Avoiding the Short Weapon “Dead Zone”

Sparring with short weapons for the first time can be a jarring experience, especially when facing longer implements like bo, shinai (bamboo sword), or spear. Kata and pre-arranged drills can teach good handling and combinations, but when the opponent is live and aggressive short weapons can feel a little lacking. One of the first things students [...]

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Venturing Back to the East Coast

Hey everyone. I wanted to check in with a personal post and let you know about some changes going on with my writing, projects, and general life status. As you may know, I spent the last two years living in Colorado. It was a great chance to experience a different lifestyle out West and explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains. My wife had an [...]