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Dec 1, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Geoff Ho was protecting a bouncer when he was stabbed

A martial arts expert journalist was stabbed in the throat after intervening to help a bouncer who was wounded in the London Bridge terror attack .

Defiant Geoff Ho, a business editor with the Sunday Express, wrote on Facebook: "Don't know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a***s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn't happening on my watch."

 

 

Nov 25, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Actress Meryl Streep accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. (Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC)

As a red-blooded American male — the sort of uber-masculine guy who spends his days watching glitzy and glamorous Hollywood shindigs to discover if the musical he enjoyed will take home any major awards — it wasn’t Meryl Streep’s attack against Donald Trump that got my dander up Sunday night. Rather, it was the moment in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes during which she, for some reason, decided to attack forms of entertainment she doesn’t care for.

 

 

 

Nov 14, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Empty Top reality producer Mark Burnett has teamed with mixed martial arts company ProElite Inc. to develop a primetime reality series involving the combat sport.

Nov 14, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Courtesy of Village Roadshow Asia - 'Shadow'

The Village Roadshow Asia and Le Vision Pictures' period film will be Zhang's first film since 'The Great Wall.'

After the costly, and ultimately disappointing, monster-packed Hollywood tentpole The Great Wall, Chinese cinema legend Zhang Yimou appears to be returning to more tried and tested material — beautifully crafted martial arts period drama.

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia offered Asian film fans a sneak peek of Zhang's much anticipated next project, Shadow, at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Monday.

 

by Jack M. Sabat
Aug 18, 2017 | in Philosophy and History

Our greatest weakness is Giving Up, our greatest strength is moving forward even it's painful

by Al da Costa
Mar 2, 2017 | in Philosophy and History

The quality or state of being accountable; especially :  an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions.
Everything starts here, flourishes or diminishes here…  And in the end, everything finishes here. 

Mar 1, 2017 | in Nutrition

It’s a question a lot of people have when training:

“I’m hurting after that workout yesterday, so do I ice it or use heat?”

It’s inevitable: you stretch and stay hydrated but you still sometimes get injured during a workout. So what do you do with the nagging pain, do you ice it or use heat?

Feb 28, 2017 | in Nutrition

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your body.

Truly remarkable. Ketones. Ketosis.
Life changing alternative energy source.

Have you heard about Ketosis or Ketones?

 

 

by Jack M. Sabat
Feb 19, 2017 | in Philosophy and History

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to experience styles and systems that I felt had the depth and breath of real Budo.  Most of my experiences were eye opening to say the least. After training in Japan and in the Military, testing the fiber of my existence was constant, while testing my ability to rise to any occasion while getting my 'Ass' put in place by my teacher. Instead of a matted floor or hard wood, I enjoyed the bruising from a steel deck. Case and point; Come up the hard way.  How could anything else be more difficult?  Well, it was! I believe the foundation was laid that summer night in the Gulf of Tonkin off Viet Nam, where I was punished in 95 degree humid weather to defend myself against a few other arrogant Brooklyn practitioners.  A rude awakening! Snapshot forward, in USA, I found myself seeking the battle foundation in Detroit (lovely resort).

Skipping the nuances, I trained in Dojo after Dojo, and found Koei-Kan and the teacher 'OSensei' that met my Will to Survive through hardships. The unyielding & tested will to win, was drilled into every fiber...

by Jack M. Sabat
Jan 8, 2017 | in Training Secrets
Jan 8, 2017 | in Training Secrets
by Jack M. Sabat
Jan 4, 2017 | in Philosophy and History

 

No one said Budo would be easy, and anyone who professes it is, hasn't traveled far enough.

