Japanese Kenjutsu (Sword Arts of Japan)

My first experience with Japanese Kenjutsu was in 1975 at the ‘All East Coast Karate Championship’. It was one of the final demonstrations and listed as the high point of the tournament. The young Karate Master jumped out on the stage with a loud shout (kiai) and...

Introduction to Self Defense and Martial Arts

The arts of self-defense and martial arts are a study in human nature. If you look at why martial arts were created, you can begin to understand the base of primal human nature. Throughout time human beings had specific needs – whether it be to eat, sleep,...

Personal Safety and Control

by Mark Davis Copyright © Boston Martial Arts, September 2002 Self-defense starts with the awareness of ones environment and awareness of the human body. The interaction of the two is a critical point to understand. When the environment changes and danger is present...