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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...

FindADojo.com

FindADojo.com takes you to the Martial Arts Schools and Businesses Directory, the most complete martial arts directory on the web today. It provides a...

ETIQUETTE in Judo and in Life

‘Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.’ Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) In boyhood my grandfather once asked me what I wished to be when I grew...

Judo and Education

Over a century ago, Japanese jujutsu men from various ryu or schools, often competed against one another and sometimes fought boxers and wrestlers in...

Filial Piety

No one uses the phrase “filial piety” outside of a dojang. Why, then, do we? When I asked myself that question, I didn’t have...

The Powder Blue Negligee: Memoirs Of A Probation Officer

Through the eyes of a frontline officer, these tales are raucous, fun, and heartbreaking in equal measure. Loosely autobiographical, The Powder Blue Negligee: Adventures...

Knowledge, Faith, Benevolence, Courage and Severity

In Tae Kwon Do, there are five tenets. These are guiding principles. They are Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. In my school...

Buying An Hour of Daddy’s Time

The man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy,...

Don’t Overlook the Lowly Stick or Cane

Let me encourage you as you blaze your martial path to not overlook the lowly stick or cane. You’ll find that the stick or...

Always Benchmark

It was one of the great takeaways from my MBA program. Whatever you’re setting out to do, don’t reinvent the wheel. Look at what...

Still a Mother . . .

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