Martial Development

Martial arts for personal development

Unlocking the Warrior Spirit: Duckling Edition

April 28th, 2011 · 18 Comments

It’s not the size of the duck in the fight, but the size of the fight in the duck that counts.

The Best of Karate Kyle Contest

April 8th, 2011 · 30 Comments


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An Idiot Travels to Shaolin Temple

April 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments


Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad

An Interview with the Founder of Shinjido Budo

November 28th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Shinjido inventor Danny Da Costa says:

Shinjido literally means Danny’s Way, a label given by one of my students to the variety of techniques that I have developed for martial art. I attempt to find the easiest solution to a problem either in attack or defence. My work is based on sound principles and the techniques serve to demonstrate the principles. I have applied this approach to judo starting from the premise that our sport is fighting within specific rules and limitations…

Holiday Recipes from Amateur Mixed Martial Artists

November 24th, 2010 · 6 Comments

International Taiji Community Cookbook

The following guest post may have been submitted by amateur mixed martialist Manny St. Pierre, as a response to the new International Taiji Community Cookbook, with its sales proceeds financing the International Taiji Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The holiday season is upon us again, and the time has come to prepare delicious meals for friends and family. Try my powerhouse recipes, and you’re sure to win any Ultimate Feasting Competition…

The Turkey Whizzer

Step 1: Purchase a frozen turkey from your favorite MMA gear supplier. (If they are sold out, you can buy one at the grocery store, and use a magic marker to write Tapout or Affliction on the side. Trust me, everyone will be impressed.) [Read more →]

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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SlowFlo: The Christian Alternative to Tai Chi?

October 12th, 2010 · 37 Comments

Are you feeling run down? Suffering from tired blood? Do encounters with foreign cultures leave you confused and angry?

SlowFlo Tai Chi

If so, then we have a solution for you. It’s called SlowFlo, the Christian alternative to Tai Chi.

Inspired by Chuck Norris, the art of SlowFlo reforms the inscrutable pagan art of Tai Chi Chuan into a safe and guilt-free form of Christian exercise. [Read more →]

Busty Heart Splits Planks With Cans, Smashes Fruits With Melons

October 3rd, 2010 · 6 Comments

Some Martial Development readers have alleged that I am overly critical of breaking practices in the martial arts. To be fair, it is not all vanity and deceit, and if I’ve previously implied that its adherents are all boobs, then I must apologize.

Busty Heart

Yes, hitting bags alone isn’t much fun. And when properly executed, breaking can build power, control, and self-confidence. With diligent practice, you can bust an entire rack of melons, or a nicely stacked set of boards.

In the following videos, model and stripper Busty Heart shows her breaking talent. [Read more →]

Steven Seagal: The CIA’s Final Option

October 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Steven Seagal has long inspired controversy among his fans and foes alike. [Read more →]