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The FBI Identifies Top 5 Lures Used by Child Predators

There has been a lot of news about child abductions recently. It is a sad reflection on life today that our children are the targets of predatory behavior. Here is a scary fact: 2/3 of all CONVICTED sex offenders are not in jail, but live in our neighborhoods. FBI Identified Top 5 Lures But we…

Compare Calorie Burning Workouts

  Question: So how much exercise or diet change do I need to lose weight? Answer: You need to be in a calorie deficit of about 1000 calories a day to lose two pounds per week. The most accepted way of doing this is to cut 500 calories from your diet and to add 500…

Tenets, Etiquette & Safety

THE TENETS OF NATIONAL KARATE SCHOOL Only by facing our fears and understanding our weaknesses will we discover strength, confidence and security. We experience satisfaction and happiness as a result of our diligent effort to improve our art. We will be exhilarated by our efforts even if we are not immediately successful. Success, knowledge and…

Glossary & Belts

National Karate School Motto: Might For Right National Karate instructors stress that self-defense skills must never be misused or abused. Our school motto is ‘Might for Right,’ which means our karate is our Might and is only used for the Right reasons.       Traditional Commands: Charyo (CHAR-ee-oh)-Attention: Feet together, hands firmly to the side. Chunbi (CHOON-bee)-Ready: Stand…

Benefits of Tournament Competition

Developing an individual’s complete ability cannot be accomplished without the tournament experience. Competition is the best way to accelerate learning. Tournament competition provides the most effective training for real self-defense, especially when combined with other aspects of training (Grab releases, pad strikes, etc.). Learning to deal with “pressure.” Certainly there is no more pressure than…

Stick To Your Bush! By Grand Master John Worley

Over the past 35 years that NK has existed, we have on occasion, been approached from various outside martial arts organizations to expand our curriculum to include whatever martial art is (was) popular at the time. Everything from Kung Fu (Chinese MA popularized by the Kung Fu TV series) to Tae Bo (Billy Blanks hugely…