Recently, I was asked to comment on the resurgence of martial arts in this country. I find that difficult to answer, as the question makes assumptions that don’t quite hold water for me.
Martial Arts is big time. Has been. Will be more so. It’s not really so much a “renewed interest” as it is, for the first time, a truly mainstream interest. While everything on this planet cycles in and out and up and down, the growth of martial arts and Asian philosophy has been evenly progressive in this country, as well as in Europe and the rest of the world, ever since the movement first began. I was there. At the very beginning, with the help of the folks at Warner Brothers, I was privileged to become an evangelist for the arts. Read the rest of this entry »