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Martial Arts

I've been studying the martial arts since high school. Moving to various parts of the country has necessitated changing styles a few times, and then advancing age necessitated other changes. For more on my martial arts history, click here.

These pages will review the highlights of the major styles I've studied, and (eventually, when I get the time) will feature articles on various apects of the martial arts.

Uechi-Ryu

Tae Kwon Do

Shorin-Ryu

Miscellaneous martial arts

Martial Arts Videos

While I'm getting pummled I occasionally have an epiphany. Sometimes I even remember to write it down. Below are my martial arts articles, such as they are.


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Open hands

Martial Arts_Like any other aspect of martial arts, fighting with open hands is a skill learned over time. This article describes some techniques one can use to reduce the likelyhood of damaging one's hands when sparring open-handed.

This article needs photos.

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Sparring as conditioning

Martial Arts_This isn't badminton....

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Defeating the attack

Martial Arts_As the martial artist's proficiency increases, effective blocks tend to take less and less energy.

(A work in progress)

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Advanced sparring

Martial Arts_After technique becomes ingrained, and the student grows past "gimmick" attacks, the real learning can begin

(A work in progress -- just a place for my notes at the moment)
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A heirachy of defense

Martial Arts_My attempt to untangle the morals of defensive violence, when it's morally justified, and when it might be morally required

(A work in progress -- just a place for my notes right now)
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Dojo curriculum

Martial Arts_Styles that don't have much else in common will still have similar aspects to their curriculum.

(A work in progress)
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Conflicting paradigms

Martial Arts_I've trained in several martial arts, and studied others, but I can still be surprised.