I keep hearing of talks between the various ITF bodies and WTF. Some speculate on the joining of the two organizations, others about competing in the Olympics “together”. There are meetings and pieces of paper signed that actually say absolutely nothing. There are those that will agree or disagree, but I think that talks about […]
I am often asked this question by others, and I often question myself about this subject. I don’t believe a good Instructor has to be the best martial artist in order to be the best Instructor. There are many brilliant martial artists out there who wouldn’t be able to teach a pig to snort. The […]
I often come across people saying that the belt system in traditional martial arts is worthless. I am of a completely different opinion. Not only because I practice a traditional martial art, but because the belt system make logical sense to me. As with any other “tradition” within a traditional martial art, there is sense […]
Many people seem to have the wrong idea when it comes to hearing “foreign” languages in martial arts classes. Most commonly you will hear some form of Chinese, Japanese or Korean, depending on the root of the martial art.
It is not about sounding mystical, authentic or the like. It is also not because martial artists […]
Once there were two neighbours, Jack and Bob, each of whom had planted a peach tree. Both decided that they were going to sell their peaches at the local market once they were old enough to bear fruit.
The young trees took root and grew. After a couple of years they began to give signs of […]