Martial Arts Essay Examples

  • Free Trade

    344 words - 2 pages

    The central question that is explored in this article is what kind of political regime is best for free trading in domestic or international commerce. At the same time it address the variation between democracy and autocracy, not on variation within either regime type. Some of the major articles discussed in the author's review of the literature are the actors and their preferences; such actors as the chief executive and legislatures in a democracy and a unitary actor in autocracy. Also mentions one of the major aspect of trade, the noncooperative trade barrier settings. Which usu

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    Martial Arts

    2151 words - 9 pages

    MY FAVORITE THING TAE KWON DO Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by it's fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot'. My definition of the name Taekwondo is • Tae='to strike or block with the foot' or 'to kick', it also means 'jump' • K'won='Fist', 'to strike or block with hand' • Do='The way of' or 'art'. Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The art or way of the “Hand” and “Foot” or "The art of unarmed combat". The sport has been founded in Korea and is one of t

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    Five Goals Of Karate

    367 words - 2 pages

    5 Goals of The Karateka RESPECT FOR OTHERS-To be kind and thoughtful to others. You should always show respect and politeness to friend’s family and people in general. To show politeness and respect treat PEOPLE the way you want to be treated. MIND AND BODY- To show that you know what you can do. But also so that you have self control. To do this exp. {think before you talk.} In the same respect do what is necessary at the time. SELF CONFIDENCE-To know that you can do it. Show that are brave enough to do anything. But at the same time to know not to be nervous or scared. With this it i

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    Kung Culture

    1203 words - 5 pages

    The !Kung is a tribe of hunter-gatherers from southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert. The !Kung are known for adapting to their semi-arid environment by gathering roots, berries, fruits, and nuts that they gather from the desert. They also use the meat that is gathered by the hunters. The !Kung culture has both guidelines and rules for the difference in gender roles. !Kung men are responsible for providing the meat, although women might occasionally kill small mammals. The men provide household tools and maintain a supply of poison tipped arrows and spears for hunting. !Kung women provide the majo

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    Capoeira African Or Brazilian

    1438 words - 6 pages

    The origins of the illusive art form of Capoeira have always been a controversy. Different parties have argued many sides and have come with sufficient information to found their arguments. Is Capoeira a dance, a ritual, or a fight? Is it from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, or Pernambuco? Is Capoeira Brazilian or is it African? The answer to the question whether Capoeira is a dance, ritual or fighting style is simple. Capoeira is a ritualistic fighting style disguised as a dance. Knowing or learning whether Capoeira came from Rio, Bahia or Pernambuco would be a very difficult task being that most

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    Getaway

    640 words - 3 pages

    it's wednesday again.. and so far my favorite day of the week.. and you may ask why.. well, it's just my happiest day of the week.. so many wonderful things happens on a wednesday.. but i don't think this will last longer.. i just liked this day for this whole semester.. rappelling and bowling is on wednesday.. that's why.. i kinda miss rappelling.. even though at first i was afraid to try it.. especially that aussie rappel.. but still, it hit me.. i missed it.. and of course, the best group ever, quatro.. i don't know why.. i still see some of them at the campus.. some of them are my

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    Taekwondo

    393 words - 2 pages

    How Tae Kwon Do Has Impacted My Life Tae Kwon Do over the years from June of 2003 until now June of 2008 has greatly impacted my life. It has had an impact on me from the way I look to the way others view me. One thing I can definitely say about myself through my learning of Tae Kwon Do is that I am not learning to fight and kill, but to walk with peace and confidence. Tae Kwon Do was a great physical experience but even more than that it has been a great mental and social experience. Over the years that I have been doing Tae Kwon Do I would always look up to my instructors and to the bl

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    Reality Based Self Defense

    1200 words - 5 pages

    Everyday, people of all cultures, races and economic background are victims of violence and abuse. These actions can range from physical abuse, to emotional or sexual abuse, and can have a significant impact on family, friends or anyone who is witnesses to the violence. Whether you are involved in a violent relationship or are the victim of a random attack, it’s important for you to know how to protect yourself; how to get out of that situation as quickly as possible. We suggest that you first enroll in a self defense class, in order to become accustomed to reacting to violence. Most peop