 

 

by Jack M. Sabat
Dec 19, 2016 | in Philosophy and History

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is several levels different from the traditional Heart & Soul of Budo (traditional Martial Arts). It's more related to competition - competing in the field of combat focused on the vein of  destruction over another - versus the practice of Virtues in order to seek and discover one's true identity with the goal of self-understanding and self knowledge. In MMA the embodiment of a fighter’s mentality is rooted in fame, glory and dollars.

by Jack M. Sabat
Dec 19, 2016 | in Training Secrets
by Jack M. Sabat
Dec 17, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
by Thomas (Tom) Davies
Dec 3, 2016 | in The Science of M.A.
by Thomas (Tom) Davies
Dec 3, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
by Jack M. Sabat
Nov 25, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
Nov 21, 2016 | in Martial Arts News
by Jack M. Sabat
Sep 11, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
Sep 5, 2016 | in Holistic Practices
Sep 5, 2016 | in The Science of M.A.
by Jack M. Sabat
Sep 5, 2016 | in Philosophy and History

“Logical change comes from small advantages hammered out day by day without fail. That’s one Underlying method to success among others.” Remember how you performed under pressure in the past? When you assumed, youth was there then, and Slipping away now! Perform the best way that allows you to still excel. Simply, “Find a Way”!! A smart martial arts knows when

Aug 14, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
by Jack M. Sabat
Aug 14, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Aug 14, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Aug 13, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Aug 13, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Aug 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 24, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 24, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 24, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 23, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 23, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 23, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 23, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 23, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 17, 2016 | in Holistic Practices
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Jul 12, 2016 | in Martial Arts News
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Jul 9, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 4, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jul 4, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
Jul 4, 2016 | in Training Secrets
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Jun 26, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 26, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 26, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 26, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 26, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 26, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 26, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 25, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 12, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 12, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
by Bill Wallace
Jun 11, 2016 | in Masters Speak
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Jun 4, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 4, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 4, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 2, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 2, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 1, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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Jun 1, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 30, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 21, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 21, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 13, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 13, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 13, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
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May 7, 2016 | in Philosophy and History
May 1, 2016 | in Holistic Practices

li ching-yuen

According to the official records, herbalist Li Ching-Yuen was born in China in 1677 (although he himself claimed that he was born in 1736). Throughout his long life, he constantly practiced herbalism and martial arts. In 1930, the New York Times newspaper printed an article in which they published official Chinese government documents that were uncovered. These documents, dating back to 1827, contained official congratulations on Li Ching-Yuen's 150th birthday. Later documents, dating back to 1877, contained official congratulations on his 200th birthday.

How did he do that?

May 1, 2016 | in Training Secrets

When most people think of recent Iron Palm Masters the only person who comes to mind is Lee Ying Arng the author of “Iron Palm in 100 days”. Of course we all know the legend of Ku Yu Cheung also called Ru Gu Zhang in Mandarin. But somebody who has gone under the radar is Sifu James McNeil. Sifu McNeil is really a legend in his own right, for years he has instructed his students at his Little Nine Heaven Taoist Institute in various styles of Kung Fu and of course Iron Palm techniques. Sifu McNeil has demonstrated over the years similar techniques and power as the legend himself Ku Yu Chueng.

Apr 16, 2016 | in Training Secrets
Apr 10, 2016 | in Training Secrets

An excerpt from "The Japanese Way of the Artist" by H. E. Davey


Kata

If the Ways can be considered philosophies, then they are “philosophies” with a physical expression, or philosophies discov­ered through their physical expression. Chado (tea ceremony), shodo (calligraphy), kado (flower arrangement), and others can be thought of as Ways of art and life whose physical expression is keiko, or “practice.” But what constitutes keiko and why? Let us turn to kata, which are the means through which the Ways are practiced.

Kata means “form,” in the sense of a prearranged form or formal pattern. In shodo, students strive to make exact copies of tehon, which are either books of classic calligraphy or samples of their sensei’s brush writing. In sumi-e, “ink painting,” every novice copies a spe­cific painting and isn’t allowed to progress to the next subject of study until the copy is exact. In the tea ceremony, chado disciples must work through a set series of rituals two centuries old, and in the martial Ways, practitioners endlessly repeat established com­bat sequences.

Yet even in Japan, there are those who claim that, in the mar­tial arts, for example, fixed, predictable kata do not correspond to real-life combat. Similar comments could be made regarding the kata of many Japanese arts, not just budo. And these critics are correct in that the kata of any Do are artificial to the extent they are predetermined. They are incorrect, however, in supposing that practicing kata is inefficient and cannot lead to spontaneous action. 

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by Jack M. Sabat
Oct 22, 2015 | in Philosophy and History
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Oct 22, 2015 | in Nutrition
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Oct 21, 2015 | in National Geographic
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Oct 21, 2015 | in The Science of M.A.
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