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Some Thoughts About Kata by John V. Patient Expert "Mike" is a green belt with about two years of training. He'll be graduating from law school soon; smart kid. He has good questions, always, among them this time-honored one ... Read on »
Farewell! by Sue Wharton I haven't posted to this blog for about 1 year now and felt that I shouldn't just leave without saying goodbye. I have been busy training to be an artist (a childhood ... Read on »
Farewell! by Sue Wharton I haven't posted to this blog for about 1 year now and felt that I shouldn't just leave without saying goodbye. I have been busy training to be an artist (a child ... Read on »
Got Racism? by John V. Patient Expert This is a flyer from the first professional kickboxing card held in the US. I first chanced upon this image from the book Al Weiss' the Official History of Karate in A ... Read on »
Misperceptions by John V. Patient Expert Look at this poster. The guy on the left is depicted as a musclebound thug covered in tattoos with cauliflower ears engaging in a blood sport. Maybe we should be grat ... Read on »
The Reluctant Point-Fighter by John V. Patient Expert The attitude of destroying the enemy with one cut is based on the attitude of "going in" to the attack. If not, your spirit is lacking and your resolve is less than comple ... Read on »
The Letter Cycle by Michele A. Patient Expert Last Christmas was difficult.  Actually, it was awful.  The events of Christmas 2013 have invaded my feelings towards Christmas in general.  I believe it was the last time ... Read on »
Patience by John V. Patient Expert A schoolboy was playing truant in the street when he saw an old woman grinding an iron pestle on a stone. Being curious, the boy asked the old woman what she was doing. ... Read on »
Profile of a Martial Arts Cult Leader by John V. Patient Expert Here's a story about a guy from my neck of the woods that exemplifies what a martial arts cult is all about. For years he's adorned lampposts and telephone poles with ... Read on »
On Using Deadly Force by John V. Patient Expert Conflict Research Group International (CRGI) represents a coalition of professionals pertaining to self-defense for citizens and their legal ramifications. On this pa ... Read on »