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How to Become A Modern-Day Ninja Master
The ninja were a military order in Japan. Most people have seen them in movies and fictional books.
They are the guys dressed in the black suits that seem to have amazing powers, such as climbing the outside of buildings with no rope, or seeming to disappear instantly.
Behind ninjutsu you will sometimes see reference to 'hidden powers' or ninja magic. Learning what this is exactly is part of the journey of the ninja master. All of us have the ability to tap into a greater force than we usually display. With training you can master this.
But behind all that mystery is the true story of the ninja master, who has very definite training. The actual martial art has a name, which is ninjutsu. Jutsu is a Japanese word for way.
There is also another Japanese word for way, which is do(pronounced doh)
So you have karate-do, which means the way of the empty hand.
Ninja Training in the US
There are various training schools in the US but before you start I suggest you read up on it. A great resource I have found is by Ninja Fanatic, John Lee.
Cover the ground in his book - Ninja Secrets Revealed - and then you will be more prepared to take your training further.
All such training starts from a desire, which gradually develops into mastery.
Today could be the start of your journey to mastering the ninja art and all its secrets.
Or as they say in Japanese: "Gunbatte Kudasai"
Graeme Sprigge is a tae-kwon-do exponent with the rank of blue belt and brown tip. One of his hobbies is martial arts. He is currently studying Taijiquan (tai chi), using reference material from Master Wang Peisheng one of the Beijing Masters More Ninja Info Here
Copyright 2005 Graeme Sprigge
Mixed martial arts vs. tai chi case settled by court in China Quartz
Mixed martial arts (MMA) have dealt a blow to traditional fighting styles all over the world. In China, however, the relatively new combat sport is facing formidable ...
Can Krav Maga Martial Arts Techniques Help Travelers Beat Air And Road Rage? Forbes
Martial arts, like the Israeli krav maga, can help travelers avoid air rage and road rage incidents and stay safe.
Sauk Rapids senior is also an amateur Mixed Martial Arts fighter St. Cloud Times
ST. CLOUD — Annabel Kelly is about to graduate from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School with a 4.0 grade-point average. She's headed to the College of St.
Bruce Lee’s Warrior: martial arts master would have approved South China Morning Post
Fast and Furious director Justin Lin makes Lee's TV proposal for a series about a martial artist wandering frontier America a reality.
TV host accidentally makes fool of "brick-breaking" martial arts master Boing Boing
https://youtu.be/sBKDhJYNg4Q "That's incredible, I mean, I've felt these bricks, these are real bri—", says TV host Steve Uyehara as the brick turns to dust at his ...
Local martial arts students win awards The Local Ne.ws
Students from Mark Warner's Professional Martial Arts Academy competed in spring tournament at the weekend.
He Mixes F&I With Mixed-Martial Arts Ward's Auto
Hey, I've been locked in a cage with someone trying to kill me,” Adam Marburger says, explaining why hard-nose customers didn't faze him.
Martial arts school to open new location in June Victoria Advocate
To Rick Torres, martial arts is more than a form of exercise. It's about building character, becoming strong on the inside.
The 1980s Hong Kong martial arts championship that foreshadowed MMA South China Morning Post
In the early 1980s, a group of kung fu enthusiasts began staging the Full Contact Boxing championships. The rules allowed fighters to use a wide range of ...
ONE Championship Aims To Be 'The Most Fighter-Friendly Martial Arts Organization In The World' - Forbes
ONE Championship Aims To Be 'The Most Fighter-Friendly Martial Arts Organization In The World' Forbes
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Demetrious Johnson of the United States speaks during ONE Championship A NEW ERA Press Conference in Tokyo Thursday, ...
Women in Cairo are using martial arts to combat harassment World Economic Forum
Experts surveyed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2017 ranked Cairo as the world's most dangerous megacity for women.
Martial Arts Making a Difference WJHL-TV News Channel 11
Master Mom, Amanda Olson, from Olson's Martial Arts joins us on Daytime along with fellow moms Angie Sheek and Amanda Hollifield that can testify the fact ...
Martial Arts Franchise 'Undisputed' to Get TV Reboot Hollywood Reporter
Martial arts movie franchise 'Undisputed' is being rebooted for the small screen, with original producer Millennium on board alongside London-based sales ...
