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How to Determine A Fraudulent Martial Arts Instructor

by Christian Whitney ~ This is a controversial issue. Many websites on the Internet have articles regarding how best to spot a fraudulent instructor. A...

How Martial Arts Helps Flat Feet

Flat Feet – Pes Planus A Flat or lowered foot is commonly seen in small children. According to the research, 55% of children from the...

LOYALTY in Judo and in Life

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty. Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC) After having lived in Japan for some time, one comes to...

A Kaleidoscope of Movement and Feeling

Alan Sims performing the form from Chen Xin's book. The late Bruce Lee was and still is admired by many for his martial arts ability...

Sensei On The Road: Avi Nardia

Avi Nardia has traveled all over the world in the last few years: Thailand, Canada, the United States, Africa, England, Italy, Australia, South America,...

The Last of the Four Musketeers By Allen Joe

In his book, The Last of the Four Musketeers, Grandmaster Allen Joe tells an extraordinary personal story of his family, true love, triumph, heartbreaks,...

Positive Psychology in Martial Arts

I have had several jobs and careers as a physician, researcher, scientist, psychology professor, life coach, hypnotherapist, artist, and personal trainer. But first and foremost, I am a...

The Wrestler’s Dissertation: Wushu, Chinese and Western Wrestling

Pankration, Gladiators, Mongolia, Shaolin kung fu, Catch Wrestling, the Olympics, Wushu, Pro Wrestling, Sanda, and MMA… The Wrestler’s Dissertation: Wushu, Chinese and Western Wrestling traces...

Number ONE: Reflections of Bruce Lee’s First Student, Jesse Glover

Some knew him as a friend… Some knew him as a teacher. Others simply knew him as an acquaintance. Whatever the capacity of ones...

Scott Miller

Scott Miller took up martial arts for the first time later in life, at the age of forty-six. His professional career prior to that...

Discipline in Martial Arts and in Life

As a parent, you cannot help but reflect upon the nature of discipline. There is one concept of discipline, entirely wrong-headed, that focuses on...

COURAGE in Judo and in Life

"Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible." ~ Aristotle (384-322 BC) A courageous act can sometimes save a life....

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MONOPOLY® Games

Nickelodeon and USAopoly Partner to Create Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MONOPOLY® Games. The Iconic Family Board Game Gets the Turtles Treatment Twice with...

Christopher Goedecke Books

In 1968 Christopher Goedecke (Hayashi Tomio) took his first formal martial arts class. The thrill never left him. Today, martial art is his way...

Hayashi Tomio Books

Shifu Hayashi Tomio (Chris Goedecke), Wind School headmaster, 8th dan, has been a career sensei for over forty-six years. He is the author of...

Yin-Yang Code: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo

Yin-Yang Code: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo is the story of an orphaned Japanese student at UCLA who, against his grandfather's wishes, returns to his...

INSTRUCTION in Judo and in Life

'Nothing under Heaven is more important than education. The teaching of one virtuous person can influence many. What has been well learned by one...

Martial Arts and the Knowledge of Self-Defense

The origins of self-defense have their roots in the most basic forms of fighting which have developed throughout the world, independently from one another....

Black Belts Only: The Invisible but Lethal Power of Karate

In his new book, Black Belts Only: The Invisible but Lethal Power of Karate, Adam Newhouse explains traditional Karate as if he was there...

FMA: Filipino Martial Arts Masters and Grandmasters.

FMA: Filipino Martial Arts Masters and Grandmasters is about some of the many Masters and Grandmasters of the FMA (Filipino Martial Arts). Some are well...