Choosing the right Origami paper

The right origami Paper For mastering any origami model it is essential to be able to fold the model many times, so the kind of origami paper chosen will be important for the successful development of the project piece, although the paper used for a sketch can be a low cost paper, which can be […]


The art of Capoeira

Capoeira is considered a Brazilian martial art form that involves movement, music, and elements of practical philosophy. It is a dialog between players, and one experiences the essence of capoeira by “playing” a physical game called jogo de capoeira (game of capoeira) or simply jogo.     Etimology The most widely accepted origin of the […]


Papers for drawing with charcoal

The most suitable papers for drawing with charcoal are the rugged papers, because the irregularities on the paper retain the charcoal (carbon) particles, on the other hand, on smooth papers the charcoal stroke is hardly noticeable. The rougher the paper is, the darker the strokes, since the amount of charcoal retained in the sheet will […]


The art of Karate

The karate is a martial art developed on Japan, which is now practiced on exhibition events, on sport competitions , on combat tournements, or just as self-defense training and it places emphasis on the integral self-development of the practicioner. Etimology Karate word if formed by two Japanese words kara which means “empty”, te which means […]


Origami paper qualities

Creating origami art takes more than perfecting folding techniques; it also takes vision and an important part of the process is select the right paper for you model. Although there are many hand paper makers around, most of them have other purposes and other types of customers in mind. This is why many origami artists […]


Charcoal Modalities

The charcoal as a medium for drawing is sold in different thicknesses, from the bar with just 2 millimeters in diameter to nearly 2 centimeters in diameter, and its price depends of its thickness and quality, which depends on selecting the best branches, to be as straight as possible, without knots and with a good […]


The art of Taekwondo

The martial art of Teakwondo, literally meaning “art of hand and foot fighting”, is more that two thousand years old. It is considered a self-defense martial art developed in Korea. Etimology The word taekwondo is formed of three Korean words tae which means “hand”, kwon which means “foot” and do which means “art” and it […]


Pop-up Structures

What is a pop-up mechanism? Technically, a pop-up is some subset of possible devices that occur in books or cards that can be moved separately from the page itself automatically when the book page or card is open. A true pop-up is self-opening, being lifted by the action of the book itself, and is truly […]


The art of KungFu (WuShu)

Wushu, which is commonly known as KungFu in foreign countries, is a name used to refer to all Chinese martial arts which are today practiced as a sport.   Etimology The word Wushu, which comes from the union of two Chinese words, Wu’ which means “war” and Sho which means “art”, is used to refer the knowledge […]


What is Makigami?

Makigami is the art of creating paper figures and sculptures by folding and cutting the paper using only the hands as tool. Etymology The word comes from the union of the Quechua (Andean language) word Maki, which means “hand”, and the Japanese word Gami which means “paper”. Origin The technique born of the need for […]