Category Archives: Martial Arts

Also a thing that I enjoy, but probably doesn’t fit into the Entertainment category.

Highlander: The Series

Still with much too much free time on my hands, I’ve started re-watching Highlander: The Series, which is conveniently on youtube in its entirety. Some thoughts so far in the first season (which originally showed back in 1992, over 20 … Continue reading

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Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

Now is the time of year when my wife and kids go back to Japan for a major portion of the summer, so I find myself with lots of (i.e. too much) free time. While I always have goals of … Continue reading

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Favorite Fight Scene From a Martial Arts Movie

Back in our younger days, my younger brother and I were quite the aficionados for low-budget martial arts movies. We’re not talking Jackie Chan movies here, those movies are grade-A top quality compared to some of the stuff we regularly … Continue reading

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On the foundation of new styles

I’ve written several posts in the past about the fractionalization of a martial arts style when students leave their masters and go form their own style. My thinking on the subject was sparked again by a discussion I had with … Continue reading

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Secrets of the martial arts masters

Which is more funny: someone purposely trying to be funny by lampooning martial arts, or martial artists that seriously think they are doing real technique but instead look like they are trying out for the ice capades? You decide. Mullett … Continue reading

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Truer words…

… of wisdom were never spoken. That is all.

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Japanese swordwork in… Conan?

The other day I was browsing through various videos on YouTube, and I ran across some clips from Conan the Barbarian, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first star role in a big action movie. There were quite a few clips, but the ones … Continue reading

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Fist of the North (Korean) Star, part 1

For some reason that I still don’t understand, my wife Ryoko really likes Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star). It’s not really a girl-oriented anime, so I’ve wondered on occasion what she finds so interesting in it. When … Continue reading

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Update on How to Start Your Own Martial Arts Style

The action has been heating up in the comments section, where I have been getting a new comment almost every two months! I’ve already had several people comment on Albert Geraldi, generally agreeing with what I said and just filling … Continue reading

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How to (or not to) Start Your Own Martial Arts Style

I was going to just write this as a comment to my earlier post, but there was a lot I wanted to say, so I’m just writing it as a new post. I mentioned how Oyata-sensei has had a problem … Continue reading

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