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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...

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...

Loyalty to the Nation

“I shall have loyalty to the Nation, Sir!” It is how every martial arts class begins, when you train in Tae Kwon Do. We do...

Martial Arts Training is a Practice in Balance

Training became a practice in balance, as I learned not just the techniques of martial arts but also how to live. Martial arts training tests...

Bully Proof FITNESS

The battle against bullies and bellies has been going on for generations. Since the 1960’s, the number of children who are considered overweight or...

Sensei: A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller

In John Donohue's novel, Sensei: A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller, we find that in every case, the modus operandi is the same, and...

A Tribute to My Brother – Alfred Sims Jr.

I, Alan Sims, am writing this as a tribute to my late brother Alfred Sims Jr., known affectionately as "Toby" to friends and acquaintances. Our...

America’s Next Great Trainer: ANGT is TV Magazines and More

America's Next Great Trainer or ANGT is a brand featuring trainers, coaches and instructors. Leading experts in the world of sports, health, fitness, nutrition,...

Jose Luis Hinojosa Books

Jose Luis Hinojosa books are written by a Tae Kwon Do martial arts Master, who received his MD degree from the University of Cincinnati College...

Unsettled Matters: The Life and Death of Bruce Lee

This is the second edition of the 1996 biography Unsettled Matters: The Life and Death of Bruce Lee about the martial arts icon Bruce...

Reflections of War Book 1

My goal in writing the poems included in Reflections of War was to capture the essence of what soldiers went through on a day to...