Interview with Chris Li about “Internal Power” training in Martial Arts

Hey folks! What follows below is an interview with Chris Li, a martial artist who has primarily trained in Aikido. He's a great resource within the Aikido community regarding the history of the art and a very approachable guy. He also trains in "internal power", which is something that never made sense to me, even … Continue reading Interview with Chris Li about “Internal Power” training in Martial Arts

Guest Article: In Defense of the Woo-Woo

This week, a guest article by "Roger" (last name withheld at his request) about drawing the line between realism/practicality and some of the other benefits of martial arts that may be understated, undervalued or ignored. What do you think? Is there benefit in training martial arts beyond practicality? Is the philosophical benefit of what the … Continue reading Guest Article: In Defense of the Woo-Woo

Cults of Personality and Guruism in Martial Arts (and ways to fight it)

Quick Note: The point of this article is to point out experiences that I've had and been told about regarding certain prevalent behaviors in the martial arts community. To that end, I've taken out a lot of names and specific details. If some of the stories seem vague, it's because I'm trying to make a … Continue reading Cults of Personality and Guruism in Martial Arts (and ways to fight it)