Missouri Karate Association

Missouri Karate Association - Website: mokarate.com Email: [email protected] Phone: (636) 675-3956 Our head Sensei, Barry F. Power, is a five-time U.S.

Martial arts such as karate are excellent fitness and stress management tools for children and adults alike. At the Missouri Karate Association (MKA), we emphasize the development of the whole person, from physical strength and dynamism to a calmer and more positive outlook, even in the most stressful situations. Ours is a dojo where the concentration is on skill development and learning excellenc

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Timeline photos 05/27/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ I know personally in our dojo we fight each other too much, what I mean by that is we fight other shotokan karateka too much. ๐Ÿ˜…
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So when a new style comes in it takes a while to adjust to their movements and techniques. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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Its very humbling and I recommend everyone reading this to not be afraid to get exposed to other styles. As they say, champions adapt. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Š โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 05/06/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Why are we so obsessed with a perfect technique? ๐Ÿ™ƒ
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Doesn't that create unwanted stress? ๐Ÿ˜“
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Yes, the point isn't to BE perfect, its the journey towards that ideal. ๐Ÿค”
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Consider this: If you get 1% every day, after a year you will be 38% better! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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Alternatively, if you dont train for a year, lets say 1% worse every day. After a year, the number you are left with is 0.03!
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1% adds up very quickly, so stop getting frustrated it wasn't perfect. (perfection doesn't exist)
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Incremental improvements will turn into Crazy Progress.๐Ÿ˜
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JUST. KEEP. GOING!
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Good luck. ๐Ÿ‘Š โ›ฉ๏ธ โ €

Timeline photos 04/28/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Life takes many twists and turns; work, family, opportunities, etc.
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Many people come back to, or start training in their 40s, so if you feel like you've missed your chance, you're just making excuses for yourself.
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The best time to start was yesterday, the 2nd best time to start is today. ๐Ÿ˜ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 04/22/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Regardless of your rank, skill, or age, we all bow on the same line.
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If you want a long and successful karate career, heres what you need to do.
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Throw away any ego, and keep training.
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One day you'll look back and be amazed at how far you've come. (And how much there is still to learn) โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 04/22/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Train every day, get better every day.
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Karate gives you 100% of what you put into it. ๐Ÿ‘ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 04/22/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Move the body like a whip. ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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Your center is the handle, and your arms are the ends.
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If you want a snappy technique, thats a good visual to have. ๐Ÿ‘Š โ›ฉ๏ธโ €

Timeline photos 04/22/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ It feels like just yesterday that I was learning this kata for the first time. ๐Ÿ˜…
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Enpi was my competition kata for sooo many years, it almost feels like a part of me. ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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Time to teach the next generation about this awesome kata. ๐Ÿ˜ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 04/21/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Question everything, just because you read it in a book, doesnt mean its true.
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A lot of people like to talk about karate, but then when asked to show it they cant make it work. ๐Ÿ™„
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Its fine to research, but make sure you test before you blindly follow. โ›ฉ๏ธ
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04/13/2021

We are excited to announce the first US Budo Karate Youth Nationals Kata Tournament (this time with the correct date)

Timeline photos 04/08/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธHow can you make sure your techniques are effective? ๐Ÿค”
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Practice hitting air as well as a target. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Both no impact and impact training are essential for refinding your techniques. ๐Ÿ‘Š โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 04/07/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Haito is a very useful technique against a linear guard.
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Because of how its more of a circular technique, you can get around a traditional jodan block response.
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A good mixup to put into your kumite repertoire. โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 04/07/2021

