Posts Tagged "karate"

Karate? Tae Kwon-Do? Hapkido? Judo? Kung Fu?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Just for Kicks Blog | 2 comments

Karate? Tae Kwon-Do? Hapkido? Judo? Kung Fu?

People ask me all of the time, “Sensei Burke, what’s the best martial arts style?”  One person boldly walked into the Burke’s Karate dojo and asked, “Do you teach tae kwon-do?  Because tae kwon-do is the best, and I only want to learn the best!” Another student asked me what he should study purely for self defense purposes.  He had heard that karate was good because it was hard and strong.  “But perhaps kung fu might be better because it’s fluid and graceful?” A student in a kids martial arts class proclaimed, “I want to learn judo...

Read More

5 Reasons Kids Should Take Karate

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Just for Kicks Blog | 0 comments

5 Reasons Kids Should Take Karate

While I can think of hundreds of reasons why everyone should take karate, I’m especially passionate about these five. 1. Physical Benefits: Children who take karate are learning a healthy lifestyle by staying active, which, as most parents know, is difficult to do in the age of video games and facebook! Staying active burns calories, increases good cholesterol, decreases bad cholesterol, increases flexibility, increases hand eye coordination, improves fitness, maintains healthy joints and keeps the heart rate up, all while learning how to defend yourself! Proper martial arts training...

Read More