New E-Book Coming Soon!

Hey everyone, I have an announcement that I’m really pumped about. Recently I started working on my first e-book for the site. The title is “The Student’s Guide to Surviving a Traditional Dojo” and here is a sneak peak at the cover: Why Write This E-Book (What is it About)? Over my years of teaching and being a student [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]

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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.  [...]