On a recent Saturday afternoon, I was on a nice walk with my wife and daughter enjoying my time with family especially since my wife was not feeling well the day before. My daughter, she’s two, has an explorative sense since she’s seen so little of anything. She wants to see trees, dirt, leaves, bugs, … More F*ck Your Secret Styles: Forms Are Useless Part 3
In the first part, I covered the definition of a form with the ultimate definition being ‘a sequence of movements combined together to express an artistic stylization of combat.’ Now, as a writer I made the simple mistake of not exactly pointing out that definition, which was the point of examining different definitions. There are … More Forms Are Useless Part 2
A very well-written article on jiu-jitsu, but jiu-jitsu can be replaced by any “style.” https://www.hyperflybrand.com/blogs/stay-fly/the-artist-v-the-athlete
Alright, that may perhaps be a bit sensational and attention-grabbing, but while I have it, I’d like to examine forms for a moment. I may not find forms useless because if I did, I wouldn’t do them, I’d stick with the barest minimum of movements that tend to be the highest percentage in a fight … More Forms Are Useless Part 1
I will now be writing and producing videos on a weekly basis for a new social media site devoted to martial artists who are serious about their training, and want to meet other serious martial artists. While the Founder, Rand Cardwell, is a known Chinese Martial Artist himself, it will not be solely devoted to … More Exciting Announcement: Martial Renaissance!
https://wp.me/p5JEyK-4D Some interesting information, thanks Chris Jurak for the link. Some thoughts on this regarding strength and mobility: I have often considered a more mindful approach to stretching and mobility for several years. Many people who attempt stretches, get into certain positions, hold for a few seconds. This gets them nowhere and eventually they stop, … More Stretching Vs. Pandiculation – What’s the difference and why does it matter?