Article from Karate by Jessie: “…is it just too late?” Please!! You already know what I’m going to answer, dontcha? You’re always too old; it’s always too late; things always used to be better; it’s always a bad time. So do it anyway The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The [...]
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By Jacob Owens As a student returning to jiu jitsu from a long hiatus, I was eager to find a gi that more fit my style, and this black Ultra Light gi by Elite Sports really did the trick. It's relatively light, but still very durable. There was never a time where I was worried about any [...]
article written by PBK, July 2018 Let’s clear the air right away. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you likely wanted to be like the Karate Kid or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s ok, embrace it. Now that you’ve got little ninjas of your own, you’re probably weighing the costs and benefits [...]
Reposted from Gracie Barra, 2015 5 Tips For New Students in Bjj To many students beginning jiu-jitsu (especially those who are new to the martial arts in general) the academy can seem to be a foreign place with many strange customs (ex. bowing and saying Oss!) and numerous unwritten rules. What to expect when you [...]
The Roku Goryu Shorin Ryu Karate-do system has had a new addition to its program. The new fitness requirements have been added as of June 11, 2018. There is a blue sheet on the wall above the mats so that ALL students can see what is required at each belt level. Students and parents are [...]
Professor Renato Migliaccio makes a good point with this. Please read: "Have you ever noticed how two people can do the exact same fitness routine for a period of time and one will have breathtaking results while the other looks the same as when they started? Why is that? It’s frustrating when you are the [...]
The Bow is a part of the martial arts has been misunderstood by many people. In our Academy we use the tradition of martial arts bowing to show RESPECT. We bend at the waist and lower our eyes and head, our hands open and arms extended down our pants. This does not indicate subservience or [...]
Wondering how the Roku Goryu Karate students advance through their ranks? Well, here are the basics: First, the striping system is based on 3 stripes per color of belt with the exception of the Brown belt, which has 4. The stripes are received after passing an exam showing the knowledge of the techniques for that [...]
Academy manners are always required! Welcome to Kobukan Martial Arts Academy. Your journey begins here and can last a lifetime. Before you step into this role of living the martial arts lifestyle let's look at some of the etiquette that you will be required to display while attending. First, BOWING! One of the most common [...]