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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...

Weight Gain Season On The Horizon

It's here, just look at the seasonal shelves in your favorite store. Retailers refer to this time as the holiday season, but I like...

Kata Training: Practice Kata Correctly

This translation originally appeared in Vol. 29, No. 1 of the Hiroshima University of Economics Journal of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences. Translator's Introduction Over the...

The Role Of Kata For Contemporary Fighting Martial Artists

When many people see the name of the system I study, Progressive Protection Systems, they instantly think of a modernist system, which abhors the...

Chuck Merriman on Kata and the Meaning of Bunkai

"The kata are the essence of karate; without them karate would be the mere learning of various fighting and self-defense techniques, expressing nothing and...

Martial Arts Breathing Training

One of the most important aspects of martial arts training is proper breathing. However, for practitioners of hard styles, effective breathing methods are often...

Samurai Weapons

Throughout the history of the Samurai, Samurai weapons included different size swords, daggers, spears and more necessary for different types of kills. The age of...

Boxing, Sambo and Mud Fighting . . .

This incident took place when I was 14 years of age. I grew up in Tver, a fairly tough industrial city, 2 hours North of...

Fitness For Martial Artists

Many readers have written me in response to "The Link Between Martial Arts and Fitness," and not all of you were complimentary. In particular,...

The Japanese Sword Forging Process – Part 1

Throughout history the sword forging process used in the creation of authentic Samurai Swords has been as much an art form as it is a...

Kata and Pressure Points

By George Dillman ~ Kata can be compared to a song. The meaning of the song is stated in the lyrics and expressed in...

The Jim Wagner Metric Arm Striking and Blocking System

Walk into any traditional-based martial arts school and ask the instructor, “I want to learn how to defend myself. How long will it take?”...

Why the Front Squat is the Real Judoka’s Best Friend

I have seen more than one article on the web, heralding the Squat as the best exercise for a judoka. While I can’t argue...

Gunsafe

FIVE FUNDAMENTAL RULES OF SAFETY 1. Always keep a gun pointed in a safe direction. 2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are...

Taekwon do and Muay Thai Competition Styles

Many times the road to victory begins with an understanding of your opponent’s style of fighting. Two of the most popular forms of competition...

Got a Second? A Journey into the OODA Cycle

Introduction Today’s environment of accelerating scientific discoveries and technological change bring ever-improving hardware to the end user. In this climate is it easy to overlook...

Martial Arts Vs Crash Test Dummies

How many of you out there have ever wondered just how powerful a good karate spinning back fist is compared to a boxing right...

Asanas for the Airborne and the Work Worn

If you're like most people these days, there are times when your body aches from overwork, your head throbs from daily pressures, you're tense,...

Edged Weapon Defense: Is or Was the 21-Foot Rule Valid? Part...

PoliceOne.com Editors Note: For the record, the 21-Foot Rule, when accurately stated, says that in the time it takes the average officer to recognize...

Is Your Coach Destroying Your Confidence?

“Confidence is an unconditional state in which you simply possess an unwavering state of mind that needs no reference point. There is no room...