The ageless path – Budo

It’s no big secret that in most sports athletes hit their peak somewhere between their mid twenties and early thirties. But if you step out of the combat-sport competitive environment, the martial arts practice can and will greatly benefit your physical, emotional and mental state right into your golden age. Physical activity gradually declines...

Smart way to train outside

We are now learning and practicing martial arts outdoors. Fresh air is a wonderful detoxifier. As long as we take small cautions, outdoor training is healthy and fun. Taken from Muscle and Fitness magazine. Sunburn  What it is?  A sunburn is damage to the skin caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most sunburns...

Yakusoku 約束 – the need for trust.

Most Japanese to English dictionaries list Yakusoku as – Noun. やくそく 約束: a promise, an arrangement. A simple word that has extensive and profound meaning in methodologies of Budo and Bujutsu. A physical, practical term as well as a social contract. In karate, yakusoku kumite are prearranged exchange drills between the defender Tori (the taker or...

Kenkyo 謙虚 Humility

True Humility Is Not Thinking Less of Yourself. It’s Thinking of Yourself Less. C.S. Lewis Although humility and ego might initially appear contradictory, like good and evil, they are in fact dualistic elements to be balanced through martial arts growth. If self-effacement aligns with respect, restraint, kindness, patience, diligence, honesty, decency, charity, and temperance,...