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Types of Scenarios

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:00

The author of the article discusses scenario training in fighting and discusses each type in detail. The types of scenarios covered are “situationals” where the fighter is trained to react to a “what if” situation, and “The Sharpness Exercise” where the person in training is given a reason to run a maze. The author goes on to discuss more the downsides of the scenario training types, and also the benefits.

“Judo” Gene LeBell Was Once Charged With Murder, Intrigue

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:00

“Judo” Gene LeBell is a long-time familiar character in the martial arts community. LeBell is legendary in Judo and Wrestling circles, and was a stunt man and actor in Hollywood. Most recently, he is remembered for the story that he had a dispute with Aikido expert Steven Seagal partly concerning Seagal’s crippling treatment of fellow stuntmen while filming.


Submitted by Xue Sheng on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:00

Time is a dimension and measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of duration of events and the intervals between them. Time has long been a major subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars.

Get to the Karate Already!

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:00

Get to the Karate is an interesting article describing the teaching methods of a karate instructor. He just had a post nasal surgery and being unable to teach he was observing his class and others. He explains his way of teaching and describes what he doesn’t like about the way others teach. He feels that too much warming up takes away from learning Karate. 

Why Wear a Gi?

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Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:43

Have you ever gone to a special event “Dressed to a Tee”?

I bet you “Felt like a Million Bucks.”

Clothes do make a difference and our training attire is no exception. The gi is actually an important part of our training. Let’s examine why. There are mor than a few reasons.

Theory has it that the original gi’s were the undergarments worn by warriors. The soft cloth would not only protect their skin from their armor but it would also wick away moisture. Keeping them as comfortable as possible in their battle gear.

Lessons From An Asshat

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:00

Lessons From An Asshat is a look at a day in the life of a woman who goes from having an amazing experience to having her mojo crapped on by a previous instructor to her profession. The article explores how we cannot control other peoples actions and behavior, but we can control our responses to it. Before you play into the negativity of others, just simply stop allowing them to treat you badly.

Think Like a Cockroach

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:00

This article deals with taking advantage of opportunities in combat. Relating a metaphor used by his karate teacher, the author suggests acting ‘like a cockroach’ because they always find a way to get inside. When fighting, it is important to recognize when your opponent drops their guard and you can find a weakness in their defenses and use this to deliver your blows. But it is important to realize that, while you are looking for weaknesses in their walls, they are doing the same.

For Love

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00

Many of us fear becoming the victim of a crime and have considered self-defense training. A purse or wallet stolen, perhaps $200-300 lost, credit cards, ID, photos ? The idea of it leaves us feeling very vulnerable. This insightful article questions the wisdom in making this decision based in fear. Ideally, at the end of the day, everyone just wants to return safely to home and family, so perhaps the choice for Chiron training should one based in love?

Overcoming Shyness

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Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:04

People laugh at me when I tell them I was incredibly shy up until my mid 20's. They look at me like I am lying to them.

But it is true. I was painfully shy until around 26 or so. Emphasis on the painful.

Since then it's been a journey. It still rears it's ugly head. But when it does, I send it packing.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~Anaïs Nin