Our Top Martial Arts Blogs – The Year in Review

As recently voted by Martial Development readers…

Most Popular Posts

Totally Nude Tai Chi: A DVD Review With Pictures
After writing this, I learned that Tai Chi is just one disc in an extensive nude martial arts DVD series. Other titles include Judo, Kendo, Karate, and Changquan. I kid you not!

Five Questions With a Nei Kung Expert
My thanks to the Mo-Pai disciples who collaborated with me on publishing this interview.

Top Commenters
Thomas Tan
Rick Matz, Cook Ding’s Kitchen
Bob Patterson, Striking Thoughts
Richard C. Bauer, Dim Mak researcher
“Kungfuguy”, a.k.a. “Cobra-Kai”

Me, Chi and Bruce Lee

I have randomly selected one commenter to receive a free gift. Congratulations, Richard Bauer! You will receive Me, Chi and Bruce Lee: Adventures in Martial Arts by Brian Preston, courtesy of our sponsor Blue Snake Books. Please contact me with your mailing address.

Funniest Posts
In my totally unbiased opinion, everything in the martial arts humor section is great. Check it out.

Announcing the Martial Development Forums
Martial Development is truly a community of experts: according to a recent survey, the (modal) average reader has studied martial arts for over ten years! I have launched a set of discussion forums to leverage this amazing resource. Please feel free to visit, read and post on any topic you choose, including:

  • Martial Philosophy and Psychology
  • MMA and Combat Sports
  • Qigong, Neigong and Meditation
  • The Business of Martial Arts
  • Martial Arts History
  • Seminar, Workshop, and Event Announcements
  • Video Clips and Links

Next month, I will choose an active forum participant to receive another free gift!

Most Controversial Posts

Robbie Lawler’s Ruthless Wing Chun

In Defense of the Dojo Kun

Show Your Work
If you have a martial arts blog, please drop a link to your single best post of 2008, with a single sentence summarizing it, or why we should read it. Don’t be shy!

Interview with Rory Miller by Wim Demeere
Why you should read it? Because Rory rocks and is spot on in what he says.


  1. Wow, I don’t know what to say. I’ve been busy with school, so I haven’t really been around much to keep up with the blog, so I’m a little surprised, to say the least.

  2. Awsome i’m a top commenter 😀 can’t wait to see what new articles your going to make this year.

  3. I do a lot of jiu jitsu and kickboxing. I am starting to learn American Karate and was looking stuff up and crossed your site. I will definitely be bookmarking this site!

  4. If you are interested in Tai Chi (Chinece exercise, martial art and exercises, which helps to recover from psychological, heart, digestive system illnesses) or you are in deep depression, these moves are going to change you and your thinking.
    Tai chi moves and moves about water and man – “The Secret” and “Water”.
    List of moves, you can download:

    Tai Chi 24-form – http://uploading.com/files/c55d6f15/24-form.mpeg/
    Tai Chi 10-form – http://uploading.com/files/3m39a716/10-form.mpeg/
    Tai Chi self defense – http://uploading.com/files/md8a291m/self-defense.mpeg/
    Another Tai Chi 24 forms demonstration – http://uploading.com/files/m669dea2/03%2B-%2B24%2BForms%2BDemonstration.avi/
    Tai Chi for Beginners – http://uploading.com/files/e2c46a94/02%2B-%2BTai%2BChi%2Bfor%2BBeginners.avi/
    How to Gain Flexibility, Strength, and Inner Peace – http://uploading.com/files/92c1bmm3/How%2Bto%2BGain%2BFlexibility%252C%2BStrength%252C%2Band%2BInner%2BPeace%2B-%2BISBN%2B1564146979%2B-%2B214s%2B.pdf/
    The Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung – http://uploading.com/files/73613m96/The%2BEssence%2Bof%2BTai%2BChi%2BChi%2BKung%2B-%2BYang%2BJwing-Ming.pdf/
    The Secret (documentary movie) – http://uploading.com/files/e29m215b/The-Secret–Rus-.avi/
    Water (documentary movie) – http://uploading.com/files/18292e79/Voda.%25282006.TVRip.XviD.RUS%2529.avi/

  5. Hello! My name is Lauren Mayhew.

    My music video “What You Don’t Know” stars SICK SIDESWIPE martial artist Matt Mullins. (Sideswipe has their own show in Vegas, they did all the martial arts for Britney Spears Tour, and they tour the world!)

    My song from the music video has aired on MTV’s “Taking the Stage.”

    I was thinking you might want to feature the video on your site!




  6. Haha, great above comment, especially about the “hard” part 🙂

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