Throughout history and into modern times, Japan has been an important part of the martial arts. Anyone who trains karate, judo, kendo, ju jitsu, or iaido cannot deny the importance of this region to our study. More recently, Japan has become one of the foremost arenas for mixed martial arts competition.
After the great crisis that has now developed there, the courage and honor of everyday Japanese citizens continues to inspire us. With heavy hearts we witness the ongoing tragedies that are taking place.
I'm asking all martial artists to please help by making a donation to the Salvation Army by texting the words "Japan" or "Quake" to 80888 to make an automatic $10.00 donation.
You can also donate any amount online by going to donate.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
Please give whatever you can.