Q: What makes Sensei Gregory C. Lewis' Modern Karate unique?
A: This system of karate prepares students for real-deal, no rules, no one to help you, full-contact fighting.
Our ‘style’ evolved from a long-line of traditional-yet-modern full-contact (“knockdown”) karate schools, specifically Enshin. Our focus, however, is not on winning tournaments, but surviving violent encounters with one or more opponents, both ‘armed’ and ‘unarmed’.
Shigaisen, is a noun meaning “street fighting” in the Japanese language. It is also a nickname we chose for this system of karate.
We like the aesthetic (and notoriously tough training) of traditional full-contact/knockdown karate. We also realize that we live in the United States in the 21st century, with its rising crimes rates (hate crimes in particular); and its long history (and current reality) of the celebration and glorification of violence (and the numerous and varied justifications for that). This environment has shaped us all, both cultura…
Martial arts involvement among the youth has been described in controversial terms. Studies regarding the effects of martial arts practice on youth show contrasting images.
While some refer to enhanced personal and social opportunities for those that participate, others warn against increased levels of aggressiveness and antisocial behavior among its participants. The aim of the present review is to provide, firstly, an overview of the major findings of studies concerning the social-psychological outcomes of martial arts practice.
Secondly, the limitations of those studies are discussed. From more than 350 papers, collected during a two-year lasting literature study, 27 papers met all criteria to be included in this study.
This review revealed that even though a considerable amount of research on social-psychological outcomes of martial arts practice has been conducted over the years, to date, it has not brought clarity in the existing duality regarding the possible effects of mart…