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Your Opponent Is Your Teacher

This is the ultimate truth of the martial arts that not many will acknowledge. Yes, you should seek instruction from a quality instructor and stay with them at least until you reach black belt and have mastered the basics of a single system. If you do not have access to an instructor or cannot afford […]

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What Are Christian Martial Arts? (A Short Answer)

A while back I received a comment on an old video I had posted on my YouTube channel asking “What are Christian martial arts? Really? Lol” in an almost mocking manner.  This is common in the martial arts community where martial arts classes held in churches or community centers professing to be Christian aren’t taken […]

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Improving Your Martial Arts Kicking After 30.

Hello Everyone!  I received a question from a fellow Tang Soo Do stylist in Texas via Twitter.   J.R. asked if I have any tips on improving kick height and balance.  Well J.R., it just so happens that I am working on my martial arts kicking right now!  Over the past 3 years I have had […]

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True Kata; Comparing Tang Soo Do and Karate

The first thing I wanted to do when I began my journey searching for true Tang Soo Do Korean karate, was to explore the roots of the system. I found that they go back to the Karate masters of Japan and Okinawa and even to China. This is covered in a previous article Tang Soo Do History; Rising Sun to Morning Calm.  […]

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My Martial Arts Path Part3; Seeking Truth.

I boarded a plane and left South Korea January 6, 1986 heading to Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  While my training with Master Yun ended, my martial arts journey had just begun. Many begin with obtaining a black belt as their ultimate goal.  A black belt only means that the basics of the art were mastered.  The black […]

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My Karate Journey Part 2; Training in Korea

It was Monday, January 21, 1985 and after being released from work for the day, I ate a quick dinner, grabbed my white gi (I will use the term gi, rather than dobak, because it is more universally known) and belt, and ran to Master Yun’s dojang.  My official journey in the martial arts and […]

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