Martial arts - training - goals : Motivation is everything!

Who among you doesn't know it?! You train obsessively towards a training goal, or starve yourself to your desired weight. Basically, it doesn't matter what kind of goal you're talking about here, because from diet to training success, or the next step on the career ladder at work. The course is often identical! In the … Continue reading "Martial arts - training - goals : Motivation is everything!"

6 years karate and training in 7 minutes

In 2009 I discovered karate for myself and as I slowly moved towards the Dan exam (1st Dan 2015) in 2014, I created this small excerpt from my karate life for the occasion. Maybe it helps one or the other to motivate themselves and to stay on the ball. I hope you like it! Motivation … Continue reading "6 years karate and training in 7 minutes"

Martial arts: Zanshin - All a question of mindset

Just about everyone who is involved with karate or other budo/ martial arts knows this term: Zanshin! In the dojo sensei or trainers preach it up and down. Zanshin is something you have to have, especially in Kumite (free fight), but also in Kihon, Kata (form and especially in the belt examinations. But what does … Continue reading "Martial arts: Zanshin - All a question of mindset"

Animal forms of the martial art Karate

Already in the 6th century A.D. gymnastic fighting exercises for physical training and meditation were taught in China, and in the following centuries they were constantly being refined. Among other things, animals were used as models for these exercises. Old masters observed animals in their hunting and escape behaviour, and recognised and analysed their superior … Continue reading "Animal forms of the martial art Karate"

Kids: Developing the joy of reading

"I'm bored!" mumbles the child, lying with his head on the shoulder of the parent. After enumerating a number of play options, it occurs to you that you have read a lot yourself as a child and suggests: "Why don't you read a book? "Your aunt gave you such a nice book." "I don't feel … Continue reading "Kids: Developing the joy of reading"

Yoga exercises - also as a supplement to karate training

The word yoga comes from Indian and means "unity" or "harmony". Yoga and related yoga exercises are used in many different areas. From mental training, relaxation exercises, meditation to physical training, holding exercises to strengthen the muscles to yoga therapy to treat physical complaints such as back pain. Yoga sees itself as a holistic exercise … Continue reading "Yoga exercises - also as a supplement to karate training"

A sporty New Year - Nutrition and Fitness

Every year! The Christmas season is over, the turn of the year has taken place. Of course the time together with the family was enjoyed to the full. The first ones have already exchanged their presents, the Christmas tree has left the flat again, in any case it has been eaten very well and partly … Continue reading "A sporty New Year - Nutrition and Fitness"

Meditation Bench - Do it yourself

A pleasant upright posture is enormously important when meditating. As already described in a previous article (Introduction to Meditation), there are a variety of aids such as meditation benches, meditation stools or . These make the meditation phase pleasant and comfortable, whereby a simple woollen blanket or similar is sufficient for some. Especially a has … Continue reading "Meditation Bench - Do it yourself"

Introduction to Meditation

Meditation (thinking, contemplating) is not only a topic within religious communities such as Buddhism. Also with the Shaolin, which among other things draw their strength from their mind training, and nevertheless in the different martial arts like e.g. Aikido or Karate. In addition, regular meditations are also used in popular sports where body and mind … Continue reading "Introduction to Meditation"