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RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Leif Becker, Karate World Record Holder

Ian Spanier | Posted 03.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Being able to do what you love these days, much less being able to connect it to a great cause, isn't easy. Karate master Becker, who holds the worl...

How Do Martial Artists Break Concrete Blocks?

Quora | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weird News

I've seen this before. It is really a simple trick when you understand the problem from a structural engineering perspective. The trick consists of a moderate amount of power and speed, and a lot of careful selection of the target material and geometry.

Fake it 'Til You Make it Is for Cheaters and Wimps: 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using Aikido & Martial Arts Principles

Susan Harrow | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Susan Harrow

Instead of faking it 'til you make it, consider the advice of the late musician Jeff Buckley who said, "Be awake enough to see where you are at any given time and how that is beautiful and has poetry inside even in places you hate."

3 Ways Martial Arts Helps Bully-Proof Your Child

Karl Romain | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Karl Romain

Back to school should be an exciting time -- new teachers, new clothes, new school supplies and new friends. But for a child who is the victim of a bully, the excitement of a new school year is filled more with anxiety than anticipation.

Do Not Mess With This 7-Year-Old Black Belt

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents

You would not want to cross this "young grasshopper" in a fight. In the video above, 7-year-old Mahiro shows off her skills in Shotokan, a style o...

Karate Hall of Famer Battles ALS

Karl Romain | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
Karl Romain

He will beat this disease. He will keep exercising and doing push-ups. Why? His training helps his mind stay focused and stay on his journey of recovery.

100-Man Fight Tells the Story of Judd Reid and the Real Life Kumite

Norm Schriever | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Norm Schriever

Every once in a great while a story comes along that defies our collective imagination, forcing us to recalibrate the limits of the human condition. ...

Exceptional Endurance: A Life of Troy Dorsey

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 02.03.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

As a boxer, Troy brought the core of his martial arts background to the forefront: never surrender, absorb your opponent's best shots, and never slow down.

Taekwondo Fights Its Way to Become One of the Top Sports in Jamaica

Christina Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Christina Brown

If the Jamaican team realizes its potential, black, green and gold colors may someday signify not only speed but also excellence in taekwondo.

At What Age Are You No Longer Sexy?

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Kim Stagliano

My karate training has trimmed my figure and bolstered my confidence. Hmmm, maybe can be a MILF at 50? Or at least a, Mom In Line to Fight. Osu!

Karate Kids

Samantha McGarry | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

There is, to quote the dojo that teaches our kids, "so much more to karate than learning to kick and punch."

What Are the Merits and Drawbacks of a Roundhouse Kick?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Chan, MD and Black Belt Shotokan Karate A properly executed roundhouse kick can be dev...

Watch This Teen's CRAZY Karate Knockout Kick!

Posted 03.23.2013 | Teen

Has the next Jackie Chan been discovered? Watch as one boy takes down his opponent with a powerful karate kick that could possibly rival the martial a...

A Fighting Chance

Emma Goss | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Emma Goss

At 5-foot-1, and only 19-years-old, Claire Bouchard is the youngest member of the United States National Karate team, and with the help of her famous reverse-round-kick, she's on her way to the Eurocup to shatter gender stereotypes and break records.

Should Your Exercise Routine Include Self Defense Classes?

Next Avenue | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mike Dunphy Martial arts are a great way for people of all ages to protect themselves In a dimly lit building in ...

Janean Chun

Teaching Kids To Fight Back Against Bullies | Janean Chun | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

When Ed Samane's weight shot up to about 215 pounds in the fifth grade, he became the target of bullies in the schoolyard and his self-esteem plummete...

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

How To Earn A Black Belt in Karate in Your 50s

Second Act | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

A few years ago, for martial arts instructor Harry Grimm's 50th birthday, his wife treated him to a trip to Bimini. On a snorkeling cruise, the captai...

Fighting Franciscan Friar

Kris Wilder | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weird News
Kris Wilder

How does a karate sensei become a Brother in the Order of St. Francis? Well, first, both disciplines are based on... discipline. Discipline of the mind, the body and the spirit. The two walks of life seem to be very different yet there is a lot of commonality.

NBA Star Spends Lockout Doing Ballet

Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

For players in the NBA, the lockout has meant a lot of extra free time. The most common course of action is taking their talents elsewhere--Deron Will...

Kids Kicking Cancer Teach Us How to Live Healthier Lives

Trish Kinney | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact
Trish Kinney

Rabbi G and his wife lost their young daughter to leukemia in 1981. Despite undergoing what would now be considered primitive treatment with brutal side effects, his daughter would lie on top of him and say, "it's ok, Daddy, I love you."

WATCH: Karate Nuns!

Posted 12.03.2011 | Comedy

Sure, we've all heard that Catholic school nuns can be stern disciplinarians, but your ruler-on-the-hand story is going to pale in comparison to what ...

Martial Arts And The Journey To Islam

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Islam embodies an undeviating path to peace of mind, attained by aligning one's physical, mental, financial, family and community affairs to this primary goal, which we should help each other work toward.

Kage -- A Thriller

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

Fans of action fiction, Japanese philosophy, and martial arts, would do well to pick up a copy of this book, and through the safety and insights within its pages, be both challenged and entertained.

WATCH: Shortest Karate Match Ever

Posted 08.15.2011 | Sports

Even if you're rooting for your favorite player or team to win, you probably don't want to see a match end this quickly. In this all-too-brief vira...