Adventures of an Amateur Hoplologist

Japanese Girlfriend: “Hey, there’s a karate tournament this weekend!” *hands me a paper* Me: Oh, let’s see…  This guy does Shorin-ryu, this guy does Goju-ryu, this guy does Shorin, Shorin, Goju… No, he does Uechi-ryu… Japanese Girlfriend: “I thought you couldn’t read Japanese?” Me: I can’t.  I can tell what style they practice by how […]

Kung fu vs. Jiu-Jitsu (sic)

I don’t care what you have to say about how it translates to “real combat” (like you’d know). I’d still rather spend my time learning how to do this: …than learning how to do this: