma. There s little information on the Class K permit. The following is all I got. And there s an annual fee of 25,000 shillings that you ll be charged for it. Also,...

Kenya: travel to kenya, ngorongoro crater lodge, mara sarova
ngorongoro crater lodge, mara sarova, mara intrepids: Hi Houman, I think Kenya this year is not doing very well in tourism and so many lodges and hotels have revised their prices to low end to try to get more clients. I just received revised rates for the lodges and I thought if it is okay with you I could...

Kenya: Diversity in Kenya, african traditional religion, witch hunting
african traditional religion, witch hunting, belief in god: Hey Tracy, Sorry for taking so long. My response might receive a lot of flak as diversity is hard to quantify in these changing times. We re getting more and more westernised, but a few older people still uphold a lot of the traditional values. So I ll...

Kenya: Marriage to a Kenyan, immigration laws, luo
Kenya: Marriage to a Kenyan, immigration laws, luo, reply

Kenya: Migrating to Kenya, accurate guidance, indecision
Kenya: Migrating to Kenya, accurate guidance, indecision

Kenya: Marriage to a Kenyan, immigration search, permenant resident
immigration search, permenant resident, citizenship act: Hi Jessica, Congratulations on the marriage! The issue of citizenship is still being analysed by the government and might be adjusted if constitutional reforms are ever made. However, as things stand, you cannot be a dual citizen. So if you keep your US...

Kenya: Migrating to Kenya, immigration office, immigration law
immigration office, immigration law, work permit: Hi Naresh, Congratulations! Since you can t settle in Kenya without a work permit of some sort, you need to apply for one from the Kenya Immigration office which you can do through the Kenya commission in the US. Since you plan to invest in the country,...

Kenya: marriage, notice of marriage, affidavit of marriage
notice of marriage, affidavit of marriage, marriage ceremonies: Hi, well the AG is the only one that can make it legal. However, you can swear an affidavit of marriage. But you need a lawyer for this. For legal marriages, either the AG s certificate of marriage, or the affidavit are required. This helps with insurance...

Kenya: MORE QUESTIONS, fibre optic cables, broad band internet
fibre optic cables, broad band internet, states international university: Hi Naresh, Your daughter is doing the GCSE system, right? The British system? There are several schools she could apply to like Makini, Brookside, Greensteads and a host of others. Their GCSE system is very good and their amenities top class, given they are...

Kenya: START NEW BUSINESS IN KENYA, resident visa, left hand side
resident visa, left hand side, kenyan government: Hi Naresh, I ve checked the immigration website for the minimum capital requirement, but all they say is that it has to be sufficient to start and run a successful business. You can check with the Kenya consulate office in the States. They might offer much...

Kenya: Childbirth in Kenya, kenyan, child
kenyan, child, cultural: Dear Courtney, I think when a child is born, it is more of traditional ritual than the religious ritual. Even if some of the Christians offer Christian rituals for the born baby, like taking the child to the church to be blessed by the priest,...

Kenya: citzenship, dual citizenship, businessperson
dual citizenship, businessperson, lovely lady: Hi Eric, As our constitution stands, you cannot have dual citizenship. If you take Kenyan citizenship, you revoke your US one. And you can live in Kenya permanently, depending on the kind of permit you apply for. You can either come live here as a businessperson,...

Kenya: Getting kenya citizenship, immigration
Kenya: Getting kenya citizenship, immigration

Kenya: inter racial relations, initial moves, western approaches
initial moves, western approaches, polygamy: Hi, I m not too sure how dating s done in the West, but I can tell you how we do it here. Usually, the guy does the pursuing, though this is slowly changing. He s the one who ll make the initial moves. If the girl does it first, it s often thought too forward....

Kenya: Getting kenya citizenship, kenyan citizen, kenya embassy
kenyan citizen, kenya embassy, american citizenship: Hi Lupit, Congratulations!! It s much easier to apply for citizenship once your married to a Kenyan, but it s not automatic you ll get it. Also, Kenyan law, as it stands, does not allow for dual citizenship so you ll have to revoke your American one. ...

