“Yī’, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā, jiǔ, shí!” “Ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, shichi, hachi, kyu, ju!” “Hanna, dul, set, net, dasot, yasot, elgob, yadol, ahop, yol!” For those of us in the martial arts, there are, I would imagine, very few of us that cannot count to ten in the language… Continue reading Fighting Words: The linguistics of martial arts.
This is a review and article that our Knight and Council member Ben Judkins has written on his blog "Kung fu Tea". He reviews three exquisite swords from new sword maker LK Chen. As always, Ben brings his scholarly perspective and insight to some fascinating objects. Enjoy: Mulan as she appreared in “New Poems and… Continue reading Ben Judkins- Mulan, the Hidden Hilt Dao and the Dragon Sparrow: LK Chen Explores the Northern Dynasties
Hello everyone once again! It has been a while since I idid anything here on the blog. But as things start to settle into our new normal, the posts shall resume! And today is a perfect day for such an event. Today is our 7 Forms Symposium, our panel discussion with experts and fellows in… Continue reading TPLA 7 Forms Symposium
Greetings everyone! May the Fourth has a special place in the heart of every Star Wars fan. This year is a special one for TPLA. As such, we have a big announcement: Terra Prime is now an official non-profit organization! When we started and until now, this project has been funded exclusively by ourselves. Ii… Continue reading May the Fourth be with you!
Greetings all! It has been quite a month thus far hasn't it? As COVID-19 rages across the world, many us are now sheltered or quarantined in place. That often means limited space for activity, especially weapon based martial arts. But fear not! There are still many things one can do to honor ones skill while… Continue reading Saber workout for quarantined saberites!
Greetings everyone! COVID-19 is in full swing here in the States. As such I have cancelled all classes requiring shared equipment or contact between participants. We have also had to postpone some of our travel plans, as is very common right now. https://youtu.be/jJDcOT6hKeM I simply cannot keep the shared equipment and gear clean enough to… Continue reading Coronavirus 2020: COVID-19 news