Category Martial Arts

Zanshin, or ‘How To Be A Scary-Ass Motherf–ker Even If You’re The Nicest Guy Around.’

Being a martial arts instructor – trying to be a good martial arts instructor – is a challenge. Especially when you teach an art as broad and complex as old-school ju-jitsu. For those of you who don’t know, the old Japanese-style ju-jitsu is very possibly the most influential martial art in the world. Judo was […]

Digression

I’ve begun teaching a new martial arts class at the university in Launceston, simply because they have the finest judo floor I’ve ever personally seen, let alone rolled upon. We had our third session last night, and there were a few more folks along which was good: it’s not a cheap floor to rent, and […]