Victory is for those who can say “Victory is mine”. Success is for those who can begin saying “I will succeed” and say “I have succeeded” in the end. Ataturk.
Metaphysics in universe and the power of thoughts.
When one study martial arts and go beyond what we call just kicking and punching, some of us have interest in the philosophical side of it. Adding this some of the Asian mystical movies and some hearsay makes it irresistible. In our system Sayokan, we are real and scientific, no mystery, but we have our […]
Martial Arts Newbie Guide – 3
Subject: 7 – What Not To Look For Some years ago a movie came out: They Call Me Bruce! In this comedy, an Asian man made his way through a number of people who thought he was a great martial arts Master simply because he was Asian, triumphing in the end. The moral is clear […]
Martial Arts Newbie Guide – 2
Subject: 5 – How Much So how much is all this training going to cost? The short answer is: it depends. Schools are free to charge whatever they want for their instruction. How much they charge is a function of how much they think their instruction is worth, how expensive goods and services are in […]
Martial Arts Newbie Guide – 1
Subject: 2 – Introduction So you want to be the next Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Master Pan or Yabgu Nihat Yigit. Congratulations and welcome to the wide world of Martial Arts. You may be wondering what comes next. Where do you go, what do you do, and are you going to have a […]
Deception, love fraud and sociopaths.
Some people are chronic (compulsive, pathological) liars who lies about things for no apparent reason. No matter how small , big, unimportant or important they will keep doing it. For chronic liars, lying is a habit and everything is fair game. When you confront them, your relationship will worsen and take a dip diving. It […]
Martial Arts Newbie Guide
So you want to be the next Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Master Pan or Yabgu Nihat Yigit. Congratulations and welcome to the wide world of Martial Arts. You may be wondering what comes next. Where do you go, what do you do, and are you going to have a dragon branded onto your […]
Grand Tuhon Jerson “Nene” Tortal – A true spirit of a grandmaster
Grandmaster Tortal, we call him “Nene” as he is known, almost every year goes to the USA to give a series of seminars to his students. You can check the details from his web site www.dtskali.com . I become a proud student of grandmaster in 1998 in Manila while I was living in the Philippines. […]
A coach’s role in a chosen sport.
Carry out coaching sessions to pass on the knowledge of the sport, get students fit both mentally and physically to perform well, motivate them, have fun and try to win in competitions. Be a resourceful life-long guide; teach them skills that they can use throughout life. Enable them to achieve levels of knowledge and performance […]
Understanding your sport
Sayokan is a system of self defense and the way of defending oneself. In the Sayokan system, importance is not the individual technique but the application perspective. It’s not the show off of techniques but the natural application of them is important. Techniques should be natural reaction in application and should not bear too specific […]