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INTOUCH Magazine

Tagged under: INDEPTH | MARTIAL ARTS

Karate Kin INDEPTH | MARTIAL ARTS

Karate Kin

Martial arts thrive on legacy and tradition. One Club mother and son are intent on creating their own.

It wasn’t unusual for a parent to poke a head into the Club’s gojuryu karate class to check up on the progress of a child’s strikes and stances.

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Playing the Hero INDEPTH | MARTIAL ARTS

Playing the Hero

When his competitive taekwondo career ended, the Club’s newest martial arts instructor began trading blows on camera.

Chuck Johnson was still new to Tokyo when a student approached him during his English school’s welcome party. Why, the man wondered, did this new teacher look like he could fight off everyone in the room?

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Fighting Talk INDEPTH | MARTIAL ARTS

Fighting Talk

Former professional Thai kickboxer Jayson Vemoa discusses his journey through the “swamp” to the top of his sport.

At the back of Jayson Vemoa’s private gym, past the Simonelli espresso machine, Everlast speed punching bag and Boon boxing gloves, is a curtained-off area.

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