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Tag Archives: Zen

The Life and Times of American Martial Arts Pioneer Donn F. Draeger, Part 2

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

After this Marine-turned-martial-arts-researcher delved into the Japanese martial arts and ways, he worked to help people around the world get access to them via instruction and authoritative written material.
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Posted in Western Martial Arts History.

Japanese Martial Arts Expert Dave Lowry: Do You Need to Go to Japan for Serious Karate Training?

Monday, June 16th, 2014

As a serious karateka, do you need to travel to Japan? Do you need to go to the homeland of budo to gain the perspective necessary to understand your art? No. Yes. Maybe.
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts, Karate.

Religion and Martial Arts: Are They Inseparable?

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Does the fact that a martial art germinated in religious soil mean practitioners have to abide by those spiritual beliefs? Can the self-defense portion be separated from the religious portion?
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Posted in Martial Arts Philosophy.