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Sports – counteracting bullying

The topic of bullying has literally exploded in the Ukrainian information space over the past few years. Everyone started to pay attention to him, everyone was talking about it. The topic of bullying comes up both in everyday conversations in the kitchen and in legislative offices. Plots on television and in newspapers. Laws and regulations. Regulation for Schools and Universities. But bullying does not disappear anywhere.

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The evolution of martial arts and the Meiji reconstruction

It is impossible to deny the impact of globalization on the cultural or social aspects of our lives. Technologies are developing, information is transmitted instantly from one point of the world to another. Even sending a signal into space is not a problem. Although people regularly fly into space and Elon Musk even sent a car there.

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Aikido: physical, emotional and energetic

There is a lot of talk about what aikido really is. Is it self-defense or is it philosophy? Is Aikido about the material or the spiritual? Or is it just two sides of the same coin? Or, on the contrary, are they two halves of Yin-Yang, which are inseparable from each other?

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Black Belt: Finale or Beginning of the Path?

For many, the goal and dream of martial arts training is to obtain a black belt. Someone thinks that the rank test for black belt is the end of his studies. As if this is a peak, beyond which there is nothing. Is it so? Or is the path in martial arts just beginning with the receipt of a black belt? Today we will try to answer these questions and tell you what is behind this peak, which everyone dreams of.

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How to choose a kimono (part two: kimono for judo)

If you want to buy a kimono for a child or for an adult, then we will be happy to help you make the right choice. Let us briefly recall that in general, all kimonos can be divided into three main categories:

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Rank test – a formality or a necessary stage of growth

In one of the past articles, we have already discussed degrees and ranks in martial arts, including Applied Aikido. And today we would like to talk in more detail about the importance of passing the rank test and what exactly it gives, besides changing the belt.

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How to choose a kimono (part one: kimono for karate)

Sooner or later, before everyone who is engaged in martial arts, the question of acquiring a kimono arises. For some, this happens at the very beginning of the process in order to get in shape for the very first lesson, while someone first tries to practice, and only then buys himself a gi for training. When it is worth buying a kimono, we found out in one of our previous articles Training Gi for Aikido: when should you buy a kimono. Now – let’s talk about what you should pay attention to before purchasing it.

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System of ranks in martial arts (part 2)

In the first part of this article, which you can read here, we talked about the structure of relations in the animal and human world, the presence of certain differences and differences in the history of mankind, and briefly described how ranks and titles are divided in martial arts.

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System of ranks in martial arts (part 1)

Practically in any field of martial arts, in one form or another, there is a graduation system for students. Somewhere, to indicate the level of the student, colored belts are used. In some directions, this function is performed by stripes or elements of clothing. But one way or another, some specific insignia are present.

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Features and differences between adult and children’s training in Applied Aikido

Quite often we are asked if there is a difference between adult and child training. And what are the differences within the same direction of martial arts. In fact, the differences are quite large, but there are also many overlaps. And today we will talk about them in more detail.

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