We Kickin' It

An online magazine for members, alumni, friends, and supporters of the Academy of Martial Philosophy, a not-for-profit association dedicated to 21st century self-defense, personal development, and lifelong learning.

Epic Martial Arts is the Academy's flagship program, based at Leadership Public School of San Jose.

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hassangriff:

in the morning do karate in the water.

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unchartedjourney:

Most of the time I have always seen the things as pass or fail. If I get a good grade on a test I pass, if I get a bad grade I fail. Similarly if I can do something good I passed and if I do something bad I fail. In the beginning as I was training for my Black Belt test I mainly saw it as a…

unchartedjourney:

Once you learn something it never really goes away. I have come to the conclusion that nothing is ever lost, just put away for a while. Sometimes I find myself forgetting a movement, kick, and/ or a technique, this most of the time leads me to feel frustrated. Throughout my years training with…

unchartedjourney:

Sometimes I wish I had more time. Time to relax, to do the things I love more than I already do and sometimes time to not think about anything. Although I have realized that it is up to me to make the time to do things like this, making the time is tough. I have always been someone to do many…

unchartedjourney:

Practicing to a point where you memorize a technique is great, yet later it starts to become much more than that. As I train for my Black Belt test I am working my best to practice more than just for memorization. I am trying to practice to a point that I don’t have to think about it when…

aperilousjourney:

Martial Arts training goal. 

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unchartedjourney:

A couple of weeks ago Epic martial arts had a board breaking week as a fundraiser to raise money for Week without Walls. Before that week, I was not really looking forward to it mainly because I still had a little doubt on whether was capable of breaking a board. In order to break a board you…

zanthi:

Shaolin Temple

Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty’s black-and-white photo-essays often capture physical endeavors that are atypical, exotic, or somehow outside the mainstream.

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unchartedjourney:

One of the things that I need to work on is competing. Since I started training competing is something I enjoyed to watch, but never really had the guts to participate in. As I have started in my pursuit of the Black Belt, I realize that competing is something everyone should try and…