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John Wallace

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John Wallace is currently ranked a Shodan in Dante Ryu, Goju Te Ai Kai Jitsu, John is Hanshi Miskel's Ushi Deschi and the Regional Vice-president of the Black Lotus Martial Arts Association, Southwest USA.

America’s Hunters and Gun Control

For the sake of our freedom, don't ever allow gun control or the confiscation of America's guns. In World War Two, the Japanese Emperor Hirohito...

Tomoe Nage; Eastern Throw, Western Craze

Anyone who has ever seen an old west fistfight staged for a movie or TV series has probably seen a scene in which one...

Dispense with Restraint

When is it alright for a martial artist to dispense with restraint in real life confrontations? A tough question with no easy answer. Indeed...

O Soto Gari – Different Arts, Different Perspectives

A basic first principle throw in Judo is "O Soto Gari", a major outer reaping of the opponents outside leg. This is usually done...

Role Model In The Martial Arts

Pro basketball legend Charles Barkley once famously said he was "not a role model." Fact is, anyone in the public eye is a role...

John Wallace and The Gentle Way

Any boy who grew up relatively small in 1950's and 1960's America, in the time of John Wayne and Roy Rogers, of Rocky Marciano...

De Ashi Harai is like the Judo Jab

Just as in boxing, where it is said that "Everything works off the jab", in Judo it might be said that "Everything works off...

True Humility

Interesting talk on the phone today with my old-time Judo Sensei, Don Schneider. Due to the vagaries of an article which appeared about him...

Transitions, From Student to Teacher

In this way Sensei Schneider seeks to assist me in making the transition from student to teacher of the martial arts. I suspect that like...

Judo Reunion

At the age of seventeen I began studying Judo. Small and slight of build, but with an acumen for basketball none-the-less, I was finding...

O Goshi, for Sport or Street

A basic and popular Judo throw is O-Goshi, the well-known hip throw. It is an ideal throw for shorter people to employ against taller...

Resolute, Calm, Confident Adversary

It has been my experience in life that, with a few notable exceptions, whenever a bully is confronted with a resolute calm, confident adversary,...