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Donald Miskel's Perspective

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

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...

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...

Mental Kung Fu: Use Your Mind

Use your mind as your first resource. Your first line of defense. Observe and always be aware of your surroundings and any possible impending...

The Warrior: I Am A Martial Artist

The Warrior I am a martial artist Dedicated to my cause If confronted with aggression I will answer without pause Some people feel that I am dangerous That I am...

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...

Martial Arts Mastery Resides in the Basics

It has been a lifelong endeavor for me to truly master the martial arts. I have dedicated nearly 55 years of my life to...

Strength and Power in The Martial Arts

Before I get into this discussion, let me define several words (and principles) that I will be trying to expound on. Strength: Physical power. (Muscle...

Centering

Physically centering can save our lives in a confrontation. It can help us diffuse, deescalate, walk away from, or if necessary, physically deal with...

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...

Building on the Basics

The problem that I have with many of the martial arts that are being taught today, is that they are long on technique and...

Promote Peace: Harmony and Unity in the Martial Arts Community

Anyone who knows me knows that I promote peace, harmony and unity in the martial arts community. Since the martial arts became popular in...

Do or Jitsu?

You are a martial artist, I understand. Tell me, what do you study; a "Do" or a "Jitsu"? Everyone who studies a martial discipline isn't...

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...

Christian Martial Arts, Rank and Promotion

What I do want to discuss is the difference in rank and promotion between a Christian martial arts organization and a secular one. The...

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...

Spirit Boxing

The line between a journeyman or practitioner and a master practitioner is a fine one. As one advances into the dan ranks he'll begin...

Kung Fu of the Mind: The Mental Aspects of the Martial...

In our last discussion, I spoke on the subject of Spirit Boxing. In this article, I would like to discuss Kung Fu of the...