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  • The Shogo FAQ – The Meanings of Renshi, Kyoshi, Hanshi and Shihan
    What does [Renshi/Kyoshi/Hanshi/Shihan] mean? In addition to the kyu/dan (underbelt/black belt) ranking system used by most Japanese martial arts, there is a parallel system called shogo (称号). The word loosely translates into English as title or rank. In this context, title is a bit more accurate. These titles are awarded only to dan (black belt) […] The post The Shogo FAQ – The Meanings of Renshi...
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  • The ACTUAL Origin of Karate Belts
    We’ve now hit on two very different myths about where karate belts came from. They didn’t come from not washing belts, and they weren’t invented for lazy Americans. So where did they come from? We must recognize that what came first wasn’t the belts, it was the kyu/dan ranking system that the belts represent. This […] The post The ACTUAL Origin of Karate Belts appeared first on Spirit Made Steel M...
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  • No, Karate Belts Weren’t Invented For Lazy Americans
    Last week we discussed a popular myth about the origin of karate belt colors. Another, even more popular, myth is that karate belts were invented for “lazy Americans.” According to the story, the “ancient and true” martial arts masters of yore never needed belt colors. They trained because of a love of the art, and didn’t […] The post No, Karate Belts Weren’t Invented For Lazy Americans appeared f...
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  • How Your Karate Belt Colors DIDN’T Come To Be
    There’s a legend surrounding karate belt colors. I’ve heard variants of it in many dojos, but the core of the legend goes something like this: In the beginning, the only two belt colors were white and black. Since ancient tradition dictates that washing your belt washes all your knowledge away, over time, a student’s belt […] The post How Your Karate Belt Colors DIDN’T Come To Be appeared first on...
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  • A Student In Need
    Friends, We’ve been through some wonderful times together as a dojo. Unfortunately, sometimes the times aren’t so great. Last weekend, tragedy struck close to home for one of our youngest students. Ethan LaPietra came out on Saturday to perform wonderfully at his belt test and earn a well deserved blue belt. Sadly, the next day […] The post A Student In Need appeared first on Spirit Made Steel Mar...
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  • Madison, Alabama Dojo Announces Homeschool Karate & Jujitsu Classes
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Russell Newquist, Owner256-830-0860russell@spiritmadesteel.comfacebook.com/SpiritMadeSteel@ShinNagarehttp://spiritmadesteel.com/ Spirit Made Steel Martial Arts to begin daytime classes in September for homeschool students.Madison, Ala. (March 1, 2017) - From locks and holds to kicks and punches, Spirit Made Steel's unique mixed blend of martial arts provides a practic...

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