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My Perspective shares the personal perspective of different martial  artists and others on martial thought, philosophy and more on USAdojo.com.

The Heretic of Kenpo: Ed Parker Jr. and Paxtial Arts

There is a solid reason that the public school system in several states is scheduled to incorporate the Paxtial Arts Formula by Ed Parker...

The Effectiveness of Taiji in Combat

In my previous articles, Earning a Black Belt and The Sparring Dilemma, I discussed how mastery of the martial arts involves learning how to...

In Case of Emergency Break Glass!

By Mikeal ‘Bear’ Smith ~ Is your school, system, or style in a state of emergency? It could be if some of the following...

Being a Grandmaster isn’t so Grand

Those of us that are still somewhat active at this age know that being a Grandmaster isn’t so grand. A lot of age and...

Transition

Eventually I’ll make my own transition. I pray that the life I've lived and the legacy I leave behind will pave the way for...

Setting Goals: Begin With The End In Mind

Sun Tzu wrote, "If you know yourself and know your opponent you will be victorious 100 battles out of 100 encounters.' The civilian comes...

Why is the Resurrection of Jesus Important?

The resurrection of Jesus is important for several reasons. First, it witnesses to the immense power of God Himself. To believe in the resurrection...

Martial Arts as a Topic in Sculpture and Painting

The human figure in motion offered extraordinary possibilities and inspiration to artists throughout centuries. By the human body performing certain martial arts movements, it...

Improvisational Movement

This article is dedicated to Ms. Michelle Wood, former editor of Yang-Sheng magazine. True improvisational movement is a form or level of movement which expresses...

Thoughts From A Martial Arts Journalist

I consider myself a martial arts journalist and I take my job very seriously. For me, the job of a journalist in the martial...

The Tao in Jujitsu

What is the Tao? Master Okazaki wrote in his Esoteric Principles "...To perfect one's character one must be grateful for the abundant blessings of Heaven,...

Dishonor in the Martial Arts

Most of you who read this know who I am and you know my reputation. You may not all like me or agree with...

Why Not to Fight

I’m a minister and a pastor. I’m not supposed to advocate violence, yet I teach combat. I have on occasion taught the rare self...

Giri: Rising to the Occasion

There are a number of Japanese words that have found their way into the American vernacular through the martial arts. One of the concepts...

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