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Martial Arts Teaching Anniversary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 5, 2011 by Carter Hargrave

I was going through some old rank certificates and suprised myself. This week I have been teaching martial arts for 21 years. I didnt think it was that long ago. Time flies when you are throwing punches, and lasts forever when you are getting hit.

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Hargrave Martial Arts Tulsa Martial Arts Carter Hargrave Kempo Karate

Posted in martial arts with tags , , on August 17, 2011 by Carter Hargrave

Carter Hargrave Martial Arts Real Karate Video

Posted in Carter Hargrave with tags , on August 16, 2011 by Carter Hargrave

New Jeet Kune Do Video

Posted in martial arts with tags , , on July 20, 2011 by Carter Hargrave

Here is the latest Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do Video from Carter Hargrave

America Comes Together To Assist Tornado Victims

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 27, 2011 by Carter Hargrave

The Midwest has witnessed some of the worst weather in over fifty years. The Tornados in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas have taken their toll on its residents and their families. The cost in property and the loss of life is devastating beyond most peoples capabilities to comprehend as the pictures do not do justice to the magnitude of destruction.

With all of the loss, and all of the sorrow the resilient American spirit prevails. They haven’t given up. Each and every day since the storm Americas people move forward with their lives trying to pick up the pieces as best they can, and in many instances there is just no place to put what is left of their former lives and belongings. The most basic of services that were taken for granted are now unavailable or in short supply. These sad events have touched almost everyone in the country in one way or another. It has touched my family with my wife’s high school being destroyed.

What is surprising is that the rescue and support efforts of charities is actually functioning as it should. The American Red Cross who has been absent or irrelevant in recent disasters such as Katrina and 911 were actually present to lend assistance instead of just taking donations to hand out years later after a public outcry and subsequent embarrassment.

Not only have charities risen to the occasion, but individual efforts, church support, and businesses across the country have taken it upon themselves to help out our fellow countrymen in a way that has not been seen in many years. Entertainers have donated concert tour proceeds to those in need, with one female country artist Taylor Swift donating from her tour over seven hundred thousand dollars.

In the face of great tragedy and heartbreak the American Spirit is alive and well. When one of our own is down and in need we are there to lend a hand to pick them up, even when they do not ask. I guess that is what makes our country great. When there is need in the world the United States is always there, and is usually the first one to help, and one hundred percent of the time we are the country that helps the most in every single worldwide catastrophe.

May God bless those who are suffering, and may God bless those who ease that suffering.

Finding An Ipad App For Printing That Actually Works

Posted in Ipad with tags , , on May 15, 2011 by Carter Hargrave

I can’t believe it has been such a pain in 2011 to find an iPad printing app that actually does what it says…Print..
I have tried print magic hd, nope only prints from cut and paste text. Printer pro, no print. Heaven forbid if you want to print an email or webpage. Hp print, nope, only pics. So after hunting for hours I found the only one that actually works…drum roll..it’s called print and share. I paid nine bucks and it works. Has some other features I am still investigating, but this one is it. Hope this helps. Googling was worthless finding an app as Google results are becoming less relevant every day. Wish the Apple store had a way to get refunds on the worthless apps that we purchase and discard because they don’t work, or work as described. Well at least we found an app that does print.

The Many Countries Of Martial Arts

Posted in martial arts with tags , , on May 10, 2011 by Carter Hargrave

Culture and religion have been understood to be the foundation of martial arts and the practice of the arts. The arts not only promote self discipline and self-defense or protection, but also a form of national pride during the early development periods. The techniques come from different origins for each culture or counties art. Each region or country has their own version of a martial art. Many of these arts beginnings were in the farm fields as the commoners were in need of a weaponless art for protection of family and livestock. However, in each art there is still the individual significance of the origin of each art to traditionalists and historian.

In historical significance, there are three cultural based martial arts that are popular all over the world. Each of this has contributed much to those mixed and those that have evolved and existed. Popularly Asian countries have the biggest part. These arts and or cultures are India, Korea and Japan. Sometimes Okinawa is grouped in with Japan as they have played a large role in Asian martial arts history

India Martial Arts

Traditional Martial Arts in India, in the pre-Gupta, there are multiple accounts of combat using various weapons as well as bare hands.
This was believed to be the start of the Indian Martial Arts. In this country there are varieties of style in combat mainly using sword and crossbow. In some regions, they use other weapons which are not known in other countries. In the Dravidian discipline they use flexible blades in combat. Since there are a lot of foreign visitors in this country, their styles were copied for what they found useful, and then improved to meet specific needs for the person developing the combat art. Of Course Yoga training

Korean Martial Arts

The more well known Korean martial arts are Hapkido, Kuk Sool, Tae Kwon Do, and Tang Soo Do. The korean martial arts practice has existed for more than two thousand years, even though Tae Kwon Do was formed in 1955 by General Choi Hi.. Some say that in the 1500s’ when Korea asked for military training from China, they were able to get influences from their fighting skills to incorporate into their own. It is questionable what aid they were given as the Chinese influences in these arts are not readily seen.

Japanese Martial Arts

The Japanese, call martial arts budo, bujutsu, or bugie. The english translation for these are still martial arts since the practice literally instill discipline and respect in this field. Culturally, this is a way of life too for Japanese. It encompasses the physical and spiritual mind, moral dimension, and personal growth. The Japanese way has multiple styles and systems , which are widely known throughout the country, many of which are passed down in hierarchal form to family members. The most famous or infamous of the historical martial arts of Japan, is found in the Samurai history. The art of the Samurai is Aiki Jitsu or Aiki Ju Jitsu.

By studying these three cultures, you can better understand how these arts have found their way into many other countries outside of Asia, and other cultures martial art forms.