Aurora Cannabis to research CBD with mixed martial arts outfit UFC, Canopy names new CFO - MarketWatch
Aurora Cannabis to research CBD with mixed martial arts outfit UFC, Canopy names new CFO MarketWatch
Aurora Cannabis Inc. shares rose Tuesday, after the Canadian company said it has entered a multiyear, multimillion-dollar agreement with mixed martial arts...
Update: Police arrest 'martial arts expert' after sickle attack of 70-year-old man Berkeleyside
Nathan Hohmann was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery, police said. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
Bainbridge martial arts team wins at Regionals Bainbridge Island Review
Eleven team athletes from Pacific Fusion Premier Martial Arts have qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union Taekwondo Nationals.
VIDEO : Indonesian martial arts school helps Egyptian women battle harassment Euronews English
VIDEO : With the help of Indonesian students studying in Egypt, over 1200 women and children are learning the sport in Cairo which they hope will help them ...
Martial Artist Felled by Illness Finds Unexpected Cure The Epoch Times
My spirit collapsed when I found out I needed heart surgery and could be bedridden for the rest of my life. I was at a high point in my career when this ...
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Considers Legal Action Against GAISF - Around the Rings
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Considers Legal Action Against GAISF Around the Rings
[London. 24 May 2019] The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation IMMAF-WMMAA is taking legal advice as the Global Association of International Sports ...
Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter Arnold Berdon gets 4 years probation for assaulting wife - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter Arnold Berdon gets 4 years probation for assaulting wife Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter who pleaded no contest to a charge of assaulting his wife, UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich Berdon, has been sentenced to ...
Family Safety with Olson's Martial Arts Academy WJHL-TV News Channel 11
Glenn and Amanda Olson with Olson's Martial Arts Academy as well as student Emily Mullins join Chris McIntosh to share Emily's story and discuss family safety.
Egyptian women use ancient Indonesian martial arts to fight abuse Reuters
In the heart of Egypt's capital, an ancient Indonesian martial arts sport is helping dozens of women stand up to harassment.
Watch What Happens When Martial Arts Classmates Rally Behind Tearful Boy Who Failed to Break Wooden Board - Good News Network
Watch What Happens When Martial Arts Classmates Rally Behind Tearful Boy Who Failed to Break Wooden Board Good News Network
This adorable video of a young martial arts student in Florida has been shared millions of times across the internet – and it's not hard to see why. In the video, a ...
Mixed Martial Arts event to focus on assisting veterans Salina Journal
"NEVER SURRENDER MMA: Full Battle Rattle," a mixed martial arts event, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Tony's Pizza Events Center.The full contact combat ...
Bismarck ATA Martial Arts releases statement following arrest of karate instructor KFYR-TV
Bismarck-Mandan parents are in shock after the arrest of karate instructor Adler Scheer.
Jackson martial arts studio burglarized, money box stolen Jackson Sun
A man broke into Fightshop martial arts studio Sunday night, escaping with the business's money box.
Cole family opens martial arts studio WatertownDailyTimes.com
WEST CARTHAGE — What started as a way to fulfill the physical education requirement for homeschooling has become a family business. Wesley and Andrea ...
UNT to host free screening of 1980s martial arts movie Denton Record Chronicle
The University of North Texas Media Library will host a screening of the film The Last Dragon at 7 p.m. Friday at Fred Moore Park, 501 S. Bradshaw St.
The Lion's Den: The Story of the First Mixed Martial Arts Team (video) MMAWeekly
In 1994, Ken Shamrock assembled the first ever MMA team - the Lion's Den - and showed success in the ultimate individual sport was a team effort.
LB City Council approves mixed martial arts studio Chinook Observer
LONG BEACH — Another gym option is coming to the Peninsula. At its May 20 meeting, Long Beach City Council approved a request to create a mixed martial ...
Bruce Lee and his starring role in the birth of modern mixed martial arts - South China Morning Post
Bruce Lee and his starring role in the birth of modern mixed martial arts South China Morning Post
Hong Kong martial artist was many fighters' first exposure to mixing various disciplines, and a one-minute scene in film 'Enter the Dragon' is considered a ...
