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Bunkai: The Meaning Behind Kata

Okay! Bunkai (分解), literally meaning “analysis” or “disassembly,” is a term used in Japanese martial arts referring to process of analyzing kata and extracting...

Life and Death: When Seconds Count

Imagine leaving a party having had too much to drink and suddenly finding yourself attacked by three individuals! It’s a blitz attack in the...

Combative Knife Fighting Truths

There are 12 brutal truths when it comes to combative knife fighting. Knife fighting is a serious topic and should never be taken lightly!...

Instructional Video – Athlon Rub Thai Oil Massage for Muay Thai

Athlon Rub Thai Oil: Instructional Massage for Muay Thai Kru Yai Jenypher Lanthier of York Muay Thai in Toronto, Canada demonstrates the technique she learned...

Three Dimensional Knife Defense

After the attacks of 9/11, I was running self-defense classes out of my martial arts academy outside of Chicago. A couple higher ups from...

Croatian Soldiers and the Invention of the Necktie

Old history books share that it was a cravat that became the symbol of a small European nation and its beauty soon won over...

The Other Way of Sanchin Kata

Many karate systems teach the Sanchin kata as an external training method to strength-condition practitioners with a series of breath-controlled tensions. This mainstream understanding...

Punching Power

Punching and striking speed are tantamount to success in competition and on the street. But throwing a punch too fast, with no control, will...

History of the Sai

Sai is a metal weapon and belongs to a type of dagger which is usually used in pairs, each hand using one. It is...

Creativity, Culture, Power Plays and the Dao Of Movement

There are many fields of creativity in the realm of physical movement, but how serious are people in even attempting to reach the very...

Shuriken Throwing: Forensics

One of the best-known weapons in the martial arts is the shuriken. Historical accounts of shuriken throwing can be found in Japanese martial arts history....

Why You Should Be Cycling To Help Your Martial Arts Training

Nearly 3.6 million Americans regularly participate in some form of martial arts. While for some the sport is just a past time, for the...

When Personal Training Gets Too Personal

Women Fall for their Personal Trainers and Here’s Why What is it that really turns sweaty strength training sessions into steamy afternoon rendezvous? (Read More) When...

CHI – Life Energy or Inner Energy

By examining the history of various peoples around the world, we often stumble upon the concept of energy which resides in the body and...

Karate: A Brief Overview And How To Supplement It With Reality-Based-Training...

Karate is a martial art that originated in Okinawa with strong roots to China; it was also frequently called kenpo. The term “karate” originally...

Jump Kicks

Jump kicks are one of the most popular martial arts techniques. Various martial arts experts agree that these kicks are one of the most...

The Importance of Martial Arts Training and Competition

Man has been a part of fighting and battles since the beginning of man. His movements are natural- atavistic reactions similar to those of...

The Hidden Side of Kata – An interview with Master Willie...

The majority of martial artists are looking for self-defense and it is the hidden side of kata where real self defense is found. This...

Three-Step Adaptable Choke Defenses

Whether you’re talking about a mixed martial arts bout, or vicious street attack, getting “choked” has to be one the scariest things to happen...

Hayashi Tomio

Hayashi Tomio or Christopher Goedecke is a career teacher of Okinawan Karate Do, 8th dan and headmaster of the Wind School of Karate Do...