Imagine a child practicing karate. Now imagine that child continuing to practice karate for 45 more years, refining his abilities and expanding to other forms of martial arts. What you have been imagining this whole time is Chris Casamassa. A legend on the mat and on the screen, Casamassa has combined his love of martial arts and children with a series of KickNFit Kids videos.
Since we decided to rename our "polypropylene samurai sword" to the "indestructible plastic samurai sword", there has been a lot of controversy around the KarateMart.com office about whether this item is really indestructible. On the one hand, as our legal team explains it, "it's not technically indestructible, guys." On the other hand, the polypropylene material makes the sword tough and flexible so that it will weather all kinds of thrashing.
As we batted these swords around the office, it occurred to us that we didn't actually know the limit to the indestructibility of these plastic swords and that we should figure this out for you, our loyal readers. It also seemed a better use of our time than "accidentally" breaking the legal guys' coffee cups. So here are a few things that may or may not destroy your indestructible plastic samurai sword.
Jake Mace has been a full-time teacher of Tai Chi for more than a decade. His goal is to offer his students the traditions, techniques, skills and health that he has attained through Kung Fu, Tai Chi and QiGong. Jake is also an environmentalist, vegan, urban farmer and gardener, energy conservationist, animal and human rights activist inspiring people and raising awareness for environmental, human and animal, and energy causes. Jake raises awareness for the Earth, animals, people, and energy by leading workshops, leading seminars, producing videos, and living an example of the life he teaches.
The Wing Chun wooden dummy has been used for 1000's of years in traditional Chinese martial arts training. Historically, they are very large and impractical to own, but the foot-print of our free standing model allows it to comfortably fit in almost any training space. This modern dummy has 3 arms and 1 leg that represent various body positions and lines of force. Watch the video below to see how this dummy is constructed and check it out on our website here.
Every year, we try to raise the bar by coming out with new products that put us on the map. This year, we began sparring (no pun intended) with the idea of reimagining one of our best selling products, the lightweight student uniform. After much time spent examining our previous uniforms and comparing them to other brands, we came up with what we feel is the perfect lightweight karate uniform for the modern martial artist.