Historical

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 [...]


How-To

Kata Tip: Look Before You Leap

Kata is very energetic. Once you get on a role, it can feel like an avalanche of focus and momentum.  In some ways, that’s good. It means that the form has been learned and you no longer need to pause, scratch your head, and try desperately to remember what comes next. Unfortunately, that same momentum can carry you away and cause you to [...]



Karate

Reader Article #6: Yoi

GUEST AUTHOR: Marie Lazeration Richter began her martial journey nearly seven years ago learning traditional Karate-Do at Shotokan East in York, PA; currently, she studies and serves as a junior instructor in Tai Chi Chuan with Sifu Steve Kleppe at Shao Lin Boxing Methods in Waukesha, WI. As a freelance writer, Marie assisted Master Kwon [...]


Children

Reader Article #5: The New Karate Kids

GUEST AUTHOR: Bill Antonitis is a high school English teacher and freelance writer.  He has studied Shohei-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu karate since 1987 and Gracie jiu-jitsu since 2009.  He blogs about martial arts at http://moaimartialarts.com and teaches karate at http://graciefv.com. ————————————————————————————————————- [...]