Sunday, May 28, 2017

Legends & Legacies

Earnie Shavers hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa! Earnie Shavers hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa!

“Earnie hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa” ~ Muhammad... 


Message In A Bottle – Eric Lee Message In A Bottle – Eric Lee

Eric Lee shares his Message in a Bottle. See our Full interview of Eric Lee at WorldWideDojo.com.  Read More →


Eric Lee – The Man With Deep Thoughts Eric Lee – The Man With Deep Thoughts

In a crowded field of martial arts legends and legendary wannabees, Eric Lee is a... 


Emil Farkas: The Man, The Magician, The Martial Artist Emil Farkas: The Man, The Magician, The Martial Artist

At the surface, Emil Farkas’ profile is similar to many other Sensei’s... 


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Who's Who

Kenshiro Abbe Kenshiro Abbe

By Gary Robinson – A short anecdotal biography of the Kenshiro Abbe activities... 


Dana Abbott Dana Abbott

If Shihan Dana Abbott had been born in Japan 500 years ago, he’d have been... 


Tadashi Abe Tadashi Abe

Tadashi Abe Aikido Master Tadashi Abe was born in 1926 and began Aikido in 1942... 


Ridgely Abele Ridgely Abele

Kyoshi Ridgely Abele was a 9th dan in Shuri-Ryu Karate-Do and 6th dan in Shintoyoshin... 


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Articles

The Power of Mediocrity

I’m sure that anyone reading this will probably think that the title is a misprint or a misuse of the English language. No misprint there and while I’m known to stray into Ebonics on the rare occasion this time I’m on point. In this article I want to talk about the common place or the mediocre. As hard as we may strive to perfect our various... Read more of this article


Fighting the Good Fight

Let’s Make Sure We Are Fighting The Good Fight This year will mark my sixty seventh year in the land of the living with fifty seven of those dedicated to the martial arts. I have been blessed to be able to make this journey. It has been a fantastic experience. As I continue my sojourn in this world my journey in the martial arts continues also. I’ve... Read more of this article


Karate Rank and the Grandmaster Karate Rank and the Grandmaster

Rank In the Martial Arts On occasion I put myself in the line of fire with the stances I take and the articles I write to explain those stances. I’m probably getting ready to do the same thing again. Hopefully no-one will put a hit on me behind this and I won’t die mysteriously due to some kyoshu jitsu or dim mak attack. No Hoppa Grass, that’s... Read more of this article


Self Defense vs. Personal Security

This isn’t a lecture about self defense For the most part I don’t write on demand and I don’t take requests. I’m a martial art instructor not your local DJ. That being said let’s talk about rules and the exceptions thereof. I was talking to the senior instructor and President of the Black Lotus Martial Arts Association and one of my senior... Read more of this article


Martial Arts Honesty and Integrity

Martial Arts Honesty and Integrity On occasion I put myself in the line of fire with the stances I take and the articles I write to explain those stances. I’m probably getting ready to do the same thing again. Hopefully no-one will put a hit on me behind this and I won’t die mysteriously due to some kyoshu jitsu or dim mak attack. No Hoppa Grass,... Read more of this article


Kata and Old School Karate Kata and Old School Karate

Many of the past masters knew and perfected one, two or a handful of kata. Now many practitioners know (or half know) many kata. Actually each kata or set of katas is an entire fighting system. It is possible to perfect only one or two kata in a lifetime. Instead of a hundred kata done a hundred times one kata done ten thousand times. Old school karate... Read more of this article


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