In martial arts training, as with everything in life; it is extremely important to begin with the end in mind. With regard to self-defense, this means understanding that when you “have to” apply your martial arts skills, it will be under stressful circumstances.
Techniques should be simple, direct, and efficient. A lot of intricate moves only serve to confuse you and render you unable to react intelligently to a situation.
Please understand that there is a difference between complex, and intricate. A good system can be complex and still be effective, but it must have an “organic flow” which can be put into muscle memory.
An Interesting Way to Stay in Shape.
Posted: July 31, 2010
I don’t know how good the “Taga Bike Stroller” is, and I would definitely tell anyone who is considering buying it to check the reviews and do their homework. (If you’re going to put your child in something, then you better make sure it exceeds safety standards.) But conceptually, this thing is really cool. You can ride it like a bike with your child, and then convert it to a stroller. It’s a great way to exercise, and it’s still functional. Most importantly, you can switch it from one mode to the other in 20 seconds. Check out the video below.
The original page is located at http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com/travel/transportation/taga-bike-stroller.html
Jackie Chan Fight Scene from “Who am I?”
Posted: July 29, 2010
This is just a clip of a fight scene from Jackie Chan’s movie, “Who Am I?”. Most of you have already seen this, but if you haven’t; it’s a good example of Jackie Chan’s fight choreography. It’s easy to see why his blend of humor, action, and danger; make him a household name throughout the world.
LXD-Legion of Extraordinary Dancers
Posted: July 27, 2010
This is a performance from the show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” The performers come from diverse backgrounds, such as martial arts, hip-hop, gymnastics, and a bunch of other dance styles. See if you can figure out which ones the martial artists are. I hope you like it.
Happy Birthday to Guro Dan Inosanto.
Posted: July 24, 2010
My instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto, turns 74 today. He is an inspiration to thousands of martial artists around the world. At a time in life where almost everyone slows down, Guro Dan is constantly learning and improving. He tirelessly gives back to the martial arts community by traveling the world each and every year, doing seminar after seminar to pass on what he has learned.
If I were to list all his accomplishments and contributions, it would be an extremely long and impressive list; however it still wouldn’t convey how his humble nature and caring attitude have impacted the lives of so many throughout the world.
Guro Dan leads by example and I’m truly honored to know him.