5 Weird Signs That You’re Dehydrated | SELF

We’re all aware of the obvious signs of dehydration—yellow pee, feeling thirsty, and dry mouth—but what about the less obvious ones, like acting strange? Experts say they’re equally important, if not more so because they can be a sign that your dehydration has progressed beyond normal levels like when you exercise vigorously without drinking enough water.

“Our bodies need water and other fluids to function properly, and if you become dehydrated, some of these processes may not function normally,” women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D., tells SELF. “Severe dehydration can have dire consequences.” Those consequences can include heat stroke or exhaustion, seizures, and even death in the most extreme cases, according to Mayo Clinic.

But drinking enough water is harder than it….

Read at Source: 5 Weird Signs That You’re Dehydrated | SELF

Sitting Increases the Risk of Obesity

Ways Sitting is Shortening Your Life

Highly Sedentary People Have a Greater Risk of Developing Cancer

According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which looked at more than 4 million individuals and 68,936 cancer cases, sitting for long periods of time increases your risk for colon, endometrial and, possibly, lung cancer. The study found that even in physically active individuals, sitting increased the risk, and the risk worsened with each two hour increase in sitting time.

Separate research links long-term sedentary habits with breast and colon cancer.

Frequent Sitters Have a Greater Risk of Developing Heart Disease

study published in the American Journal of Epidemiologyfound that men and women who sat more than six hours a day died earlier than their counterparts who limited sitting time to 3 hours a day or less. The study surveyed 53,440 men and 69,776 women who were healthy at the start of the study and over the course of the 14-year follow-up they saw a higher rate of mortality among the frequent sitters. “Associations were strongest for cardiovascular disease mortality. The time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level,” the study says.

Read at Source: Sitting Increases the Risk of Obesity

Through Karate, Butler Express Manager Finds Success | Stripes Okinawa

OKINAWA, JAPAN – For Toru Kiyan, the disciplines of karate have served him well in life and throughout his 33 years serving with the Exchange.
Kiyan, manager of the Butler Express at Camp Foster, is a multilevel black belt karate sensei. As the he worked his way toward becoming a karate expert, Kiyan also found success at the Exchange.
Kiyan started his career with the Exchange in the summer of 1985 as a part-time janitor.
“At that time (there were) very few computers…lots of paperwork,” Kiyan said. “I started by sweeping floors, stocking shelves and doing lots of manual work. Now as a manger, I spend more time thinking, planning, typing and writing.”
Kiyan grew up in Okinawa when it was still under U.S. civil administrative control after World War II. As a young man, his decision to join the Exchange was a logical choice.
“I love America,” he said. “In Okinawa, we were under U.S. administrative control. We used the U.S. dollar, listened to American music.  I was even a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  However, on 15 May 1972, Okinawa reverted to Japan and we soon started losing the American feel I was used to on Okinawa.  When I joined the Exchange, I saw it as a chance to be a little closer to that American culture that I grew up with.”

Source: Through Karate, Butler Express Manager Finds Success | Stripes Okinawa

One Accord Karate: Hyper Pro Training

Traditional Karate

This is the foundation of One Accord Karate, to respect the past while looking for innovative ways to teach, and to learn. Our dojo is based on Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kai

Hyper Pro Martial Arts

Hyper Pro Martial Arts offers a dynamic way to learn without losing the foundation, the tradition, and respect for the Martial Arts

Hyper Pro Weapons Division

Hyper Pro Weapons Division introduces traditional weapons from ancient times giving these traditional weapons new life, and that are performed in a fun and exciting way

Hyper Fight Club

Hyper Fight Club will teach strategy while gaining insight on how to approach a combat situation while having fun learning the different Pro Combos in the Hyper Fight Club curriculum.

Karate Body Dynamics by Akio Minakami Shihan 2018 Seminar — MINAKAMI

*This video is only the Body Dynamics part of the 2018 seminar, the Nunchuck seminar will be released on a later date (TBD)

Learn new insights on using your Body’s natural movements to gain proper speed, strength, and balance at any age. Use Minakami Shihans’s concepts to solidify or add to your knowledge on your pursuit for improving your karate.

  • This was filmed during Minakami Shihan’s seminar on April 2018 in Seattle. This is video is presented “as is” in its entirety and minimally edited.
  • Minakami Shihan was not wearing a mic (his voice projection is still pretty loud and clear)
  • Video was compressed to allow a 300 Mb limit as a digital download

*best downloaded through a desktop or a laptop (will not download through a mobile device)

Source: Karate Body Dynamics by Akio Minakami Shihan 2018 Seminar — MINAKAMI

Hiromi Inagaki Papuren Video Tutorial (video download only) — MINAKAMI

Hiromi Inagaki Papuren Video Tutorial (VIDEO DOWNLOAD ONLY)

Detailed step by step tutorial by Inagaki Sensei for Papuren,

Bonus Bunkai demonstration.

