The Power of Diamond Stepping

Few things are as critical yet as glossed over as footwork. With proper footwork the body can be moved in an efficient way while maintaining balance, creating driving power for strikes, providing hip availability for throws, and more. Kata attempts to teach us about footwork, but it's easy to get caught up with what the hands are doing [...]

Martial Arts

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Kobudo Quiz Challenge!

It's time for another quiz! Awhile ago I laid down the first karate challenge, which offered an assortment of history, technique, and theory. Now it's time for weapons. Kobudo is the name for the diverse weapon set developed on Okinawa, but occassionally relates to the old weapons of Japan as well. These two countries crossed paths [...]