Two martial arts students earn awards | Sports Daily Rocket Miner
ROCK SPRINGS — Kaylee Bernatis and Bella Knox–Zanetti were named the students of the month at Pineda's Kenpo Karate.
Xu Xiaodong must publicly apologise for insulting tai chi ‘grandmaster’ South China Morning Post
Chinese court rules outspoken MMA fighter has to pay 'world-renowned' Chen Xiaowang around 400000 yuan and apologise for seven consecutive days on ...
What's the better combat sport: boxing or mixed martial arts? NewYorkUpstate.com
Boxing used to be the unrivaled king of combat sports in the United States, but a challenger has risen to capture the attention of fight fans—mixed martial arts.
Martial arts studio opens in Washburn | Paywall Ashland Daily Press
The class lined up in staggered formation in the martial arts studio's gym, called a dojo.
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Actor Mike Moh on Playing Bruce Lee Hollywood Reporter
Mike Moh talks playing Bruce Lee in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and his on-set experience.
Marines show off the martial arts moves they use to train for combat Yahoo News
Staff Sgt. James J. Cassidy, Staff Sgt. Alexander Ramos and Sgt. Shaquille O' Morman show off their martial arts moves.
LA cop who got disability pay arrested for lying about martial arts classes, DA says - Biloxi Sun Herald
LA cop who got disability pay arrested for lying about martial arts classes, DA says Biloxi Sun Herald
LAPD officer Mario Jacinto of Diamond Bar faces felony workers' compensation fraud charges after LA prosecutors said he misrepresented a job injury, got ...
Yoon’s Martial Arts hosts tournament Dover Post
Yoon's Martial Arts hosted its 23rd annual martial arts tournament May 18 at Caesar Rodney High School. The competition involved over 300 competitors ...
'Cage Mom' martial arts champ says Aurora street cred helped push her to victory - Sentinel Colorado
'Cage Mom' martial arts champ says Aurora street cred helped push her to victory Sentinel Colorado
Michelle Waterson – one of the world's top female martial arts fighters – got her gumption in Aurora. Waterson, 33, was born and raised in Aurora and graduated ...
Local martial arts instructor brings home gold Benitolink: San Benito County News
Hollister martial arts instructor Mark Preader recently returned from Portugal with a gold medal after competing in the World All-Styles Championship Martial Arts ...
Wolfpak Martial Arts Raises Money For Family After Tragedy WMFD.com
MOUNT GILEAD, OH- Wolfpak Martial Arts hosted a fundraiser on Saturday to benefit the Boggs family of Shelby. Josh Boggs and his family was in a tragic car ...
Karate Combat Fights Towards Vewd's First Martial Arts Sports App on Smart TVs Sports Video Group
Karate Combat announced a partnership with Vewd, offering Karate Combat's app and *content* on Vewd-enabled devices worldwide. It is the first martial ...
Rare Bruce Lee interview before he became world famous unearthed South China Morning Post
YouTube is a treasure trove of gems from the past and present and fans of Bruce Lee were pleasantly surprised to see extremely rare colour footage of the ...
Local martial artists kick their way onto national team Elizabethtown News Enterprise
Local students from Victory Martial Arts in Elizabethtown will be traveling to Austria as part of the World Karate and Kickboxing Union U.S. team.
Mixed Martial Arts in Hong Kong South China Morning Post
Martial arts legend paid for one friend's medical expenses when he was dying of cancer, and bought clothes for another pal to help him get a girlfriend; The ...
How Hong Kong’s long-lost fight club was confined to history South China Morning Post
The city had its own groundbreaking competition, the Full Contact Boxing promotion, many years before MMA swept the globe.
Legislature OKs legalization of martial arts weapon San Tan Sun News
Capitol Media Services. Arizona could soon lose the distinction of being one of only three states in the nation where two sticks tied together with a piece of chain ...
One-Punch Man Tests Saitama's Martial Arts Skills Comicbook.com
One-Punch Man's second season gave Saitama a new goal to strive for. While the first season had Saitama facing all sorts of monsters in the hopes of a ...
