Have you ever wondered, when you are amidst a festive crowd like this, “what socks are these people wearing?” i know. i know. We are quite “different”. No, we are not looking at “Socks” companies, nor were we looking at “Travel Adapters” companies when we posted about Old Gold here. i was making a point. […]


To master a blade is for the blade to become part of oneself. Not a mere physical extension of one’s arm, increasing its range and therefore deadliness but an extension of the mind where the blade moves before you think and you ponder if you are controlling the blade or is the blade guiding you. […]


Even the world’s greatest talents fail. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA7G7AV-LT8 Now […]

Overdo First

Mastering a skill takes a significant amount of time. Your force, structure, angle, sensitivity all takes countless practice before you are able to fully control and understand your opponent. And one of the ways to start practicing and get your level of understanding up is to overdo your techniques first. This way, you can quickly […]