Martial Development

Martial arts for personal development

Why Yes, I Am a Chinese Gentleman

November 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

On more cynical days, I have advised less experienced martial artists that, no matter how long and hard they train, they will never become a mysterious 19th-century Chinese gentleman–so if that is their true goal, they might as well give up.

But now the problem has been solved. [

Perry Bible Fellowship on Martial Arts

October 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Which of these comics is most relevant to your practice of martial arts?

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Skeleton clown comic
Skeleton Clown

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Italian Spiderman and Friends

October 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Italian Spiderman

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How to Defend Yourself Against Wild Animal Attacks

October 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments

If you’re being chased by an angry bull, and then you notice you’re also being chased by a swarm of bees, it doesn’t really change things. Just keep on running.

How to Fend Off a Shark

Hit back. If a shark is coming toward you or attacks you, use anything you have in your possession—a camera, probe, harpoon gun, or fist—to hit the shark’s eyes or gills, which are the areas most sensitive to pain. The nose is not as sensitive as these areas. [Read more →]

Halloween Tai Chi

October 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Enjoy this frightful performance of Yang style Taijiquan’s Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane, courtesy of Qi Journal.

Parting the Wild Horse's Mane