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Learning Patterns Without Seeing by Torfinn Opedal

Learning Patterns Without Seeing

Performing patterns is an important part of practicing a martial art, however, this proves to be a challenge as I am blind. The question then becomes: How do I learn patterns?

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Navigating Ethics and Compromise in Martial Arts by Morgan Duchesney

The normalized commercialization of martial arts (Budo) may oblige an ambitious instructor to navigate ethical challenges and the dynamics of compromise. This applies particularly to anyone seeking financial gain from competitive martial arts; the most prolific facet of Budo. Contrary to widespread perceptions; public martial arts instruction is a fairly recent phenomenon.

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What Zanshin to Use? By Graham Palmer

What Zanshin to Use?

Being aware of Context! by Graham Palmer

The purpose of this short article is to stimulate a discussion or provoke thought into how, why, and for what context you practice Zanshin.

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My Experiences as a Blind Guy in the Martial Arts by Torfinn K. Opedal.

Here is a great piece from Norwegian TKD practitioner Torfinn K. Opedal. Torfinn is blind and I think you’ve find his insights and thoughts very interesting.

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How Bad is your Bullshitsu Infection? by Jamie Clubb

Thank you to Jamie for allowing me to post this article here. Jamie is one of the most reflective and thoughtful martial arts I know and our personal discussions always see me thinking, re-thinking and re-evaluating. To learn more about Jamie please visit his website: http://clubbchimera.com/

How Bad is your Bullshitsu Infection?

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” ― Christopher Hitchens

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Playing the Game by Jamie Clubb

Thank you to Jamie for allowing me to post this article here. Jamie is one of the most reflective and thoughtful martial arts I know and our personal discussions always see me thinking, re-thinking and re-evaluating. To learn more about Jamie please visit his website: http://clubbchimera.com/

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The Degradation of Karate is Over!

CHEERS TO THE MODERN KARATE MOVEMENT – THE DEGRADATION OF KARATE IS OVER! By Will Wright

INTRODUCTION – THE GOOD OLE DAYS (THAT SCREWED EVERYTHING UP!)

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The Effects of Japans Assimilation of Culture on Okinawan Karate Kata by Harold R.Wisner

The Effects of Japan’s Assimilation of Culture on Okinawan Karate Kata

by Harold R.Wisner

Introduction

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Reconstructing Tomari-te by Stewart Squire

Reconstructing Tomari-Te

Situated at the western edge of Naha’s great city sprawl is the Tomari Port Terminal. The ferry services that emanate from there connect Okinawa to the surrounding islands, such as “Kume and the Keramas” (1). Providing access to the South China Sea, Tomari has for centuries, been an important gateway into and out of Okinawa.

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The Importance of Context in Understanding Japanese Martial Art

The Importance of Context in Understanding Japanese Martial Art

Suggestions and Reading Lists for Students

by Linda Yiannakis,  M.S.

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