Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom, which was annexed by Japan in 1879. Karate’s philosophy requires the apprentice to have a clear mind and conscience, in order to be best prepared to receive the knowledge and excel at this popular and complex martial art. Be “inwardly humble and outwardly gentle”, and then you will be able to achieve your goals. Learn more about Karate by booking your Karate training camp today!
According to a poll from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because they claimed “it’s just not fun anymore.” Another recent study by George Washington University points out that 90 percent of kids said they played sports because they *were* fun.
Are you scared of sparring?
You’re not alone…
This is a common question I get:
“Jesse-san, how can I overcome my fear of fighting?”
On this post, I will share my approach to sparring in Karate.
Have you ever felt like something was off in your martial arts practice? You find that it’s becoming harder to drag yourself to class, and when you do make it there, you’re stealing glances at the clock the entire time. Or perhaps you do enjoy going to class and working out, but it feels like you’re going through the same old motions over and over again. Maybe you don’t feel challenged enough, or you’ve hit a plateau and feel frustrated that you can’t get past it.
The question is ”Are you burned out, or are you just bored?”
The team at BookMartialArts.com recently caught up with Jesse Enkamp, the author of one of the most comprehensive martial arts blogs available on the web, KarateByJesse.com. Aside from blogging, Jesse is also a passionate martial artist, an international Karate champion, and an Amazon best-selling author.