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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...

Your Secret Self-Defense Sequence

Unconscious Machine Gun of Moves When people come into my self-defense gyms one of the first things I teach them is to have a defensive...

The Four Interconnecting Roots of Martial Arts, Monastic Martial Science &...

If someone tells me there is a dimension of martial practice beyond the obvious, above the commonly held mainstream methodologies and techniques, I want...

Sanchin Kata

Kata (exercises or forms) are performed in many styles of martial arts. With the help of these particular forms of exercise, many diverse techniques...

NA MEA KAUA HAWAI’I – The Traditional Hawaiian Weapons of War

Hawaiian weapons were carved out of Koa wood. Clubs were often inlaid with shell or bone for decoration. In some cases like the Hawaiian...

The Basic Butterfly Guard Sweep

The 'basic' butterfly guard sweep is anything but basic. It is an extremely powerful and sophisticated attack that is difficult for your opponent to...

How To Use And Control Two Weapons Simultaneously

In the long history of humankind, weapons had one of the most significant roles in the development of man. From the very beginning of...