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Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do’s Effect On Martial Arts

Before I embark on this one sided discussion let me do a disclaimer. I am not trying to send you into communication overload with...

Transparency in Martial Arts

Recently something was brought to my attention that concerns me. The claims of several very recognizable martial artists are being put to question. Apparently...

Martial Art Subtleties: The Lessons Kata Teach

The kata were created in such a way that they required careful learning, training and much repetition to acquire the skill and learn the...

The Necessity of Hand to Hand Combat Training For Traditional Martial...

In a day where small arms and massive fire power typifies combat you would think that martial arts training would have faded into obscurity....

Practicing Martial Arts In Your Head

This article is about practicing martial arts in your head by building scenarios and working your techniques with abbreviated motion, helping to reinforce what...

Giri: Rising to the Occasion

There are a number of Japanese words that have found their way into the American vernacular through the martial arts. One of the concepts...

The Martial Arts Schools Directory, A Hidden Gem

The Martial Arts Schools Directory is a hidden gem for people looking for a martial arts school and a treasure hidden in plain sight...

Spiritual Aspects of Martial Arts

There are many aspects to the martial arts. Most people think in terms of the self defense and combative disciplines when they think of...

Martial Arts Strength Training

People involve themselves in the martial arts for any number of reasons. I would like to think that the arts have something for everybody....

Bullying Epidemic

Bullying Epidemic In Our Country: There is a bullying epidemic in our country. It probably won’t come as a surprise that it is a major...

Fade to White: Rank and Position in Martial Arts

You might recognize the title of this article as a play on an old theatrical phrase. After the end of a scene or at...

The Rank Side of Rank in Martial Arts

In my very long involvement in the martial arts I have seen many trends come and go. Some were beneficial some less so. Even...

Understanding the Roots of a Martial Arts System

Everything has to start somewhere. Everything that is to stand must have a foundation. Nothing exists in a vacuum. I’m real big on finding...

Twenty-First Century Martial Arts

I’m a firm believer of growth and evolution. I’m not talking about the Darwinian concept of evolution but the evolution of growth and change...

Teaching Mediocre Martial Arts Students

I’m sure that anyone reading this will probably think that the title is a misprint or a misuse of the English language. No misprint...

Martial Arts Students Should Train for Reality

All martial arts students should train for reality. Sensei and Masters can teach some of the competitive aspects of the arts, but keep in...

Fighting the Good Fight

Let's Make Sure We Are Fighting The Good Fight In the end the greatest fight that you’ll fight is with yourself and for your own...

Self Defense vs. Personal Security

For the most part I don’t write on demand and I don’t take requests. I’m a martial art instructor not your local DJ. That...

Martial Arts Honesty and Integrity

With all of that being said I will admonish the up and coming masters and those claiming such rank to exercise honesty and integrity. On...

Kata and Old School Karate

Many of the past masters knew and perfected one, two or a handful of kata. Now many practitioners know (or half know) many kata....