EDUCATION

June 28, 2018

Known as a weaponless form of self defense, Karate is one of the most practiced martial arts forms in the world. Karate is a combination of two Chinese characters: “Kara”, meaning empty, and “te”, meaning hand; meaning empty hand put together. Even though Karate is a form of defensive and counterattacking body movements, its mental and moral characteristics target overall improvement of the individual who practices.

History:

    In the late 17th century, a ban on weapons was imposed by the samurai rulers of Japan which began the history of Okinawan Karate. All of the training by the early masters had to be done in secret and self defense revolved...

July 25, 2017

Most martial arts have certain things in common. They sharpen the mind and strengthen the body. They teach self-discipline dedication, respect, and perseverance. And they can all be used to get out of threatening situations while minimizing danger to you and those whom you may be defending.

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When it comes to public recognition, Karate, MMA and Jiu Jitsu are all household names. And while the average non-practitioner has seen them on the big screen, they probably don’t know the difference between them. The American Karate Institute teaches Mixed Martial Arts but it is also important for us to dive in...

November 11, 2016

Are you interested in learning how to speed up your rate of improvement in Karate? Check out our blog for helpful tips on how you can improve.

August 3, 2016

When people talk about martial arts values that one learns when practicing any form of martial arts, the overwhelming focus is usually to that of self-defense, but what we are talking about are the traditional values of honesty, integrity, respect, loyalty, compassion, courage, justice, and the unwavering will to “Never Give Up,” which are philosophies we ingrain in our students at American Karate Institute in Kendall. These principles help to shape personal attributes like maturity, discipline, humility and inner peace. These elements all combine and to help form the foundation that build both successful students and adults. Children who partic...

July 20, 2016

At American Karate Institute, we constantly convey the message to our students, both young and old, the many benefits of practicing martial arts. Whether your studying Karate, Kung-Fu, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, or any other martial arts form, the benefits of martial arts stretch way beyond just self-defense. Many experts and well known celebrities (including various doctors, Oprah, Dr. Laura, Dr. Phil, Tony Robbins) continually preach about how martial arts can help all aspects of one’s life. Many experts would even argue that in this day and age of increased obesity, fading family structure, and escalated violence that if nothing else, one should learn m...

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