“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
My first seminar was a success! We met on June 2, 2018 for a one day of training with twelve participants. I was encouraged by the support of my students at Fighting Chance Seattle and by the attendance of a number of instructors I met through the Iain Abernethy seminar I hosted in 2016. We trained … More 1st Seminar: The Journey Begins!
“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