Kenya: Marriage, marriage act, dual citizenship
marriage act, dual citizenship, check www: Hi, Congratulations!! Well, first Kenya does not allow dual citizenship yet, so you would have to revoke your US one. The Marriage Act would give you the best advice on what legal standing you would have. Check www.kenyalaw.org, Chapter 150, Marriage Act....

Kenya: women in kenya, national hospitals, kenyan women
national hospitals, kenyan women, birth at home: Hi Tonya, About 40 per cent of Kenyan women give birth in clinics or district/national hospitals. There s usually a doctor or midwife present. Few invite their husbands, but some women raised in urban areas go in with their husbands. The other 60 usually...

Kenya: work/residence permit in Kenya, working, in
working, in, kenya: Hope all is well, not sure what you mean by partner, are you married?. If your partner is coming to work in Nairobi, his employer should process his work permit and I am sure if he is being provided with work permit there is an allowance to bring in a spouse,...

Kenya: adoption and name change, kenyan citizen, adoption orders
kenyan citizen, adoption orders, births and deaths: Hi Nancy, I think I may information which can help you out but people concerned prefer not to b eon internet. If you want you may email me directly and will get you more information or send me a text message. Thanks, Okeno...

Kenya: citizenship, own business, how do i become a citizen
own business, how do i become a citizen, citizenship: Dear Rachel, Very sorry for the late delay. Now I have done good home work on this request and the best advice I have is to follow the normal procedure which is slow but sure and inexpensive. First what you need to do is to register s company here...

Kenya: how to complete a certificate of no impendiment., necessary legal documents, romania government
necessary legal documents, romania government, registrar of marriages: Okay ,if you are getting married in Romania, it is true rules in that country should apply, the only part I can help you is get this certificate from here confirming that you are not married here in Kenya.Okay I know people who can help you but they would...

Kenya: FELICITY, registrar of marriages, marriage life
registrar of marriages, marriage life, legal ceremony: I am sorry for sending all this detailed answer. I felt it would be useful for even others who are in the same situation, I pray that it would be helpful to you. I am a graduate wedding planner and am very happy to share this information, should you have any...

Kenya: food, kenyan food, food styles
kenyan food, food styles, hi john: Hi John, Lack of knowledge or lack of understanding the Kenyan food. You can contact Kenyan Museum and you will be surprised to learn that Kenyan food is quite healthy and not primitive. May be you may need to explain which food in particular Kenyan food...

Kenya: hello, drinking beers, bush meat
drinking beers, bush meat, elder women: Hi Josh, Now I do not know where to start because in Kenyan we are over 42 tribes, which tribe are you referring to ? Each tribe have their kind of food even though some tribes which are closely related may have similar foods type. Again it depend with occasions,...

Kenya: homes, slum area, palm leaves
slum area, palm leaves, coastal regions: Hi Joe, Slums can be made of anything from sheets of cartons, tins mud an covered with polythene papers. In coastal regions they are built using mud and on the roof they use palm leaves - Makuti. The good news now in Kenya,our government is b helping the...

Kenya: Kenya Visas, marine mammal, volunteer project
marine mammal, volunteer project, boat management: First it means this company is not fully recognized in Kenya as a volunteers organizations such VSO and Peace Corp. If this company was registered and recongnized by kenyan government, you would auotmatcilly be a kenyan resident if your duration is more than...

Kenya: Marriage, information tomorrow, work permits
information tomorrow, work permits, julian: Julian, I will send you the all of the information regarding this marriage tomorrow but I do not think marrying her will make any difference as work permits are concerned again they find out that you are getting married to get to get the work permits it...

Kenya: marriage, sasa, madam
sasa, madam, passport: Hi James, Sasa James, This is very much okay, do not worry at all. I will send you a contact of a pastor that will help you book your marriage before your partner arrives and you will get married immediately she arrives or as soon as you wish. You will...

