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Ikebana and Martial Arts - a shared philosophy by Sue Wharton Posted Thu 03 Dec 2009 12:00am Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. Ikebana means arranged flower but is also known as Kado - the Way of flowers. Ikebana is a very ancient Japanese art that has its roots in Zen Buddhism. It started around the 6th century in Japan as a religious offering at Buddhist temples and then slowly increased in popularity among the aris ... Read on »
Sunderland Festival of Martial Arts 2010 - a great success by Sue Wharton Posted Tue 11 May 2010 12:00am I made it to the martial arts festival I have been advertising in my sidebar for the last few weeks. It was a great success – better than last year even! After getting up at 6.30am (ooh! bit early for a Saturday that) we were on the road just after 8.00am to drive the 140 miles to We arrived just as the introductory Lion Dance was fin ... Read on »
A Quiet Legend/Champion Among Us! by TheTraveller Health Maven Posted Thu 29 Oct 2009 2:35pm If you met him in the streets of San Antonio, you would never guess what he does for a living or who he really is.   Dr. Lockhart received his Black Belt in 1974 from Attlee Chittum, “The Father Of Texas Karate”, and as a result began embarking thus far on a 35 year journey of self-discovery through the Martial Arts. Having spent the majority of ... Read on »
Pre-Fight Preparation For MMA Training by strachey Posted Thu 31 Jan 2013 2:35am Above all, the MMA teaching aids the person undertaking it to get a 'ripped' body Kyle Williams Jersey cheap. The mixed martial arts call for determination, and the sport fuses circuit coaching which is known to tone the human body as nicely as melt away the abnormal body fat stores discovered in the body. Circuit training fundamentally involv ... Read on »
Humility - finding a balance... by Sue Wharton Posted Fri 01 Jul 2011 12:00am The concept of humility is talked about a lot in martial arts circles. It is a sign of advancement that as you progress on your journey you become increasingly more humble. For many people humility is a natural part of their character, they have always shown humility towards others, whatever path they have chosen in life. For others ... Read on »
Humility - finding a balance... by Sue Wharton Posted Fri 01 Jul 2011 3:12pm The concept of humility is talked about a lot in martial arts circles. It is a sign of advancement that as you progress on your journey you become increasingly more humble. For many people humility is a natural part of their character, they have always shown humility towards others, whatever path they have chosen in life. For others, ... Read on »
Females, fear and training partners by Sue Wharton Posted Fri 09 Jul 2010 12:00am I have just read Michele's thoughtful and insightful post: What women want - karate version , which in itself was a response to a post by Steve (BJJ blog) . Michele poses the question: Do women want to be treated like training partners or treated like female training partners? The basic gist of this question is: does a female ... Read on »
Basic Principles of Taekwondo by mmazone Posted Mon 18 Jan 2010 10:14pm We all know the fact that exercise improves our sense of well being. In Martial arts, specifically Taekwondo is considered by many to be an ideal workout as it combines most elements sought after in a balanced fitness program. Often translated in modern terms as "the way of the hand and foot," Taekwondo is a Korean form of martial arts that combi ... Read on »
Marfest 2012 report... by Sue Wharton Posted Fri 29 Jun 2012 12:00am Aikijutsu I have been so busy lately that I just haven’t had time to blog. Well, that’s not exactly true; I’ve been doing lots of blogging actually but for the Marfest 2012 blog. But Marfest is over again for another year – now I have the entire post festival write up to do! I went up to the Marfest ... Read on »
Marfest 2012 report... by Sue Wharton Posted Fri 29 Jun 2012 7:54am Aikijutsu I have been so busy lately that I just haven’t had time to blog. Well, that’s not exactly true; I’ve been doing lots of blogging actually but for the Marfest 2012 blog. But Marfest is over again for another year – now I have the entire post festival write up to do! I went up to the Marfest ... Read on »