Martial Arts

Ebook Contest Winners

Hey all! I’m pleased to bring you the winners of the ebook link-out contest. For those who may be new or unfamiliar with the site, about 2 months ago I released my first free ebook entitled The Student’s Guide to Surviving a Traditional Dojo. In addition to that release, I ran a contest for anyone who reviewed or linked into the [...]


Four Lies and One Martial Arts Fact…

I’ve recently been challenged by Martial Arts Mom and Shang Lee to participate in a meme. I wouldn’t want to disappoint my fellow bloggers or incur their wrath, so here we go – The meme works as follows. You post five things about yourself. Four are untrue. One is true. All are so outlandish, implausible or ridiculous that [...]

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Self Defense Tools

When it comes to self defense tools, I’m not a true expert (I’ve never been zapped by a taser nor have I been sprayed with mace). However I’ve managed to hook up with a team of REAL experts – TBO Tech Self Defense Tools. When dealing with self defense, you never know what situation you’ll find yourself in or what [...]

'Taught me' series


Follow please, the point is at the end: David Bowie. Changes. 1973. * * * David Bowie. Changes. 1990. * * * David Bowie. Changes. 2002. * * * David Bowie is a brilliant artist. He grows and changes with his art as he develops as a human being. It would be easy for him to play this song the same way every time he is in concert. People would [...]