Kenya: RE- Marrige to a kenyan, marriage preparations, marriage registrar
marriage preparations, marriage registrar, marriage registration: Hi Esther, Okay , the first step you you need to get a legal impediment document to certify that you are not currently married and a copy of your passport. Then you will write a letter, sign and then send to Kenyan partner to give him okay to go ahead...

Kenya: Travel to Kenya, rain coat, warm clothes
rain coat, warm clothes, jeena: Dear Jeena, If he is going to live in Nairobi, he will need normal clothes required during spring season in the west.Sometime temperature can be down to 8- 10 degree Celsius. Yes he will need warm clothes and I do not think he needs heavy rain coat. Just...

Kenya: Volunteer Conservation Work, kenya wildlife service, kenyan government
kenya wildlife service, kenyan government, volunteer work: Hi Jaime, There is KWS - Kenya wildlife service, I will try to talk to them today or tomorrow. There is another one in Voi which is more of community project dealing with wildlife around here in Voi , if you will be interested in their work I am sure I can...

Kenya: Wedding traditions, different tribes, traditional weddings
different tribes, traditional weddings, wedding traditions: Hi Yvonne, Thanks for this interesting questions, but one thing we are about 42 different tribes and we have different traditional weddings and the practices are different. Please let m know which tribe you are talking about or which part of the country you...

Kenya: Certificate of no impendent to marriage, marriage registrar, tomorrw
marriage registrar, tomorrw, impediment: Hi Faraja, I think you are the one who needs certificate of Impediment from kenya. I think I can help you to get the certificate if you copy of your passport and birth certificate but I will have to confirm tomorrw with office of marriage registrar.I will...

Kenya: Cheaters, traditional marriage, dowry
traditional marriage, dowry, recourse: Hi Barbara, Thank God you have made one step to total freedom and future happiness - that you have left these people who abused you. Yes a fruit does not fall far off from the tree. May be this man does suffer from his family back ground of which I myself...

Kenya: christmas, old tunes, new girlfriend
old tunes, new girlfriend, christmas music: Hi Samantha, I think Christmas music to Kenyan means gospel music especially the old tunes but I tell what, just email me your address and will send you a few CD. I think this the best option because I am not sure if you will be able to find this kind of...

Kenya: costs in nairobi, kenyan shillings, information thanks
kenyan shillings, information thanks, nairobi: Hi Lewis, Now it depends with location you want to stay in and for how long. I wish I was in Nairobi because I would show you cheap areas. Okay let me know for how long you will be in Nairobi and on what kind of accommodation you need. The costs varies...

Kenya: Cheaters, kikuyu, african culture
Kenya: Cheaters, kikuyu, african culture, dowry

Kenya: Kenya non-verbal communication and their government philosphies, different tribes, non verbal communication
different tribes, non verbal communication, nonverbal communication: I am not sure if I got your question right, but nonverbal communication unless communicating with deaf people , it is not a serious modal of communications . It is mostly used by young people, telling jokes and sometime abusive.Kenya being with over 42 different...

Kenya: Luo Wedding Traditions, nile perch fish, formal introductions
nile perch fish, formal introductions, wedding traditions: Hi Jackie. Are you African or American?Is the wedding in the U.S.A or here in Africa? Your fiance will be more than happy to know that you are making some effort to add some of his traditions to your wedding and this may be even better if you plan them as...

Kenya: Marriage, certificate of no impediment, valid passport
certificate of no impediment, valid passport, marriage license: Hi Ray, No problem I am I can help you, all what you need is as follows - Valid passport - Birth certificate - Legal document proving that you are not married back at home, this can be from your local court or from any lawyer that would be recognized by US...

Kenya: marriage, registrar generals office, marriage procedure
registrar generals office, marriage procedure, notice of marriage: Congratulations for having found a woman you love to marry! How did you meet? If you met online, I would recommend you to come over to kenya and meet her, it is easier because Visa regulations to the United States from Kenya are highly restricted on grounds...

