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Lou Reed on Tai Chi

Redwood City's Fox Theater is still reverberating from the rock and roll pounding it took last November. During a stop on his latest tour,...

Eric Greitens’ The Heart and the Fist

The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL “Meet my hero—Eric Greitens. His life and this book remind us that America remains...

Why Not to Fight

I’m a minister and a pastor. I’m not supposed to advocate violence, yet I teach combat. I have on occasion taught the rare self...

Martial Arts Lineage

When any two serious martial arts enthusiasts meet, the conversation will inevitably turn to martial arts lineage, and to these questions: Who do you...

Living Lessons: A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

One Saturday just before Christmas, I learned another lesson about kindness. I found myself in Walgreen’s where I was a part of an extremely...

Jodo the Way of the Stick

Shindo Muso Ryu, a school that devised the dynamic art of jo-jutsu was developed by Muso Gonosuke Katsuyoshi, a student of the Tenshin Shoden...

Don Warrener Books

ABOUT DON WARRENER Don Warrener began his karate training March 15, 1966 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada under Benny Allen who also taught Wally Slocki, Teddy...

Peter Ralston’s Cheng Hsin?

The Chinese words cheng hsin (pronounced "cheng shin") loosely translate as "truth" and "being" - an appropriate title for a body of work that...

Understanding Israeli Martial Arts

To understand Israeli martial arts you need to understand the history of Israel and why the art was developed in the first place, and...

I Stand Convicted: THE TRUE STORY of an Innocent Man Who...

In the true-life story, I Stand Convicted: THE TRUE STORY of an Innocent Man Who Was Guilty As Sin, Duke Tirschel is paid to...

Spiritual Kung Fu

Ephesians 6:10-18 is key in practicing our Spiritual Kung Fu . . . Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the...

Kuk Sool Won

Kuk Sool Won is beautiful and dynamic "hard-soft" style of martial arts emphasizing speed and fluidity. At the same time it is an elegant...

Capoeira History

THE BEGINNING In 1500's the Portuguese, led by explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral, arrived in Brazil. One of the first measures taken by the new arrivals...

Fight Zone Magazine

Fight Zone Magazine covered Martial Arts and MMA, Boxing and Wrestling with news reviews, interviews and events calendar. This magazine no longer exists. (Website)

How To Get Kids To Do Chores

Getting children to do chores can be exhausting and often ends in more frustration than its worth. With a little planning this does not...

Tai Chi Potentially Delays Alzheimers

In a study recently published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, it shows that in a clinical trial, Tai Chi was proven that it...

Goju-ryu Karate

Goju-ryu is well known as a hard/soft style of karate. Founded in the 1920s by Chojun Miyagi, the system blends the hard linear Okinawan...

Ultimate MMA Magazine

Ultimate MMA Magazine covered the world of mixed martial arts and Ultimate Fighting Championships. Each issue of Ultimate MMA magazine includes interviews, instructional features,...

Fighters Only Magazine

Fighters Only Magazine is the UK’s only Mixed Martial Arts publication. It was launched in February 2005 with the aim of providing MMA fans...

Martial Art Snobbery

Our nation was built out of protest of class and cast systems. One class being better than another and such similar ideas. We are...