Month: October 2021

Is Karate a Sport?

Karate meets all the various points detailed in the dictionary definition of a sport:  it’s a “game, competition, or activity”; it involves “physical effort and skill”;  it’s “played or done according to rules”, and it’s performed for “enjoyment”.  In 2020, Karate made is debut in the Olympic games. I’ve practiced Karate for a number of …

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does height matter in a fight

Does height matter in a fight?

Height can significantly influence success in many sports.  The obvious examples are horse racing, where it’s beneficial to be short and light, and basketball, where being taller is a significant advantage.  In this article, we look at whether the same is true for combat sports: does height matter in a fight? Of course, there are …

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