The KSAMag – September Edition is Here!

Hello and Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of KSAMag, the official newsletter of KSA Martial Academy! In this issue: Grand Master Katherine Wieczerza talks about the Cumulative nature of growth in the Martial Arts. Master Cat Fitzgerald discusses cross-training Aikido and Jeet Kune Do. Jo Wright Sensei introduces her new column: Ask KSAMA. Liz Fitzgerald Sensei writes about ways that Martial Arts Schools can really serve on the front lines of the fight against Bullying, Rape Culture, and Victimization. We are accepting Letters to the Editor, questions and requests for KSAMA Instructors, and article submissions for our upcoming issues. Please send your notes, suggestions, questions, and articles to
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Making Martial Arts History

For the most part, I believe that we are all inclined to try to blaze a new trail for others to follow. We are driven to leave our mark in the world somehow, whether through action, the written word, legend, or at least in the memories of those whose lives we touch. Of those who seek to find the new, only a handful is able to create something so meaningful that it simply cannot be ignored, categorized or forgotten. These are the luminaries of the time. The World of Martial Arts is no different in this respect. In this realm,
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Keumgang

The birth of the mountain is a violent thing. Whether it is born of flowing lava or rushing tectonics, mountains are forged under fire, pressure, and explosion. From our perspective, we see stability, peace, stalwartness, and continuity. As we stand at either foot or peak, we see stillness. We rarely sense the constant evolution, mutation, and change taking place beneath our feet. But our perspective is barely even the blink of an eye in the scheme of all things. In geological or universal terms, we have not even merited mention in our existence as a race, let alone as an
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