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Karate Orange Belt – Rank, Meaning, Requirements, Kumite

An orange belt is one of the earliest belts in karate, but to be awarded it a person does need to know a fair amount of techniques.  Having done karate on and off for about 4 years, in this article I will cover what an orange belt in karate is, what they need to know, …

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Karate Brown Belt – Rank, Meaning, Requirements, Kata

As you probably know, most karate dojos follow a formalized curriculum, and a test is done before a person is promoted from one belt to the next.  In this article, I will explain what is required for a person to be awarded a brown belt, and how good they are compared to new people in …

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How Effective Is Karate? Facts + Comparison With Other MAs

If you’ve grown up in the era of Karate Kid, Mortal Kombat, or Tekken, chances are high that at some point in life, you went through a ‘karate phase’, where all you wanted to do was yell ‘hi-yah!’ while karate-chopping the air. But have you ever wondered whether knowing karate is even relevant when it …

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Is Karate And Martial Arts The Same Thing? (Solved!)

I’ve been learning about and doing karate and martial arts for quite some time, and I noticed new people that I train with aren’t aware of how karate and martial arts are related and whether they’re the same thing. Based on my experience and research here’s what I found. Is karate and martial arts the …

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