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    Movie Paper

    1391 words - 6 pages

    Movie Paper: Karate Kid The Karate Kid is tale about a teenage boy Daniel LaRusso, who moves with his mother from Newark, New Jersey to Reseda, California. In the movie Daniel struggle to fit in with the change of cities. On Daniel’s first day of the move he is invited to an end of the summer beach party. While at the beach with some of his new friends, Daniel meets Ali Mills, who is an upper class female that catches his eye. Ali’s ex-boyfriend, Johnny and some of his friends pull up on motorbikes at the beach. Ali and Johnny start to argue and Daniel step in to help Ali. Daniel ignores J

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    ENC 1101 Lab 1 Clean Up

    1045 words - 5 pages

    Jason Thompson ENC-1101 Lab#1 Ryan Little September 29,2008 What A Good Day The air was boggy that Saturday morning as I left my basement-floor, one-room apartment. Angry about going to the Pic n’ Save to spend another day “yes ma’aming” the local housewives, I slammed the hard metal door shut with a bang that echoed throughout the building. “Ha,” I thought. “I hope that wakes everyone up.” I was busy stocking vegetables that spoiled weekend afternoon when I heard the loud speaker crackle my name for the umpteenth time that day … “Bob clean up on aisle 10.” The words t

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    The Lottery Compared To A Rose For Emily

    583 words - 3 pages

    There are many ways that a reader can be prepared for the ending of a story, in “A Rose for Emily” and “The Lottery” they use the narrational stance, imagery and foreshadowing to prepare the reader for the ending. The narrational stance in “A Rose for Emily” was third person biography, which is defined as a single character point of view in which the narrator was is not involved with the story and the narrational stance in “The Lottery” was third person anonymous which is involves a narrator that takes no stance, he pretty much just tells the story. How the story is told is one integral part i

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    Taekwondo Business Plan

    1226 words - 5 pages

    A. Target Market Our most important target market is the 4 – 18 age group in the Beaverton area, which makes up almost 25% of Beaverton’s population. The reason that we target the 4 to 18 year olds is that they are most likely to still live with their parents and it is usually the parents that try and enroll your children in out of school activities. Now that health has become a big issue in the U.S. parents are finding more ways to keep their kids physically active to stay in shape. With Taekwondo becoming a more popular sport ever since Taekwondo was introduced in the Olympics they hav

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    Ban Them All

    296 words - 2 pages

    Summery /Response In “Ban the things Ban them all” by Molly Irvin’s she speaks mainly about the second Amendment, and how it is interpreted differently by many. As well as how only well trained people/soldiers with experience should use them. With this stated by molly my thoughts are who is to say who specifically is qualified to be in possession of a firearm let alone be capable of properly using one the second amendment is vague to say so naturally we as a society chose the age and evaluate the mental stability of the person to establish whether or not they can obtain a firearm. In the sa

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    Getting A Kick Out Of Marial Arts

    1500 words - 6 pages

    Karate and the martial arts have always been kind of interesting to me, it really all began back in the good ole’ days of elementary school. My friends and I would watch our favorite television show Dragonball Z, and we played like the characters at recess. We were, what you say, obsessed. It was so awesome how they used all their strength and abilities to combat the enemy and defeat them. That’s where it began. Over the years I continued to watch Dragonball Z and movies and all that kind of stuff that had to do with fighting and such. The action movies kept coming and I kept watching the

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    Determining The Properties Of An Enzyme

    2446 words - 10 pages

    DETERMINING THE PROPERTIES OF AN ENZYME I. Abstract Enzymes are responsible for the speed at which chemical reactions they are involved in take place. This experiment determines the effects that concentration, temperature, pH, and boiling have on an enzyme’s ability to perform its work. It is hypothesized that none of these variables will have any effect on the activity of enzymes and these hypotheses are tested using dye-coupled reactions to determine the rate at which peroxidase converts H2O2 into water (H2O) and oxygen (O2). Each hypothesis is subsequently re

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    Kokoro

    1131 words - 5 pages

    Kokoro Confucianism and Buddhism are two of the oldest philosophical systems in Chinese culture. Many Chinese people hold these ways of thinking deep with in their way of thinking about social life and life in general. Buddhism is a religion that has been embrace by the Chinese people over the years. Confucianism is a philosophical system that has developed from the teaching of Chinese philosopher Confucius. Confucianism is a complex system of moral, social, and political. In the book “Kokoro” one of the main characters Sensei uses a combination of both Confucianism ideals and Buddhism thoug

