One of the hardest things to accept as a martial artist is the reality that no matter how much one trains one cannot protect everyone they love all of the time. To make matters worse, everyone you love will not be interested in self-defense training. For example, my daughter was at the pre-game parties for… Continue reading They Attacked My Daughter, and There Was Nothing I Could Do!
Many of you have seen what I call the American Dojo (schools), with little children in their karate uniforms marching in and out of a fancy looking classroom. These schools emphasize discipline through a pre-designed program taught in order, for completing levels of the program (much like an adult’s seminar or workshop for work and… Continue reading How Old Does a Child Need to Be to Learn Martial Arts?