Broken Boards Karate Puzzle

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After breaking boards for a local competition the Karate Students

didn’t want to see the wood wasted…

and so was born the greatest puzzle idea ever…


Buy one or make your own for someone this Christmas!

Master Out Done by Teenage Girl…

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Thin teenage girl breaks more tile then accomplished Karate Master! Or does she… Watch closely as this is both entertaining and educational.

Notice that when the karate master breaks the tiles he only breaks the tiles as far as his elbow reaches. That is because his body position stopped the force of the downward strike. If he had used a knife-hand strike or the bottom of the fist he would have most likely gone through all of the tiles as his force would have continued downward.

The hardest part of breaking is the mental aspect, being able to thrust through the target. Injury occurs when we do not focus through the target but instead focus on the surface of the target. That hurts! Of course there is a certain amount of physical strength or mass required to break certain objects. Breaking is a great demonstration of ones mental control and focus. This is still a funny video though, the Karate Master looked like he was about to loose his control! Perhaps that is why the host so quickly admitted to the stunt…!

How Keen are Your Senses?

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How many can you see?

Super Bionic Ninja Robot Hand!

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Is this the beginning of the end? Could a Super Bionic Ninja Army soon take over the world?! In this Discovery Channel video they take on the legend that Ninja’s could catch an arrow as a defensive move.

Of course these non-believers prove that to catch an arrow is an impossible feat. But is their experiment accurate? Have they in fact ignored the super human skills Ninja Masters can acquire? Or are they in fact Ninja agents bent on insuring the Ninja secrets stay well secret!? Regardless of which reason you like the fact remains that no Ninja would try to catch an arrow from that distance when they could easily dispatch the Archer with a Shuriken or throwing dart. If they had tried to catch the arrow from further away and had their hand move with the arrow, catching it as it flew by, perhaps their “experiment” would have had a different result! We may never know the truth now as they continue to cloud the secret Ninja skills with Science and Math! If all of this hasn’t convinced you they are in fact Ninja agents sent to confuse us, how can you ignore their closing threat to take over the world with their Super Bionic Ninja Army?!

Donatello where are you?!!

Holiday Spending

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I was saving this for the holiday shopping season, but then I went out this past weekend and realized that the Christmas shopping season came early this year! Before Thanksgiving and Santa is already at the mall?!

Ninjabread Man…

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You read it right, Ninjabread Man is here! While it reminds me of The Mr. Bill Show this game is pretty cool for the Nintendo Wii. Released on October 2 this new adventure is rated for everyone though playing the game may increase your appetite…not sure why…

Ninjabread Man

So check it out today and if you have it share your comments

World’s Youngest Karate Master

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What else can be said?

The Greatest Fight Ever!

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This is perhaps one of the best fight scenes ever. Here we see Benny the Jet and Jackie Chan go head to head. Karate Versus Kung Fu! 5 minutes with two of the martial arts giants of our time demonstrating some of their skills. Benny the Jetisn’t as popular as Jackie Chan but his talents and contributions to the Martial Arts are equally as important. Enjoy this incredible video:

The Courage to Quit!

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The article originally appeared on October 6th, 2007 on The Onion web site. One of my former students sent this to me and I had to post part of it here…enjoy, I did! Thanks Scott.

Karate Lessons Give Child Self Confidence to Quit Karate

ENGLEWOOD, CO—After months of being taught to develop courage, inner strength, and other values of the martial arts, Daniel Finkelstein finally achieved the self-confidence necessary to stand up to his parents and quit taking karate lessons, the area sixth-grader reported Monday.

Finkelstein, 11, who was bullied into beginner’s classes at Dragon Karate and Tae Kwon Do Academy by his father in July, reportedly drew on a number of recently acquired skills, including poise and self-assurance, when confronting his parents about how much he despised karate.

“Before karate, I used to let everyone—my mom, my dad, even my grandma—push me around,” Finkelstein said. “They would tell me what to do and I would just roll over and do it, because they were bigger than me and I was scared.”

“If it wasn’t for the focus and determination I learned in karate, I would still be in karate right now,” he added.

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Read the rest Here.

But my favorite quote from the article is this one from his Sensei:

“When Daniel first showed up to class, he was like many of the other kids we see—timid, unsure of himself, and very insecure,” Guardino said. “But look at him now: He’s gone.”

Office Karate Classic

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Yup, what I expect from water cooler Karate experts! He forgot to mention his black belt was from J.C.Penny’s!! Special thanks to Becky for point this one out.