Kenya: Residency if married to a Kenyan, kenya high commission, east ottawa
kenya high commission, east ottawa, kenyan high commission: Hi Jerry!Kate here thank you for you question I had promised to contact the Canadian Embassy here in Kenya and this is what they wrote back to me, I hope you shall follow up on this. REGARDS AND BEST OF WISHES EXPERT WEDDING PLANNER. KATE We acknowledge...

Kenya: Wedding venues, windsor golf club, safari park hotel
windsor golf club, safari park hotel, staff training centre: The banda school with no accomodation,jacaranda hotel,windsor golf club, panafric hotel serena hotel, marula manor karen,Safari park Hotel.,The Norfolk hotel.Banda School -020 891220/60/891689 College Of Insurance South C-020609175 Co-operative Staff training...

Kenya: booty shaking in african dance, african girls, african dance
african girls, african dance, american girls: I think you should go for it and if you did learn from your grandma and your mum , then you are the right person to show this dance. May be what I should do is to get you copy of the TV competitions to show your friends this an okay dance otherwise our national...

Kenya: Christmas in Kenya, slaughter goats, christmas in kenya
slaughter goats, christmas in kenya, goats cows: Hi Marie, There are no special names for Christmas, but I would say Christmas is translated into other languages but with same meaning . For example in Swahili we say Christmas or Sikukuu ya Kilisimasi Christmas is celebrated here on 25th Dec but people...

Kenya: Citizenship, passport size photographs, passport application form
passport size photographs, passport application form, indian nationality: Registration of Births & Issue of Fresh Passport to Newly Born Children A child born outside India before 12.12.1992 is eligible for Indian citizenship by descent only if the father held Indian nationality at the time of the child’s birth. After this date,...

Kenya: Kenyan music and Makoma music, makoma, christmas time
makoma, christmas time, christmas music: Hi Julia, Yes we do have Christmas music in Swahili, I can check for you this week and send you some or I can down load to our site and send you link to down load. Which way is good for you let me know.I will be happy to send you as Christmas gift. Kind...

Kenya: kenyan men, kenyan men, direct email
kenyan men, direct email, traditional marriage: Hi Darlene, First of all, I can help you to find out if your man is married here but you will need to have your question private form ( not open to Internet public )or send a direct email to me since the information I will send you, I would not like to...

Kenya: Marriage, light clothing, camera light
light clothing, camera light, bottom of my heart: Thanks Andrea and congratulations for finding yourself a man and in facebook, I do not understand how you would love someone you have never met, maybe because I have never gone through that, but anyway your timing and space is very good. I am happy for you,...

Kenya: Kenya, kenya, tribe
kenya, tribe, safari: Hi Ellie, I am glad to hear that you are taking kenya as your school projects. Kenya is a beautiful country that has almost everything. I am going to try to answer your question the best way possible. Housing in Kenya- Housing in Kenya ranges from...

Kenya: Kenya and housing, cow dung, kenyan coast
cow dung, kenyan coast, native villages: Hi Hailey, Depending with location that you are in, houses in kenya varies from the Masai manyatta built with stick,cow dung to million dollar house in Nairobi. The best way to describe how housing is in Kenya is to send you photos. If I have your contact...

Kenya: Kenyan Clothing, african clothes, african countries
african clothes, african countries, many thanks: What I know Kenyan do admire African clothes from other African countries and since Dashikis is originally from Africa, it should very well in Kenya.If you had a photo of the clothes you intend to make , it would be much more easier to know if this will work...

Kenya: Kenyans and gays, lesbian, kenya
lesbian, kenya, gays: Hi Beatrice, Well according to the law, I doubt if lesbians or gays acts is allowed in kenya, but I know it is being practiced in the cities and some part of the country. Well I will tell you, relationship between two women runs back to several thousand...

Kenya: money order to kenya, kenya, safari
kenya, safari, sending: Hi, I think there s no problem sending money to kenya at all. I do receive payments sent to my account with nor problem and I can receive in US dollars, Euro and even kenya shilling. Okay let me explain how it work. You can send money to kenya by asking...

