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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.

Still a Mother . . .

Still a Mother . . . okay, martial artists, I got your attention. The clean cut folks out there are probably envisioning an article...

Loyalty to the Nation

“I shall have loyalty to the Nation, Sir!” It is how every martial arts class begins, when you train in Tae Kwon Do. We do...

Martial Arts Training is a Practice in Balance

Training became a practice in balance, as I learned not just the techniques of martial arts but also how to live. Martial arts training tests...

Seeking Improvement in Life and Martial Arts

Last night in our advanced class I told a story about Coach John Wooden. John Wooden was voted the greatest coach in the history...

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...

Martial Arts Morals & Ethics

Ken Gullette talks with Jonathan Bluestein and Byron Jacobs about Wu De (武德), pronounced "Woo-Duh" - Martial Morality and Ethics. https://youtu.be/E9_U4yOd3vY All you have to do...

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...