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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

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 to contact...

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...

Shaolin Kenpo: A Modern Style With A Traditional Influence

By Jane Hallander - Inside Kung Fu Magazine ~ Kenpo, sometimes known as "kenpo karate" or "Chinese kenpo karate," has developed into one of...

Secrets of the Magician of Motion . . . Ed Parker...

By John Corbett ~ He calls himself a magician of motion, and at 48 years of age he claims he has to be one...

History of Native Korean Martial Arts

Part 1: The majority of today's Korean martial artists believe that the origin of martial arts came only from China. In particular, it is...