The McDojo Phenomenon

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Unveiling the World of Dubious Martial Arts Studios: The McDojo Phenomenon. In the realm of martial arts, there exists a rather controversial entity known as the “McDojo.” This term has ...

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The World of Eskrima, Arnis, and Kali. In Filipino martial arts, a trio of terms often intertwine, leading to some…

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Bubishi – The classic manual of combat. Fighting techniques mentioned in the Bubishi. While it doesn’t provide an exhaustive list, it covers a wide range of techniques and principles. Here ...

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Most practitioners of Karate do not pay much attention to the whole technique. I think that is a fundamental mistake. Let us take Gedan-barai as an example; in most cases, ...

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Gichin Funakoshi once said: “To search for the old is to understand the new. The old, the new, this is a matter of time. In all things, man must have a ...

10 Fascinating Aspects of Okinawan Culture

Exploring the Enchanting Tapestry of Okinawan Culture. Language: Preserving Uchinaaguchi – The Unique Language of Okinawa. In Okinawa, there’s a language called Uchinaaguchi which is quite different from Japanese. It ...

Evaluating the quality of Kata, part 1

By learning Kata, you get the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the ancient masters. If you perform Kata with the right spirit, confidence, and humility, you will eventually ...

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