Hong Kong hard-knocks: the fearsome fighters from when the city was MMA epicentre - South China Morning Post
Hong Kong hard-knocks: the fearsome fighters from when the city was MMA epicentre South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's reputation as the centre of the martial arts world was arrived upon mostly thanks to the exploits of its stars on the big screen as, firstly, Bruce Lee, ...
Youth Martial Arts: Sidekicks earns six tourney medals Napa Valley Register
Napa's Sidekicks Martial Arts sent five members of its competition team to the Golden State Championship in Vallejo and each brought home gold.
One-Punch Man: Saitama Enters the World of Martial Arts | CBR CBR
The latest episode of One-Punch Man has Saitama's newfound interest in martial arts lead him to seeking out worthy opponents in a tournament.
Martial Arts Tournament in Luzerne County WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Martial artists from across our area and several other states showed off their skills in Luzerne County on Sunday. Misericordia ...
One Punch Man: All Saitama's Super Fight Tournament Opponents Screen Rant
In One Punch Man season 2, Saitama enters the Super Fight tournament. Here's every opponent unlucky enough to be pitted against him.
Airdrie martial artist defeats national Muay Thai champion Airdrie Today
A young martial-arts athlete from Airdrie is continuing to pack a punch in the sport of Muay Thai kickboxing. Twelve-year-old Emily Vigneault, who won the silver ...
Kung fu fighting: Martial arts film made in Cleveland to premiere Friday cleveland.com
Cleveland filmmaker Keith Collins will premiere his martial arts action flick 'Maximillian' on Friday.
Infographics How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA 21 May 2019 - South China Morning Post
Infographics How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA 21 May 2019 South China Morning Post
Most people credit the US with inventing mixed martial arts (MMA) but combat sports have long been an intrinsic part of Hong Kong's culture. As a teenager ...
'Game of Thrones' Season 8: How Arya Stark Learned Filipino Martial Arts Inverse
To defend Winterfell against the Night King's army of ice zombies in HBO's 'Game of Thrones', Arya Stark turned to a real-world martial art: Eskrima, the official ...
"Giving back what I was taught," man instructs Martial Arts amid cancer battle WMTV
Ken Bent is in the middle of chemotherapy for his stage four cancer. Continuing to teach Martial Arts has been a form of medicine for him.
'John Wick 3 -- Parabellum' Review: Exhilarating Martial Arts Classic Breitbart
The “parabellum” in the title of John Wick: Chapter 3 comes from the Latin Si vis pacem, para bellum — translation: If you desire peace, prepare for war, a line ...
Martial arts instructor pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with underage student nwitimes.com
VALPARAISO — A 25-year-old Gary woman pleaded guilty Monday morning to sexual misconduct with one of her martial arts students beginning when the girl ...
Local Karate students show the benefits of martial arts WV News
Martial arts are built and honor tradition, and it's no different at the USA Martial Arts Training Center where a board adorns the wall with the names and highest ...
Aces of Trades: Chuck Jackson stars in martial arts, movies and FX The Newark Advocate
PATASKALA – Chuck Jackson hoped to work in the robotics field but that, he said, “never materialized.” Instead, what did materialize were simultaneous careers ...
Global Martial Arts Wear Market Outlook by 2025: Kingz, Tatami Fightwear, Koral, Atama, Venum, Bull Terrier, Hayabusa - Industry Herald
Global Martial Arts Wear Market Outlook by 2025: Kingz, Tatami Fightwear, Koral, Atama, Venum, Bull Terrier, Hayabusa Industry Herald
The global “Martial Arts Wear market” research report offers a comprehensive analysis and forecasts of the Martial Arts Wear market at both the global and ...
Episode 070 : Martial Arts and Kindness w/ Stan Haehl WOUB
Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2019. < < Back to Audio Player. https://ohio.streamguys1.com/TheKindnessPodcast/mp3/070StanHaehl.mp3. 00:00. 00:00. 00:00.
New martial arts center planned for Sand Springs Tulsa World
A man is planning to open a martial arts center in the 1100 block of E. Charles Page Boulevard.
