Martial arts related articles.
A long time ago there was a master who lived in a quiet village. He spent his days carefully tending to his garden and livestock. After years of collecting spare wood and materials from his fellow villagers the master built a small dojo on the edge of town. The roof was a little lower than he wanted and the walls more porous, allowing wisps [...]
Did you know you can use your space bar to scroll down on websites? Go ahead, try it now (unless you’re on mobile). Pretty slick huh? Little tips and tricks like that have become known as ‘hacks’ due to our computer friendly society. Hacks are a great way to improve your productivity and efficiency in virtually any endeavor. [...]
I recently had a chance to explore a new release by Tuttle Publishing entitled “Samurai Revolution: The Dawn of Modern Japan Seen Through the Eyes of the Shogun’s Last Samurai“. That’s a lot of title, and the book contains a lot of information. In fact, this book combines storytelling, character development, and real [...]
I recently had the opportunity to attend the 1st Annual Grand International Tournament for the United States Association of Martial Artists. USAMA is an organization developed by Sue Hawkes in honor of the late James Hawkes and in the spirit of the previous United States Karate Association developed by Robert Trias in 1948. The inagaural USAMA [...]
I was recently at an Iaido seminar working Seitei waza. The instructor, Iwakabe Hideki Sensei, was demonstrating one form in particular known as Sanpogiri. (For reference, here is Noboru Ogura Sensei demonstrating the form): After discussion of technical details and multiple demonstrations it was our turn to try. We performed as a group, and [...]