Walking the Beat with Okinawan Police

Okinawa is beautiful and it's people well-mannered, but even they are not protected from the realities of violence. Throughout it's history Okinawa has been the stage for many conflicts and power plays, the two most notable being the Satsuma Invasion of 1609 and the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. During those times a great amount of combat [...]


Special Martial Arts Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again. Time for Martial Arts Santa to make his appearance! For those of you who remember the previous exploits of Martial Arts Santa, thanks for sticking around the blog for so long! This year he’s going to focus on that wonderful tradition of gift-giving. As opposed to normal martial arts gifts like a new [...]


1 Easy Way to Stay Humble

One of the best ways to stay hungry for improvement and stave of complacency is to get exposed to high level martial artists. Observing top practitioners of any classical style can quickly fill you with a mix of emotion (admiration, uncertainty, self-consciousness, inspiration, etc). It can also be a surefire way to stay humble. If you think [...]