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Archive for November 2009


A winter ninja demonstrating good covert snowballing technique. There’s a new Fudebakudo cartoon in the gallery, which appears in the latest (December) edition of MAI magazine. It shines a cold light on the different snowballing styles to be found in the martial arts. Somehow, snowball fights never really worked for me when I was little. I […]

Robert W. Smith: the Master

“The world’s most secretly guarded fighting techniques” — The Boston Globe Secret Fighting Arts of the World, by John F. Gilbey ISBN 0804816085, pub. Tuttle. The book was first published in 1963. This is a 2001 edition.* Although over the years I did a lot of research for the Fudebakudo book, there is one book that was, indirectly, hugely […]