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A Pamphlet, Maybe

This one is on Isshinryu specifically because it is the one I encounter toward an effort to get a book written by certain parties. One party I believe one day will actually write it all down and make it available while the other party...Show More Summary

Fine Tuning Karate

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Can anyone say, “Nit-picken?” Isn’t such detailed corrective effort about teaching students to fear they are getting things wrong when they aren’t? I read somewhere that all...Show More Summary

On Budo and Bushido

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) A recent article spurred or inspired this article on budo and bushido. In that article it seems a lot of assumptions and agenda driven meme’s were used as well. Hmmmm. Budo...Show More Summary

Modern Kata and Bunkai - Reality vs. Fantasy

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Honestly, the martial arts communities regard to self-defense have expectations that what is given as bunkai is reality. Like kata, they believe that the kata techniques in conjunction with the bunkai given is reality. Show More Summary

Mario Higaonna Karada Kitae - A Traditional Practice

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a recent posting on Facebook a concerned practitioner encountered a less than stellar review on the practice Higaonna Sensei uses, his personal practice not required by his students at least to the degree he goes, for hand and body conditioning. Show More Summary

The Cultural Metaphor

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) A recent study on another topic brought out a possible explanation as to why we tend to make use of cultural aspects of others for our own needs and requirements, etc. Often...Show More Summary

Repetitive Practice - the concept …

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) What is, “Technical Repetition?” How can its practice, depending on the definition, be with depth through bunkai? Does the ratio of tech rep and in-depth bunkai matter? These are the questions I was able to derive from the following quote from a group member on FaceBook. Show More Summary

They’re Art No Masters

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Yeah, I said it, regardless of all the titles and all the highest of grades you see in the MA Community there are actually no masters, none; zilch; nadda; no why no how there ain’t no masters. Show More Summary

test our techniques on the dojo floor (a meme?)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) You know what a “mantra (or a meme)” is, right? In a nutshell, for my edification here ya see, a mantra (or a meme) is a word or sound or statement or slogan that is repeated...Show More Summary

Martial Arts Self-Defense Training Requirements

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Rory Miller provides us with what is absolutely critical (my words absolutely critical) to achieving adequate self-defense and what I am proposing is a matrix, if you willShow More Summary

Fantasy Martial Arts

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I just read today’s post on the God’s Bastard Blog and it made me think of this question. I recommend reading God’s Bastard’s post HERE first. When I read the last paragraph...Show More Summary

Finding Serenity

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Sorry, couldn’t help the play on words but what I am aiming to tell you is in the self-defense world you truly have to know, believe and most of all fully understand what self-defense is and what conflict is and what violence is in order to see it when it comes. Show More Summary

Count to Ten

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Today, modern technological times, is when this maxim should be held close as a means of communications. We have forgotten the rules of communications. How did we lose that...Show More Summary

Chiron Training Blog by Rory Miller

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I know you have read my references to professionals like Rory Miller and may others but I just had to add the following articles by Rory Miller at Chiron Blog simply because, for me, they once again slapped me up behind the head (think of the head slap on the show NCIS :-) ). Show More Summary

Chi Circulation

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) “A nineteenth-century Taoist ink drawing by an unknown Chinese artist, showing the circulation of “ch’i” (or “qì”) through the human body. The early Taoist philosophers and...Show More Summary

What is Karate, Look to Funakoshi Sensei

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Often the question comes up, “What is karate?” Some say it is a sport, some say it is a combative system for use in unarmed combat and some say it is to apply skills for self-defense. Show More Summary

Eccentric -n- Concentric Strength OR Chasing Our Attacker

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Wim Demeere has presented another outstanding article, you can read it HERE before continuing. Chasing the attacker or chasing the target is just my perception toward training the mind and body toward Mr. Show More Summary

Body Armor

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Natural body armor that is and when associated with structure, alignment and movement provide humans with adequate body armor. The kind that protects us in hand-to-hand situations - mostly. Show More Summary

Martial Self-Defense and Creativity

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Who remembers their sensei talking about creativity in martial arts, especially in the self-defense martial disciplines? Creativity in a lot of martial arts is pretty muchShow More Summary

Street-Fighter

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The next term used to try and demonstrate the superiority of one form of fighting over another, i.e., the street-fighter vs. Amateur MMA Fighter. Not really able to determine...Show More Summary

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