Tagged under: INDEPTH | MARTIAL ARTS
Member and karate instructor Tim Neely explains the appeal of the martial art.
Martial arts have been an integral part of Japanese culture for centuries. Combat training was essential to the samurai, who not only sought to improve their fighting skills but also their physical and mental strength.
Martial arts thrive on legacy and tradition. One Club mother and son are intent on creating their own.
It wasn’t unusual for a parent to poke a head into the Club’s gojuryu karate class to check up on the progress of a child’s strikes and stances.
When his competitive taekwondo career ended, the Club’s newest martial arts instructor began trading blows on camera.
Chuck Johnson was still new to Tokyo when a student approached him during his English school’s welcome party. Why, the man wondered, did this new teacher look like he could fight off everyone in the room?
Former professional Thai kickboxer Jayson Vemoa discusses his journey through the “swamp” to the top of his sport.
At the back of Jayson Vemoa’s private gym, past the Simonelli espresso machine, Everlast speed punching bag and Boon boxing gloves, is a curtained-off area.