Traditional Forms and SubLevel Four Kenpo by Dr. Ron Chapél Traditionally the Chinese had two methodologies of teaching and conveying information. They had the “quick study warrior” versions of their arts, and they had the “scholarly preservationist” versions as well. The former was about learning warrior skills as quickly as possible for obvious reasons, for those in the service of the Emperor in his armies. The emphasis was on applications and weapons skills as primary tools of survival and assault. After all the average life span … Read entire article » How to Defeat Dudes: Useful Stuff for the Non-Martial Artist Bar Scenarios 2 Martial Arts Master and former bodyguard Chuck Johnson discusses self-defense for the non-martial artist. This episode continues on from episode 6 dealing with Bar scenarios. … Read entire article » How to Defeat Dudes: Useful Stuff for the Non-Martial Artist Episode 8 – Knife Defense Martial Arts master, former bodyguard and action film actor, Chuck Johnson discusses self-defense for the non-martial artist. This show focuses on knife defense. … Read entire article » Building a better modern martial art? The evolving state of the fight. by Bob Hubbard In ancient days armies met on battlefields, and warriors fought in one on one tests of skill, ability and luck. Today, modern warfare of often done from a distance, using computers, and one on one fights are uncommon, and a sign that someone screwed up. The battlefield arts of yesterday evolve into the street defense arts of today, seeking to protect you not against a charging calvary horde, but a mugger seeking easy money in a dark alley way. Modern defensive arts have evolved from their ancient fore bearers to offer a solution to that challenge. But not all fights are on the street, or even in the “real world”. Today, we face more than just the … Read entire article » If it ain’t broke ….by Dr. Ron Chapél Don’t you find it interesting how some want to “fix Parker’s Kenpo?” I’ve always felt to adopt such a position is to suggest, they are experts in all aspects of Parker’s martial knowledge, as well as how he would have liked it implemented. The sheer arrogance of such a position is obvious, and the task alone scares me as I … Read entire article » Public Service Announcement: “Stop Ninjutsu” Master Ken does his part to stop the spread of this silly martial art. Guest Starring: Kristen Rakes Bernardo Saracino … Read entire article » How to Defeat Dudes: Useful Stuff for the Non-martial Artist Episode 6: Bar Scenarios 1 Martial Arts Master, and former bodyguard Chuck Johnson discusses self-defense for the non-martial artist. This episode focuses on possible bar confrontation scenarios … Read entire article » “Webifying” your Business for the Martial Arts Industry By Bob Hubbard Ok, so you have a website. It’s live, it’s open for business but, now what do you do? One of the hardest things about having a website, is always getting it noticed and used. You will hear people talking about “search engines” and “directories” and a ton of geeky jargon, but what can you do to make your site more visible and get more visitors? Several things in fact, that don’t require a PHD in computers to understand or do. One of the fallacies is that a search engine listing is all you need. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to GoDaddy (one of the leading domain name registrars) over a million new web … Read entire article » Motion-Kenpo versus SubLevel Four Kenpo by Dr. Ron Chapél Excerpts from the Diary of a Mad Kenpo Scientist™ A SubLevel Four Self-Defense technique is uniquely different from Motion-Kenpo. A technique in Motion-Kenpo is, among other things, primarily a study of the effective use of “motion” in a combat scenario. Every hypothesis or technique theme is based and predicated on “motion.” Additionally, It does not explore in many cases hands on application … Read entire article » How to Defeat Dudes: Useful Stuff for the Non-martial Artist Episode 5: Both Side Wrist Grabs Martial Arts Master and former Tokyo bodyguard Chuck Johnson discusses self-defense for the non-martial artist. This show focuses on escaping from a two-handed wrist grab. … Read entire article » KABUMEI — The Art of the Sharpened Grenade A documentary detailing modern practitioners in the ancient art of fighting with explosives. … Read entire article » Proper Breathing By Bob Hubbard The idea of a guide to breathing seems rather strange to some. After all, we all do it automatically. But, like everything else, there is a right way to breath to maximize its benefit to you. The most common breathing uses only the top half of our lungs. This leaves the bottom portion unused and tends to hinder the fullest absorption of oxygen due to the retention of stale air. This stale air and poor use … Read entire article » 3 Phases by Dr. Ron Chapél These are Mr. Parker’s quotes on the Three Phases Concept of Learning and the ever present over worked and misunderstood “what if.” … Read entire article » How to Defeat Dudes: Useful Stuff for the Non-Martial Artist Episode 4: Opposite Side Wrist Grab This episode was originally intended to be episode 2, but needed more editing work, so I had to release it a bit later. If you don’t get the humor, check out episode 1. Hope you enjoy it! Martial arts master, and former celebrity bodyguard Chuck Johnson discusses self-defense for the non-martial artist. This episode deals with the opposite side wrist grab. … Read entire article » A Cool Trick for the Rear Naked Choke – Stephan Kesting … Read entire article » Enter The Dojo, Episode 9: “The Hurticane” Master Ken teaches his students the most dangerous technique since the “Kill Face”. It is known as…the Hurticane. … Read entire article » Spicing up your Kids Classes By Bob Hubbard Kids are the life blood of many schools. Attracting and keeping them can be a crucial step towards the long term success of your school. Each child can be worth over $2,000 each annually (from tuition, event and merchandise) to your bottom line, and can be a return customer for over a decade if treated right. Kids join for many reasons: self confidence, protection from bullies, they thought it was cool because they saw a movie … Read entire article » Modern or Traditional? – Dr. Ron Chapél There lies much confusion among modern martial artists regarding the diverse training available to practitioners. Most have never actually experienced the “other side of the coin,” of true traditional training and its long-term benefits over ancillary conceptual business-first arts. The “Old School” American martial Artist of the fifties and sixties most likely would have landed in a traditional art in a YMCA Club, on a University Campus, or public recreation center for little money. Most would … Read entire article » We are still looking for more columnists. If you're interested in contributing, please let me know.