You might have a long way to go. ๐Ÿ˜
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But take the time to appreciate how far you've come. ๐Ÿฅ‹โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Timeline photos 03/30/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Sometimes when you block, you can shock as well. โšกโšกโšก
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Blocks dont always have to be pure deflection, if you learn how to use contraction properly, you can "attack" with a block. ๐Ÿ‘Š
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If you can block and shock, then immediately deliver a counter punch, you become quite a threat to attack. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 03/29/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Like sempai like kohai. ๐Ÿ˜ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 03/11/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Its important to have a solid counter punch in all forms of striking. ๐Ÿ‘Š
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However, see what else flows out of you. ๐ŸŒŠ
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Be creative, if you need some inspiration look no further than kata. ๐Ÿ˜
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There are hundreds of techniques and thousands of applications. ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘โ›ฉ๏ธโ €

Timeline photos 03/11/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Sensei: One who comes before. ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘Š โ›ฉ๏ธโ €

Timeline photos 03/10/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Especially in a full class, its important to separate yourself from everyone else. ๐Ÿ‘€
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This is your training time, get inside your own mind and disregard other influences. ๐Ÿ˜ถ
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The only thing that matters is your progress, dont worry what anyone thinks of you. ๐Ÿฅ‹ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 03/10/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ "Tomorrow is victory over lesser men. " - Miyamoto Musashi. ๐Ÿ‘บ
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Always try to best yourself, never settle for mediocrity.
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How can you make yourself the best person you can be? ๐Ÿค”
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True Martial arts and budo isn't about getting 1st place, its about perfection of character. ๐Ÿฅ‹ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 03/09/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ You can learn a lot from books and videos, but if you dont have a sensei to guide you, you'll be missing out on the true concepts. ๐Ÿฅ‹
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Nothing compares to a competent sensei, and when you find one, do everything in your power to stay with them. ๐Ÿ‘Š โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 03/04/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ One of the quickest ways to make your kick faster, stronger and more efficient is to focus on the coil. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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The coil of the kick builds more potential for the release, and it can hide the kick as well. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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Make sure (for front kick) the knee is up but also think heel to hamstring. ๐Ÿค”
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Keep it tight to the body, while remaining relaxed.
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Easier said than done ๐Ÿ˜ โ›ฉ๏ธโ €

Timeline photos 03/02/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Having the right intention when hitting something can make or break a technique. ๐Ÿค”
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If you aim AT your target, your energy wont pe*****te through it. ๐Ÿ‘Š
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Aim through the target so your energy will flow though it. Think like you're throwing a baseball, you don't tighten when you throw, you release. ๐Ÿฅ‹ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 02/28/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ No better way to start the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜
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Possibly the best lifestyle choice you will ever make. ๐Ÿฅ‹ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 02/25/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ The Best day to start was 10 years ago, the 2nd best day is today. ๐Ÿ‘
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You arent too old, or too out of shape, you just need to start. ๐Ÿฅ‹โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 02/25/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Need more flexibility and want to open up your legs and hips? ๐Ÿค”
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Try Leg swings, front to back, side to side to help loosen those legs up.
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I would recommend doing a quick 3-5 min warmup to get the body center and legs warm before swinging. ๐Ÿฅ‹ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 02/24/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ Have them miss just by a little bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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The less they miss by, the more time you have to attack.
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Have them touch the skin but not the bone. ๐Ÿฆด โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 02/22/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ You cant learn karate from a book. ๐Ÿคข
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You NEED a Sensei. ๐Ÿฅ‹ โ›ฉ๏ธ

Timeline photos 02/19/2021

โ›ฉ๏ธ You can learn many things about a fighter from observing. ๐Ÿ‘€
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But you learn more when you spar with him. ๐Ÿฅ‹
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Some things you just need to experience to understand. ๐Ÿ˜‰โ›ฉ๏ธโ €

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Martial arts such as karate are excellent fitness and stress management tools for children and adults alike. At the Missouri Karate Association (MKA), we emphasize the development of the whole person, from physical strength and dynamism to a calmer and more positive outlook, even in the most stressful situations.

Our dojo is based on skill development and learning excellence. This is especially important for children; it is consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics position on martial arts training for kids.

Our head Sensei, Barry F. Power, is a five-time U.S. national champion, and multiple-time International Medalist.

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15475 Clayton Road
Ballwin, MO
63017

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 12pm

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