Culture Shock, Guest Article: Sexism (and Sexual Predation) against Women in Martial Arts

I've received, and continue to receive, a lot of great feedback on my Guruism article. Chief among those who have shared their stories are a number of women who have endured abuse in what is still, primarily, a male-dominated hobby. Rather than attempt to place myself in their shoes and speculate as to their experience, … Continue reading Culture Shock, Guest Article: Sexism (and Sexual Predation) against Women in Martial Arts

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, Josephine Fan: Perceptions of the Aikido Community

Since my hand is still goofed up, my writing volume will decrease a bit over the coming weeks after surgery. I'll still be writing (and dictating, and maybe God-help-us-all making some YouTube videos) but will also be reaching out to folks for guest articles. We're gonna start off big with a guest article from a … Continue reading Guest Article, Josephine Fan: Perceptions of the Aikido Community