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Learn how to optimize your health and performance with smart karate training, cross-training, stretching, sleep and recovery. 

How to Tie Your Karate Uniform

New to karate? Not sure how to tie your uniform? Here are step-by-step instructions for tying your karate uniform. I've included a video version of these instructions at the end of this article. (If you need help tying your belt, watch this video. If you prefer the written version with photos, click here.) [...]

2021-06-14T11:11:56-07:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Training & Recovery|

How to Tie Your Karate Belt Correctly

The first step in your karate training is learning how to tie your belt. Here are step-by-step instructions for tying your karate belt. I've included a video version of these instructions at the end of this article. (If you need help tying your uniform, watch this video. If you prefer the written version with [...]

2021-06-14T11:11:28-07:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Training & Recovery|

Top 10 Reasons to Try Karate

Ever consider taking karate? You should! Here are my top 10 reasons why karate kicks ass, in no particular order. #1: It’ll give you street cred. Karate is cool. You get to do kata and play with weapons. You get to yell really loudly. You get to be barefoot, [...]

2021-06-06T07:53:25-07:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Training & Recovery|

Sleep, Weight Management and Performance

My sleep habits suck at the best of times. I typically stay up too late, wake up groggy, and rely on caffeine to stay focused. Now, during a pandemic? My sleep habits are appalling. I stay up later. I get up earlier. I drink more caffeine to cope. I’ve lost track of how [...]

2021-06-15T22:46:43-07:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Training & Recovery|
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