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Why Do Competitive Sports

Is learning competitive sports like boxing and the lessons learned restricted solely to the ring? For a very long time researchers have been unable to...

Funakoshi: The Gift of Karate

My favorite Gichin Funakoshi quote is: “Everything you encounter is an aspect of karate: find the marvelous truth there.” Did he say “everything?” Wow! I...

Find Your Full Potential in Martial Arts

What is that "something more" that practicing martial arts can provide? Isn't martial arts just about getting in shape and learning to fight? If...

Can Training DVDs Teach Techniques as Well as Humans?

In recent years there's been a boom in the sales of martial arts training DVDs designed to teach certain skill sets to viewers. As...

Humiliation: It Does the Fighter Good

Humiliation is good for you - martial artist or not - even if it stings the ego a little if it gives you the...

Martial Arts Tough Guy

I’m not generally a big fan of this whole blogging phenomenon, but I recently discovered this blog written by a bouncer at two New...

Power vs. Technique

A common refrain heard at many McDojo’s is the hyperbolic truism that “Size/Strength doesn't matter.” Do me a favor. If you ever hear a sensei...

Mixed Martial Arts Versus Traditional Martial Arts

Who will win the battle between traditional martial arts and mixed martial arts schools? The traditional martial arts have been around for ages and...

Mystery of the Mountain – Character Development

The Way in the universe cannot be augmented or diminished. Neither can it be taken or be given away. Man must find this out...

The Evolution of Martial Arts – Training Online

There was a quiet but significant evolution taking place in the world of martial arts and that was online martial arts training. Fueled by...

What Kind of Martial Arts Are There

There are many ways in which martial arts can be divided. Here are a few of them that might be useful to use in...

Understanding Martial Arts

There are many ways in which martial arts styles can be divided. Here are a few "defining" terms used when discussing martial arts. Most...

Which Tai Chi Style Is Right For You?

The Chinese martial arts talk a lot about internal power and the use of chi (or qi) energy. In any discussion of internal martial...

Choosing the Good Teacher – The Right Stuff

Choosing the good teacher in a different martial art may be better than training with a bad teacher in the martial art you want to study. For years, I...

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