Gojushiho Kata Step-Toss Bunkai

I’d like to share a video this week that explores a portion of the Gojushiho kata. Many karate styles share this kata, which makes exploring the different versions very interesting and impactful. Despite their performance differences, most styles include a section wherein the practitioner steps in a kosa dachi fashion, performs a grabbing [...]


I Talk With My Hands

Recently I whipped up a few videos for the website. In fact, my last post featured one of those videos, and luckily I had a weapon to handle the whole time. Something I noticed during my open hand videos is that I make a lot of hand gestures naturally throughout the course of my conversation. I also noticed that my voice goes up into a high [...]


Eku Bo Fighting Theory and Application

The Eku Bo (aka Eiku Bo, Ekku Bo, Kai Bo) is a very interesting weapon. It is a traditional implement of Okinawan Kobudo, but not many systems have passed down its proper use and technique. I’d like to share with you a video I created describing Eku Bo combat theory and application. In the video I talk about handling the weapon, how [...]


The Perpetual Need For Self Defense

**I’d like to send some initial credit to Kris Wilder at The Striking Post for exposing me to the video in this post. He and I share some similar ideas in our analysis as well, so credit to him and his commenters for a thoughtful discussion.** As society continues to grow and mature, there is more and more emphasis on anti-violence. [...]