Archive for Martial Arts

When I Was Five #starwars #theforceawakens

When I was five, a toy robot changed my life. Read more

“Your camera takes such good pictures!” :-/

Ok folks, it’s time we had a talk about photography. To be accurate, this post is about how you talk to a photographer. And we’ll start with this picture I took at Karate College last week.

Hapkido @ Karate College 2012

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Red Right Ankle

There’s nothing wrong with taking a day off from karate, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be frustrating.
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Breaking With Flare

One note I have to make about this picture: it has not been modified in any way. No color correction, no Photoshop and no J.J Abrams production credits.

Breaking With Flare

Grand Master Scott Yates (8th dan, Sin Moo Hapkido) and his students put on a very destructive breaking demonstration.

This is the picture as-is from the camera (converted from RAW to JPEG in Lightroom). The lens flare is from a camera flash across from me, which went off just as I took the picture.

I took hundreds of pictures at Karate College and if I took another thousand I doubt I could ever get this effect again in real life. Capturing rare moments like this is why I love photography.

The Tactical Works of Sherlock Holmes

If you came here just looking for a review of the latest Sherlock Holmes film, I’ll make it quick … it was great. I highly recommend it. Even if you’re a fan of the books I think you’ll be pleased.

But this post isn’t a general movie review. As a video producer and martial artist I found the movie utterly fascinating. Read more

Back to the Belt: Extension

Wednesday was my first night back at Sajido for a two hour session … one hour with the beginner’s class, one hour in the advanced.

Boy do I need that beginner’s class.

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