“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Life lessons from the Jade-Faced Tiger

Life lessons from the Jade-Faced Tiger

The name of Samart Payakaroon is not well known outside of martial arts circles, but within them, his is a name that inspires hushed awe and deepest respect. That is because he is considered to be perhaps the greatest nak muay – practitioner of the Art of...

Belting up

I realised today that there was some information about Krav Maga that I didn’t have the time to include in my previous post on the subject. So here it is. This concerns the issue of whether or not civilian KM has legitimate reasons for teaching more...

Short answer: yes

Toe Rogan and one of his guests were talking about Jew-jitsu, also known as Krav Maga, sometime last year: His answer is basically correct, and I agree with him. Krav Maga is absolutely a legitimate combat art. That is not, however, the whole story. I studied KM...

Crush the opposition

Gina “Crush” (or “Conviction”, depending on which part of her career you look at) Carano is not quite the household name in WMMA that, say, Ronda Rousey is. But unlike her vastly overrated and overhyped successor to the title of...

Learn the rules – then break the rules

There is an old quote from, I think, martial arts legend Bruce Lee which goes something like this: “Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a...

The man who should be Batman

If you haven’t watched a Scott Adkins film, he’s basically the king of martial arts B-movies these days – and some of those movies are actually very good. One of my favourites is Boyka: Undisputed, in which Mr. Adkins plays the dark anti-hero Yuriy...

BEHOLD THE GLORIOUS CHEESE!

A couple of Mondays back, I posted up that awesome David Hasslehoff music video from the internet movie, Kung Fury. That proved to be a bit of a hit. And you can see why if you watch the whole film: I’m not exactly sure how you could get more 80s than that. The...

Everybody was kung-fu fightin’…

The Chinese have an interesting relationship with martial arts. In their minds, they pretty much came up with the entire concept – though, of course, being Chinese, as far as they are concerned, they came up...

The heart of a warrior

This video here explains in 7 short minutes exactly what it means to be a student of the martial arts, and why every man needs to learn them at some level: That is easily one of the best videos that Lawrence Kenshin has ever made, and he has a long and distinguished...

Domain Query: Breaking down the bullshido

Reader RB wrote in to ask me some questions related to martial arts, and how to go about choosing the right art for personal training needs: I was reading your blog the other day and ran across the post you have about Vox Day gently mocking the ‘Brazilian...
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