Inspired By the Skill of Others

The 24th Annual IKKF Training, which took place over this past weekend, is a gathering of students and teachers who seek to share their martial arts and help each other learn. The event is hosted by C. Bruce Heilman, founder of the IKKF, and his wife Ann-Marie Heilman. The thing that makes this training a bit unusual is the attendance of very [...]

Martial Arts

Anderson Silva Fights Like Whoa

Mastery often makes a difficult task look easy. Anderson Silva dispatches his opponents fluidly, routinely, and authoritatively. When I watch Anderson Silva fight, I can’t help it – I have to say WHOA! “The Spider” is an MMA fighter for UFC, but comes from a Muay Thai and Jujutsu background. Silva is an amazingly well [...]


Karate on the Beach

I’m fortunate enough to find myself writing this post from Ocean City, Maryland. We are in a hotel called the Marigot and the accommodations have been stellar. During my stay here, I’ve ridden some waves (and been wiped out by some too), eaten some great seafood, and watched a bunch of people from our 11th story balcony. Is there [...]