Physical activities and nutrition concepts to build the warrior’s functional strength and skills.

Sarutobi Sasuke & the Original Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

February 20, 2017 Valerie L. Taylor

Ninja Warrior and Sarutobi Sasuke. The first one's a popular obstacle course competition, while the latter is an insanely famous Japanese folklore character. What do they have in common? Ninja Warrior is Sasuke. What!? Known as SASUKE in Japan, the famous televised obstacle course was renamed Ninja Warrior in English-speaking countries. With its rising popularity, many…

How long does it take to learn a martial art? – Beginner Level

February 15, 2017 Logen Lanka

How long does it take to learn a martial art, with decent proficiency as a beginner? And what exactly is beginner's proficiency in martial arts? The first time you feel like you've internalized a technique (with decent skill) is a life-changing experience. You grow more confident and become less shy when training. Note: Where part one answers the question…

4 Effective Ways to Help You Do More Pull Ups Easily

February 3, 2017 Logen Lanka

Are you struggling to do more pull ups? How many can you do now? And how many more reps do want to be able to do? It doesn't matter if you can crank out twelve pull ups or can't even do one. This resource will help you with your goal of increasing pull ups in a…

How to Overcome 13 Common Obstacles on Race Day? – Obstacle Course Training

January 24, 2017 Logen Lanka

You dream about joining your first obstacle race but you doubt your ability. Sure, you probably have decent fitness. Yet, you aren't sure how to overcome the crazy obstacles. So, how do you even approach obstacle course training for your first race? Don't worry. In this article, you'll find out what are the thirteen obstacles found in a typical race (and…

11 Reasons Why You Should Compete in Obstacle Course Races

January 5, 2017 Logen Lanka

Obstacle course races (aka obstacle runs and mud runs) are environments of controlled chaos, meant to reveal your character and grit. It involve getting through multiple obstacles, running and having a "can-do" attitude. Unlike regular runs, you will use upper body and core strength and some basic obstacle traversing skills. So, really, isn't this the best test…

Han Mu Do – the Korean Martial Art that Pursues Balance

December 19, 2016 Justin Martin

Han Mu Do is a style of Korean martial arts deeply rooted in balance. It was founded by Grandmaster He-Young Kimm, who felt that there were philosophical gaps between Taekwondo, Hapkido and Judo. And so, he wanted to create a style that would combine aspects of all three. In order to do so, Kimm established the…

How does calisthenics help you with modern ninja training?

December 10, 2016 Logen Lanka

The term 'functional training' has been thrown around lately in the fitness community. This is a contrast from 10 years ago, when bodybuilding was still the obsession. The reason for this shift is, perhaps, due to the rising popularity of Ninja Warrior, Spartan Race and CrossFit. Parkour and stunt videos going viral could also play a part in this trend. This means that people…

The Tao of Gung Fu – Published Decades After Bruce Lee’s Death

December 6, 2016 Logen Lanka

The Tao of Gung Fu would have been the perfect primer, for the West, about Chinese martial arts. But it was never published.  At least... not when Bruce Lee was still alive. Bruce Lee's views on martial arts had already evolved when the manuscript was almost complete. Whatever he had written, influenced by his old masters, no…

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