Shotokan Karate Kata

A day to learn, a life to master! I believe that karate kata is the soul of karate, but learning kata can be difficult, frustrating, disappointing and many people miss the true meaning of kata. At the beginning and only at the beginning, think of a karate kata like a wood carver would think of … Read more

The success of the negotiation is in the planning

The drama and theatrics seen during conflicts and confrontations make it easy to believe that success in negotiation lies in persuasiveness, eloquence and clever maneuvering. What good courtroom drama would it be without these critical entertainment factors? While these elements may be the nice part for some negotiators, and are certainly the entertaining parts for … Read more

Free Will and Determinism

The responsibility for one’s actions is a critical guideline for the establishment of institutions of discipline as well as a yardstick for determining what a fair remedy is after an event. The directive gives direction for the course of action to either reward, praise, or punishes an act or omission. Humankind has over time strived … Read more

Why do black belts get hit?

“How come black belts get hit?” This was the question I was asked by a young college-aged man who mentioned that he might be interested in studying martial arts. I understand your question because you would think that someone who does martial arts would easily win a physical confrontation. However, this is not always the … Read more

Urban survival techniques we all need for the next great depression

Mastering a number of urban survival techniques is critical to making it through the tough economic times ahead in America. The unrest and economic problems we see in Europe are only beginning, they will only get worse and appear here on our shores. Urban survival techniques are much less about self-defense and firearms, and more … Read more

Baji Quan: A tough and powerful martial art

Baji quan, which means eight ends of the open door, uses powerful short-range attacks and is known for devastating elbow strikes. Originating in northern China’s Hebei province, it quickly spread to Taiwan and other places. history In its early days, Baji quan was called bazi quan (rake fist), because practitioners held their fists slightly open … Read more