Interviews with martial artists and other interesting individuals.
Interview continued from Part 1… _ MA: Were there many cultural barriers to overcome in order to integrate into Okinawa and dojo life? Any communication difficulties? JL: At the time I was in Okinawa, it was still under American administration and many of the locals worked on the bases. Most of them could speak English and were [...]
It’s my pleasure to present an interview with Jim Logue of the Ryu Te style of Okinawa Karate. Logue Sensei is the senior student of Taika Seiyu Oyata and has achieved the rank of 9th Dan in Ryu Te and Oyata’s family art known as Oyata Shin Shu Ho. In 1969 Logue Sensei was stationed on Okinawa in preperation for the Vietnam War. [...]
Hey everyone! I wanted to let you know that I recently renovated my interview page. Before I simply used my category page that listed all the relevant posts, but now I’ve created a much more attractive visual element that lets you scan the interviews easily and find what you are looking for. I chose to use a “spotlight” kind [...]
Bruce Heilman is the founder of the International Karate Kobudo Federation and owner of the Heilman Karate Academy. Hanshi Heilman has spent over 45 years in the pursuit of martial arts and has contributed significantly to the growth and propagation of the Okinawa Kenpo style. In addition to creating an original video series exploring the [...]
This is a continuation from Part 1 of the Forrest Morgan interview. Forrest Morgan is author of the popular text “Living the Martial Way”, and is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. He currently works with the Rand Corporation doing strategy research and analysis and is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh [...]