Bullies don’t just stop in the school yard. Life is full of challenges to overcome!

It’s starts with the school yard, continues as grown up to many other thinks like a bad boss, mean landlord or an obnoxious drunk. Karate develops, confidence you need to deal with all this ! Bullies by definition pray on a person they see as weaker than them to cover up they’re own inadequacies. A […]

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Sparing

Sparing

Sparing should be realistic as possible while still being safe, if you go to a school where there is no contact fighting or the students only fight the Sensei not each other you may be taking a fitness class that does karate moves at some point techniques need to be pressure tested in a control […]

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Pressure Testing and Ferocity of Training

At OSKA all Techniques concepts and principles get pressure tested so the student has confidence in their abilities. If a karate student just does techniques in the air and does not drill them with a live student ever much is lost. Each technique can be learn air guitar style at 1st but then it must […]

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For 2022 I wish every parent would give their child the gift of consistency

Imagine if you went to kindergarten for 1 or 2 months and then totally quit school, you wouldn’t read, write or do math very well that’s just about the same when you take 1 to 3 months of karate lessons We live in an Amazon, fast food world where our attention is more fragmented now […]

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Testing vs promotions in the martial arts

Many school have easy classes and hard testing the only time they push the students is the week before the test while this method works for some at Old School Karate Academy we believe every day is your test. So there are no big scary test causing test anxiety. That being said the path at […]

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Why do so many black belts from different styles seek out Kosho RYU Kempo Karate Jiu jitsu.

  Headmaster Hanshi Bruce Junick puts it this way “ Kosho is not a style or a system is a philosophy of concepts and principles that can be applied to any martial art to improve your understanding of the arts”.  Kosho RYU  practitioners study movement and motion. The study is done though concepts & principles. […]

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