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Weekly Online Training Links - Week of April 27

Please see links below for LKA's online trainings Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 5:30. Monday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73348237137 Wednesday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73348237137 Friday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73348237137 Train will last 40 minutes. Please wear your gi and remember to warm-up before class begins.

LKA condolences for the passing of Master Teruyuki Okazaki

Louisiana Karate Association and Master Mikami are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Master Teruyuki Okazaki. Master Okazaki and Master Mikami had a very close relationship going back 68 years. Master Okazaki was an occasional guest instructor at Louisiana Karate Association during the 1960’s and 1970’s, was a very popular guest instructor and examiner at our camps on several occasions, and always presided over our national tournaments during our time affiliated with ISKF. Louisiana Karate Association and Master Mikami offer our heartfelt deepest and sincerest condolences to the friends, family, students and fellow instructors of Master Okazaki, as well as to all at ISKF worldwide

Self-Train Inspiration: Core & upper body karate conditioning exercises

Staying at home this month? Now is a great time to explore ways to train by oneself and at home! While group training is on hiatus, karateka must be vigilant in self-training now more than ever to polish technique and improve overall fitness level. Check out core & upper body conditioning exercises for martial artists below. All can be performed at home by oneself using bodyweight, resistance bands & common household items, like a bag of cat food. Self-training workout inspiration by Kaitlin Baudier. Core & upper body karate conditioning workout Some recommendations for repetitions, in the order they appear in the video: 0:00 punching and draw hand while keeping tension on circular resistanc

Train Anywhere!

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to get more creative with karate training. Chef & Sempai Johnny Caluda improvises 50 lb sacks of flour as reverse punch and shifting training targets at Cottage Catering's Caluda King Cake bakery in Elmwood. Keep training. Train anywhere! Where do you train? Send your training video to LAKarateAssociation@gmail.com

Training by oneself

In this challenging time, many Karate-ka are devising ways to train at home alone. There are several ways to do this such as practicing Kata, training Kihon and practicing "imaginary Kumite." The 20th precept of the Shoto Niju kun is, "Tsune Shinen Kufu Seyo," which is translated into English as, "Always Create And Devise." Master Funakoshi also stated, "anyplace can be a dojo." He also emphasized that one not even need a training partner to train. While the current situation is extremely sad and unfortunate, Karate-ka around the world are creating and devising ways to train away from their dojos and train without partners and classmates, this should also be done regularly when things are "n


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