Martial Art Column!

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I began writing for the martial arts magazines back in 1981. I had my own column in Inside Karate during the ‘90s.








THE PARANOIDS ARE AFTER ME! — A delightful, little discourse on what insanity is…and what it isn’t.

THE UNBENDABLE DISEASE — Poetry, if you’re man enough. Go on, read it, I dare you!

APPREHENDING THE SCISSORSMAN — It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, it’s a beautiful….

A BETTER ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP — You wanna fight? I got your fight right here!

ADVENTURES IN THE WITCH HOUSE — How I broke my wife’s hand and lived to tell about it.

USING YOUR HEAD — Hard lesson is wasted on soft head.

BACK THEN WE WERE TOUGH! — Twenty miles through the snow, uphill both ways.

CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG? — There really isn’t any reason we can’t, except that I am sooo much better than you.

RANK RANK — The absolute and utter proof that I really am better than you!

ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION — Before you go celluloid, consider a couple of small things.

ILLEGAL KARATE FIGHTS — The skinny on one illegal pit fighting arena.

A BETTER KARATE KID TRAINING METHOD — Are your students whining about being tired? They won’t after you tell them this story!

MARTIAL ARTS DRUGS — This is not humorous, but a sincere horror story of modern times.

WINNING THE BATTLE…BUT LOSING THE WAR — If you use your Art you may end up losing your Art.

ODE TO THE DOJO WIDOW — Putting things in proper perspective.

KARATE SELF DEFENSE THE RIGHT WAY — A bright shiny morning, two thugs, and a fight that lasted five seconds.

AND THEN THERE IS VIOLENCE — One more reason people should learn how to kill, maim, and dismember people.

THE REAL THING — The argument for reality in training.

LAW AND ORDER — Serious look at problems in law enforcement.

LICENSE TO KILL — Want to buy a Free Beating for your favorite bully?

OG AND BOG — Want to know where the Martial Arts really came from?

LIVING, BREATHING MARTIAL ARTS WEAPONS — Better than a shotgun, more fun than a mace, the real deal when it comes to intelligent self-defense.

HOW TO FEEL SAFE — The price of freedom.

THE GOLDEN RULE — The one rule that everybody should know.

BAD GUY RULE NUMBER ONE — For True Self-Defense…start with this simple rule.

THE AL CASE MEMORIAL TROPHY — How to get the biggest trophy in the world!

BODYGUARDING 101 — A very intense lesson.

GARAGE-DO — Want to start a school? don’t wait for permission.

MARTIAL SMARTS — A good argument for being smart.

THE MEDITATING TREE SURGEON — Was he on acid? LSD? A hallucinogen?

THE PLOT THAT HAPPENED — I’ve got a great idea for a martial arts movie script!

THE SECRET OF RANK — A truth not everybody will like.

STREET POSTURES — Pose for a picture, not for a fight.

A LESSON IN MARTIAL ARTS PAIN TOLERANCE — Pain doesn’t have to be bad, does it?


THE ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE CLASS — What a person who doesn’t know anything can teach you.

MARTIAL ARTS BOWING AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS ~ The truth about Martial Arts Ettiquette.

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