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Tag Archives: sword

Martial Arts of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part One)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Any martial artist who watches the films of the Star Wars franchise will spot the references: Japanese swordsmanship, gi tops, chi energy in the form of the force, and so on. Find out where these components came from and how they all fit together.
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Posted in Martial Art Movies.

Master the 4 Inner Principles of Japanese Samurai Swordsmanship

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Breath control, footwork, stance and posture are the key points that seventh-degree black belt Russell McCartney, founder of ishi yama ryu battojutsu, discusses in this tutorial on the Japanese sword.
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Posted in Kendo.

Fight Film Retrospective! When Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Became a Hit

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Revisit the Academy Award-winning martial arts movie that educated the West and changed history.
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Posted in Martial Art Movies.