November 4th, 2010
Most martial arts teach students in terms of a continuing journey. As such, obtaining rank through a ceremonial belt is often achieved as the student reaches certain milestones. Not all ranking systems in martial arts are carried out through belts. In Kung Fu, it is customary to rank progress through sashes. The ultimate symbol of status for many remains the "black belt." Yet, achieving this highly sought after icon is not a cut and dried process.
October 29th, 2010
Have you ever wondered why a judo uniform differs from other martial arts uniforms? Knowing the history and objective of judo will help explain the uniform's heavy, durable construction.
In his early twenties, Jigoro Kano founded judo, officially named Kodokan judo. This demanding sport came about when Kano studied the dated Japanese martial art called Jujutsu. He implemented what he believed were the best techniques of Jujutsu to create his own activity. Kano named his sport, Kodokan judo, which breaks down into ko (lecture, study, method), do (way or path), and kan (hall or place), meaning "a place to study the way." Judo means "the gentle way". The foundation of judo rests on the aims of physical education, competition proficiency and mental training.
October 12th, 2010
With Halloween quickly approaching, we decided to make a list of the top 10 martial arts costumes you can purchase at KarateMart.com. Whether you are looking to dress up like a ninja, samurai, kung fu master, or karate kid, we've got just the costume for you! Without further adieu, here are the top 10 martial arts Halloween costumes available at KarateMart.com:
October 6th, 2010
There are lots of factors to keep in mind when looking for a martial arts studio. Consider these tips and determine which ones are most important to you. Martial arts training should improve your lifestyle by complimenting it. Gather a list of studios in your area through an online search and follow these guidelines.
September 22nd, 2010
There are plenty of memorable martial arts movie scenes. Some of them are so inspirational, they need to be pulled out of the archives and put on display. In no particular order, this is our list of the 10 best martial arts movie moments of all time: