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Donald Miskel's Perspective

Donald Miskel shares his perspective on marital arts and more in his articles on USAdojo.com.

Disagreeing Is Only Human

My brothers and friends, please let this old man take a moment of your time and intrude into your day to day doings. Any police...

The Black Dragon Fighting Society, Origin and Operations

The Black Dragon Fighting Society can be traced back through Chicago to Japan; From Japan to China; From China to Mongolia. The IFAA Black...

Martial Arts Ramblings . . .

Thank you for listening to the martial arts rambling of an old man. I appreciate your patience. Like many my age my martial arts...

A Tribute To Dana Stamos

Dana Stamos exemplifies what being a woman used to mean. She’s kind and gentle. Loving and patient. She’s maternal enough to want to nurture and...

Martial Arts Mastery Requires Time, Effort and Experience

I just got home from teaching my Saturday morning martial art class. Everything hurts. My orthopedic surgeon and my pain management doctor warn me...

Learning Through Failure

In all honesty, I might not be the one to write this particular study. I actually feel hypocritical in doing so. I am not...

The Deadliest Man Alive (Getting Over Ourselves)

Personally I think I’m on the deadliest man alive list. My natural ability, my conditioning, my physical prowess and my superior training puts me...

Building On a Preexisting Foundation

Archaeologists often find older cities beneath cities that rose up later. I’m not sure why that is but maybe it is because they use...

Becoming A Man

Becoming a man doesn’t happen by accident. It isn’t by coincidence or happenstance. It is a choice and it requires constant conscious effort. It...

We Have Your Best Interest at Heart

We at USAdojo.com have only the best interest of martial artists and the martial arts community at heart. I am a minister first and a...

Western Bushido: A Christian Warrior

Some concepts don’t seem to go together. This phrase is an oxymoron at first glance. Bushido is a principle, a philosophy, peculiar to feudal...

Sand Fu: Building Without the Proper Foundation

Yeah, I know. I can almost hear you complaining, “Sand fu, here he goes again with those ridiculous titles”. If you’ll be kind enough...

The Courage of Self: Be Who You Are and Strive To...

Be who you are and strive to become your best with that as a foundation. With a good foundation there’s no limit to what you...

Ushi Deshi: Students of the Heart

In my fifty five plus years of studying, researching and teaching the martial arts I have had only a few personal, closed door students....

Facing the Challenge of Self

In this journey there are many roads that we walk at different junctures of our lives. If nothing else, we learn that in this...

To Whom It May Concern: The Black Dragon Fighting Society A...

Or perhaps I should say to whom it doesn’t concern. As a minister and pastor as well as a martial artist I like to...

Zen And Makiwara Training

When I was training we spent a lot of time in conditioning the weapons. We worked on the makiwara training for hours, often until...

Training In The Nojo

I learned what I know of focus, form and function in the dojo, but I learned to fight in the streets; in the nojo. No,...

Bruce Tegner Demystified The Martial Arts

The martial arts are my passion. When I was a youth I proclaimed that, “karate is my life”. I’ve since grown past that kind...

Keyboard Kumite: The Act of Cyber Bullying

These days I am seeing a new type of bully. They're called cyber bullies. I consider them bullies of the first magnitude. Over the...