Friday, March 16, 2007

My First Martial Art

When I was about 10, my father introduced me to the basics of holding a good guard and how to throw a good punch.

About 4 years later, I started having regular lessons with an ex-professional boxer who taught boxing as both a ring art and as a self defence art. It opened my eyes to the combat arts and it was a great learning experience that had a beneficial impact on my future training.

I think that boxing is a great hand art that teaches good upper body offensive and defensive skills, footwork, power generation and conditioning.

Just remember that more than a few Asian style martial artists have learnt the hard way to respect the exponents of the sweet science!

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Koryu Photos

Just a couple of photos I took at a Martial Arts demonstration here in Japan.
Shinto Muso Ryu - Jo and Boken

Tendo Ryu - Boken and Naginata

Yagyu Seigo Ryu - Katana form

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