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I trained in Yoshinkan aikido for several years earning my 1st kyu rank under Stephen Ohlman. The first time I tried to practice aikido outside I was shocked to find that the wonderfully gliding and sliding footwork I'd been doing failed me. Asphalt is a generally unforgiving surface and I could break-fall on it without issue but the raised stones kept catching on my shoes. I had a similar experience when I tried the footwork on a...

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When it comes to protecting someone's safety bodyguards are the professionals. Here are a few things you can learn about personal protection from the best.   1. Prevention is greater than firepower   When protecting yourself the only pen mightier than the sword is the one which writes your back-up plan. When protecting high value clients personal protection services do not pack the biggest gun. Even when they...

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Top 10 Reasons to Learn Kung Fu

Top 10 Reasons to Learn Kung Fu


Posted By on Jun 7, 2015

    10. Cool Weapons You know at some point you've wanted to be able to fight with a sword or staff. Well now is your chance! kung fu styles offer a broad array of weapons and some like, Wing Chun, use them to reinforce concepts for empty hand fighting if fighting with them isn't your goal.   9. Train Your Brain You might start training for one of the other reasons on this list but mental acuity is a great reason on its...

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