Martial Arts

3 Holiday Wishes

Hey everyone. It’s that holiday time of year, and with it comes Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, and Robanukah. In honor of each of these fine occasions, I’d like to wish everyone three holiday wishes. Wish #1: May you find a small bit of improvement in your art that galvanizes you to continue. Wish #2: May you balance your [...]


Karate

Touch Reflex Joint Locking

I like kicking and punching as much as the next person, but that certainly isn’t the only tool you and I should have as martial artists. To optimize our abilities to defend ourselves and others we need a continuum of abilities that are effective at all ranges. An important part of that continuum is joint locking. In traditional karate [...]


Martial Arts

Remember to Nominate a Sensei!

Hey everyone, this is just a quick reminder that Selfless Sensei Nominations will be closing tomorrow (December 15th). After that there will be a voting period for the most inspiring story, followed by the declaration of a winner. If you know an instructor who has helped in their community or acted with charitable compassion please nominate [...]


Karate

A Subtle Technique to Maintain Readiness

I recently moved into a new apartment, and with that has come a host of new sights, sounds, and experiences. If you live in one house long enough, you become accustomed to that place’s personality. Creeks, cracks, and groans become almost imperceptible parts of your daily life. However, when you move somewhere new, each sound is noteworthy [...]