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Category: Martial Arts

Standing Judo – by Mikinosuke Kawaishi

The Roaming Parkers are purging some items from our hoarder stash – ahem – I mean, “collection,” and being both a book nerd and a martial arts aficionado, I wanted to send some of my most beloved books to homes where they will be loved and used! Kawaishi’s […]

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Tokio Hirano, the judo master

There was this judo master named Tokio Hirano that some folks say was the greatest judo technician in history.  When he moved from Japan to Europe in the early 1950s he developed the habit of challenging all the black belts in whatever towns he visited to matches – […]

The goal of martial arts

A lot of times in our martial arts classes, we get hung up on throwing people down – as if that were our goal.  It isn’t.  We are not out to topple and smash – our real goal is to develop and demonstrate control – We want to develop such […]