Tag Archives: traditional martial arts

Mind, Body & Spirit! What Does That Actually Mean?

The inspiration for this post was actually a page on my website for my own martial art classes in Midsomer Norton.  I have a “Why Karate?” page.  Admittedly this page is a bit biased towards Karate, but then it is … Continue reading

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Comparison Of Bare Knuckle Boxing/Pugilism & Traditional Martial Arts

I was a little intrigued recently when I came across the picture below on Facebook depicting a bare knuckle prize fight that took place in 1877.  What intrigued me was that the punch being delivered looks a lot more like … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The McDojo

For anybody not familiar with the phrase, a McDojo is a school that teaches a watered-down and impractical form of martial arts in the name of making money.  The “Mc” is taken from “McDonald’s”, as in mass produced – low quality! … Continue reading

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Spirituality In Traditional Martial Arts

Many traditional martial arts talk of mind body and spirit or spirituality, but what does that actually mean? Continue reading

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Are Traditional Martial Arts Any Use To Somebody Who Is Being Bullied?

Martial arts can obviously be used to defend yourself against a bully, but there are some limitation which need to be taken into account. Continue reading

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