Friday, November 18, 2011

Anyone could leave a link to a printable guide to learning Kyokushin Karate kicks and techniques?

I want to learn Kyokushin karate techniques,but I live in Arkansa where there is not a single dojo to go to.Could anyone leave me a link to a downloadable guide to basic kyokushin karate that could be printed?Please,no video websites,I need a printable guid that I could read while in the local gym to while attempting to learn Kyokushin karate techniques.|||Go to a dojo. You can not learn that system by reading a book...period!|||use youtube but its better off if u find someone to teach u the only kick i can teach u is a crescent kick all my other kicks suck

beleave me learnin online n on ur own aint good cuz i been doing it 4 a long time n only thing i masterd was the crescent kick lol

Looking for a video clip of a little girl pretending to karate chop a cat and getting attacked?

The video is so funny. I%26#039;ve seen it on america%26#039;s funniest home videos before and can%26#039;t find it any where else. The little girl pretends to karate chop a cat and then the cat jumps up to attack her and misses. The little girl falls on her hands and knees and the cat clinges to her back and she crawls around. The little girl is laughing so hard.

Does anyone know where I can find this????|||try youtube, type in %26quot;AFV%26quot; or %26quot;america%26#039;s funniest home videos%26quot; or %26quot;funny cats%26quot; or... I don%26#039;t know

What kind of shape should you be in to take up Karate or Boxing?

I%26#039;d like to start taking Karate/MMA or Kickboxing classes but I%26#039;m really out of shape. Would it be a recipe for disaster if I attempted to learn one of these sports and possibly compete?|||Learning would only improve you. You should definitely wait to compete though. Being out of shape is okay, as long as you are decently healthy when you start. Over time, Karate will make you better and bring you to where you want to be.

Karate always starts out easily and works its way up and gets tougher; as it should be. Mixed Martial Arts is going to have you doing a gym style weight lifting regime if you go there (depending on the teacher, of course) so that is something you should do at your own risk. Kickboxing is good for getting in shape and taking out some anger, but it has no self defense value or applications unless you have a quite knowledgeable teacher.|||The answer depends on how old you are.

If you are under 20, just take it easy at first. Choose a gym that is not too competetive or just take lessons and make it clear to the instructor that you are concerned about your conditioning level. After six months or so, you will be in sufficient shape to move ahead.

If you are 20 to 30s, the same advice applies, but it may take a year or so to get into really good starting condition.

If you are older than that, then it depends on whether you have ever been in top shape. If no, then I would suggest being very careful. It could take a long time before you can get into reasonable fitness. If you were once an athlete, it will take much less time to recover your fitness, perhaps a year.

That may sound discouraging, but even young athletes take years to gradually build up their stamina until they are ready to compete. (Mike Tyson was such a young champion, but he worked for years to build himself up to that.) So, enjoy your journey and accept where you are, realistically and hopefully too.

Finally, if you are out of shape, before doing any strenuous exercise, here is the best advice of all: make an appointment with your family doctor for a checkup and also some advice on starting a new exercise program. Safety first.

Boxing is a very strenous fitness program as well as a sport, and while the instructors and coaches may know what they are doing with the training regiemes, they know little about your personal health. Trust your doctor and your own is your body, and you want to have fun and benefit, not suffer, from your new and exciting sport experience.

Good luck!|||Running will leave you short for getting into fighting shape. IT is necessary to run some but I know guys who come to the gym and they run 3 miles in the 18 to 21 min range three times a week, but still yet 9 minutes of boxing leaves them shot. Fighting is a different demand on the cardio vasculuar system. Equal aprts aerobic and anaerobic. Most people do not train the anerobic end.

I%26#039;d recommend the Bas Rutten workout on CD. He shouts it out and you do it. It lasts like 28 minutes and if you can make it through you are in good enough shape to start training at a higher level.

No weights or anything needed.|||of course its possibly, first just get in shape by building up ur stamina (running ;cardio fitness) because karate deals with all sorts of energy. also try to work on your flexibility by doing a couple of stretches now and then. eat grreen vegetables and be careful on what u digest. good luck|||No, but it will be tough going for a little until they get you in shape. Which, if they are any good, they will. You won%26#039;t be competing right away anyways, so you will have time to get in shape.

If you want to get in shape quickly, I reccomend running stairs and rowing. Both of these provide more intense workouts than running- a good rower has tremendous endurance and power. Your local gym will likely have an erg/rowing machine.|||Once you get started, your sensei, instructor, or coach will give you a fitness routine. You%26#039;ll naturally get into better shape. I%26#039;ve found that most people who put off getting into martial arts because they%26#039;re %26quot;not in shape yet%26quot; usually never do it. If you want to get into it, do it now. Fitness will flow naturally from the increased exercise.|||they get you in shape , you can do some running on the days you dont have training.|||don%26#039;t worry if you%26#039;re out of shape.

MMA , kickboxing or karate WILL get you in shape|||its okay if your out of shape.

you will lose that after 1 week when you do kickboxing or MMA!

Where can I take adult karate lessons in Boston?

I am a freshman in college and am interested in starting karate lessons, for the first time. I want this to be something I can stick with and plan to eventually get a black belt.

Where can I take lessons in Boston?|||The best martial arts school in Boston is Jae H. Kim TaeKwonDo down by Fenway Park.|||seach


What is the origin of the Washington Nationals Hat in The Karate Kid?

