The common interpretation of the phrase according to the New York Times and urban dictionary and dictionary.com is about living up to a stereotypical image of masculinity. There are other meanings ...
We do get the usual leaving patterns: after a few sessions, after six month, after a few years, and after getting shodan. While we, as instructors, can guess why this is happening, I am looking for ...
Say I went to a dojo (or gym or whatever the place where you train is called) and watched a class. How would I objectively judge whether or not the teacher was proficient at his martial art? What do ...
I am living in Osaka right now and am interested in learning Yoshinkan Aikido. I could not find a dojo so I need your help.
In my dojo for karate I can seperate the black belts in to two individual groups. One group knows what they're doing, and one other group doesn't. I was able to tell this from various occasions. One ...
I am considering joining a certain dojo but have some doubts. I practised before shito-ryu for a year, and I am starting again. I am about to join a dojo, and the following are the pros and cons: ...
My girlfriend has expressed interest in learning one of the martial arts I practice with me, but when she has come to a class she has been very self-concious about being new and inexperienced (I've ...
I was doing some surfing today and noticed a few mentions of lineage when considering a given school/dojo. The people asking about lineage of a given school seemed to feel that if the instructor(s) ...
Most schools do not allow discussions about current political events/people and current religious events/people as a matter of fact: things can get ugly if people can't keep their opinions in check. ...
I practice Taekwondo regularly with the club at my university. There are three main instructors, one 3rd dan and two 1st dan (my belt level). The club has a lot of black belts of varying degrees who ...
What are the benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within the cadre of a western (aka based in the UK) Aikido dojo? I am interested in personal experience (not opinions) as to whether ...
I took Shidokan for several years, and was very happy with my dojo and my sensei. I recently had to move for work, and I know from experience that these are two of the most important parts of your ...