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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…

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…

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…

Training in Martial Arts as a Dwarf – Larry McDonnell [Interview]

October 5, 2016 Logen Lanka

Larry McDonnell is a martial arts practitioner, who was born with dwarfism. This has caused numerous orthopedic issues that limits his mobility. However, never one to back down, he fought for his passion in martial arts and made it work. This is his interview case-study that will help you redefine your perception of physical limits,…

52 Japanese Martial Arts Related to the Historical Ninja

July 7, 2016 Logen Lanka

Do you know which martial art today is related to the historical ninja? Find out what are the 52 martial arts in this article! We begin by explaining the conditions and deductions to qualify martial arts into this list. Then we sort martial arts into groups: martial arts with verified lineages and modern derivatives. Use the table of…

18-Year Old “Samurai” Martial Artist – Jack Sharp [Interview Case Study]

June 27, 2016 Logen Lanka

Jack Sharp is a pre-university student who trains in several martial arts, including a centuries-old Japanese koryu. Socially-awkward as a child, martial arts training helped him to become confident.  And it has become such a passion that he will be travelling to Australia next year to become a live-in student at a Yoshinkan Aikido dojo. Find out…

Middle-aged Karate Mom – Joelle White [Case Study Interview]

June 15, 2016 Logen Lanka

Joelle White is a middle-aged mother, who works part-time at a community college. She has been training in Karate for two years. Not only is she active in training, but she is also involved in tournaments and aspires to be an instructor one day. Apart from regular responsibilities, she deals with directional dyslexia and a genetic…

6 Terrible Reasons To Avoid Training in Fitness and Martial Arts

June 13, 2016 Logen Lanka

So, you want to make functional fitness and martial arts a part of your life... How do you make training work while juggling with other responsibilities? Let's go over six common "reasons" why you've avoided taking action on your fitness and martial arts endeavours. Look out for the interview case-study announcement at the end! 6 excuses to…

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