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    Sumo Wrestling

    599 words - 3 pages

    Sumo wrestling is a Japanese form of wrestling that involves only two people fighting. No one really knows when sumo wrestling began, but the oldest dated document recorded goes back to the 8th century. Some people even think that is was still very popular before that, which makes sumo wrestling one of the oldest martial arts in Japan. Sumo wrestling is said to have first began to please the gods, in hope for a good years harvest in the Shinto religion. From the records we have, we can tell that sumo wrestling has always been a popular sport. Today, it is even Japan’s national sport. Sumo wres

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    College Essay

    306 words - 2 pages

    College Essay My mind is replaying moves and reverses over and over while I sit and stretch by myself in a quiet room loaded with abdominal workout machines. Hard Core Mixed Martial Arts at Littlefields Gym starts at 6:30 every Monday and Thursday night for an hour and a half. I have been training in the fighting style of Mixed Martial Arts for about eight months. My trainer Wes Littlefield and also my football coach at Messalonskee High, is a person I look up to. Wes Littlefield was an outstanding football player back in his prime and today at forty is knocking out men in there twenties in h

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    Ufc

    1107 words - 5 pages

    U.F.C. The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) was started in 1993. It started out as a tournament style fighting competition that was held once a year. It then turned into a year round sport that takes place all over the world, both professional and amateur MMA fights. What is mixed martial arts? Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an intense and evolving combat sport in which competitors use forms of fighting that include jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and others to their strategic and tactical advantage in a supervised match. Using all these styles of fighting makes t

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    Ufc Grapples For Respect

    420 words - 2 pages

    In the magazine article named UFC Grapples For Respect, Claude Akner takes a look into the fastest growing, and most controversial sport today. The UFC (Ultimate Fight Challenge) and mixed martial arts in general is Americas fastest growing sport. Since the world of mixed martial arts hit main stream television in 1993, the number of viewers and fans has surpassed that of professional wrestling, boxing, and even passed NASCAR on the popularity charts. The catch is that it is not even legal in all fifty states. Just recently, the 13 year executive director of the Nevada State Athletic

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    Evan Tanner

    468 words - 2 pages

    Evan Tanner’s Final Test If there was a contest for “Bad Ass of the Year”, I would elect my vote to Evan Tanner. He grew up in Texas never knowing his real father and having less than perfect relations with his step father. Many kids in school described him as the quiet kid, he often got bullied by older kids. Until one day when Tanner was cornered by two bullies and he sent them both home bloodied and bruised. Evan had found a hidden talent within himself, fighting. Shortly after his self esteem boost, Tanner joined the school wrestling team and dominated, later becoming the number one wr

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    Bruce Lee

    859 words - 4 pages

    Why would Time Magazine Choose Bruce Lee the Actor as one of the 100 most influential people of our century. Bruce Lee only had two big roles as an actor in the united states. So why would a reputable news source think that he was influential? You only have to look at any mid to large city in the United States to see the influence of Bruce Lee. Let me tell you his story. Born to actors in the chinese opera he was born into a world of theater. Bruce Lee was born in San Fransisco November27th 1940 while the opera was touring in the United States. San Francisco would play a major role in Bruc

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    Ninjas Who And What Are They

    663 words - 3 pages

    What are ninjas? Literally, the word ninja means “spy” in Japanese. It could have also be derived from two Japanese word: nin, which means “endure”, and ja, which means “person” The concept of ninja perhaps is very closely associated to its direct translation since espionage is one of the skills that a person should master to become a ninja though there are more skills that a ninja must master. In the context of Japanese history, A ninja is a master of ninjutsu (literally means “art of stealth”). According to Stephen Hayes in his book Ninja Combat Method, “It (ninjutsu) is a system of fight

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    Tae Kwon Do

    771 words - 4 pages

    There are a lot of people who are not familiar with Tae Kwon Do (also spelt Taekwondo) and see Tae Kwon Do for only how Hollywood portrays it. But people who do participate in the art of Tae Kwon Do can tell you that it is not just a “violent sport,” but an art-form that’s main principles are non-violence and a strict set of moral order. Whether a person practices Tae Kwon Do for a leisurely activity or hobby, sport, or to practice the art-form itself, there are five tenants that direct the practitioner’s life. Those five tenants are Courtesy, Indomitable Spirit, Integrity, Perseverance, a

