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Mas­ter­ing Kendo and Ken­jutsu: First You Need to Get a Grip!

Grip is one of the most im­por­tant com­po­nents of Ja­pa­nese swords­man­ship. 'DQD $EERWW ZKR WUDLQHG LQ -DSDQ IRU \HDUV H[SODLQV ZK\ LW PDWWHUV LQ kendo, ken­jutsu and iaido.

Why the Left Hook Is So Dev­as­tat­ing: John Hack­le­man’s Se­crets to His Fa­vorite Punch

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Black Belt — and who has an ar­ti­cle in this is­sue — talks about his fond­ness for the punch and tells you how to get good at it.

Swords­man­ship in An­cient Ja­pan and the Quest for Self-Mas­tery

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Karate Terms: 5 Words You Need to Un­der­stand

Learn­ing the true mean­ing of a hand­ful of terms you hear in the karate dojo can make your mar­tial arts train­ing more pro­duc­tive. Goju-ryu leg­end Chuck 0HUULPDQ LV KHUH WR KHOS

Karate Terms: 5 More Words You Need to Un­der­stand

Goju-ryu LFRQ &KXFN 0HUULPDQ DQDO\]HV ÀYH PRUH NDUDWH WHUPV \RX QHHG WR know. Those terms are ku­mite, mokuso, rei, reishiki and sen­sei, all of which are cru­cial to ad­vance­ment in this Ja­pa­nese mar­tial art.

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