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Trapping Range and the Rhythm of Combat

Trapping range has been said to be the most combative of ranges. The reason being is the weapons that can be employed (Legs, Fists,...

21 Feet is Way Too Close!

It is common knowledge that a suspect, armed with an edged weapon and within 21 feet of a police officer presents a deadly threat. Why?...

The Bouncers and the Dojo

By Ben Westhoff ~ Sensei Elliot Freeman is surrounded by strip-club bouncers, who are sitting Indian-style in a semicircle around him. A smiling Micheal Ocello,...

Young Bo Kong Taekwondo Counters

Take Kwon Do Grand Master Young Bo Kong as spent a lifetime perfecting his skills in the ancient art of Korean hand and foot...

Our Tae Kwon Do Self Defense Heritage

When we look at our Tae Kwon Do self defense heritage it seems we have moved backwards. We have veered of course and developed...

10 Ways to Become a Kata Champion

There are many factors that officials look for when judging kata. Following are 10 tips from Christine Bannon-Rodrigues that should help you excel at...

Quest For The Truth – The Origin of Tang Soo Do’s...

This article is in response to John Hancock's article, Quest For The Truth : The Origin Of Tang Soo Do's Forms By Brad Dennison ~...

What are the Best Weapons For You?

In the 17th century there was no choice. The island of Okinawa was under Japanese rule and there existed a national ban on weapons....

Folding Knives Are A Lethal Force Option

Recently, I spent two days in a fantastic class learning the less than sophisticated art of using a “tactical” folding knife in a potentially...

The Japanese Samurai Fountain of Youth

Your Fountain of Youth is well within your grasp...let me help you see it more clearly. My 60 plus years on this planet includes two...

Quest For The Truth: The Origin of Tang Soo Do’s Forms

Hwang Kee, founder of Tang Soo Do, claimed to have brought the art's Pyong Ahn forms back from China in the 1930s. That was...

Jiyrandori and the Unification of Jiujitsu Disciplines by the Kodokan

Introduction Under bujitsu, it is basic criterion to question actual fighting performance capabilities as equal to its ability. The goal of this article is to...

Coming to Grips with Champion Mark Kerr

Wrestling champion turned K.A.F. No Holds Bar competitor Mark Kerr has come to grips with one of the toughest sports in the world.  At...

Taisabaki No Kata – The Body Movements of Form

By Dr. William Durbin ~ It has been acknowledged by most authorities, at least those who actually train in traditional martial arts, that Kata is...

Discovering Bunkai in Kata

By Bill Burgar ~ Today kata are practiced for a variety of reasons. Some people use them as good exercise, some to practice technique,...

Martial Arts Injuries: Fighting Father Time

Anyone who doesn’t believe that a professional martial artist is in the same league with other high caliber athletics only has to look at...