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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...

Shime Waza – The Techniques of Constriction

Basic Concepts The art of karate is a brutally effective method of self-defense characterized by grabbing, squeezing, pressing, twisting, bending, leveraging, breaking, and chokes and...

Self-Defense – For Show or For Go

When delving into the topic of self-defense, one must be able to articulate the goal desired. What is it the instructor wishes to impart...

Blood Flowing in a Fight is a Real Possibility

Blood running down into the eyes can blind you during a fight. Blood running down over the lips feels disgusting and many fighters dislike...

Just Go For Center Mass

If you stick to the center mass principle you’ll be a lot more effective because it simplifies target acquisition in your mind, and this...

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...

Custom Kimber Compacts

The virtues of the Government Model .45 have been endlessly chronicled. But as much as we all love the big gun, it remains just...

Best Practices: Closing the Reactionary Gap

One of the most important things you can learn about dealing face to face with suspects is the concept of relative positioning. Relative positioning...

Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – Order of Things #2

Rather than the usual layout of chapters etc within a book. I have set out to introduce you to the “secrets” of Karate in...

Humility is Key to a Fighter’s Success

Every budding fighter goes through what I call the 10-fight itch. Some experience it at 3 fights, others at 15, depending on how often...

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...

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...

The Link Between Martial Arts and Fitness

Many martial arts schools claim that studying their art is a great way to get fit, lose weight, and improve health. In reality, however,...

The Warrior Mindset

When first taking on this article, I thought I had a good grasp on the subject matter, after all, I am a warrior, right?...

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...

Locked and Loaded: Ready to Engage

Get Real: Locked and Loaded Depending on what a dictionary, search engine, or person has to say, the “Locked and Loaded” quote or saying can...

Isn’t It Time To Get Fit Again?

After spending nine months in the most physiologically loving, friendly environment - your mother’s womb - most of us are born healthy, happy and...

Ukemi: Fall Breaking Techniques

The common human response to falling is the most dangerous. Although most people instinctively protect their heads, they will reach out to catch themselves...

Formlessness And The Dao Of Movement

The Dao of movement may imply different things to different people, ease of movement, many different stances, continuity, the art of improvised movement, etc. All...

Going Postal

From 1983 to 1993 there were ten incidents where postal employees went on homicidal rampages killing a total of 34 supervisors and fellow employees....