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Samurai Facts vs. Samurai Myths and Legends: Finding the Best Sword

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Welcome to part two of our series: Samurai Facts vs. Samurai Myths and Legends. To help us separate fact from fiction, we asked Samurai Swordsmanship authors Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long to answer the most common questions we receive about Samurai history and Japanese swords.

Samurai Myth No.1: The best swords are now made in
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Posted in Edged Weapons, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Kendo.

Tai Chi Training for Middle-Aged Martial Artists Who Refuse to Quit

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

On our walk down the martial path, we will find that we cannot rely on our martial arts training as we did when we were younger. That head-high kick gets harder and harder to deliver effectively. The power in that once-awesome reverse punch seems to slip, regardless of how much time we invest in practice.
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Posted in Chi Kung Exercises, Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Martial Arts History, General Martial Arts History, Hsing-i Chuan, Kung Fu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi.