The Importance of Sparring and Tournaments
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The Importance of Sparring and Tournaments

For the past year, due to the pandemic, we have had neither sparring nor tournaments.  We have been able to teach technique, combinations, non-partnering one-step sparring, and forms.  Students have received life skills such as focus/concentration, respect, self-control, and perseverance. ...

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07 Apr 2021
Grand Master Celebrates This Month
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Grand Master Celebrates This Month

March is a very special month for Grand Master Michael Ajay. March 9th marks his 40th year as the full-time business we know as Ajay’s Karate.  He was a young man of only 25 when he opened his first studio...

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02 Mar 2021
Ajay’s Karate – Why We’re the Best Choice
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Ajay’s Karate – Why We’re the Best Choice

Ajay’s Karate is a family-owned business run by 8th degree Grand Master Michael Ajay and his wife, 5th degree Master Lydia Ajay.  They pride themselves in having a family atmosphere, providing individual attention in a fun and safe environment.  Their...

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31 Jan 2021
How to Throw a Punch by David Nield
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How to Throw a Punch by David Nield

At Ajay’s Karate we spend an awful lot of time teaching how to punch, correcting finger and thumb placement, which part to the hand to use, protecting your head, and stance.  And we always give the reasons why we do...

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26 Dec 2020
Kids During This Pandemic
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Kids During This Pandemic

(*Group picture for this blog was taken in December 2019.) I have seen articles and news stories about children who are learning online since March.  These are the things I see they are dealing with: Lack of socialization Isolation Falling...

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03 Dec 2020
How It Began
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How It Began

Recently Grand Master Michael Ajay and I were reminiscing about when we started Taekwondo.  It was back in the 1960s. In 1966 he was 10, and in 1968 I was 8 when we both began our journey into martial arts. ...

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03 Nov 2020
This?  Or That?
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This? Or That?

This? Or That? Ajay’s Karate, or Ajay’s Taekwondo?  Well both … read on! In 1981 a young man of 25 years of age decided to share his love and passion for martial arts with the Sacramento region.  He was a...

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02 Oct 2020
New Class Schedule
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New Class Schedule

Our new park schedule starts on Tuesday, September 8th.   New Class Schedule Tuesday – Friday: 5:45-6:15 p.m. Child’s Class White Belt – Red-Black Belt 6:20-7 p.m. Adults and Poom & Black Belt Saturday: 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Child’s...

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02 Sep 2020
Indomitable Spirit and Perseverance in Real Life
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Indomitable Spirit and Perseverance in Real Life

“What is indomitable spirit in Taekwondo? The indomitable spirit has the courage and confidence to try again and not be subdued or overcome in the face of fear or failure. The indomitable spirit perseveres. Sometimes this can be a challenge;...

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02 Sep 2020
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