This week as a fan of the UFC and mixed martial arts, I read two books from MMA insiders. Yes, these are ghost-written moneymakers destined mostly for bargain bins but damn, I just wrote about Solzhenitsyn – do I really need to prove my cred? Yep, this is a pretty trashy genre but it is […]
* I know Sensei is a Japanese term and that the correct Korean term in general usage would be Sabum or Sabumnim but I have opted for the word Sensei because it is more widely used and recognised in wider culture.
Let’s not pretend that making money from teaching martial arts is a bad thing. If someone can be paid as a sports coach, a yoga teacher or any other type of teacher then it stands to reason that being able to be a professional martial artist relies on being paid for teaching. If that is […]
I recently put a post up here about my scepticism behind how much weight people put on martial arts that are supposedly “hidden military secrets” (here). Well, this week I found something else that goes a bit further than that. Fratbro fighting secrets! Yep, you watched UFC 3 on VHS and you got your Tapout […]
Whatever the history is, if you can insult people who train honestly and do 90%+ of the same techniques, I don’t understand you.
Let’s face it. Different instructors don’t always have the same answer to this question.