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Can Youth Sports Cultivate Children That Can't Play Very Well?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Quora

Let's start with a little context. I have two boys. Both are in sports at a young age level (ten and six). My oldest competed in Tae Kwon Do tournaments in the past (won some trophies) and now is focused on basketball, soccer, and baseball. His choices, not ours, which is how it should be.

Why Yoga + Martial Arts = Perfect Match

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 yog...

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

The Day My Son Got His First Karate Stripe

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.14.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Karate is about discipline and control. Life is much the same. My son is going to learn much more than kicking and punching in karate. He'll learn what it means for him to be a man. Not just be man, but be the man he's supposed to be.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Matthew McGorry, Actor

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A nationally ranked power lifter, bodybuilder, martial artist and personal trainer, McGorry sets what he calls "efficient" goals -- that is, those ...

A Solution to Street Violence Can Be Found in Martial Arts, Yoga and Meditation

Gary Snyder | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Snyder

Every few weeks, it seems, there's a new example of street violence that jumps to front and center of the national media and sparks another round of c...

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...

Arm Wrestling the CIA

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

One of the good things about being the night desk clerk at a seedy hotel in Cambridge, Mass., is that you get to be invisible to most people. If you're looking for a place to disappear and still make a living, this is about as good a place as any.

How Do Martial Artists Break Concrete Blocks?

Quora | Posted 05.16.2015 | Weird News
Quora

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.

Kids With Cancer Learn Martial Arts As A Way To Manage Stress, Pain, Anxiety

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students. Their instructors use ...

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.25.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.

3-Year-Old Taekwondo Devotee Slays Us With Cuteness

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents

She might not have been able to pronounce all the words, but that didn’t stop this little taekwondo devotee from reciting an entire student creed wi...

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Pays Tribute to Bruce Lee's Teacher Ip Man

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Nothing beats Wong Kar-Wai's stylized cinematic flair, and he punches his characteristic nostalgic imprint on the world of martial arts in his latest theatrical release, The Grandmaster.

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.01.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance.

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."

Friday Night Fights, Part 1 (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

Fighter Jon 'JonBoy' Bianco (right) and his sparring partner Victor Plajas. I tried boxing once. I had the same humbling realization as when I watc...

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.

A Lasting Friendship with Music

Write for the Future | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

I saw clouds of rosin dust rising in front of my violin. We played as if there was no tomorrow and, in a way, there wasn't, since this was Mr. Eckfeld's last concert as conductor.

Jerry Brown Gets His California Budget, Teachers Unions Get a Harsh Wake-Up Call

William Bradley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a society in which capital has disproportionate power over labor, and in which organized labor is on the decline as a proportion of the labor force, it's incumbent on leaders of organized labor not to make it easy for their enemies to make them the issue.

Are You 3D Fit?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

Being fit is something we should all strive for, but it shouldn't be an end goal. Enhanced fitness ideally should open doors to a greater enjoyment of life, for a lifetime.

Men of Tai Chi

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

I saw this movie, Man of Tai Chi (helmed by Keanu Reeves), and at first blush thought it ridiculous, and relentlessly so, but being that it was on str...

The Gravity of Misinformation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The recent concentration of misleading media hooey about health has been excruciating, but the problem is perennial. I trust I needn't make the case that you are under constant assault by distorted, contorted, titillating, and insipid headlines.

Astoria Characters: The Martial-Arts Mentor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.18.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

With his white hair and sky-high sleek physique, Dino stands out in a crowd, making it virtually impossible for him to hide in a corner office, much less in a corner. He's closing in on 53, but he has the enthusiasm of a teenager who just got the keys to his first car and wants to take the whole world for a joyride.

This Workout Will Give You Some Killer Moves -- Literally

Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna Almendrala

I walked out of class feeling empowered, thinking that I had the strength to kill someone. The only problem is that I also felt that somebody out there wanted to kill me.

Enzan -- The Far Mountain: Kung Fu Noir Grows in Appeal

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

What makes this book worth the review, and worth your reading time, is, in the end, none of the usual ingredients already covered, but rather Donohue's wise, asides, particularly during the first third of the book, regarding martial arts, Japanese culture, and Zen influences.