to 2003, I was the Guide for the About.com
Martial Arts site. I'd publish a magazine-length feature article every
2 weeks and got to cover all aspects of the martial arts. Personally,
I find myself most interested in the self-defense aspects, and that's
usually what I'll post on blog.jameshom.com.
But if you're
interested in some of the old articles previously found at About.com,
here they are:
The most-requested article on the site. I think it gives a fair account
of the controversy surrounding Dux and his responses. What do I think?
Dux got screwed. Read for yourself.
I asked Amy if guys get intimidated that she's an Olympic judo player.
Amy chuckles. "Yeah, sometimes. The girls on the SJSU judo team go out
together--like to a club--and when guys find out we're on the judo team,
they're like, 'Whoa!'".
The Force Continuum
The force continuum arranges the levels of force you can use in a violent
situation into a spectrum of alternatives. Choose wisely to avoid trouble.
Yourself For Growth and Sparring
That fighting with one arm tied behind your back thing from the recent
movie Redbelt? We've done similar things too, ever since the
1980s. But that marble idea was a nice touch.
Military Martial Arts
I never got around to doing the follow-up to this article, on the then-new
USMC martial arts program. Camo belt, anybody?
That Kung Fu Grip
Yes, the title came first. But there's still some really good exercises
in this one.
Size Really Matter?
Yup, thought up the title first for this one too. And the answer is the
same: "It Depends".
Choosing a Martial Art/School
a School: The Visit
Our last segment of the Choosing a Martial Art series describes what to
look for when visiting that martial arts school for the first time.
a Martial Arts School
Choosing the right martial arts school is just as important as choosing
which martial art to study.
a Martial Art
Selecting which martial art to study is a very personal choice.
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