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Bizarro World: Trump, Clowns and Self-Defense

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Liesha Petrovich

Because I'm tired of living in Bizarro World where Presidential candidates brag about sexually assaulting women and crazy clowns follow people in the street. Where the inconceivable is now our reality. At this point, waiting for Superman to come and rescue us from 2016 doesn't seem that crazy to me.

10 Amazing Lessons You Can Learn From My Karate Students

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Liesha Petrovich

I have the best job in the world. My husband and I have taught karate for over 20 years. Sure, some days I feel like I'm herding cats, but teaching ...

Skateboarding And Surfing Are Very Close To Becoming Olympic Sports

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports

The International Olympic Committee is one step away from adding skateboarding, surfing and several other sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games -- a ...

Inside the Toughest Karate Training Camp in the World

Norm Schriever | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Norm Schriever

For 12 days this spring I took part in the toughest karate camp in the world, hosted by Kyokushin karate icon Judd Reid in Thailand. While Reid may ...

This Activist Teaches Muslim Women Self Defense To Protect Against Hate Crimes

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

In the wake of increasing anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, Muslim women are taking their safety into their own hands. Through her organi...

A Trans Kumite

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 01.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

In between a breath, gravity and its pull eluded me. Suspended in mid-air, in time. The world around me reduced to a blur; ears ringing in pain. With ...

MMA's Best of 2015

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Let's just go ahead and admit that 2015 was, like, basically the best year for MMA ever ... but no, seriously it was. Yes, 2015 was filled with some of history's most exciting MMA fights, and combat events, and fighters, and knockouts, and submissions.

Why Yoga + Martial Arts = Perfect Match

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Kathryn Budig wants to introduce you to her new love: karate. Here, two kicks to get you started, paired with the perfect yoga poses ...

Stop-Motion Karate Vid Inspires Our Inner Bruce Lee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weird News

Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer don't exactly have skills rivaling those of Bruce Lee -- but thanks to the magic of stop-motion animation, they don't ha...

Participation Trophies Are Bogus

Samantha McGarry | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

My daughter calmly informed me she was "pumped up." They weren't cocky, just self-confident, assured that they knew what to do in the ring, no matter the belt, size or gender of their opponent.

80-Year-Old Karate-Chopping Grandma Is Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty

At 80, Helen Dugan could easily take down someone decades her junior. That's because the great-grandmother has been practicing karate for over 30 year...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Leif Becker, Karate World Record Holder

Ian Spanier | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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 world ...

How Do Martial Artists Break Concrete Blocks?

Quora | Posted 05.16.2015 | 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.