The Clinch for Self-Defense: Embodying the Shuto Uke

“Generally speaking all kata use the so-called postures (kamae). In fact, there are many kinds of postures and many kinds of kata. While learning these postures should not be totally ignored, we must be careful not to overlook that they’re just forms or templates of sort; it is the function of their application which needs … More The Clinch for Self-Defense: Embodying the Shuto Uke

Know Your Why: The 4 Components of Context in Martial Arts Training

“Martial arts and martial artists often try to do it all. They teach self-defense and sparring and streetfighting and fitness and personal development, as if they were the same thing. They aren’t even related… Despite the wide variety of skills and complete incompatibility of the mindsets or strategy, martial artists are often convinced they are … More Know Your Why: The 4 Components of Context in Martial Arts Training