June 29, 2020

Beginning Karate training is the beginning of what can be a lifelong journey. There are many reasons that people start training in Karate. And there will possibly be reasons that are discovered that were not reasons in the beginning of their training. And also some of...

June 29, 2020

The Japanese are a scrupulously clean people and Japan is a scrupulously clean country. Cleanliness and tidiness are a part of Japanese culture and tradition going back centuries and centuries. 

When visiting Japan, one will immediately notice the extreme lack of litter...

June 8, 2020

Complete core karate conditioning workout created by LKA club member Daryl Rappold.

Exercises & Reps:

Jump Squat (20)

Down dog push up (20)

Side plank leg raise (10 each side)

Single leg squat (10 each side)

Kettle bell swing (20)

Russian twist (50)

Lat step squat (20)

Bent ove...

May 21, 2020

University of South Alabama Karate program is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. James M. Boyles on May 17, 2020.

His dedication, enthusiasm and instruction have left an ongoing impact on the karate instructors and students. We offer our sincere condolences to his w...

May 18, 2020

 Self-training workout inspiration by LKA member Daryl Rappold. 

Perform each exercise 20 reps, or Tabata / HIIT style with 30 seconds of
exercise and 10 seconds rest.


Bench press

Box jump


Farmer walk

Tricep kickback

Dead lift

Curl/shoulder pre...

May 18, 2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope these words find you and your loved ones safe, in good health, and strong spirit.  Many of us have seen significant changes in our lives due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With change comes stress and pressures we are not accustomed. There are many...