*best downloaded through a desktop or a laptop (will not download through a mobile device)

Source: Hiromi Inagaki Papuren Video Tutorial (video download only) — MINAKAMI

Apolo Ladra: The Next Generation Of Pekiti Tirsia Kali | Black Belt Magazine

Apolo Ladra is on a mission to make the Filipino martial art of kali, especially the style known as pekiti tirsia, as popular as taekwondo and jujitsu. “I want people to know its true culture and ethics and the true meaning of the blade,” he said. “This is our treasure, and I want to share it with the world.”

Born in the Philippines, Ladra immigrated to America when he was 7. In the States, he was drawn deep into taekwondo. He excelled as a student and went on to become a taekwondo instructor and a competitor. He opened a network of martial arts academies and saw success there, as well. As time passed, however, he felt the attraction of kali, the fighting art of his homeland.

Ladra then did a 180 and immersed himself in the stick and blade art. His current appraisal of the situation is succinct and fair: Taekwondo remains his “martial art and sport,” while pekiti tirsia is his “combative art.” I said that’s fair because in Ladra’s mind, those are two different things.

Continue Reading at Source: Apolo Ladra: The Next Generation Of Pekiti Tirsia Kali | Black Belt Magazine

TACHIKATA — Akio Minakami O Sensei

For Karate movements, whenever we execute punches, kicks, blocks, strikes or even simply moving forward or backwards, if we know how the body operates as a fulcrum and which pivot point (or in some cases multiple points) to use, we can execute each technique with optimal trajectory, utilizing maximum speed and power.  For instance, in moving from one zenkutsu dachi (forward stance) to another zenkutsu dachi, beginners must create a fulcrum with the front leg usually placing the pivot point at the front knee with the body weight transferring to the front hip.  Once their weight is transferred they will push the opposite side of the hip forward in order to take a step.  This then becomes a conventional step forward.  A more advance way of moving forward utilizing proper WAZA (skill), would be to create an additional pivot point internal to your body and lift the opposite hip making that side “weightless” in the process.  This will allow you to move forward with a quicker movement as your weight is not transferred from one side of the body to the other.  Using this internal pivot point and lifting the opposite side of the body internally allows a more natural body movement that minimizes the use of physical strength giving rise to a smoother and faster step.  This is more difficult to perform and takes practice to execute smoothly.

There is a pervasive misconstrued belief about “traditional karate”. Some practitioners (students AND teachers) learn a technique and then somehow create a very ridged idea in their mind that “this is the traditional way of performing this technique”. They will hold on to that idea very tightly. Even when they see the technique performed with more skill right in front of them, their eyes are blind because their mind is so stiff. Ordinary people will practice some basics and once performed adequately will believe that the movement is complete and no further development is needed. But masters or SHOKUNIN (artisans) are always looking for a better way of performing a technique, even after they “master the move”.  We (MONONOHU), martial artists, are always looking for the pinnacle.  But there is no pinnacle as there will always be a way to subtly improve any technique.

Continue reading at: TACHIKATA — MINAKAMI

FULCRUM — Akio Minakami O Sensei

For Karate movements, whenever we execute punches, kicks, blocks, strikes or even simply moving forward or backwards, if we know how the body operates as a fulcrum and which pivot point (or in some cases multiple points) to use, we can execute each technique with optimal trajectory, utilizing maximum speed and power.  For instance, in moving from one zenkutsu dachi (forward stance) to another zenkutsu dachi, beginners must create a fulcrum with the front leg usually placing the pivot point at the front knee with the body weight transferring to the front hip.  Once their weight is transferred they will push the opposite side of the hip forward in order to take a step.  This then becomes a conventional step forward.  A more advance way of moving forward utilizing proper WAZA (skill), would be to create an additional pivot point internal to your body and lift the opposite hip making that side “weightless” in the process.  This will allow you to move forward with a quicker movement as your weight is not transferred from one side of the body to the other.  Using this internal pivot point and lifting the opposite side of the body internally allows a more natural body movement that minimizes the use of physical strength giving rise to a smoother and faster step.  This is more difficult to perform and takes practice to execute smoothly.

There is a pervasive misconstrued belief about “traditional karate”. Some practitioners (students AND teachers) learn a technique and then somehow create a very ridged idea in their mind that “this is the traditional way of performing this technique”. They will hold on to that idea very tightly. Even when they see the technique performed with more skill right in front of them, their eyes are blind because their mind is so stiff. Ordinary people will practice some basics and once performed adequately will believe that the movement is complete and no further development is needed. But masters or SHOKUNIN (artisans) are always looking for a better way of performing a technique, even after they “master the move”.  We (MONONOHU), martial artists, are always looking for the pinnacle.  But there is no pinnacle as there will always be a way to subtly improve any technique…

Continue Reading at: Fulcrum — MINAKAMI

Free Taiko BGM for Kata by One Accord Karate | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Enjoy these free Taiko BGM Sensei Bene created to inspire you in your Karate Practice, Ossu!