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Early records of martial arts go as far back as the Egyptians in about 3000BC! The Chinese emperor Shi-Huang-Di (221-206 BC), was buried with more than 7,000 life-size terracotta figures, which included horses and soldiers to guard him in the afterlife, some of the unarmed soldiers are clearly in some sort of martial arts fighting stances. Read More......

Mushin no shin (無心の心) is a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind. Mushin is a mental state into which very highly trained people are said to enter, who can also practice this mental state during other everyday activities. Read More......

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Niju Kun - The 20 Guiding Principles Of Karatedo

Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan karate, laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate (Niju kun), which are there as a guide for all karateka to follow and adhere to. These principles form the foundations Shotokan karate. These twenty principles were based heavily on Bushido and Zen.

The principles allude to notions of respect, humility, compassion, patience, awareness and both an inward and outward calmness.

The Shock Hit

When you get hit hard and fast, many times you can deal with it, the human body can take a heck of a lot of punishment. Take a look at the UFC. They batter each other, then batter each other some more.
But, every now and then you will see the same fighters crumble at a seemingly weak strike.