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Posted on January 12, 2016

Rapid Skill Development, Rapid Injury Management

We all want to maximize the value of our time. In my years of training and travel around the world, only one time have I had to put training on hold because of injury. With limited time and a busy schedule, it is crucial to effectively manage pain and bodily damage, so we don’t deter progress […]

Posted on December 3, 2015

Using Chinese Martial Arts Herbal Trauma Formulas (Part 1)

Part 1- Introduction and Categories of Herbal Medicines **Most of the following content is provided by David Bock C.Ac. Dipl.Ac. Dipl.CH, a teacher of Wadokai Aikido (under Roy Suenaka Sensei), a Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist, NCCAOM National Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.** Editor’s Note: In this series of articles the author discusses Chinese Herbal remedies useful […]

Posted on November 19, 2015

Traditional Herbs for the Modern Fighter

In this modern day, martial artists engaging in intense training are aided by a myriad of advantages from the warriors of old.  An entirely new era has evolved, whereby a trainer must be familiar enough with their athlete to recommend a customized regimen of supplements. However, while modern times have greatly enhanced supplements for the […]

Posted on November 6, 2015

Dù Zhòng for Herniated Disk Pain

Dù Zhòng (杜仲), also known as Eucommia Bark from the Chinese Rubber Tree, is one of the most significant herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is one of the best natural remedies for herniated disk pain. Currently, this tree grows only in China, though historically it may have been more broadly distributed.  The best […]

Posted on October 19, 2015

How San Huang San Can Help Fresh Injuries

If you have a fresh injury with swelling and inflammation, or tightness, sensitivity, and reduced range of motion, San Huang Sun can help. Here’s why.