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“Morihei Ueshiba”

How A Black Belt Can Hurt You

Having a belt system in any martial art has several purposes.  One is that students know who to trust as far as who to learn from.  Belt color will let you know to trust the darker colored belts and to take advice from white belts with a grain of salt.  There are white belts in […]

Is Becoming A Champion MMA Fighter the Pinnacle Of Martial Arts Achievement?

The Good I have mixed feelings about mixed martial arts (MMA).  One one hand, it keeps the martial arts honest.  Before Royce Gracie fought in the first UFC, most martial artists would tell you that their system was the best.  If you opened up Black Belt magazine, every month there would be one article that […]

Can Martial Arts Training Make You More Peaceful?

” There is nothing so gentle as real strength.  The man who is at peace with himself is less likely to war with others.” Years ago I heard an instructor that I was training under give a sales presentation to a single mother for her son and her to train in martial arts.  My instructor […]