Martial arts forms practice, useful or useless?

Recently I had the opportunity to listen to a PodCast that was a debate between two opposing viewpoints on whether or not martial arts forms had any value.It is a controversial topic to be sure.Both parties had valid arguments that supported their point of view. So...

Identifying the free hand

There is saying within oriental martial arts, that translates into meaning “the free hand hits”!At first it appears pretty straight forward. If the hand is free it should hit, simple enough right?Simple! Yes and complex at the same time. Here is what I mean.It’s...

The Center line

This is a term that is used across many disciplines in the world of martial arts. Many use it in reference to an imaginary line somewhere on the human body. Depending on the discipline it is used to identify or clarify a concept, tactic or area. None are wrong if one...

Style VS Method

Style is individual! The representation of one’s expression, creativity and natural attributes. It is not to be copied or taught.Method is a standard! It is a procedure of attaining a specific goal. A method can be shared and used by many in the attainment of a...

Introduction

Hello,My name is Robert Teske and I have been training in the world of martial arts since I have been 9 years old.I have learnt many things from many sources some good and some not so good. I have followed, investigated and researched the way of martial arts through...