Speed along the Path
The importance of "Forms" training.
What does it take to become a Black Belt? How about a Master Black Belt? Of course, the answer is to “know” the curriculum required for your system. This leads to another question though…what did you learn? One day I hope the American desire for immediate gratification changes to fit the desire for personal growth […]
Back after the Drama…and no computer.
“If you have two fighters of equal skill, the one who knows his forms better will win.” – Master Tom Sullivan (Karate North). This was told to me about 20 years ago while I was still part of Master Sullivan’s Karate North organization. At the time, Master Sullivan had stopped actively competing after several years […]
So, why do you want to train in a martial arts?
Well, I had a short break in trying to write anyting due to not having a computer during the day for the past couple weeks and dealing with some political issues within the martial arts (Taekwondo side). Not having a computer during the daytime isn’t the best reason but timing is everything. Once I get […]
Why do you want to train? Do you want to get fit? Become the next Bruce Lee…Jackie Chan…Jet Li? Is it for more personal growth or “spiritual” goals? Or maybe just for some self defense? First off, ALL reasons are valid and correct. There is probably no single reason why you want to train. I […]