How Persistence Pays Off and 2 Form Tips This Week In Martial Arts

Pre-blog notes: – I’m in Indianapolis today, spending a portion of the day teaching DDPYoga level 1. If you’re reading this, stop by! – I post a new This Week In Martial Arts every Saturday morning. When you’re done with this one, go back and check out all¬†the other cool links I’ve pulled over the… Continue reading How Persistence Pays Off and 2 Form Tips This Week In Martial Arts

What It’s Like To Practice a Form Every Day For a Year

Most martial arts feature forms. Kata. Poomsae. Patterns. View image | gettyimages.com Whatever you want to call them, these prearranged series of movements exist to serve as libraries for self-defense from which we can draw. As a way to get myself ready for my next promotion in karate, and to continue developing in tai chi… Continue reading What It’s Like To Practice a Form Every Day For a Year

A Day at the AKA Grand Nationals

I competed yesterday¬†at the AKA Grand Nationals, the longest-running martial arts tournament in the U.S., in Chicago. I placed first after performing Kanku Sho in a division of two, the non-NASKA men’s 18-29 Japanese/Okinawan forms. The NASKA division had 13 competitors. Not being a registered member of the NASKA circuit and never having looked seriously… Continue reading A Day at the AKA Grand Nationals