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    Respect

    1005 words - 5 pages

    Respect Essay I walked into the Karate tournament hosted in Houston, Texas and Chuck Norris was sitting right there surrounded by his students. I approached Chuck hoping to get an interview. He looked at me and handed me a signed headshot. I told Chuck I didn’t want a headshot, I just wanted an interview. He was reluctant at first but eventually agreed. We went to a Gym near the street where Chuck grew up. Then we watched seasons one through ten of Walker Texas ranger. My favorite was season seven, when Chuck’s son appears in the episodes with him. After returning the TV and V

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    Karaye Essay

    773 words - 4 pages

    One of the most important experiences of my life would have to be when I received my black belt. I’m a first degree black belt. I had received my black belt on May 20, 2008. It had to be one of my most proudest moments of my life, but getting that black belt took me 4 to 5 years to receive and I had so many trials and tribulations to go through to get where I am today. I remember when I first walked into the karate doju I was greeted by this lady, she was tall, had muscular arms, she was around my height and she seemed very nice and had big curly 80s style hair. I thought this was

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    Winston Churchill

    632 words - 3 pages

    When one gains a surplus of power, he can often become overwhelmed, resulting in a loss of power over his own actions. Sir Winston Churchill once said, “The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself,” which can be read to mean that man’s capabilities have grown; yet, he still cannot mind his own biddings. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, characters demonstrate this idea. As Victor, from Frankenstein, gains power by making great accomplishments in the fields of science and medicine, and Jack, from Lord of the Flies, gains authoritative po

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    Ry 3

    392 words - 2 pages

    How Tae Kwon Do Has Impacted My Life Tae Kwon Do over the years from June of 2003 until now June of 2008 has greatly impacted my life. It has had an impact on me from the way I look to the way others view me. One thing I can definitely say about myself through my learning of Tae Kwon Do is that I am not learning to fight and kill, but to walk with peace and confidence. Tae Kwon Do was a great physical experience but even more than that it has been a great mental and social experience. Over the years that I have been doing Tae Kwon Do I would always look up to my instructors and to the blac

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    Ufc

    1844 words - 8 pages

    Executive Summary - Brief History “UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship is currently the leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization in the world, and was founded in 1993 by Rorion Gracie a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist who wanted to showcase his skills to the world . In 2001 the UFC was purchased by Zuffa LLC, a sports promotion company who eliminated the “no holds barred” label, regulated it and turned it into a legitimized sport that is now sanctioned by the Los Vegas Boxing Commission (among several others).”1 In 2007 Zuffa LLC purchased the second largest MMA organization Pride F

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    Karate Kid

    483 words - 2 pages

    Originally released in 1984, The Karate Kid took the nation by storm. A true summer blockbuster, The Karate Kid capitalized on the traditional teen romantic comedy genre with the addition of martial arts action sequences. No doubt, the film was responsible for a countless number of kids joining up to take martial arts classes. But more importantly, The Karate Kid is fun and entertaining family film. Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his mother Lucille (Randee Heller) move to California from New Jersey, where Daniel has a difficult time making new friends. Striking up a romantic friendship

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    Ufc Pros And Cons

    587 words - 3 pages

    Controversy facing the Ultimate Fighting Challenge Corporation The new and popularized hand to hand combat sport is exploding across America and venturing into other countries known to to the public Ultimate Fighting Challenge. This a sport that is appeals to a huge audience and is found disgusting to parents with young children and a variety of politicians. Many people, including politicians and fighting promoters have many skewed views about this new uprising sport. Is the risk of detrimental injury to the fighters worth the audience enthusiasm of seeing bloodshed spattered through the c

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    Romeo Editorial

    306 words - 2 pages

    English 9 B: Writing an Editorial 3/1/2009 Verona Newspaper The Prince exiled Romeo today for the death of Tybalt. This was a fair ruling in my opinion. Romeo slaying Tybalt saved his own life, but cost him exile from Verona. I see the Prince's exile of Romeo as a second chance for this young boy. He can go on with his own life, even though he took another life, in his own self defense. He will have to live his life knowing that he made the choice to take another life, which is punishment in itself.. He can move to another town and start a new life there instead of hi

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    Assignment Mastering A Skill

