Hojo Undo 101: Chishi

A number of people look at martial artists and think, ‘do you even lift, bro?’ Actually, yes, we do lift, bro. We lift asymmetrical weights and grip things and punch objects of high resistance (ie: planks of wood). Hoju undo is supplementary training, designed to improve the physique through simple, repetitive weight and resistance training. Correct…

Beloved Dojo

It is with great sadness that I announce the closure of a dojo very, very dear to my heart. Goju Ryu at Rhodes University is where I met the man I love, my dearest friends and learned a great deal about who I am, and what it is that I’m capable of. We travelled together,…

Something I wrote a while ago…

Here’s a piece I wrote after a particularly rough training session at Aikido. I thought it might be a good start to the blog. *** Of course its not fucking easy. Of course there’s pain. Your arm gets wrenched like a stubborn anchor from rocks, your head snaps back too fast, you hit the ground…