Hojo Undo: “Old School” Martial Arts Strength Training

Hojo undo is a term in martial arts, particularly associated with Okinawan styles like Karate. It refers to supplementary training exercises that help develop strength, conditioning, and techniques. Hojo undo aims to enhance a practitioner’s physical abilities and reinforce the principles of their martial art. Read on to learn more about these “old school” strength training methods.

Types of Nunchaku

Sensei Adam with Nunchuks

Nunchaku are made of different types of materials and come in a variety of shapes. The choice of nunchaku material and shape depends on personal preference and the intended use – whether it’s for traditional martial arts, training, self-defense, or performance. Read on to learn more about the different types of nunchaku!

The Story of Shotokan

Karatedo Shotokan Image Source: Adobe Stock by sergiolnqueiroz

Shotokan Karate is the most well-known style of karate worldwide. It is a uniquely Japanese art that has a very interesting story regarding its origins and what we know as the art today. Shotokan karate has become one of the most practiced styles of karate, with millions of practitioners around the world. Read on to learn more about the history of this amazing style.

Martial Arts Weapon: The Staff

The bo, or staff, is one of the most iconic and important weapons in martial arts. The staff has aided mankind throughout history. In many countries, stories have been interwoven into their cultures, handed down over centuries through folklore and tales of triumphant warriors and this multipurpose implement. Read on to learn more about the staff in martial arts cultures from around the world!