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    I think that every person should have to master the skill of self defense. As a woman who works in the criminal justice field and has to deal with victims everyday of my life I seriously believe that every single person should master the skill of self defense (especially women). The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of how to persuade someone to master the skill of self defense is describing what a miserable feeling it is to have been attacked, assaulted, and hurt by someone. You need to learn self-defense so that you never have to experience the terror and helplessness at the momen

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    Passion For Sports

    458 words - 2 pages

    Taekwondo had been my passion since primary one. It was all due to watching too much of Chinese kung-fu drama that has gotten me hyped up about martial arts. Another pushing factor for me to participate actively in taekwondo is because of my cousin who has already achieved a black belt and his awesome kicks and punches that has gotten me all gaga about taekwondo. Ever since then, I have been actively training up in the sport. Although it is not easy to maintain a passion for it, I have often been encouraged by friends and my family. They are my counterparts who train together with me in tae

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    Bruce Lee

    334 words - 2 pages

    Bruce Lee (Chinese: ???; pinyin: L? Xi?olóng, born Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: ???; pinyin: L? Zhènf?n); 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American[2] and Hong Kong actor,[3] martial arts instructor,[4] philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is considered one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century, and a cultural icon.[5] Lee was born in San Francisco, California in the United States, to parents of Hong Kong heritage but raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Upon reaching the age of 1

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    Ban Them All

    294 words - 2 pages

    In “Ban the things Ban them all” by Molly Irvin’s she speaks mainly about the second Amendment, and how it is interpreted differently by many. As well as how only well trained people/soldiers with experience should use them. With this stated by molly my thoughts are who is to say who specifically is qualified to be in possession of a firearm let alone be capable of properly using one the second amendment is vague to say so naturally we as a society chose the age and evaluate the mental stability of the person to establish whether or not they can obtain a firearm. In the same way that cars have

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    Ban The Things Ban Them All

    280 words - 2 pages

    In “Ban the things Ban them all” by Molly Irvin’s she speaks mainly about the second Amendment, and how it is interpreted differently by many. As well as how only well trained people/soldiers with experience should use them. With this stated by molly my thoughts are who is to say who specifically is qualified to be in possession of a firearm let alone be capable of properly using one the second amendment is vague to say so naturally we as a society chose the age and evaluate the mental stability of the person to establish whether or not they can obtain a firearm. In the same way that cars have

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    Invasion Of The Boy Snatchers Djs

    803 words - 4 pages

    Invasion of The Boy Snatchers by Lisi Harrison In the quote “' It means off limits,' Kristen barked 'But I guess you wouldn't know, since it ahb- viously doesn't apply to you.' 'And isn't that your handbag?' Dylan pointed at the pink metallic YSL ruffle purse dangling from Claire's wrist. 'Yeah,' Massie said to her silver-polished thumbnail. 'So?' 'So? So you said you don't lend out anything from this year's YSL line,' Dylan snapped. 'Well it's a new year.' Massie looked directly into Dylan's emerald green eyes, making it clear that the conversation was over.” (Harr

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    Self Control

    710 words - 3 pages

    For today’s society, there are ways self control is being conditioned. Self-control is defined as behavior that results in access to a larger reinforcer after a longer delay, rather than impulsive behavior that results in a small reinforcer after a shorter or no delay. People being trained with delayed rewards appear to have generalized effects in increasing their tolerance for a delayed reward. The present study evaluated a technique for teaching self-control and increasing desirable behaviors among adults with developmental disabilities. Results showed that when participants were initially

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    Grapple Gently

    945 words - 4 pages

    As life is squeezed from one’s body they learn that the more helpless they are, the more knowledge they must seek. Brazilian Jui Jitsu (BJJ) has been part of my life in some shape or form for seventeen years. I’ve learned more than being a meathead and a danger to society however, as it gives me room to breathe as the space around me feels sucked dry by reality. It’s simply my escape. Anger, frustration, enjoyment, competitiveness, energy, and accomplishment are all left on the mat while the knowledge remains in me. It’s an ever evolving plethora of information that progresses only as much its

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    Hand Foot Way

    1219 words - 5 pages

    Christensen 1 Logan A. Christensen Instructor: Karin Turner English 101 OL4 23 January 2011 Hand-Foot Way “Report, Sir! My name is ***** ********** Sir! I am 16 years old, Sir! I study Taekwondo at Tigers Black Belt Academy in *************, Florida, Sir! I would like to test for First Dan, Black Belt, Sir!” This is the way the students of Han Kook Moo Yae, school of taekwondo report to the judges on days of a belt test. Lucky for me, I had just reported to be the first at my martial arts school to test for the rank of Black Belt, in front of my family, friends, peers and three master

