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I Sprained IT, Again!?

I am sure that every one of us has by now gone through this experience… countless times! The aim of this short article is to make you understand your body’s aches and pains and how best to deal with them for a speedier recovery. So, what is a Ligament? Every joint in our body is surrounded by a capsule made of soft tissue and becomes thickened at points of stress to form ligaments. The ends of these ligaments then attach bone to bone and hold your joints in place. But Why did I Sprain it? Ligament sprains occur when a Read more…

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Controlling Muscle Tension

How should I reduce Tension? Proper execution of any Karate technique requires a holistic relaxation of body muscles, tensing on impact for only a split second. However to be able to relax a muscle during an activity, one has to first grasp the idea whilst not doing the activity since it needs to be ingrained in the mind for it to come naturally. Therefore I thought about writing this article to bring about more awareness and give some tips on how to relax a muscle. The opposite of ‘relaxed’ is ‘tense’. Muscle tension is found & required in all muscles Read more…

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Rei

One of the first things anyone will notice when training karate is the custom of bowing, called the “REI”. The custom of bowing in karate is traced back to its origins, which includes both the fact that it originates in Japan and due to it being a martial art which has foundations in budo. The Japanese word for “rei” 礼 literally means “an expression of gratitude” but its use in martial arts has deeper levels of meaning. Bowing is an integral part of Japanese culture which relies heavily on showing respect in the appropriate situations. The importance of this can Read more…

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Ouch! That Move Hurts!!

I am sure that some time or another everyone has had muscle soreness especially after some intensive training session or regime. There are basically 2 types of muscle soreness. Acute and Delayed onset muscle soreness. Acute soreness is usually felt at the time of exercise due to accumulation of chemicals in the muscle (such as lactic acid) which eases as the activity is stopped. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) emerges 24-72 hours after the actual activity. In this write up I will be discussing DOMS. What is muscle soreness? Muscle soreness develops after the body goes through unaccustomed physical activity. Read more…

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Motivation in Training

Have you ever felt so much enthusiasm that you want to shout and tell everyone what you do? Or on the other hand, kind of bored to the point that you question whatever you do?? Well, let me rest your mind, this is very normal and it does not mean that either you have become addicted, or that you lost all interest. This is a normal process in maturing through an activity and this happens due to fluctuations in what is called Motivation. This is quite a vast subject and can hardly be discussed on paper, and it is by Read more…

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