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One mind, One heart: Going Beyond Toughness

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One mind, One heart: Going Beyond Toughness

Most learn martial arts to become tougher or be the “last one standing”.  Yet the value derived from several years of training, rarely has little to do with fighting.  I recall meeting a 21-year old student who trained over 15 years in martial arts. She had a strong posture and firm handshake standing at 5’10”. As I engaged in a conversation with her about martial arts, she postured as a “drill sergeant” and exalted about her “advanced level”.  Great to be self confident, but I was pondering...

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Self-defense for Beginners

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Self-defense for Beginners

Your path in the martial arts starts with ‘self-defense’.  Self-defense reduces to the simple concept of getting yourself out of a ‘dangerous’ situation.  It is a simple idea – not an easy exercise.  Most people feel he or she will eventually get around to ‘finding the time to take a class’ or suggest to themselves ‘they never needed to defend themselves so far’.  Unfortunately, both views assume a ‘known’ future.  Somewhere there is a theory –  ‘There will be time to take a self-defense course prior to becoming a victim’. In truth,...

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Intelligent Mindful Action

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Intelligent Mindful Action

  This secret sword, when used properly, represents “intelligent mindful action”- wisdom as a result of both “knowledge and experience”.   There are times when you have studied something so well, you understand all the details.  Some people call this “book smart” – if you are in an academic setting, “learned“. Alternatively, there are times you exhibit much experience on a subject, although you may not have structured education.  Some people refer to this as “years of...

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The Ninja in 2013: Rise of the Golden Phoenix

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The Ninja in 2013: Rise of the Golden Phoenix

  The following article highlights an “inconvenient truth” about the current age of martial arts. The martial arts epitomizes the basic stages of development – initiation, growth and development, proficiency, mastery, and ultimately….wisdom.  So, why do so many martial arts training programs and subsequently their students fall short of mastery? Consider the last 10 years, reality TV promoters advertise Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) matches that poise two fighters against each other in a pit –...

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