Neck Deep!

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So here I am neck deep in working on the site watching the election. What amazes me is that with 1% of the precincts reporting they can tell you who won! Does that seem a little odd to anyone else? Well I have code to work through and a patch to install so I better leave the soapboxing to a more appropriate form…for now!

A New Look

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A new look is coming to KarateTraining.org! Over the next few days we will be implementing a slightly new look for the site. The change is primarily an improvement of the navigation system to be more user friendly, cross-browser compatible (for Opera and Mac users) and to offer you more options!
You can see the new template in action at the Gallery or here with the new To Do List. More to follow…

Blog Accounts

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The Hackers, Spammers and Pornographers have worn me down. I have been fighting a non-stop game of cat and mouse with these groups as they create fake accounts that link to their slimmy products, I’ve been loosing. SO effective immediately visitors will not be allowed to create accounts on this blog. Hopefully this will only be a temporary change as I take the time I’ve been using to fight these scumbags to investigate technology to fight them for me. So if you want an account email me and I’ll be glad to create one for you, if you are a real and legitimate person.
Respectfully, Sensei AT KarateTraining _dot_ org (that’s the email address you can send the request to… πŸ˜‰ )

Happy Friday the 13th!

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I’ve been fighting spammers all afternoon…they really take the fun out of running a web site! But as a martial artist I guess I shouldn’t complain about a good fight! πŸ™‚

What’s going on?!

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Wow this was a slow week here on the blog but there has been a flurry of development going on here at KarateTraining.org! So what can you expect to see from all the development work? Check out the previews of the new features that are coming soon: An online Martial Arts Dictionary, a Directory for Martial Arts and Related Services, and Personal Profiles for Martial Artists. These new services are functional so please take advantage of them starting right now! The look of the services may change as we are still customizing them but they work.
As we approach October even more of the site will be completed! If everything keeps moving along at the current rate we may even have a few more services available by then. If you want to contribute drop me a note or a donation at Sensei @ KarateTraining.org (remove the spaces).

Happy Labor Day America!

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Took the weekend off …

Big Developments!

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Well it won’t be long now. There has been a flurry of development going on here at KarateTraining.org and we are about ready to publish it all! The site will look very similar however we are changing the site menu to make it more useable AND cross browser compatible πŸ™‚ We have our first Interview back and will be publishing that this week. Our New World-Wide Dojo Directory and Hosting Service will be hitting the ground running too. There is much more but those are the front runners for early release…
Stay tuned and as always thank you for your support, encouragement and of course visiting the site! Please tell your friends, link to our site and we’ll continue to grow what we hope will be *THEE* premier martial arts web site!

Up & Coming Martial Artists

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The Interviews have begun! Yes we have started Interviewing some of Martial Artists that could be tomorrow’s Stars. As we previously announced we are making Gallery space available to each rising star so you can see them too! Well Judo Girl has uploaded several pictures to her gallery space in anticipation of our Interview. Before we start her Interview we wanted to open the floor to you our readers to see what questions you would like us to ask. So post a comment or email us your questions and we’ll make sure they get asked now or as a follow up.
If you know or think you are an Up & Coming Martial Artists drop us a comment or note and tell us, we’ll be more then happy to take it from there. If you want to perform an Interview we will be happy to post it as well and give you full credit. Coming Soon! – “Personal Profiles”…read more about them soon.

Help Wanted

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I am looking for people interested in writing about the Martial Arts, Fitness and Training. I need assistance in two areas, here in the blog and in writing articles for the new article section I am completing. I would like to feature articles about every style and obviously I cannot be an expert in every style! (I wish though!) This is a great opportunity for someone looking to build their resume, build a reputation, hone their communication skills, or just to be in on the ground floor of what I hope will one day be the premier Martial Arts web site (a tall order but one worth pursuing!). I will maintain editorial privileges on all submissions however for those who prove professional and accurate writers. I ask for help because the burden of developing and maintaining the site is often daunting but a mission I am committed to, so fear not this site will continue to grow. πŸ™‚
To all you readers and visitors…THANK YOU…you keep me motivated and focused on my goal!

Making Money…

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So I’ve been working on this site now for about a year which is hard to believe! When I first started I signed up for a Google AdSense account since it seemed to be the best way to make money on the web. Within a few months I had earned about $5.00 which given I was starting out seemed pretty good. Then I got a note from Google canceling my account for illegal click activity! You can imagine my surprise since I was careful never to click any of the links myself. So I appealed the action and they reversed it after some discussion and I was back in business! Then a month later they canceled it again even though I had only made about an additional dollar!! The reason given: my account had been associated with previous illegal click activity!! I attempted another appeal but got no response, so I forgot about Google. A few months later I found out that many people encounter the same problem with Google and are powerless to correct or even find out what the basis for the charges are!!
So I am trying a new ad service to see if I can help pay the bills associated with running this site! The service is AdBrite and so far I am very pleased with them. They have a nice interface and are very easy to setup. So if you have a chance visit some of the ads on the side panel or even better purchase an ad to promote your next event or product! If you have a web site then why don’t you check out…. Yes this was a shameless plug!