Martial arts related articles.
I love the weaponry of Okinawa and Japan. They offer different perspectives, nuance, and solutions to unique cultural problems. When handling these classical weapons it allows us to step back in time and feel what battle might have been like as warriors got up close and personal with their enemies. Of course…we can only replicate a fraction [...]
As an average civilian, I don’t know much about military bases. Sure, I’ve seen “Stripes”, but that only gets you so far. When I found out one of our early stops was going to be Kadena Airbase, I was intrigued. The first order of business was to get proper guest credentials. They dropped me off at the multi-use U.S.O. [...]
When it comes to martial arts books, you’ll often hear phrases like “must-read” and “any serious martial artist should buy_____”. Often these are just easy platitudes, but in the case of The Bubishi, they are true (if not soft understatements). I’ve had the pleasure of studying two different versions of [...]
Naha Airport was quaint compared to Incheon and JFK, which was fine by me. Giant, sprawling airports are impressive but its nice to know that you won’t need all day just to find your bags and the exit. Coincidentally, all of our bags arrived safely from Korea, even my troublesome pieces that almost cost me my flight. After getting past [...]
As I mentioned in my previous post, I made a fairly sizable error on my way to Korea. I had my bags checked to Incheon instead of all the way through to my final destination (Naha, Okinawa). That means I had to find my bags and lug them around with me as we made our way to the hotel. Ohh well. The depth of my error wouldn’t become transparent [...]