There are two questions everyone needs to ask about any martial art — "does it work on the street?" and "does it work on the catwalk?" This video suggests that the answer to the second one, for Shaolin kung fu, is a resounding "yes." I think there might also be a lesson here about [...]
Archive for October 2007
Photo sent in by Matt, who also folded it If you ever find yourself in a pinch with only a sheet of paper between yourself and your enemies, knowing a skill such as shuriken-folding could well save your bacon. So here's a link explaining How to Fold a Shuriken. Of course Fudebakudo has this to say [...]
There are many ways to fold a hakama (that's the pleated skirt-like thing worn when practicing arts like aikido and kendo). The important thing is that it is done at the end of a class, and that it is done intricately, so that by the time you've finished folding it everyone else has finished putting [...]
Normally, of course, ninja bears practice secretly. In the woods. So this is rare footage. Or pawage.
Exploding Pen is about to migrate to a different webserver. This may result in an interruption to our otherwise reliable, unflappable service. If you feel a tremor in the Force during your training, that's what it was. Sometime in the next week, we should clunk and bump onto the new machine. Etin, CFO of the [...]