The 'knight' of Nichols Hall: Professor fights to preserve medieval martial arts - K-State Collegian
The 'knight' of Nichols Hall: Professor fights to preserve medieval martial arts K-State Collegian
Among the brick walls and battlements of Nichols Hall, a remnant from the Middle Ages lives on: Daniel Ireton, associate professor and academic services ...
Asian, Asian American heroes team up in Marvel comics The Detroit News
Asian superheroes – assemble. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes, also known as the ...
Masterful Parenting: Benefits of Martial Arts Classes WJHL-TV News Channel 11
Master Mom, Amanda Olson, along with Donna Bolton and Aurielle Murphy join us on Daytime to talk about how kids can build up confidence and life skills by ...
The best martial arts movies on Amazon Prime The Daily Dot
As other streaming services increasingly focus on creating their own original *content*, Amazon Prime has been quietly building its back catalog. Buying the rights ...
On the Go with Joe at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness KPTV.com
WOODLAND, WA (KPTV) – A new fitness studio doesn't just offer a good workout, it also empowers women.
Motorcyclist killed in Cary wreck was beloved owner of Knightdale martial arts school CBS17.com
CARY, N.C. (WNCN) - The beloved owner of a Knightdale martial arts school died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday morning in Cary. Dan Raines and his wife ...
Kamloops Martial Arts students reach podium in Shuswap Kamloops This Week
Kamloops Martial Arts taekwondo students were in action on the weekend at the PMA Shuswap Open in Salmon Arm. The nine- to 11-year-old Kamloops team ...
Mohamad Tabatabai, Who Teaches Martial Arts Classes in Tarzana CA, Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching Martial Arts - Associated Press
Mohamad Tabatabai, Who Teaches Martial Arts Classes in Tarzana CA, Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching Martial Arts Associated Press
Press release *content* from ACCESSWIRE. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
Akron to host Gedatsukai Martial Arts Federation - News Akron Beacon Journal
The Gedatsukai Martial Arts Federation will host its sixth annual Master's Belt and awards ceremony Friday and Saturday at the Akron/Fairlawn DoubleTree by ...
Mixed Martial Arts Event Set For Saturday KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com
Kansas Crossing Casino will host the Walkout FC 16 Border Wars Saturday night at 8 PM. The event will feature amateur and professional fighters.
Meet Your Neighbor: Tim Nance shares passion for martial arts - Winchester Sun Winchester Sun
Juggling three jobs, Nance would start his day as a paper carrier for The Winchester Sun, only to head to Leeds Theater, where after cleaning up the last show, ...
‘Very dirty’: China demands apology for taekwondo fighter’s disqualification - South China Morning Post
‘Very dirty’: China demands apology for taekwondo fighter’s disqualification South China Morning Post
Chinese taekwondo officials and media have demanded an apology and a lifetime ban for the referee who disqualified their Olympic champion Zheng Shuyin ...
Halle Berry learned three years of martial arts in six months for ‘John Wick 3’ TheGrio
Halle Berry will co-star alongside Keanu Reeves in the forthcoming film, John Wick 3: Parabellum, and to do so she pulled three years of martial arts training into ...
Jaye Spiro on 40 Years Teaching the Art of Empowerment pride source.com
Despite operating a martial arts school for decades, practicing various forms for almost 50 years and pioneering early self-defense courses for women across the ...
THE LIONS DEN: The Story of the First Mixed Martial Arts Team Fightful
In 1994, Ken Shamrock assembled the first ever MMA team - the Lion's Den - and showed success in the ultimate individual sport was a team effort.
Founder of Martial arts program returns to St. Joseph for Anniversary KQ2.com
Chan Yu founded the Academy that bears his name in 1974, He returned to St. Joe for the 45th Anniversary.
Martial arts competition finds home at Memorial Hall KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com
People of all different martial arts backgrounds put their skills to the test Saturday.
How do Angela, Christian Lee stack up against MMA’s greatest sibling’s? FanSided
Christian Lee defeated and dethroned ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki in the main event of ONE: Enter the Dragon in the former's home country ...
Events in Martinsville area: May 27 Martinsville Bulletin
Memorial Day services will be conducted at three locations in Martinsville. The fifth annual *service* will be at 10 a.m. at the entrance to People's Cemetery, ...
