A Course in Cramming, The Weapons They Brought to West Virginia

A Course in Cramming, The Weapons They Brought to West Virginia

“A Course in Cramming, The Weapons They Brought West Virginia”, Karate Illustrated January 1984 Vol 15 No 1 Excerpt:  “The typical day, beginning right after breakfast, called for a lunch break at 12:00 and a dinner break at 6:00. All day long could be heard the sound of clacking sticks from somewhere in the camp.Continue Reading

American Arnis- The Evolution Of An Art

American Arnis- The Evolution Of An Art

“American Arnis- Evolution Of An Art”, Black Belt Magazine January 1984, Vol 22, No.1 AMERICAN ARNIS: THE EVOLUTION OF AN ART -The flexibility of modern arnis has allowed it to be adapted to the styles and needs of American martial artists, thus creating a new system referred to as “American arnis.” Excerpt: “American arnis didContinue Reading

Trapping Hands and the Art of Arnis

Trapping Hands and the Art of Arnis

“Trapping Hands and the Art of Arnis”, by Mike Replogle- Karate Illustrated September 1983 Vol. 14, No. 9 Excerpt:  “The use of a rattan cane (approximately 26-lnches In length) can greatly enhance the learning process and give the student the concept of the flow of a technique very quickly. The length of the cane IsContinue Reading

Fear of Contact

Fear of Contact

“Fear of Contact”, by Hadith Lundell, Karate Illustrated April 1983 Vol 14 No 4 FEAR OF CONTACT – Many students are scared of being hit, of accidentally hitting somebody else, of losing control. Dan DiVito believes in rigorous physical conditioning and a kind of warm gradualism that begins with slow-motion drills Excerpt: Many beginners inContinue Reading

Gradients of Fear, Training with the Knife

Gradients of Fear, Training with the Knife

“Gradients of Fear, Training with the Knife”, by J.Nagel- Black Belt April 1983 Vol 21, No 4 GRADIENTS OF FEAR: TRAINING WITH THE KNIFE- Most people feel a peculiar kind of terror at the thought of defending against a knife. There’s only one way to overcome that and become proficient in this dangerous aspect ofContinue Reading

Arnis- The Art Within Your Art

Arnis- The Art Within Your Art

“Arnis- The Art Within Your Art”, by Brainard Kebbleman, Black Belt August 1982, Vol. 20, No 8 ARNIS: THE ART WITHIN YOUR ART – Arnis is far from being merely a stick· and knife-fighting art. It also employs the principles of most every major empty-hand system. Excerpt: “It has now become something of a martialContinue Reading

The Foundation of Arnis

The Foundation of Arnis

“The Foundation of Arnis”, by Jim Coleman Black Belt May 1982 Vol 20 No 5. THE FOUNDATION OF ARNIS— Practice in arnis can improve the hand-eye coordination of any martial artist: but most of all, these simple training exercises can communicate the subtle Idea of “flow.” Excerpt: “One of the unique characteristics that sets arnisContinue Reading

Suffering Fools Gladly- Fred King

Suffering Fools Gladly- Fred King

“Suffering Fools Gladly”, by Fred King with Mike Replogle, Karate Illustrated May 1982 Vol 13 No 5 SUFFERING FOOLS GLADLY- Fred King discusses what to do and how to drill so that you master-just in case-the knack of falling, being pushed, tripped, and retaliating. There’s a big difference between serious injury and mere indignity. featuringContinue Reading

Tae Kwon Do and Arnis- A Link Between Divided Arts

Tae Kwon Do and Arnis- A Link Between Divided Arts

“Tae Kwon Do and Arnis- A Link Between Divided Arts”, Karate Illustrated March 1982 Vol 13 No 3 TAE KWON DO AND ARNIS: A LINK BETWEEN DIVIDED ARTS- At his Michigan dojo, Jeff Arnold is proving it is possible for a man to love two martial arts. Excerpt: “Picture, if you will, a shotokan practitionerContinue Reading

Remy Presas, Instructor of the Year 1982

Remy Presas, Instructor of the Year 1982

“Remy Presas, Instructor of the Year”, by Greg Lee- Black Belt Magazine 15th Yearbook 1982 Vol 20 YRB Remy Presas, 1982 Instructor of the Year Excerpt: Remy Presas is a martial arts gypsy. He doesn’t own a school, doesn’t set too many rules, has no absolute notions about what makes the most effective kick orContinue Reading