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    The Music Stopped

    763 words - 4 pages

    The music stopped, we took a bow, and the audience started applauding. I was still holding her hand and could feel her pulse. Waiting for the judges’ decision never was her favorite part. I could hear many voices cheering for their friends and family, and among them I recognized Manas’s. I met Manas in third grade, and ever since we were like brothers. We always used to compete with each other in everything: academic achievements, leadership, popularity, and of course sports. Ever since I was 10 my dad always used to tell me that a sport that a man does best defines him as a person. He in his

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    Mixed Martial Arts

    1218 words - 5 pages

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. Modern MMA competition emerged in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, In the early 1990s, three styles stood out for their effectiveness in competition: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    Bruce Lee Research Paper

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    “Bruce lee” Bruce lee is a young and he has nice attitude. He learned nice karate in Hong Kong his fighting so good Bruce lee wanted to be an actor, he has name for his fighting style and it is the “jeet kune do”. When he was twelve year old he went at La salle College he attended the st. Francis Xavier’s school, Bruce lee got trained by his father. When he was the young actor playing the juvenile release in several film using the professional name li-siw-lung (Bruce 2). Lee finished high school in Edison Washington near Settle. He then enrolled as a philosophy major at the University of Wa

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    Natsume Sosekis Kokoro

    1945 words - 8 pages

    Few novels dare to touch the inner vulnerability of humankind. It is Soseki’s Kokoro that captures the essence of friendship and loneliness, truth and betrayal, and life and death. The novel is, after all, about human nature. Any one reading this powerful work will quickly relate to the characters who go through tremendous strife, personal changes and much reflection. While Kokoro was written in Japan many years ago, it may be valuable to a reader even in contemporary society as its attributes may be embraced today, despite its age and cultural focus. Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro explores a great d

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    Karate Kid

    340 words - 2 pages

    Synopsis Of The Karate Kid The Karate Kid 2010, Columbia Pictures Directed by Harald Zwart Written by Christopher Murphey Story by Robert Mark Kamen MPAA Rating: - PG (Bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language) - A young man, Dre Parker (Jadem Smith), and his mother are transferred from Detroit to Beijing, China. Immediately Dre meets a girl he likes, Mei Ying (Wenwen Han), and is encountered by a bully, Cheng (Zhenwei Wang), a martial arts student, who doesn't want him around the girl or anyone else. Immediately Dre hates his new home. Dre soon meets the apart

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    Bruce Lee

    345 words - 2 pages

    Notable Creavtive GeniusBruce Lee was born on Nov. 27th 1940 and by luck it was the year of the dragon. The year of the dragon in Chinese astrology is the most powerful symbol. Bruce's parents named him Jun Fan, the meaning Jun Fan was to arouse and make the United States prosperous. The english name was given to him at the hospital by a nurse at the Jackson Street Hospital in San Francisco. On his first day of English class the teachers told the class to write their first and last name and Bruce looked at his neighbors and copied his name down. Bruce Lee in my opinion is a creavtive genius be

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    The One

    2124 words - 9 pages

    Cameron Richardson Mr. Baker English 12 (3) 30 September 2010 The Effects of Martial Arts Martial arts have been practiced for thousands of years as a form of self defense and staying in shape. The legend of the history of kung fu has been passed down orally for many generations. It is said that an Indian monk, Bodhidharma, went to China to spread his style of Buddhism. He found the monks at the Shaolin monastery lazy and out of shape, often even sleeping during meditation. So Bodhidharma made them do exercises, known as qi gong, and as years passed they added the local fighting s

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    Self Discpline

    949 words - 4 pages

    Many people of all ages try karate but most never stick around to find out what this art is all about. There could be many reasons why they choose to leave or move on but I think that a lack of self-discipline is a major factor. When everyone starts to learn something difficult and unfamiliar, self-control is very hard to achieve. But what I have found is that karate-do helps us create and develop our own ability to apply ourselves and become successful in what we choose. Master Funakoshi, the father of modern Karate-do once said that a karate student ‘should not think of Karate practice as a

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    Chocoloate

    790 words - 4 pages

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