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Hyper Martial Arts is teaming up with the top martial arts schools across the world to help martial arts become the largest sport and activity for today’s youth.

The new Martial Arts Athlete Movement highlights the qualities and benefits that training in the martial arts gives to a person.

“We want to inspire athletes and everyday kids to train in the martial arts with modern classes and training.” Martial Arts is great for athletes and in fact many professional athletes in Soccer, Football and Baseball all cross train in Martial Arts classes as well.

Hyper Pro Training adds a modern style into their traditional martial arts techniques with music, cross training, plyometrics, contests and fun events that takes an ancient art and makes it relevant for today’s youth.

“We know kids want to be fast, powerful, confident, have a lot of friends and know how to protect themselves. We do that in a cool way that kids love. We make martial arts training fun and powerful.” -Roland Osborne, Hyper.

Hyper has created a great movement at the right time. Just as kids are getting ready to end sports and the school year for summer top schools are teaming up with the Best Martial Arts schools in every community with free events, special training packages and a new website with videos that show the power of martial arts training.

Click Here Visit: www.martialartsathlete.com for more info and to join the movement.

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Author: Hyper Admin

Posted On: May 14th, 2013

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Anyone who has seen the original Karate Kid starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita most likely remembers and recognizes the iconic crane kick. Although the movie portrays the technique as being shrouded in mystery, it is no secret that the crane technique has been around for hundreds of years but not too many people know about the origins and history.

The Famous "Crane Kick" From The Karate Kid Movie



The one Master credited for spreading the technique of the white crane is named Wu Xiangui but in Karate circles, he is simply known as Go Kenki. Go Kenki was a Chinese tea merchant born in 1886 and was the primary influence to such masters as Kenwa Mabuni (founder of Shito-Ryu), Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-Ryu) and Shinko Matayoshi (Kingai-Ryu). Although there are many theories as to who and where Go Kenki learned his art, what remains certain is that he learned White Crane boxing (Baihequan) and Tiger Boxing (Hu Quan) and spread the art upon arriving in Okinawa.

Wu Xiangui aka Go Kenki


There were several katas in Go Kenki’s White Crane curriculum, many of which are incorporated in many classical styles of Karate. These include: Happoren (Paipuren), Nepai (Nipaipo), Hakutsuru, Hakuho, and Hakkaku.

Go Kenki died of stomach cancer in 1940 at age 53 and unfortunately, he never fulfilled his dream of returning back to his home country of China. However, his contribution to the current art of Karate-do still lives on.

Below is a video of WKF Kata competitor Minh Dack performing the most popular of the White Crane katas – Nipaipo
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Posted On: May 1st, 2013

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