Is this Wonder Woman meme “empowering” – or not . . . ?

posted in: Empowerment, Movies, Women | 3

“This look is elegant and dangerous, which is pretty much the ultimate display of girl power”, writes Delaney Strunk.

I think:
– Elegant – for sure.
– Ultimate display of girl power – what?!
– Dangerous? Maybe – but to me it looks more dangerous for the women themselves, than for any potential villain . . .

But is this fair . . . ?

Are “spiritually meaningful” martial arts better than combat arts?

posted in: Self development | 27

“Budō Inochi” reader Jamie writes (via the brilliant Google + Martial Arts Forums): “What is the difference between Martial Arts and hand-to-hand combat such as Krav Maga)? I sense a Martial Art to have a meaningful/spiritual purpose? Whereas, Krav Maga is a practical function and if there is anything spiritual it would be the resolve of the practitioner.

 I am considering studying true/real Martial Arts for several reasons […]”

Can you learn to apply “martial arts principles” without training in a martial art?

posted in: Aiki, Leadership | 8

Anyone serious about martial arts will tell you that their practice has transformed them over time.
We often wish that more other people could share in these benefits.
But many people don’t want to learn martial arts!
However, in true Aikido style, sensei Quentin Cooke wants to blend with (not fight!) this fact and turn it around – in his mission to introduce the principles of Aikido to non-martial artists . . .

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