Kenya: It is for school, places of intrest, highest mountain in africa
places of intrest, highest mountain in africa, tea coffee: Hi Lilly, May be you could have this in form of questions and I will get you all of the information you need. Kenya has a lot of products to offer, different places to stay for different purposes and many places that are of interest. But this also depend...

Kenya: work permit, living, in
living, in, kenya: Hi Vishal, The time taken to get work permit DEPENDS with the nature of your work. Let me explain, can get work permit in from two weeks to several months and this depend with nature of your work.People who come to Kenya to work as volunteers, will get...

Kenya: ads, nike adidas, nike shoes
nike adidas, nike shoes, hush puppies: Hi Mike, Do you mean famous American companies in Kenya? Yeah, google, General Motors...some I m thinking of but not sure if they are American...let me just give you a list of foreign companies and producst that are popular, then you can filter through them...

Kenya: Cameroonian looking to get Kenyan student visa, kenyan embassy, admission letter
kenyan embassy, admission letter, google: Hi, I asked around, and was told we probably have an embassy in Nigerai. However, check the ministry of Foreign Affairs website, www.mfa.go.ke It should give you an indication of what s available. My internet s misbehaving, so I can t access the site....

Kenya: Clothing, eastern kenya, western clothes
eastern kenya, western clothes, shuka: Hi, The simplest answer would be we wear Western clothes...the jeans, T-shirts, suits, skirts, heels, minis, hotpants, and the like. But since it s a project, I assume they want to know what we wore traditionally. Kenya has 42 tribes, most with their own...

Kenya: Construction in Kenya, mud huts, college assignment
mud huts, college assignment, cowdung: Hi Ben, Depends on the kind of structure you re after. For permanent houses, we use stones, brick, fortified glass, finishings in tile, etc. For temporary structures, we use mud, cardboard in the poorer sections of town, tarpaulin, iron sheets (though this...

Kenya: children/celebration, male circumcision, ohio kids
male circumcision, ohio kids, 13th birthday: Hi Jean, The rites of passage you are referring to is male circumcision, am I right? It is still celebrated but has a bigger impact in rural areas, especially since it involves several children of the same ageset getting circumscised at the same time and...

Kenya: engagement, western tradition, wedding ring
western tradition, wedding ring, engagement ring: Hi Jackie, Engagement varies from couple to couple. Not all give a ring, which is more Western than African. If the couple can afford to buy the engagement ring and then the wedding ring, then it can be used as such. However, if they can t afford it, since...

Kenya: Foods, pizza burgers, swahili name
pizza burgers, swahili name, spiced rice: Hi Tara, Apart from the pizza, burgers, fries, and other fast foods, we have the traditional, healthier stuff. There s githeri which is a meal of maize and beans ugali which is a meal of maize flour prepared with water and boiled till it becomes a soft...

Kenya: getting married to kenyan man on visitors visa, immigration office, visitor visa
Kenya: getting married to kenyan man on visitors visa, immigration office, visitor visa, marriage certificate

Kenya: hey, gender equality, both genders
gender equality, both genders, whole lot: Hi Jessica, Women in Kenya are treated...generally ok, but it certainly could be a whole lot better. The thing is, we re a patriachal society, which means men grow up thinking they are more important. This is changing with calls for gender equality and all,...

Kenya: Kenya, kenya, family
kenya, family, culture: Hi Sarah, I have copied your questions so that I can answer one at a time. -what is the average height of Kenyan families?. The family size in Kenya depends with locations and tribes and even for each tribe it will depend with each clan which breaks...

Kenya: Kenya residency/extending VISA, extending visa, immigration department
extending visa, immigration department, british citizen: Hi, The Immigration department will help best with this, or the British High Commission in Kenya. Check the immigration site: www.immigration.gov.ke It ll give you info on what kinds of permits and visas are available for you. It shouldn t be too hard since...