Dojo Medicine

 Dojo Medicine on USAdojo.com offers articles for martial arts instructors and others with information on how to avoid and treat sports injuries that can occur when training in the martial arts.

Typical Martial Arts Injuries

A sports injury in the narrow sense of meaning signifies the injury typical of a particular sports activity or a certain sport, according to...

Protective Equipment: Mouthguards

Orofacial injuries are very common and are a result of afflictions of many types. Except in traffic accidents, fights, unfortunate incidents, occupational accidents, injuries...

Youth Participation and Injury Risk in Martial Arts

This clinical report describes important techniques and movement patterns in several types of martial arts and reviews injury risk in martial arts. The martial arts...

The Triage Process in the Dojo

This installment of Dojo Medicine is a recent true story from our dojo and how we managed the triage process in the dojo. We were...

Do Not Let Fear Be A Factor In The Martial Arts

Anxiety can get the best of us, but do not let fear be a factor in the martial arts. The key is to know...

Don’t Let Martial Arts Injuries Get the Best of You

If you train in the martial arts long enough, you are going to get busted up a few times while training. Most likely the...

Dojo Medicine

Dan Harden's Dojo Medicine: Management of Dojo Injuries As martial arts instructors we will all face the occasional student training injury and we should be...

Zazen Meditation Heals an Old Soldier

On a cold day, I sat in traditional Seiza doing zazen meditation to calm my body and mind, along with misogi purification, after washing my entire body. My...

Low Back Pain Exercises

In my previous article we established that exercises are beneficial for those who suffer from low back pain. Keep in mind that these exercises...

Dojo Stress

In our lives we often have little or no time to ever relax. When was the last time you sat down and simply thought...

Everywhere is the Dojo If the Mind is Right

Jiki Shin Kore Dojo . . . Everywhere is the Dojo If the Mind is Right! This is the concept that I was asked to evaluate and...

Alleviating Low Back Pain is the Goal

This article is about low back pain. Low back pain is the second most common reason for doctors’ visits outnumbered by a slim margin...

Dealing With Injuries

Martial arts training is largely a physical activity. In this, it can be compared to any other high-intensity sport. What that means is that...

Dojo Medicine Comes to Joe Lewis Research Conference

I was asked to teach Dojo Medicine concepts at the Joe Lewis Research Conference in Tampa, Florida in 2012. Joe wanted the format to...

CPR Training and Treating for Shock

Shock requires IMMEDIATE medical treatment and can get worse very rapidly. So, what are the three steps in treating for shock? Every martial artist...

Dojo Medicine: Stress

In our lives we often have little or no time to ever relax. When was the last time you sat down and simply thought...

Athlon Rub Thai Oil

Athlon Rub was created from time-tested formulas elite martial artists have been using for generations. We use only naturally derived ingredients including 100% natural...

Dane Harden Yoshinkan Aikido

Master Dane S. Harden formed his nearly life-long affiliation with the martial arts when he began studying Aikido in 1969 at the age of...

It’s Flu Season Again. Self-Defense of a Different Nature?

With concerns about this year’s flu season and H1N1 potential we need to arm ourselves with the knowledge necessary for a safe dojo setting,...

Martial Arts Injuries: Fighting Father Time

Anyone who doesn’t believe that a professional martial artist is in the same league with other high caliber athletics only has to look at...