Category: Interesting

10 Kenpo Laws Every Martial Artist Should Know

We learn every day, we train our hearts and bodies, and minds… and we can learn a lot from other styles and philosophies. Read these 10 Kenpo Laws

For decades, Kenpo has been renowned in the West as one of the most effective and efficient martial arts in existence, and for hundreds of years before that, it enjoyed a similar reputation in Asia. Much of that success can be attributed to a set of fighting principles that have been defined and refined into an exact science through the efforts of scores of masters who knew the meaning of trial by fire. This article outlines 10 of those laws for the benefit of all the martial artists who have not had the opportunity to experience them firsthand. Continue reading “10 Kenpo Laws Every Martial Artist Should Know”

Top 10 Mistakes Martial Artists Make in the Dojo

The best way to rise to the challenge of mastering your martial art is to learn from the mistakes of others. Here are some of the most common ones.

Martial arts training is a learning experience, to say the least. Each day you spend in the dojo, you are bombarded with new movements, new techniques, and new strategies.

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The best way to rise to the challenge of mastering all that material is to learn from the mistakes of those who came before you. In other words, if you can avoid the pitfalls that have trapped other martial artists, you will be that much further ahead for your next promotion test or sparring match. Continue reading “Top 10 Mistakes Martial Artists Make in the Dojo”

Daisho: Mystical Blades of the Japanese Samurai

The samurai did most of his fighting with the long katana, shown above. Its forged steel blade was the secret of its strength.

At the birth of a samurai—the servant warrior to a daimyo, or lord—a sword was present in the room. And when he died, survivors placed his swords beside him in the expectation he would defend his daimyo from demons in the afterlife. Continue reading “Daisho: Mystical Blades of the Japanese Samurai”

Hanshi Steve Arneil – Kyokushin man

By Graham Noble (2007)

Very few men deserve the accolade living legend but in Karate circles few will disagree that Hanshi Steve Arneil has rightly
earned such a reputation. He was the first man inducted into the ‘Combat’ Hall of Fame, and the first man to complete the infamous 100 Man Kumite under the tutelage of the legendary Mas Oyama. This interview was conducted on the eve of the twenty-first (1996) British Kyokushinkai Championships at Crystal Palace, London. Continue reading “Hanshi Steve Arneil – Kyokushin man”