April 5th, 2011
As many of our returning customers have already found out, Karatemart.com's shelves are constantly growing with new products. We take pride in the fact that, many times, our visitors won't be visiting the exact same store twice. Whether it's a simply a few new throwing stars or a slew of martial arts themed toys, we want to make sure our customers have a steady variety of new and interesting items to peruse. It's what makes us different.
March 28th, 2011
To say that 'some' controversy surrounds the Boxing vs MMA popularity debate would be like saying Manny Pacquiao is a 'little bit' popular in the Philippines. Strong opinions from die hard fans of both sports can be found on all arenas of the internet. So how does one go about determining once and for all who the real winner is between the two? Well we think we've finally found a way to settle once and for all who comes out on top in the popularity contest between the sweet science and the mixed martial arts.
Will boxing fans leave the fight with a nice helping of smug satisfaction? Maybe. Will MMA fans finally get the tap out they've been looking for? Perhaps. Will the fighting metaphors keep coming like a relentless series of rabbit punches? Yes. Yes they will.
March 16th, 2011
Everyone enters the martial arts for a variety of reasons. Some are attracted to the physical and mental discipline they require while others are determined to test themselves in the ultimate face-off against a living opponent.
What all of these martial artists share is the realization that one day they may have no choice but to put their skills to the test. All we can hope for is that when that day comes, someone will have the good sense to record it and upload it to the internet. Well that day is here, and luckily we've taken taken care of all the hard work and compiled a list of the Top 5. So pull up a chair, kick back, and prepare to kill some minutes. That's what the internet does best right?
WARNING The videos below depict real people in real situations. They contain graphic violence, language, or some combination of the two. They should not be viewed by children without express permission from a parent or guardian.
February 15th, 2011
Sparring with a live opponent can be the ultimate test for a martial artist. There are some things you need to consider first before rushing into an intense sparring session. Do you have the right equipment, for example? Before you decide on any martial arts sparring gear be sure to ask your instructor what he or she recommends. They will be able to tell you precisely what equipment you will need for your sparring time and training. Some schools will be even be able to recommend the size you will need as well as explain how the equipment should correctly fit.
February 14th, 2011
Advancing up in the martial arts belts ranks takes dedication, discipline, and a lot of hard work. It's no wonder you would want to start showing off your belts. It's a great way to honor the martial arts style you've chosen to study. Not only that, but you get to show-case the accomplishments and skill you've worked so hard to achieve. Having the belts on display will also motivate you to see them filled with the next martial arts belts you earn.