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Empty Your Cup

Hanshi Jeff Ader explains the art of Okinawan Karate to his students

We frequently hear and say the phrase “Empty Your Cup”, but what does it really mean? I’d like to offer a slightly different perspective on this. As the parable goes,…

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Kamae (構え)

Ader Sensei - Head Instructor of All Okinawa Karate & Kobudo in Colorado Springs

Kamae (構え) translates approximately to “posture” or “combat posture”. The Kanji of this word means “base”. As a practitioner of the martial arts for over 50 years and a student…

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The Power of Tradition

Karate - 空手

In practicing kata time after time after time over the last increasingly large number of years, I’ve thought about the creation and evolution of various kata. Where did they come…

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Seven Qualities of a Champion

Hanshi Jeff Ader - Okinawa Karate Blog

Several years ago I had the opportunity to attend the Asian Pacific Association Annual luncheon at the United States Air Force Academy. The guest of honor at this auspicious event…

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