A Black Belt in Commitment

Just this past weekend Branden Strickland, a friend and fellow karateka, tied the big knot. Branden and Laura had an outdoor service that...

Warning: Technique Overload

The funny thing about technique is that it can be very alluring. Martial arts inspire great leaps of imagination and originality. So much...

Martial Arts Retention Tips

Martial arts are a lifelong endeavor, but that doesn't mean you can't improve how well or how quickly you learn things. I always preach...

Kata Ichi Go

Kata training is only as valuable as you make it. Kata can be as shallow as a physical workout or as deep as a philosophical revelation....

I Understand (But Not Really)

Sometimes the Japanese language seems endlessly complex to me, especially the writing of it. One word can mean 5 different things...

Kick to the Face!

Do you remember the video where a man was forced to defend himself on his own porch step? That was a pretty serious self defense...

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