Martial Arts

A Bronx Tale…Of Street Self Defense

This is another story from the IKKF 2010 Annual Training. One of the guest instructors at our training was a gentleman named Miguel Ibarra. Ibarra Sensei studies and teaches aikijujutsu and has a dojo based out of Bronx, New York. Ibarra Sensei has been a probation officer in The Bronx for decades (now retired) and has what you might call [...]


Like Fighting at Night

I’d like to share a story given by Bill Hayes Sensei. Pardon any paraphrasing. ***************************************************** One time Hayes Sensei was training with his instructor Eizo Shimabukuro on the kata Passai. This kata is known for its power generation and its sweeping motions that feel for the opponent and almost reach [...]


Hitting the Rockies then Hitting The Mat

The past two weeks have been busy times for me. I managed to sneak in a week-long trip to Colorado and Utah with the girlfriend in order to check out some amazing towns and natural landscapes. Upon return I immediately rolled into the IKKF’s 26th Annual Training Gasshuku. I’d like to highlight a few of the events that took place [...]