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Power vs. Technique

A common refrain heard at many McDojo’s is the hyperbolic truism that “Size/Strength doesn't matter.” Do me a favor. If you ever hear a sensei...

Choosing the Good Teacher – The Right Stuff

Choosing the good teacher in a different martial art may be better than training with a bad teacher in the martial art you want to study. For years, I...

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The Djurus of Pentjak Silat

Silat is a term generally used to define the indigenous arts of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Southern Philippines, countries comprising a cast archipelago of...

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AMPD Magazine is a lifestyle magazine that shows the beauty of martial arts with coverage of professional martial arts events, promoters, fighters, coaches, and masters of the arts.

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The Real Helms From Bloodsport, Jim McCunn, Dies

Today, July 21, 2017, the world has lost Jim McCunn, another shadow warrior whose bravery and contribution to the worlds of intelligence, martial arts,...

Professor Jigoro Kano

JUDO & EDUCATION Over a century ago, Japanese jujutsu men from various ryu or schools, often competed against one another and sometimes fought boxers and...

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The Great Linda Denley

Margret Beasley earned seven Golden Greek Awards from Texas, the highest number ever awarded since the death of Demetrius "The Golden Greek" Havanas in...

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Here are lots of amazing facts about Israel, the small county that declared independence in 1948. It borders the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, the Red...

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Woman Performing Pressure Point Technique

Yin and Yang: The Significance of Gender in Karate Pressure Point Fighting

One day George Dillman called me and said, “Weave been teaching women incorrectly!” Most martial artists will only reluctantly admit when they are wrong;...
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Pressure Point Fighting in Tai Chi

In the early 80's, I wrote some articles about tai chi. After one of them, a letter to the editor from a tai chi...

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One of the top martial arts podcasts on the web featuring interviews, featuring practitioners of karate, taekwondo, kung fu, aikido and more.