How Good Are You?

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Can you beat this score?

Penguin Hit High Score!

Play Yeti Sports Pinguin Hit to see if you can beat this score! If you post your high score in the comments and we have enough response (i.e.: tell your friends) then we will award a prize to the highest score provided they can backup the claim! What do you have to lose? Once you start you won’t believe how much fun it really is to hit those darn Penguins!! Batter up!

… don’t forget to read the fine print…

Commenter’s must provide a legitimate email address to receive a prize. All prize winners must provide proof of their claimed score. All prize winners waive any royalties or rights to the use of their amazing feat, name, likeness, competition story, or person in the event that their actions and high score result in book deals, movie rights or Broadway shows. KarateTraining.org will most likely share a maximum 10% of the profits from any resulting book deals, movie rights or Broadway shows at the discretion of management. Have fun and play often!

Lincoln’s Birthday

ktadmin Posted in Events & Holidays
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Abe Lincoln

 

Exhile, there’s something I wish we still did.

Ninja’s Everywhere!

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Ninja’s Everywhere!

Ninja’s are Everywhere!

Are you covered in the event of a surprise Ninja Attack or Assassination?!

 

I’m sorry it doesn’t get much funnier or original then that!

The Game Room is Open!

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Entertainment, For Kids, Site_News
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That’s right the KarateTraining.org Game Room is now open!! This addition to the web site offering is way over due but well worth the wait! Featuring some of the greatest games of all time for your enjoyment.

The Games We Love to Play! Have fun!

And let us know what you think or if you have any requests.

Happy (Chinese) New Year!

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Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is celebrated over a 15 day period.

The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiacs. Those born under this sign are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are the most highly organized, meticulous, and systematic of the twelve signs. Intelligent and cunning at the same time, rats are highly ambitious and strong-willed people who are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. A rat’s natural charm and sharp demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone, but rats are usually highly exclusive and selective when choosing friends and so often have only a few very close friends whom they trust.

You are born under the sign of the Rat if you were born in one of these years: 1900, 1912, 1924,1936,1948,1960,1972,1984,1996,2008,2020,2032,2044,2056,2068,2080,2092.

Meditation Point #110

ktadmin Posted in A Zen Thing
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If you’re not failing every now and again,
it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
– – Woody Allen

O.K. I’m no Woody Allen fan but hit got this one right! If you aren’t falling down then you are playing it safe. We fall down so we can learn from our mistakes and get back up. Falling down or failure is part of growth. Unfortunately society shuns failure ignoring the fact that failing as a lesson is a positive thing not something to be ashamed of. This isn’t to say we should throw caution to the wind! Caution in moderation is a good thing and can protect us. But there comes a point when you have to take that leap of faith, to often our fear of failure keeps us from taking that leap. Listen to your heart, pursue your passion, fall down, get up and live life!

The Champion Paradox

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This video clip is from a 2002 interview with Sir Roger Bannister, Doctor and Record setting marathon runner. Sir Roger Bannister was an amazing average guy athlete, he competed because he loved to run. I am posting this interview clip because the meat of what he is saying is rather motivational.

  Bannister

Here is a man who has witnessed and assisted in a transformation of the athletic arena over the past century. Above all though he still holds that in any sporting competition “What you think may happen doesn’t happen”. Ultimately a champion is beaten and a known or an unknown becomes the new champion. This is the Champion’s Paradox.This theme of competition is central to all sports including the Martial Arts. In the Martial Arts you are often competing against yourself to reach new heights or perfect new techniques. In the Martial Arts you are trying to best others not only with your technique but by finding flaws in their techniques. This is unique physical conflict sports like the Martial Arts and adds an additional mental component not as evident in other sports. Thus in order to truly perfect the Martial Arts and become a champion you must perfect the body, mind and spirit to triumph over both the external and internal struggles necessary for success.

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How to Exercise More

ktadmin Posted in Articles of Interest, Training notes
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Everyone has their suggestions for exercising and eating better and they all think their way is the magic pill. Newsflash! There is no magic pill when it comes to exercise or eating better, just perseverance. We are all different with different goals and needs. Not all of us need to look like a Victoria Secrets model or Buff Surfer dude (does that still apply?). Most of us just want to be healthier and feel better, something the fitness community can’t seem to comprehend. Why, because we are normal people with busy lives. Yes if you can exercise with a personal trainer 4 hours a day go for it! Chances are though that’s not you any more then it is me. So what are we normal people supposed to do?!

liftingWell for one be realistic. Now being realistic can be a dangerous thing because it leaves you a lot of room for excuses. Like, the kids were sick so I could exercise or I had to work a lot of overtime and was exhausted, the list goes on and on. These are real events but if you continue to let that stop you from exercising things will never change for the better (they will get worse). No one is better at abusing themselves then I am, ask anyone who knows me. I’m not proud of that but it is the truth. This is a learned behavior and it is a very strong influence to overcome.

That is the first step to living a healthier life, overcoming our years or decades of unhealthy habits. Some people seek therapy for stuff like this so listen up this is for free!… Baby Steps. That means start off slow. I know this is common sense but too often we decide to get into shape with a sense of sit-upsurgency. No one gets into shape quickly, no one. Like anything in life worth having it takes hard work. So start off slow. Start by just doing a realistic set of sit-ups every night and morning. This simple task will get you motivated. Next add a 10-minute walk once or several times a day. In a matter of a week or so you will begin to feel better and better about yourself. Here is the dangerous point, becoming over motivated and trying to sprint to you goals. This is the point when you want to pump it up a notch but instead pump it up to an Olympic workout! What ends up happening is you exhaust yourself, feel terribly out of shape and out of necessity give yourself a break for a few days to recuperate. The problem is you never start up again:(

The solution is easy, Baby Steps. Even when you are ready keep your progress at a slow pace. This is important for physical as well as psychological reasons. Advancing your workout to quickly puts an incredible strain on your organs (heart, etc) and joints. The important thing is to unlearn your unhealthy habits and replace them with health habits, this takes time. Conventional thinking states that it takes a minimum of 3 months to make something part of your daily routine, so sticking with it for 3 months straight means you probably will for the long haul. If you slip and you will don’t just give up, lighten your workout but workout!! You should aim to do something everyday.

Ways to improve your success rate are to include a friend, your spouse or entire family in the new routine. This makes it a team effort. In a team effort you have some to help motivate you on your off days and it can also add an element of competition but make sure it is healthy competition!

The last thing to remember is when we talk about things we tend not to do them. Stop talking about getting in shape. Stop talking about losing weight. Stop talking about your goals. Like Nike says, Just Do It!!

To recap:

  • Set realistic goals (with smaller sub-goals)
  • Take Baby Steps
  • Workout with someone if possible
  • Don’t talk about it, Do It!