Karate

5 Questions in 5 Days

Let’s do something new and interesting! I’m looking to take 5 questions and answer one per day all next week. This will give you a chance to get a fresh perspective on an issue you’ve been pondering over, and me a chance to address some matters I may not have thought to cover. The specific subject matter is up to you. It [...]


Karate

Touch Reflex Joint Locking

I like kicking and punching as much as the next person, but that certainly isn’t the only tool you and I should have as martial artists. To optimize our abilities to defend ourselves and others we need a continuum of abilities that are effective at all ranges. An important part of that continuum is joint locking. In traditional karate [...]


Karate

A Subtle Technique to Maintain Readiness

I recently moved into a new apartment, and with that has come a host of new sights, sounds, and experiences. If you live in one house long enough, you become accustomed to that place’s personality. Creeks, cracks, and groans become almost imperceptible parts of your daily life. However, when you move somewhere new, each sound is noteworthy [...]