This week’s Student Spotlight

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Student Spotlight

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Haven!

  • Haven is 8 years old, is in 3rd grade and is a red belt at Bushido Karate.  She started karate classes in September 2014.
  • Haven says:  “My favorite thing about Bushido Karate is wood-breaking and sparring. I like when I get the chance to work with younger kids, and helping them.”
  • Haven’s mom says: ” We chose Bushido Karate to give the girls the karate experience and the discipline, and knowing they could defend themselves if ever needed.”
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Student spotlight on Haven! May 23, 2018

 

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Martial Arts Fitness Series 2, Episode 3

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This episode of CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR BODY® Martial Arts Fitness by BUSHIDO KARATE gives you a new combination to get your body, and brain, in peak condition.

The importance of brain training

We all know the benefits of physical activity. The list is endless; muscle building for strength, core stability for balance, aerobic activity to bring oxygen throughout your body to nourish your cells. Training your brain is just as important and can go hand-in-hand with your physical routine.

Our Martial Arts Fitness series combines mental and physical training for total fitness. Your overall health is a combination of both. Doing the same thing day after day does not benefit either your physical or mental physique. Repetition in your workout can become boring and dull. And in order to become better you need to change things up to keep you interested and excited.

Of course, repetition in the martial arts is key to learning and having those techniques become second nature. The key is to practice the move in different scenarios and eventually engage your creative mind to become just as quick as your reflexes.

Martial Arts Fitness, Series 2 Episode 3 

 

3 reasons martial artists wear uniforms

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1. Unity

When individuals are required to wear the same uniform as others ( or “gi” as it is known in karate), it makes the person become part of a group. In the martial arts, the unity of students is important to training.  We learn to support one another and become part of an entity, or group, that is more powerful together than we are apart.

2. Purpose

When a student puts on their uniform, or gi, he or she knows there is a purpose for wearing it. Children will understand that wearing their gi only while training means that for a certain period of time they will be participating in a group martial arts class. For older students and adults, it means the same thing. When we put our pajamas on, it’s time for bed. When we wear a bathing suit, it is time to swim. We wouldn’t wear either of those unless there was a purpose. Our gi reminds us of our purpose.

3. Equality

When we wear the same thing as everyone else, we are perceived as equal. It enables us to let go of preconceived notions of another based on their appearance. Whether you shop at Nordstrom’s or Target doesn’t matter in the martial arts. Our mind has to be clear and clean in order to learn. We must let go of judgement and critique and focus solely on our class.

 

Differences in martial arts uniforms

The colors, features like patches and embellishments, and style are different for the  traditions of each martial art. Maybe we’ll cover that in a future post, but the type and color of the uniform should not determine the style you choose! Here is a better way to make a choice: How to choose a martial arts school

 

 

This week’s Student Spotlight

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Student Spotlight

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Kayler!

  • Kayler is 4 years old, is in Pre-K and is a white belt at Bushido Karate.  He started karate classes in March 2018.
  • Kayler’s parent says:  “My favorite thing about Bushido Karate is the discipline. I chose Bushido Karate because they are responsible and are concerned about all of the students”.
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Student Spotlight on Kayler! May 17, 2018

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Martial Arts Fitness

Up next in Martial Arts Fitness

Our next episode, number 3 in the 2nd series, will go live on May 21st. In the meantime, you should continue with the 2nd episode of the Series. The more you practice, the better you will be!

In the next episode we’ll be doing sets of front kick/back kick combo’s and hammer fist to the temple with 2 lb weights. If you have already practiced the techniques in the first series, you can click the links for a refresher.  If you’re just starting out, you can find all 6 episodes of the first series on our YouTube channel.

Don’t forget to stretch! See you next week!

 

 

 

 

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