Say whaa? Yeah - I said it. There's no such thing as Women's Self Defense. There is only Self Defense. Why would I make such a statement - someone who teaches women
The other day we had a guest in class who happened to be Japanese. He spends lots of time with his family in Japan and so is fluent. I always
Many consider MMA as a revolution in Martial Arts - the concept of studying different things simultaneously. And while MMA as a Sport is a recent development, the mixing of
I heard a quote of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi saying "teach only 50% of what you know." Without context, this might be viewed in a negative, as if something is being withheld
The Potential Dangers of Martial Arts Contracts The other day, my neighbor was asking about my Martial Arts School, and during that conversation came up the subject of contracts. Turns out,
In this, our second article on the Second Amendment, we will be looking at the efficacy (or lack thereof) of gun control. If you read our first article on the
Here is our two-part discussion on the Second Amendment - as it relates to our rights as Americans and it's implications for self defense. The Second Amendment is one of the
Nothing can replicate training in Japan; the immersion in the Japanese culture, the amount of training one squeezes into a trip, the practitioners your surrounded by - a few days
We often talk about our martial art not being a sporting art, since there are "no rules to self-defense" or "no refs in a street-fight". However, that is not entirely correct. In fact, there are quite a few rules regarding self-defense and impacts that extend beyond a physicality of the encounter.
Few events are as a mind blowing, mystical, and life changing in Ninjutsu training as when the time comes for a student to pass the Sakki test to achieve Godan. It's a rite of passage that culminates after a decade of studying our art. I came to a realization about the science about such a meta-physical type of event after passing mine in September of 2012. But what is the Sakki test, and how does it work?