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Telling other people how to use self-defense skills to survive a dangerous or potentially lethal encounter when you've never experienced one is pretentious, even foolhardy. No matter how much experience you may have in the karate dojo, it cannot compare to those occasions when you're facing an adversary bent on doing some massive or terminal damage. Having said this — and admitting that, thankfully, I've never had to fight for my life — I will offer the following observations on the role karate and other martial arts can play in self-defense. A major difficulty faced by normal people in violent encounters is that, [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Black Belt Magazine
Telling other people how to use self-defense skills to survive a dangerous or potentially lethal encounter when you've never experienced one can be pretentious. No matter how much experience you may have in the karate dojo, it cannot compare to those occasions when you're facing an adversary bent on doing some massive or terminal damage. Having said this — and admitting that, thankfully, I've never had to fight for my life — I will offer the following observations on the role karate and other martial arts can play in self-defense. A major difficulty faced by normal people in violent encounters is that, with [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Black Belt Magazine
This look back at our martial arts roots comes from the pen of Koichi Tohei (1920 – 2011). Koichi Tohei was a student of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba and served as head instructor at the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. He later split from Morihei Ueshiba's organization and founded the Ki Society. Koichi Tohei, who was a 10th-degree black belt when he died, is the martial artist credited with popularizing aikido in the United States. Among his more famous aikido students is actor Steven Seagal. —Editors “Power of mind is infinite while brawn is limited.” Time and time again, our daily newspapers run headlines [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Source: Black Belt Magazine
In the early 1980s, I was asked to name the top 10 karate fighters of the 20th century. Here's my list again — for the benefit of all the martial artists who never saw it when it ran and for those who are too young to have lived through those early years of martial arts in America. No. 1 on my list of top 10 karate fighters was Joe Lewis. I picked him because I have never met anybody who said he enjoyed sparring with Joe Lewis. I sparred with him several times and learned a lot, but I didn't enjoy it [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Black Belt Magazine
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