Deep Simplicity in Martial Arts

How do you go about exploring an art fully without getting lost in it? One of the most important elements of any martial art is being able...

7 Questions to Enhance Your Bunkai

Without bunkai (applications), kata is little more than pre-arranged dancing. The hands can be flowing in exciting and vibrant ways but if...

Like Fighting at Night

I'd like to share a story given by Bill Hayes Sensei. Pardon any paraphrasing. ***************************************************** One...

Thinking By Year, Training By Day

Perspective is important. If you think about it one way, I've been involved in the martial arts for a long time (14 years). I've been...

The Judge Decrees!

Hey everyone. I'm currently working on a little project for the site, so I thought I'd do a short post here outside my normal rigamarole....

Gojushiho Kata Step-Toss Bunkai

I'd like to share a video this week that explores a portion of the Gojushiho kata. Many karate styles share this kata, which makes...

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