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The Importance of Sparring and Tournaments

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Apr 2021

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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Grand Master Celebrates This Month

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Mar 2021

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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Ajay’s Karate – Why We’re the Best Choice

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Jan 2021

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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How to Throw a Punch by David Nield

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Dec 2020

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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Kids During This Pandemic

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Dec 2020

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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How It Began

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Nov 2020

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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This?  Or That?

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Oct 2020

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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Indomitable Spirit and Perseverance in Real Life

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Sep 2020

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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My Son and Daughter’s Journey in Taekwondo (So Far!)

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Jul 2020

My Son and Daughter’s Journey in Taekwondo (So Far!)

Taekwondo, that is what might help. As I sat through numerous IEP meetings at my son’s school, this was something that was constantly mentioned to us by his Resource teacher, Classroom teacher, and Speech teacher. They had other students who...

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