All of Her Art

All of Her Art

All of Her Art I kept asking, and I didn’t get an answer, yet I did. It happens now and again where I get introduced to a person with the phrase, “This is (insert name), they do karate too.”  It is to natural make that kind of an introduction; it makes for a smooth transition,…

Handling Home Invasions, Part 1 of 2

Handling Home Invasions, Part 1 of 2

Handling Home Invasions, Part 1 of 2 By Lawrence Kane Residential burglars tend to operate during the day when homeowners are off at work, whereas home invasion robbers most often work at night or on weekends when you’re home. Automatically the danger goes up because your home is the equivalent of a secondary location. Intentionally…

Avoiding Workplace Violence

Avoiding Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence By Lawrance Kane According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 18,000 people a week are victimized by some sort of workplace violence in the United States. In fact, although industrial accidents abound, homicide is actually the leading cause of death among female workers and the second leading cause of death…

Mindful Of Our Role

Mindful Of Our Role

Mindful Of Our Role Years ago I dislocated, and severely so, several toes on my left foot. Of course, the first and most reasonable assumption is that it happened in the martial arts. Well, the way it happened was I jumped from the 100 level of the now demolished Kingdom in Seattle during the Rolling…

The Lollipops of Martial Arts

The Lollipops of Martial Arts

The Lollipops of Martial Arts Recently I was training with an old friend I’ve known him for probably 30 years. As we practiced a kata from the Goju-ryu karate syllabus, Sanseiryu, he didn’t jump in the air when the kata called for a jump front kick, he simply threw a front kick. When we got done…