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.

What do you want?

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Articles of Interest
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I Can’t Hear you!I enjoy reading the comments and private email from people who read this blog. The number of people who post or send email is relative small, however, compared to the number of people who visit the site daily or subscribe my RSS feed. Many of us have stayed in touch and I’ve made a few new friendships which is always a bonus.For the rest of you the silent masses I want to ask what you want to read about! To do this I’d like to ask you, my loyal readers, five simple questions:

1. Who are you (name and occupation)?
2. Where are you from?
3. How long have you been visiting this site?
4. Have you posted a comment here before?
5. What would you like to read more (or less) about here on Martial Thoughts?

Answer the questions you feel like answering. But please do post a comment!

I look forward to hearing from you.

A Brief Vacation

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases
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I will be traveling for a few days and out of town for about a week and a half.  If I find a connection and some time I will post, if not stay tuned I’ll be back shortly.

No this wasn’t a stupid idea, the house is well guarded.  To quote an old show…’I pity the fool‘!

Feel free to comment on who I’m quoting and perhaps you will win a prize!!

Pride Lasts Foundation – Holiday Appeal

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Events & Holidays
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Happy Holiday’s it is again time for our Holiday Appeal. This is the time of year when we are all busy shopping for presents and getting ready for the Holiday’s. Many of us will shop online because it is convenient, easy and fun.

While you shop online you can support our scholarship fund and it won’t cost you a dime, only one extra mouse click! If you are going to purchase anything on Amazon.com please start your Amazon shopping on our website. Right in the center, bottom of the page is an Amazon.com search box, enter anything you want in that box and submit. This will bring you to Amazon.com and then you can go shopping! Once you have done this we will get a referral fee for everything you purchase over the next day, it is that easy! And it doesn’t cost you a thing!

So what will you be supporting? You will be supporting the Academic Scholarship called Pride Lasts. Pride Lasts provides a scholarship to students who are financially and socially challenged, kids who otherwise may never get any recognition. The recipients do not have to practice the Martial Arts. This scholarship has been well received by the community and with your help we hope to expand the number of schools we can offer this scholarship through. Since last year we have setup a website for the Pride Lasts Foundation, PrideLasts.org, to help raise awareness and gain support. Let us know what you think!

With every dollar we receive we are that much closer to support yet another deserving student. In the past we have only been able to recognize one student per year. But with your help we would like to increase that number every year and expand out program geographically. The future is not in the hands of our children, it is in our hands as we are responsible for making them the accomplished leaders of tomorrow. So let’s all do our part and give another child the desire to succeed.

So please take a moment before you start making your holiday purchases and go to Amazon.com using this link or by using a link on our web site.

Thank you all for your time and your extra mouse click!

Have a safe, healthy, happy and joyous Holiday Season.

– – Please tell all your friends and relatives!

– – This is a year round program so remember to make all of your online purchases through us!

KarateTraining.org donates 10% of all sales’ profits go to support the Pride Lasts Foundation!

New Shopping Options

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Site_News
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Today we added two new ways for you to support the Pride Lasts Foundation!

Now in addition to shopping directly from us we are offering you an expanded collection of merchandise!  You can now shop for all of your Martial Arts Books in our new Book Store.  The available books are sorted into easy to locate categories depending on your interest in the Martial Arts.  You can also shop for all of your Movie and Music selections using our new Multimedia Store, choose from DVD, VHS, CDs and MP3 Downloads!  No matter your taste there is something here for everyone.

The best part about all of these options is that for every purchase you make the proceeds go directly to the Pride Lasts Foundation scholarship fund!  It is that easy and it doesn’t cost you a dime!!

Don’t forget that 10% of the profits from all direct sales in our store go to support the Pride Lasts Foundation scholarship fund.  So what are you waiting for?  Get the martial arts supplies you need and want while helping out a student in need!

The links to these newshopping choices have been added to our main menu to make it easy for you to locate.

Hot Digg-itty

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Entertainment, News, Site_News
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The Digg Effect has me saying Hot-Digg-itty:)

The Digg Effect

Digg is a great resource for finding what is sometimes hard to find news. Basically the good news gets rated UP and stays on top so it is easier to find. Of course like any good thing it can be a little addictive! I am increasingly intrigued with some of the stories I find on Digg. A recent story covered UFO reports by astronauts, very interesting to all us conspiracy theorists! Or even more interesting was an article by a Quantum Physicist discussing what is termed the GOD-Effect and the possible events of the year 2012. Those are just two. Of course this means I haven’t been spending as much time on developing this site so I need to cut back! But don’t take my word for it, click on one of the ‘digg it’ links on this page and start your digg experience today!

Digg This!!

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Site_News
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So hopefully everyone likes the new look and feel of the blog. The new software is wonderful and offers you many new ways to share your opinions and tell us what you like and what you don’t. We thought we’d talk about a few of them here:

  • digg it
    • Digg is democratizing digital media. As a user, you participate in determining all site content by discovering, selecting, sharing, and discussing the news, videos, and podcasts that appeal to you. It only takes a minute to create an account and start digging our stories and others!
  • del.icio.us
    • del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website — the primary use of del.icio.us is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too.
  • Furl
    • Furl is a free service that saves the important items you find on the Web and enables you to quickly find them again. Furl archives a personal copy of every page you save.

As you can see these tools can make the web a much easier place to navigate. So don’t hesitate to Digg the posts on this site! And don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, either post them as a comment or email us.

New Blog look and feel!

ktadmin Posted in Announcements & Press Releases, Site_News
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So you have noticed that something is very different around here!?! Well you would be correct. We have changed the blogging software we were using to facilitate better collaboration and better authoring tools. So sit back and relax as we continue to tweak the look and feel of this blog and add more features for your enjoyment. You will immediately notice that the blog is now connected to several social networking sites and blog feeds like digg. Please explore these new options and rate the posts you like so our popularity can continue to grow!

Lift Strong and Help Cure Cancer

Sensei Posted in Announcements & Press Releases
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Alwyn Cosgrove is one of the top strength coaches in the world and is known to many. In addition to making a name for himself as a world class strength coach he was also a world-class martial artists as a 7 time British National Champion and 2nd World champion! This is a man who knows how to get it done.
What most people don’t know about Alwyn Cosgrove is that over the past few years he has battled cancer. What most people also don’t know is he is a two-time cancer survivor. Cancer is a word that strike fear into the hearts of most people, I am sure that Alwyn was no different but he fought back and won! What is more amazing is he beat Stage IV cancer. His most recent bought with cancer was fought last summer when he received a stem cell transplant. Now he wants to give something back to help advance the research that helped save his life. He is doing this by asking his fellow fitness and nutrition friends (experts) to contribute articles to a book called “Lift Strong” where ALL PROCEEDS would go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Well his friends really came through because the 800 page book is now available and packed with great reading material and training advice from more then 50 experts and writers. To be clear ALL of the profits are going to directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. That’s correct, every penny. No one involved in this project were paid for their contribution and all the money goes to the charity. And the price is just $24.99! So what are you waiting for?!
If you are a skeptic and need to read more, then go here, otherwise get over to LiftStrong.com right now, purchase your copy and help the fight against cancer. If that isn’t a good enough reason (shame on you) then buy one because it is a great price for an incredible resource.
LiftStrong.com Alwyn Cosgrove

New American JKA web site Announcement

Sensei Posted in Announcements & Press Releases
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Our friend, Edmond Otis, over at AmericanJKA.com dropped us a note letting us know that their new website is up and running to better meet the needs of our members and friends of the martial arts.
American JKA
Check it out and post your comments below for Ed.