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The Isshinryu Front-Kick: Varieties, Chambering and Distance by John V. Patient Expert The front-kick is the most basic kick taught in karate, tae kwon do, or just about any striking style in martial arts. To execute, the knee is pulled up to waist-level (cham ... Read on »
The Family Tree of Fighting by John V. Patient Expert (Click on image to expand) This is interesting. I've never heard of Muslim Kung-Fu, Glima, Indian Kickboxing, Gatka or Wheelchair Fencing until I stumbled upon th ... Read on »
Looks That Kill: The Alpha-Male Face by John V. Patient Expert A friend sent over the image above that made me think of somebody I used to train with. (The meme is titled Becoming A Black Belt: Expectation vs. Reality.) "Alan" was a ... Read on »
Blast From The Past by John V. Patient Expert Those guys could use a little more room. (I gotta get me some barbells like that!) Now go check out this fine article on Okinawa's history of karate and kobudo . ... Read on »
Make your home secure with professional locksmith services in New York by Sunil G. Facebook The feeling of having your own house is incomparable. And if you own a house in New York City, then you really are very lucky. It is the hub of industrial activity, and ther ... Read on »
A PFA Is A Piece of Paper by Michele A. Patient Expert Disclaimer:  This is a personal web log. The opinions expressed are my own. Please note that I am not dispensing advice. These are my personal experiences and refle ... Read on »
Self-Defense We'd Like To See by John V. Patient Expert Master Ken's quick tutorial on how to counter a two-handed wrist grab. Wait for it... Read on »
“The Talk” No One Prepares You For by Michele A. Patient Expert As a parent, you look forward to certain milestones in your child’s life.   There is joy in watching the first step or hearing the first word.   On the flip side, a ... Read on »
How Did I Get Here? by Michele A. Patient Expert “I am telling you this as a friend, as your sister, take care of yourself.” The very sad truth is that I don’t remember how.  But here is where I begin. ... Read on »
Too Extreme For The UFC by John V. Patient Expert Years ago I went to an Eskrima workshop that was offered at the karate school that I was attending at the time. Eskrima is a Filipino martial art that employs the use ... Read on »