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At Mountain Karate we build a foundation of fitness and practical self defense - in a positive, focused atmosphere. Each member gets stronger and more skillful at every class.   At every class: Flexibility, Strength, Focus, Precision, Energy, Coordination, and Balance.   Self-Defense: We introduce practical self-defense techniques right away. You learn to use them well before you learn new ones.... Continue Reading →

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Your Life Matters. Take Care of It

  There is no martial art more practical or deep than the one you learn at Mountain Karate. Going step by step, becoming stronger and more skillful every day.  We get what we need to take care of ourselves, with real self defense. Beside taking care of our own lives, there are plenty of other... Continue Reading →

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Fuel for Love

On the beach in ceremony and celebration the men showed their skill, power and courage. They were fierce.  The girls and women moved to the music of the surf and strings, graceful, elegant and free. They admired one another. Times have changed. But still there's time to wonder, What happens when we fall in love?... Continue Reading →

Too Big To Fail

Most of those in the top 1%, of anything, won't be there for long. The ancient Romans were quite sure their empire was eternal. It shared something with other world-conquering empires - Athens and Britain, Persia and Babylon, the Mongols and the Ottomans, the Nazis, Soviets, the French: it ended. What do we learn from... Continue Reading →

The Crossing

  Two parts to being an accomplished martial artist: You have to know what to do. And you have to do it. Lets take the example of Odysseus, a fighter with proven skill, proven attitude, a winner. He was a king and a warrior. He was done fighting. It had been a long war. Now... Continue Reading →

Where We Are Coming From

It was a world of luxuriant decline. The old mills where people used to work were abandoned, transformed by bankruptcy and neglect into gutted and glorious hulks, like the last few dinosaurs, standing still, silhouetted against the evening sky. That was where we built our dojo. The rent was cheap, the parking free and the... Continue Reading →

The Okinawan Secret

Okinawans live longer than any other people in the world. Why? A team of medical researchers collected data for twenty-five years on the island to find out. The average life expectancy on Okinawa at the time of the study was over 90 years old. Finding their secret would be helpful.   Karate comes from the island... Continue Reading →

Every One

The massive Northern army is moving across the land. Town after town, province after province collapses in the onslaught. The power of the Northern army is irresistible. They arrive on the banks of the Yangtze River, and make camp. The Yangtze is the last barrier between them and the kingdoms of the South. Between the... Continue Reading →

Prepping From the Inside Out

  Self defense is not for a few special people. It's for everyone. Like reading and writing, driving or working, self defense is a life skill that you can call on whenever you need it. Being able to assert yourself when you are under pressure is valuable for everyone. It is something you learn. By... Continue Reading →

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