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Doing a Form of Tai Chi Chuan

Speak to your friends who do Karate or Tae Kwon Do about Tai Chi Chuan and they will tell you it is a slow...

Christians and the Martial Arts

Some have been called war mongers, mystics, heroes and some, just plain old bad dudes. Martial artists have gone by many names throughout the...

Path of the Ninja: Shinobigatana Basic Sword Skills

Walk the path of the Ninja with Jonin Mark Steven Grove as he teaches Shinobigatana basic sword skills. The Shinobigatana (sword of the stealer-in)...

Fighting Strategies Of Muay Thai: Secrets Of Thailand’s Boxing Camps

There are three elements of Muay Thai boxing: techniques, tactics and strategy. Most Muay Thai books deal only with techniques. Fighting Strategies of Muay...

How to Choose the Right Martial Art Style

Many people end up studying a martial art style that is not particularly well-suited to their body type and personal goals. I don't know...

How To Sharpen Your Eyesight In Wushu Practice

In wushu practice, the importance of powerful eyesight can never be overemphasized. The reason is very simple: you can never hit a target effectively...

Krabi-Krabong – The Mother Of Muay Thai

INTRODUCTION In the ancient world, men lived or died by their strength at arms. In the land now known as Thailand, warriors fought countless battles...

Governmental Attempts To Regulate Martial Arts

"Whether prompted by concerns of consumer protection, or opinions regarding instructor competency, governmental attempts to regulate martial arts are increasing. A.T.A.M.A. believes that the issue...

A Practical Definition Of Chi

As a viable part of the martial artist's arsenal, chi, and specifically noncontact chi, is dubious, at best--at least as long as its proponents...

Eastern Martial Arts Study vs Western Religion

As a Christian and a martial artist, I am intimately familiar with the tension that exists between Eastern martial arts study and Western religion....

The Sensei

The relationship of a Sensei to the dojo is very difficult to define, as it encompasses many varying aspects of life. The Sensei must...

Dissertation on the Origins and Development of Shuri-ryu

Shuri-ryu is a very old and traditional system with a long and unbroken history. From the ancient method, much wisdom has been gained and...

The History of Aikido and the Origins of Aiki Ju-jutsu

Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) in Tokyo, Japan in 1942. Ueshiba was born in a rural area of Japan near Osaka and...

The History of Karate in America

Kung-fu arrived in the U.S. with the first Chinese immigrants in the mid-19th century, but the growth of karate is largely owed...

Aikido: The Art of Peace

Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was born in Japan on December 14, 1883. As a boy, he often saw local thugs beat up his father...

Robert W. Smith’s Martial Musings

World renowned authority on Asian martial arts, Robert W. Smith shares more than fifty years experience in martial arts practice and research in Martial...

Gene LeBell, The Grappling Club Master

President Teddy Roosevelt frequently quoted a favorite proverb of the day, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.” Judo champion Gene LeBell has taken...

New Preamble To The Constitution: Bill of NO Rights

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots,...

An Introduction To Wushu or Chinese Martial Arts

Please bear in mind that "Wushu" translates to "martial arts" in general in this context, and does not imply the negative connotation of empty...

The Bruce Lee Story

In the The Bruce Lee Story, Lida Lee, the widow of the late martial arts star, traces his life from his childhood in Hong...