Martial Arts

Green Beret vs Spetsnaz

This week we approach modern times when the American Green Beret meets the Russian Spetsnaz. I’m excited about this matchup because it is a return to real warriors. Last week’s Mafia vs Yakuza dipped into thug territory and it was hard to root for either. Now we have professionals on our hands. A Little Bit About Em The Green Beret [...]


Bunkai

Building and Rebuilding Bunkai

In general, bunkai is seen as a definition. By that I mean, kata represents a word which can then be defined by bunkai. For example: Hypotenuse: the longest side of a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle Block Left: A punch is coming in with the opponent’s right hand and I block with my left arm See the similarity? Using [...]



Martial Arts

The Mafia vs The Yakuza

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……… The game seems to have changed. Gone are the days of predominant hand to hand combat. What we have here is a whole different realm of taking people out. The Mafia vs the Yakuza – not sure which way I’m going to go for this one. I bet on the wrong horse last week (the knight), making me 2/3.  [...]


Karate

Demotivational Posters for Martial Artists

It’s friday so I’d like to leave you with something a little fun for the weekend. Have you ever heard of demotivational posters? They are spoofs of the original motivational posters that had impressive pictures and inspirational slogans. Demotivational posters have gotten popular and have even branched out into martial arts. The [...]