The Black Belt Graduation

Black Belt Graduation

This past weekend, Buzz Durkin’s Karate School and the Uechiryu Butokukai hosted a graduation for it’s black belt candidates. This is a momentous occasion in a martial artist’s career and is an achievement in hard work and determination. To all of our new black belts and to our next-rank black…

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Karate Instills Integrity and Honesty

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Honesty is an important virtue for martial artists. They strive to say what they believe and treat others respectfully and straightforwardly. This sense of integrity helps to build trust and friendship with those they train with, including instructors, peers, and high-ranking students. Their strong moral standing also builds trust with…

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The Karate Dojo

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A dojo is a place of learning. Every martial arts school will focus on something different, but at Buzz Durkin’s Karate School, we strive to have a productive and cooperative atmosphere. The word dojo translates to mean way place. The general understanding of this definition is that the dojo is…

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Why I Love to Teach

As an instructor, I love to help my students reach their goals and hone their skills. Seeing them improve and surpass their own expectations is very rewarding. When teaching martial arts, I want to help my students become better trained to defend themselves. I hope they never find themselves in…

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Five Ways Karate Improves Fitness

Fit Karate Man

Strength Karate is an excellent way to build strength. Even without lifting weights, a student will naturally gain muscle through practicing their karate. Working with a peer or a higher-ranked martial artist is also a great way to get stronger. Their advice and experience will improve your form, which will…

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5 Reasons to Start Karate Today

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Exercise Working out in class is a great way to exercise and reduce stress. Through training, a martial arts student can build more strength and power. Over time, a student’s stamina will improve, which will increase their base energy level. For those who already have good power and endurance, karate…

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The Importance of Martial Awareness

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Development of awareness is crucial for a martial artist. That is because awareness of ourselves, others, and our environment is the first step in self-defense. By developing a keen sense of awareness, a student of the martial arts will be better equipped to defend themselves, more able to understand the…

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Why I Train

People practice martial arts for many different reasons. Personally, I have two primary motivations for training; improving myself and to more effectively help others train. I am an instructor at Buzz Durkin’s Karate School and I teach children, teens, and adults Uechiryu karate. When I am teaching someone, I strive…

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Why Women Should Train in the Martial Arts

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More women than ever before have begun learning how to defend themselves through the martial arts. Gone are the stereotypes of woman as weak, dependent, and helpless. Today’s woman is stronger, more independent, and more proactive in achieving her goals – many thanks to their training. The reason women begin…

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