Jun 22 2015

Can You Be Obese AND A Martial Artist?

Someone recently asked me this question since I recently got into fitness but I’m also a life long martial artist. To me the question is the same as asking, can you be obese AND a personal trainer? Read more »

May 25 2015

Why Women Don’t Learn Self-Defense (But Should!)

Women’s self-defense, as we can all admit, is an important subject. But unless you are a celebrity instructor, have an amazing marketing team or wide access to women with a lot of time on their hands, chances are, you’ll have only a small-to-moderate turnout. Read more »

Aug 19 2014

Sport or Martial Art?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with practicing martial arts for sport. It’s a great way to stay in shape, and it’s definitely fun. Where else is it legal to throw someone over your shoulder? What is important to know from a critical thinking perspective is the difference between the sport side and the martial arts side. The line is fuzzy and hard to see sometimes, but with a little thought it is easy to differentiate the two. Read more »

Mar 31 2014

Arguments from Authority

Learning from authority is perhaps the way to learn when you are a child. After all, you are dependent on others for survival. Every day, you are taught by teachers and parents, and you believe that they do in fact know what they are talking about because you have considerable evidence that they are right, and well, they’re supposed to know. Read more »

Mar 03 2014

Using Critical Thinking in the Classroom

The importance of critical thinking for everyday life is difficult to overemphasize. This is especially true now, because the confluence of modern technology and the media has created a virtual explosion of knowledge accessible to practically everyone in any reasonably advanced society. Read more »