combat, kung fu, law enforcement, martial arts, military, self defense, sports, Terre Haute

A Failure to Adapt: Part 2

As a martial arts instructor I meet all kinds of people, and get challenged often.  While most of these challenges are from people wanting to intellectualize something or judge someone else (i.e., me) without confrontation, they present interesting lessons on life.  A week or so ago, I shared one such story under the heading A… Continue reading A Failure to Adapt: Part 2

combat, Florida, kung fu, martial arts, self defense, Tallahassee, Uncategorized

Warning Signs of a McDojo

Having grown up in the martial arts (now 40+ years into it), I've found it interesting to listen to students and community persons discuss what each school is doing (and not doing), as well as their satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the teacher or school.  While some stuff is B.S. (Big Stories) and other stuff has… Continue reading Warning Signs of a McDojo