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We will all agree that before even thinking to fight, we must me very sure of who the real enemy is. Which is the battle worth fighting? We asked our 100.000+ very passionate Facebook friends and we got much more than we expected. As usual.  So read the following lines, and identify the enemies. Let us be prepared for combat.  Lack of compassion for others. Vanity. Arrogance. Lack of respect. Complacency. Ego, hatred, selfishness, believing yourself superior to others. Miss information. Losing the essence of the Grandmaster`s teachings. Forgetting the "martial" of the art, is to forge the spirit and improve self....

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Have you ever heard somebody say that? Do you empathise with this statement yourself?Usually, this kind of affirmation has nothing to do with the fact of an actual life or death fight situation. And that is precisely what intrigues us more. We did as we always do when we have or get some deep martial question. That is, asking our 100.000+ very good Facebook friends. They never disappoint us, and this was not an exception.  Some believe that this statement is an exaggeration, but admit that Martial Arts change lives for good. Others are just grateful to have an activity...

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Which is the best martial arts style to defend yourself on a street fight, in a life or death situation? Tricky question, we must admit. But our friends where once more up to the challenge. Of course some styles where brought to the table like Krav Maga, Kyokushin Karate, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun, Aikido and many others.  However the general opinion was not focused on the style, but on other aspects like the person, the situation, escaping, the use of weapons or even the rules of fighting to be applied in that moment.  Our friend Deitrich believes that you should apply...

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Two powerful questions arise. If you do not practice Martial Arts, what is the best age or moment to begin walking the way of the warrior? And if you already practice,  do you wish you have started earlier and younger? Our friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have shared some inspiring - and sometimes surprising - points of view about this matter.  Many have started at a very young age and some still continue evolving their practice, or have even become now masters of their style and also teach others. These others may include, in some cases, their own sons and daughters.  Greg started in Japan...

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Did your mum take you to your first Karate class?  This was not my case, but I know a lot of mothers that initiated their kids in The Way of Budo. I heard a multiple Jiu Jitsu champion tell once how his mother took him to the Dojo to help him learn to defend himself against bullies. She helped him not only defend himself but to suceed in life and live from his passion. Did something like this happen to you?  Maybe your mum did not initiate you in Martial Arts, but she took you to the Dojo for years....

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