Jiu-Jitsu Evolution

Jiu-Jitsu is an ancient fighting art indigenous to Japan, with its origins lost in the mists of time. In the 12th century the first Jiu-Jitsu schools appeared, each teaching their own particular styles, and during the Medieval period, it was practiced as a military skill by the Samurai, just as modern soldiers practice hand-to-hand combatives … Read more

Spear Hand: Fact and Fable

Back in the “old days” of the sixties and seventies, you would frequently hear that a karate master could drive his hand through your ribcage, rip out your heart, and show it to you before you died. Many took this as gospel, just as they did any other claim about the fighting arts from the … Read more

How to Destroy a Dojo in 10 Easy Steps

The destruction of a dojo is a fairly simple matter. I know, because I’ve been involved in the arts for going on 47 years, and I’ve seen it happen more than once, and each and every time, it involved one or more of the steps listed below. Now a dojo full of motivated people is … Read more