Goju-Shorei Weapons System

Nashville’s KSA Martial Academy offers Tennessee residents the Goju-Shorei Weapons System. This system is based on the use of easily accessible weapons, such as the cane, flashlight, and knife and is under the direction of Nashville Grand Master, Katherine Wieczerza. KSA Martial Academy’s Goju-Shorei Weapons System is about using common Read More


Put yourself in my shoes. We are often invited to take a mile-long walk in shoes that aren’t our own — maybe during an argument, maybe in the midst of a discussion or explanation, but always during matters of perspective. And that is the key. Perspective. Everyone’s is different, and, Read More


By their very nature, words are specific. Some may have several meanings, different connotations, and minor shifts in feel depending on the context of their use, but, for the most part, “Table” never means “Chair” or vice versa. However, these are only words. If I live in a house occupied Read More

Aikido Nashville

KSA Martial Academy provides Aikido to Nashville, Tennessee residents. This is a non-violent, proactive martial art and a means of self-cultivation. Aikido was created by Morehei Ueshiba and focuses on returning Harmony to a situation where there is conflict. It employs break-falls, locks, pins, throws, and take-downs; however, Nashville Aikido Read More

Self Defense for Women – Why it’s so Important

Women in the United States are often victims of crimes of opportunity and in the past few years there has been an increase in women enrolling in self defense classes. While often the thought process is ‘it’ll never happen to me’, there is a very real need to be prepared for such a Read More

Nashville Martial Arts – KSA Martial Academy

Our curriculum was created, is run and supervised by a core group of Martial Artists, Grand Master Katherine Wieczerza and Cat Fitzgerald Sensei – each with over 30 years of Martial Arts experience and over 25 years of teaching experience. Only experienced, Certified Instructors lead class. We offer traditional and Read More

How Big Is Your “But?”

Is your BUT too big? Billy slammed his hand into the board again. It still wouldn’t break. His eyes, face and hand were the same crimson colour. Between expectations, frustrations, and impact, Billy’s mind, spirit, and body were all taking a beating. We all relate to this situation, whether through Read More

Actions and Paths Toward Conflict Resolution

Driving down the highway with my wife… I was no more right than I was wrong – when has that ever averted my adhering to my position, though – we found ourselves at a junction: Do we argue and go down that path, or Do, in Japanese? I like that, Do Read More