Local grandmother earns her black belt WGBA-TV
A local woman has kicked and punched her way to a black belt at age 78.
Masterful Parenting: Olson's Martial Arts Academy WJHL-TV News Channel 11
Master Mom, Amanda Olson, brings parents Amanda Peterson and Mary Mccormick to Daytime to talk about their experiences with Olson's Martial Arts Academy ...
MMA legend Miesha Tate on motherhood, being a mixed martial arts instructor, and life in Singapore - Mashable SE Asia
MMA legend Miesha Tate on motherhood, being a mixed martial arts instructor, and life in Singapore Mashable SE Asia
If you've been following mixed martial arts, then the name Miesha Tate should not be a stranger to your ears (and eyes). The 32-year-old is well known in the ...
Roseburg Martial Arts Academy fares well in Region 1 Championship NRToday.com
SAN FRANCISCO — Roseburg Martial Arts Academy had 14 compete in the Region 1 Championship on May 4.
Photos: Asian Festival Franklin Park The Columbus Dispatch
[1/12] Photo by Eric Albrecht. George Foreman arranges his nephews Domeion Woods 8 sash before a demonstration of Wu Shu a Chinese martial art .They are ...
Jiu Jitsu on tap at martial arts facility Asheboro Courier Tribune
ASHEBORO — Sarah Burns, who recently opened Warrior Life Martial Arts in Asheboro with her husband, Billy, became involved in martial arts when she was ...
10 martial arts movies on Netflix you need to watch The Daily Dot
Picking a list of the best martial arts movies is nearly impossible. It's a world featuring thousands of fighting styles and just as many different kinds of stories.
Seven Sandpoint Martial Arts students pass belt tests Bonner County Daily Bee
(Photo courtesy of SANDPOINT MARTIAL ARTS) The latest Taekwondo students to pass their belt tests are (in the back row, from left to right): Hunter ...
An Ode to 'Kung Faux'—the Show That Married Martial Arts and Hip-Hop DJBooth
We take a look back at the Fuse show 'Kung Faux' and its relationship to hip-hop.
Bangor fighter's pro MMA debut ended in defeat Bangor Daily News
Fred Lear's professional mixed martial arts debut came up short at Saturday night's NEF 38 show in Portland.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...
Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Back on Track Sherdog.com
Rafael dos Anjos is no gatekeeper for the welterweight division.
GIRL SCOUTS EXPLORE MARTIAL ARTS | Schools Harrison Daily
Local Girl Scouts recently got together at Rhuel Luttrell's Academy of Self Defense and Karate. There Girl Scouts learned about different Martial art styles and ...
Local martial artists perform well at tournament | Sports WV News
A four-member team from the USA Martial Arts Training Center in Weston participated in the Mountain State Karate Championships. The tournament was held in ...
Graduate honors father's memory with martial arts success, LU degree Liberty News
As a freshman, Tykeyah Henderson made two promises to her father, Arthur, before he died of stomach cancer at 58 on Feb. 19, 2015 — to win a National ...
After martial arts instructor fends off thief, police warn of fighting back against criminals - WWLTV.com
After martial arts instructor fends off thief, police warn of fighting back against criminals WWLTV.com
NEW ORLEANS —. It's video you can't help but watch over and over again. “He definitely seemed shocked!” martial arts instructor Meredith Livengood said.
Interesting Facts on Samurai Sword Manufacture
A samurai's sword is his most sacred and prized possession. Not only did the samurai rely on his sword to defend him, but spiritually the sword held greater significance as the samurai actually believed his soul inhabited the sword.
A Few Things Everyone Should Know to Keep Themselves Safe
The following are a few thoughts about how to decrease your chances of being a victim of a violent crime. I know a lot of times we focus on the nuts and bolts of a fight and we assume most of us know these things and this information is common knowledge for some of you, but it some times it's always good to review.
Do not believe that practicing "by rote" 1-2-3,etc. type "responses" to street attacks is a viable or particularly useful training exercise.
The Thumb Jab
I'm sure a lot of you remember the scene in the movie "The Presidio" were Sean Connery's character decimates the jackass in the bar with nothing more than his thumb!Some of you may remember Andy Adam's book on Ninjutsu highlighting Hatsumi. Several photos showed the intense conditioning of natural weapons including the 'boshiken" or thumb fist.
