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Apex Karate Performance Podcast

A podcast dedicated to maximizing karate performance. Apex Karate Performance is dedicated to providing specialized coaching and training for the Elite Karate Athlete. We provide seminars in Body Dynamics and Skill Development for the Kata Athlete, individualized coaching plans and in-person or distanced based coaching.

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Sport karate is a joke. Or is it. |Thursday Thoughts 021

Competition karate can often become a divisive topic. Today I talk a little about how I think aspects of cometiton karate can be useful in more traditional karate training.Visit our Website:  https://www.apexkarateperformance.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/apexkarateperformance/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apexkarateperformance/

19mins

24 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Becoming Comfortable being Uncomfortable |Thursday Thoughts 020

Achieving our goals can be difficult, to accomplish our goals we need to make friends with the Uncomfortable.Visit our Website:  https://www.apexkarateperformance.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/apexkarateperformance/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apexkarateperformance/

12mins

17 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Respect and Humility |Thursday Thoughts 019

We should always keep in mind the importance of both respect and humility in our martial arts.Here is the video to the incident I referenced in the podcast:https://youtu.be/4jJoQbgLWS8?t=1252Visit our Website:  https://www.apexkarateperformance.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/apexkarateperformance/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apexkarateperformance/

12mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Life’s little twists and my (new) plan for 2022 |Thursday Thoughts 018

Life can throw little twists at you and make you reevaluate your plans.  Visit our Website:  https://www.apexkarateperformance.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apexkarateperformance/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apexkarateperformance/

12mins

20 May 2021

Rank #4

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Build your Karate Community |Thursday Thoughts 017

We can't do it alone.  We need a karate community to help us achieve our goals.  Visit our Website:  https://www.apexkarateperformance.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apexkarateperformance/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apexkarateperformance/

13mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Interview with Gakuji Tozaki, Part 2 | USA Karate National Team member

Here is Part Two of our interview with Gakuji Tozaki, USA National Team member, currently ranked 18th in World Karate Federation rankings. He discusses becoming a USA National team member, competing at the WKF World Championships, climbing the ranks in the WKF standings and gives his advice to aspiring athletes. Thank you for the great interview!

50mins

25 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Interview with Gakuji Tozaki, Part 1 | USA Karate National Team member

I'm pleased to bring you Part One of a two part interview with Gakuji Tozaki, USA National Team member, currently ranked 18th in World Karate Federation rankings.  He discusses his beginnings in karate and love of kickboxing, competition and his journey to becoming a USA National team member.

36mins

25 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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My Favorite Karate Kata | Elite Karate Training |Thursday Thoughts 016

In this weeks Thursday Thoughts, I discuss my favorite kata and how having a favorite kata can help improve all your other kata. Released on YouTube on December 10, 2020.  

4mins

24 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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My Favorite Karate Book | Moving Zen | Thursday Thoughts 015

In this weeks Thursday Thoughts, I switch gears and talk about my favorite karate book, Moving Zen by C.W. Nicol. Released on YouTube on December 3, 2020. 

7mins

24 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Physical Self Awareness | Training for the Elite Karate Athlete | Thursday Thoughts 014

In this weeks Thursday Thoughts, I discuss the importance of physical self awareness. In order to improve your techniques, you need to know exactly what your body is doing before you're able to make changes. Released on YouTube on November 19, 2020.

4mins

24 Apr 2021

Rank #10