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6th WUKF WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR ALL AGES, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016

6th WUKF WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR ALL AGES, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016

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Updates March 14th 2016:New hotel for booking: Maldon Hotel (Bewleys Htl) Newlands Cross Naas Road. Go to the Official Hotelspage for details. March 12th 2016:New hotel for booking: Sheldon Park Hotel (Best Western). Go to the Official Hotels page for details. March 3rd 2016: The Coach Transfers Form 2016 from How to Arrive has been updated! February 20th 2016: Several new categories have been added to the official list. Click here to check the categories! February 15th 2016: The General Program and the Detailed Program have been updated. Click here to check the changes! New hotel for booking: Green Isle Hotel. Go to the Official Hotels page for details. Tickets on sale at http://buytickets.at/amairelandamaturemartialassociationireland ! Contact Phone:+40...
Wing Chun Wooden Dummy A Brief History

Wing Chun Wooden Dummy A Brief History

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In modern times (from the middle of the 19th century on) the wooden dummy has been markedly more popular in southern, and to a lesser extent coastal eastern, China. Nor will we be surprised to learn that this is also where the legend of the Shaolin hall of the wooden dummy men first emerged (before being popularized throughout the Chinese cultural sphere—See Hamm (2005), Paper Swordsmen, chapter 1). Most of this post will focus on those areas where the greatest number and variety of dummies are found. Before going on it might be useful to develop a typology of dummies. For the most part training dummies break down into two categories. There are those that focus on stepping and balance, and those that emphasize striking (either to improve technique or conditioning.) Watch Your Ste
Martial Art Quotes Read some of the all time greats

Martial Art Quotes Read some of the all time greats

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1. “Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.” – Yasuhiro Konishi (founder of Shindo Jinen-ryu Karate) 2. “The more understanding you have about Karate, the less you need to change or modify it.” – Tsuguo Sakumoto (former World Karate Champion and master of Ryuei-ryu Karate) 3. “Many Karate teachers teach a watered down style – no hip action and no depth of punching – so it is easy to say that these teachers have no depth to their knowledge. You are what your teacher is, and if he knows a lot, you should be able to demonstrate this knowledge.” – Yuchoku Higa (founder of Kyudokan Dojo, Okinawa) 4. “Karate has no philosophy. Some people think that the tradition of Karate came from Buddhism and Karate has a