*Author’s note: I realize that the people who will get this without traipsing across the Interwebs are legit martial arts players: average Joes and Janes who train in certified dojos. So, for the sake of you NOOBS, I will give a short explanation. “No-touch” martial arts are practiced by those who believe they can summon, at will, their own “chi energy” and use it to throw people, block punches, knock people down, and otherwise control others (see below video).Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: Always Gonna Lift You Up (Never Gonna Give You Up Parody. Ha ha! I Rick Rolled You!)”
Of all the tenets of life, the martial arts has the most preposterous amount of life-altering sayings and philosophies. There are thousands of years, and masters, from whom we’ve derived myriad high-falutin’ ideologies that can, and do, change your life for the better and actually SUCCEED like Chuck Norris, who apparently succeeds without even trying.Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: How to Succeed at Life- The Martial Arts Edition.”
Have you ever noticed that when practicing a technique the left side doesn’t necessarily follow suit with the right? It becomes all awkward, like a newborn babe who has never kicked anyone, ever. My body, like yours, needs to GET. ITSELF. TOGETHER. Especially, my feet. That left foot of mine, is insanely…uncoordinated. And that’s putting it MILDLY. I’ve caught onto it’s wily ways and have decided to shame it into subservience with…a poem. Because, the best insults are the most well-crafted as our brother Willy Shakespeare shows in his plays. So, please, if you like the poem and want to tell your left to step off and get back in line, by all means, read this out loud to it.Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: Ode to My Left Foot- Evil Twin of The Right One.”
According to the Internet, there are 3.42 million martial artists in the United States, and 327.16 million people living here in the US. With some rather dubious math I’ve concluded there is 1 martial artist per 95 people. With those numbers, it’s likely you know a martial artist or two. Martial artists are “special” and it takes a certain kind of perspicacity to make friends with them. They are not into normal things like bacon memes and “hold my beer” moments, rather they’re into somewhat obscure Eastern philosophies and how to maim people for jocularity’s sake. They can be kind of weird and hard to get to know if you lack the knowledge and skills on how to befriend your friendly neighborhood karate expert. Well, once again, The Modern Kunoichi has come to your rescue. This how-to list I’ve compiled will help you, John, or Jane, Q. Public both understand what interests these types, and how to befriend them.Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: How to Make Friends with a Martial Artist”
AAAaaaaand I’m BACK! I took a bit of a hiatus because Christmas snuck up on me like merrily clad ninja then it was GO! GO! GO! for like 2.5 weeks. That’s all over now. So, it’s back to Monday’s Martial Madness for me, and you.
Today I’m offering a very unequivocally punctilious (ha ha, made you look up words!) list of New Year’s Resolutions that every martial artist should make. This list will insure that you are the best martial artist you can be for the coming year.Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: New Year’s Resolutions for the Martial Artist”
Dear Reader, You are about to embark on a non-sensical journey of wonder. You’re probably gonna wonder about this little ditty. Why in the world would anyone do this on PURPOSE. While it is possible to get injured practicing a martial art, it doesn’t happen this fast or intensely. Rather, this is an imaginative a retelling of many injuries collected by many martial artists over the past century condensed into 12 days. Because Christmas, and madness.Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: The 12 Days of Martial Arts 🎄”
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Gurg learned that he could stop his neighbor, Brob, from taking his portion of mammoth by hitting him with a stick just below the eyes. Somewhere else, some other prehistoric dude found poking Zur in the eyeball helped him impress the local prehistoric babes. Since then, humans have found numerous ways to hit, kick, maim and otherwise kill each other. Some have organized their techniques into whole systems. Some of these you may know: kung fu, karate, tae kwan do, and that barbaric sport pigeon-do. Never heard of pigeon-do? It’s by far the deadliest martial art known to man, even worse than krav maga.Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: How to Make a Martial Art Out of ANYTHING”