I%26#039;m in the middle of watching the karate kid and in one of the scenes where mr. miyagi takes daniel to the ocean and they talk to the drunk guys, one of the guys has a washington nationals hat on. It%26#039;s the hat with the W insignia but I%26#039;m sure this movie was before their time. What%26#039;s the deal?|||I don%26#039;t recall the scene in question, but Washington had two different Senators franchises long before the Nationals moved into town.

Here%26#039;s links to team logos (some including caps, scroll down a bit). See if any one matches what you saw in KK.

Original Senators (1901-60, relo%26#039;d to Minnesota)




Second Senators (1961-71, relo%26#039;d to Texas):

Washington Nationals (2005-present):

The curly-cue W on the cap is very similar between the second Senators and the current Nationals.|||Washington Senators.|||The cap you are talking about ins the Original logo of the Nationals before they were known as the Senators.

What type of kung-fu karate is best for a 6 foot skinny guy?

i am 6%26#039;1 and am looking to find the best type of kung fu/karate for me to take up. I really want it to be fun and also prepare me for a fight or defense.|||Ashihara Karate. Its more modern and traditional but Teaches good street fighting and self defence.|||depends on your physical ability. If you are very agile and flexible, I would recommend taekwondo if you are not that flexible or agile, you could try kempo or moy yat kung-fu. they are all good for fighting and defense. just depends on your personal ability|||any martial art. none is best for your size but the one which is best for you is the one you have the most fun in.|||It must be you personal choice . What you like better ? Kung Fu or Karate ? I would suggest Tae Kwon Do , because is %26quot;more%26quot; friendly for beginners .|||Shaolin Long Fist kung fu.|||Escrima|||just get into mma or take up mauy thai, both are fun and work in real life situations, unlike karate|||leopard kung fu

What should I look for in a karate class?

I%26#039;m looking for a serious karate studio, not one that%26#039;s for casual students just looking to stay in shape or for little kids that want to have fun. The problem is, I don%26#039;t know anything about karate classes, so I have no idea what to look for and what to avoid.|||My best advice to to call around and find ones that will let you attend 1 class (or moe) for free and that will let you observe a higher ranking class. I also suggest that if they ave competitions in the area, that you attend one. You should also check out the reputation of their parent organization.

Avoid schools that:

require you to sign a long term contract

make a promise that you will reach black belt in a certain amount of time.

That are not a part of a national or world organizations that certifies their black belts.|||Ask if they spar full-contact or no/light-contact. Full-contact schools are generally serious: no-contact schools generally aren%26#039;t. There are exceptions in either direction, but not many.

Kyokushin Karate and any style derived from it, World Oyama Karate, Ashihara Karate, Enshin Karate, Seid艒 juku, Shid艒kan, Karatedo Shurenkan, Seidokaikan, Kansuiryu, and Byakuren are all full-contact styles. Using Google Maps to search for any of those in your area would probably be a good place to start.|||I run one of those %26quot;serious%26quot; dojo. We have students of all ages but our adult classes are very traditional, hard, sweaty and require a committment for you. Now that being said...there are many great dojo out there but finding on is very hard to do. Here is a list of things you should remember to help you with joining a good and authentic Karate dojo.

1. Be respectful when you meet the Sensei. A good dojo does not have to accept you as a student...learning the art is a priveledge not something you pay for.

2. Watch the first couple of classes. Most good dojo do not let you %26quot;try%26quot; a free class anymore because that is a waste of their time. They are there to train the ones who want to learn and not waste time with window shoppers but they should welcome you to watch the classes a couple of times.

3. Make sure they offer 6 month or 12 month memberships. If you cannot commit for this length of time then you are a waste of their time. Good dojo want good students...not come and go wanna bees.

4. Verify the Sensei titles, certifications and claims. This is easy to do if they are verifiable and real. Ask for a letter of recommendation from their own Sensei or the head of their association.

5. Talk to the students and parents of the students. They will tell you their non-black belt opinion of the dojo which is important.

6. Watch for discipline. A good dojo is very disciplined with the Sensei in running around, dragging their belts or horseplay is never tolerated.

7. If their entire focus is money walk out the door. I teach full time and make a living from what I do but I do not charge high rates or high belt exam fees. If the Sensei has honor and integrity within the community it will show in their dojo and their students.

8. Understand that Karate is not a hobby. It is not just something to do. It takes a serious dedication to become proficient at it and that will not happen in a few months.

All this being said if you are still looking for a real Karate dojo to join post your location on here and I will see what is available in your area. Good luck.

Edit - nice to see some uninformed person gave me a thumbs down. It is a shame that people out there speak little of what they do not know...those of us who know realize the truth.|||nwohioguy took the words right out of my mouth. I wasn%26#039;t even going to comment after reading his excellent answer, but for the dumb thumbs down thing. Every real martial artist on this forum gets a ton of those. The sad part is the fact that there are people on here from whom we may learn if we open our minds and learn, but many (kids I hope) have their cups way too full. J|||It depends on what you you want to gain self-confidence, displine, etc... I would join karate *anything but tai kwon do*

If you want to train to become a fighter, or someone that can at least defend themselves in real-world situations...take MMA|||nwohioguy for the most part nailed it.

I would add look at the higher ranks techniques are the crisp and striking their targets or are they just thrown out there.

watch the teacher. is he/she explaining why a technique is wrong or better if you do it a certain way.|||Look for a place that trains hard. Look for a place that spars a lot, but uses a lot of good equipment. Make sure that you don%26#039;t end up in one of these studios where the instructors are simply abusing the students. I have seen studios where young boys were being knocked out by grown men. That isn%26#039;t training; it is child abuse.

Short answer: Sparring a lot with good equipment and no training knockouts.