So you are thinking of starting to train in okinawan karate. There are a lot of choices as far as okinawan karate schools are concerned.
Catholic Self Defense
Note: I wrote this essay regarding the development of Tekkenryu jujutsu. However, I think it is applicable for all methods of self defense.
This is our last installment on "defining" the parameters of COMBATIVES.The point, I am sure, will be missed by some but it must be emphasized that this material is historical fact and is accurate in substance and detail.
Who Created Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi Boxing)?
I have read a number of books, articles, and novels, and have watched movies and television series that touched on the origins of Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi Boxing), and the question, "Who Created Tai Chi Chuan?" made me concern very much!Although knowing the origins or the source of Tai Chi Chuan is not going to have much effects on your learning and practicing of the art, it is my responsibility to share with the masses of what I have found out. And understanding the origins of something that we loved so much about will make us appreciate the understand it better, if not improving our skills.
The Rebels Guide to Cultivating Vitality
Many Taoists recluses and Buddhists monks dwelled in mountains and forests to observe, listen, and meditate in order to gather deeper understanding and greater knowledge of nature than is possible when living in the milieu of human society.Often in search of extraordinary longevity and treasures of life, these extraordinary men (and a few women) moved from observation of nature to experimentation and development of the body.
A Beginning History of Old School Jujutsu - Part 1
Over the next couple of day's I will writing an article of the history of Pre-WWII Japanese Jujitsu/Judo. I wasn't sure where to start, but here I am so let's get started.
Regular or De-escalated
We always stress that NOTHING occurs in a vacuum. There always exists stepping stones or a progression of events that lead up to a "situation".
A Great Question!
It's a question that we went back and forth with for awhile ourselves many moons ago. The "how" and "why" of our conclusions may be of some interest.
Aikido Philosophy: An Oriental Concept of Energy, Self, and Mind
PrefaceThere are many different ways to understand Aikido philosophy and perceive, utilize, and benefit from energy. What I offer here is one of many ways.
What Can We Learn From What Has Already Been Done?
Pre-WWII Judo was a far different thing than what we see now.The Japanese in particular, being on a global war footing, practiced a type of Judo that has little in common with the "sport" of today.
The Acronym That Saved My Life
Frequently, I get asked about certifications, systems or methods. We made a decision a long time ago of purposely staying away from things like this.
Women in the Martial Arts
1st Lady Assistant to Sensei Henry Ellis Ellis Schools of Traditional AikidoI was born in West London in 1963, my father was very involved in the martial arts and a dan grade in Karate he was also a dealer in ancient Japanese arms and armour, although my father has an antiques shop in London's Bond Street, my home was more like a samurai warriors dressing room, with original suits of Japanese armour complete with very frighting face masks that would frighten the life out of my friends when ever they came to visit, there were also very many valuable swords yari and naginata spears.The MastersMy father would travel around the world searching for the best quality weapons, what intrigued me the most as a child was all these strange visitors that would come to my home, the famous Otani family were regular visitors with Sensei Matsuro Otani 7th dan Judo the UK National Coach, Kenshiro Abbe Sensei, Tomio Otani Sensei the UK National Coach for Kendo, his visitors were like the who's who of martial arts, as recently as two weeks ago I was pleased to meet with Sensei Kazuo Chiba 8th dan when he came to see my father.
Choosing a Self Defense / Martial Arts School: A Parents Guide
"Daddy, I want to take Karate!""Mommy, Jimmy on the bus hit me again today"There are many reasons why parents want to sign their children up for Self Defense or Martial Arts classes. Once you have made the decision, now you are faced with many different options and questions.
How to Select Your Martial Arts and Self Defense Equipment
The most common place to buy martial arts or self defense equipment is in the local dojo. Most dojos, training centers, etc.
Just as an aside. For those who would "box" us in to specific "category".
How to Relax During a Fight
I received a returned video from a well meaning, but severely misguided, former customer. This is a rarity since over the past 2 plus years and hundreds upon hundreds of videos shipped; I can only count 3 returns.
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