How Karate Lessons Can Empower Your Child

November 25th, 2013 by admin No comments »

It is a common misconception amongst parents that karate is simply a form of violence and aggression. The confusion lies in the fact that it is supposed to teach discipline and control but the actual practice involves kicking and punching.

Drawing a comparison between the two, is somewhat difficult and parents question whether they are helping their children or simply promoting technical fighting.

Although karate isn’t rocket science, finding the peace behind the anger is a road worth travelling. In order to make sense of the confusion, exploring the history should shed some light on the subject.

Karate, by definition, means “empty hand” and was developed in Okinawa Japan. The sole purpose of this development was self-defense. In no instance should it be used to attack another person or even provoke violence. Only when the need arises to protect yourself should the techniques be utilized.

The reason for the specific fighting style, is to empower your size, speed and strength in the given situation. The result of a fight should not be victory, but safety. The activity of practicing karate enriches young minds.

There is a subconscious factor that teaches children not only protection and enforcement, but discipline. This has many advantages, especially for the younger generation which seems so uncontrollable and unstable. » Read more: How Karate Lessons Can Empower Your Child

The Secret to Being a Successful Premier League Fantasy Football Manager

September 13th, 2013 by admin No comments »

For those of you who have already experienced the thrill of fantasy football, you’ll know that the game is full of ups, downs, highs and lows. You’ll find yourself doing things such as watching Blackburn vs Stoke on a Wednesday evening – a game no-one in their right mind would watch out of entertainment! – hoping for one of your fantasy players to score a goal, or keep a clean sheet. Crazy. But in the end it’s all worth it, and it certainly adds an element of excitement to football matches.

Being a successful fantasy football manager is tricky. No matter what team you settle on, there is always room for improvement, always room for change. There may come a rare week where things are going swimmingly and you’re finally happy with your team, and then BAM! Injuries hit, players get suspended, the African Nations Cup comes around, and all of a sudden that “perfect” team you had is no more. My first tip is this, understand that fantasy football is a dynamic game where things are always changing. So it’s OK to never be happy with your team, you should be constantly looking for opportunities, and more importantly be on the lookout for players that offer value.

One example of this is the recent injury crisis at Manchester Utd. As an owner of Nemanja Vidic i was devastated to hear that he will miss the entire 2011/12 season through injury. However, this also provided an opportunity. Due to Vidic’s injury, Jonny Evans is now United’s first choice center back – a player that is able to pick up points for United’s clean sheets but at a far more affordable price than Nemanja Vidic. » Read more: The Secret to Being a Successful Premier League Fantasy Football Manager