Defence Lab Virtual HQ – The Science of what works in Self-Defence

October 17, 2016 Logen Lanka

How many times have you thrown a jab in training? 1000 times or never before?  Defence Lab's Virtual HQ makes you question such a simple move. Perhaps you can throw it accurately one on one. But how about when you’re surrounded by 5 different people hitting you? Defence Lab is a global self-defence and fitness organisation…

Ninja Exhibition backed by University Research and Science – Tokyo

May 30, 2016 Logen Lanka

Want to discover and experience the truth about the ninja, backed by actual academic research and science? Head down to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, Japan for the special exhibition: “The NINJA - who were they?”. What can you expect from Miraikan's Ninja Exhibit? For a limited time, between 2 July…

Two Ninja Days in a Year!?

February 21, 2015 Logen Lanka

Until recently, there was only one Ninja Day, which was first marked internationally on 5 December 2003 by Ninja Burger. Now, Koka and Iga City in Japan, well known as the two ancient ninja strongholds, are spearheading efforts to promote 22 February as Japan’s national ninja day. Unlike Day of the Ninja chosen to coincide with The…

6 Ninja Goals while on Vacation

November 11, 2014 Logen Lanka

Even though I want to complete part two of Dealing with Anxiety in Martial Arts and Sports as a Slow Learner before I fly off to Thailand tomorrow evening, there just isn't enough time. Instead, here is a short post on my vacation plans as a martial artist and fitness enthusiast. Being overseas is no…

Spartan Race Cruise 2015: Obstacle Racing on a Private Island

May 9, 2014 Logen Lanka

Imagine an obstacle course race held on a private island, with a grand prize of $50,000. Participants travel by cruise, on which health and fitness training is superb and where dining is complimentary and healthy. The Spartan Race Cruise will take place on March 6 to 9 of 2015! Prices begin at $799. How many people…

He’s Among The 50 Ninjas With The Highest Rank In Ninjutsu

February 20, 2014 Logen Lanka

Jake Sharpstone was recently awarded the highest rank in Ninjutsu (Bujinkan), a rank that only 50 people around the world have been able to attain. Sharpstone began his training in Bujinkan Ninjutsu at 11 years old and still trains with real weapons on a daily basis. The 48 year-old returned to Sussex (UK) from Japan weeks…

USA’s First Public Parkour Course Vandalised Before Grand Opening

February 17, 2014 Logen Lanka

  Two vandals were caught on security footage for vandalising the construction site of the Generations Center, the first public parkour course in USA once it opens. The public parkour course, located in Lathrop, Sacramento, California, will house a library, amphitheatre, skate park, BMX course and wheelchair course. While cleaning up the graffiti will not…

ADAPT Conference: What’s New In Parkour Training & Coaching?

February 17, 2014 Logen Lanka

The ADAPT Conference 2014, happening on March 15 and 16, is for parkour and freerunning instructors, students, certified professionals and fitness enthusiasts who are interested in the latest in teaching/training theories, methods and concepts for the arts of displacement . This event gives the opportunity to connect with and exchange ideas with other experienced parkour professionals…

Parkour Becomes Illegal Due To Damaged Town Property

February 11, 2014 Logen Lanka

An ordinance that makes parkour illegal on town property was adopted on January 27, after a vote by trustees in the Fowler Town Council (Colorado) meeting. This decision was undertaken after benches and wheelchair benches were found to be damaged, with several witnesses pointing to local teens who had been jumping onto and off of…

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