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OODA Self-Defense (Karate/Martial Arts)

Hey, don’t assume this stuff is written in concrete because this is simply me trying to gain perspective and understanding to the Boyd OODA loop, patterns of conflict, so all of the following is my learning curve. Take it for what it is, an attempt at understanding. Show More Summary

Maintaining a Cultural Connection

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) When trying to keep culture alive, we usually talk about the things we as individuals, or communities, deem worthy of keeping alive. This doesn’t necessarily mean keeping every aspect of our cultural past alive – just those things that work in harmony with the new times or environment. Show More Summary

Teacher vs. Instructor vs. Sensei

I am going to go way out on a limb, further than I normally tend to do. I see the label for one who is trying to transmit knowledge, understanding and experiences on to others in three ways, i.e., they tend to teach or they tend to instruct or they tend to do the Sensei thing. Show More Summary

Did He Really Have the Skills

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Long ago on an island in the China Seas there was the master who created a new system of Ti. He was sought after to teach the American occupiers not so long after the World War ended. Show More Summary

The MAO-A Gene (The Warrior Gene)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Yes, as I write the next sentence I fully and completely realize the reference is from a dramatized entertainment view of a certain type of person. In a recent replay of aShow More Summary

The Physics of Karate - Blatant Tom Foolery

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I came across an old article on the physics of karate posted, copied article, to a blog. I wrote an article on that article, yes I wrote that, but when I read through it I came across this quote that literally made me cough up and spew forth my morning coffee. Show More Summary

The Physics of Karate

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Victor Smith Sensei recently published an old article on his blog about the physics of karate. The title goes on to say, “A close examination of how the karate expert can break...Show More Summary

Mind-Matrix

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I intend to use this term or phrase to represent and symbolize our mind-set, our mind-states (state of mind), and the muto-dimensional aspect of such things in our existence...Show More Summary

The Human Cortex

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) It is a powerful perceiving and planning part of our brain and is organized by stacking six neurons on tope of one another and clustering these piles - or the, “Cortical Columns” - like an interconnected honeycomb. Show More Summary

Mind-State (Mind-Matrix) Memory

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) “Memory, as I have written about before, is not like a photocopy machine. When we retrieve memory, what we are recalling may not be accurate. Retrieval activates a neural net profile similar to, but not identical with, the one created at the time of encoding. Show More Summary

The Hippocampus (Direct Quotations from Text)

The left side works with facts; the right side works self-related episodic memory. The Hippo works closely with the other limbic systems such as the amygdala, to couple the details of an experience with the emotional tone and meaning of the event. Show More Summary

Crime, Security (Home, Work and Personal) and High-Risk Behavior

I would refer you to the site, no nonsense self defense, by Marc MacYoung. In his article on the effectiveness of karate and martial arts toward self-defense is - enlightening to say the least. In that article he mentions that for self-defense...Show More Summary

Mortality

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The state of being subject to death; death, especially on a large scale; the state of being mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality. This is another subject...Show More Summary

Focused Attention Through Appropriate Experiences (FATAE)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In order to properly program all your procedural sub-routine/functions driven zombie like memories you have to achieve a goal of focused attention through/of appropriate experiences. Show More Summary

Motivational Drives

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) What makes us do what we do, biologically and psychologically speaking from a point of view as a laymen, a very novice one at that. It is about our mind-states, self-states...Show More Summary

The Brain (The Cortex), The Hexagram and Karate (Ken-po Goku-i)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The cortex six layers; the six layers of the hexagram; the six layers of karate. Karate's Six: lower three is Shin-go-tai. Upper three is Shu-ha-ri. Cortex Six: 6, 5, &4 are the upper layer; 1, 2, & 3 are the lower layer. Show More Summary

Self-Obsession vs. Enlightened Humbleness

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Today, Clarke Sensei wrote a great article and the following paragraph/quote just hit me like Michael Clarke had a direct line to how the modern world of karate is and has been for decades. Show More Summary

The Fence of Defense

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) How many times have you heard this one, fence of defense or fence of self-defense? I have read it many times in materials about self-defense especially the book by Marc MacYoung, In the Name of Self-Defense. Show More Summary

Good Luck - Bad Luck

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) First, you learn about good luck, then you learn about bad luck. Then you learn to Integrate it, then you just have, "Luck!" Kinda like karate and martial arts, eh! Luck covers...Show More Summary

Multiple Methodologies

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) This is about self-defense. I say self-defense because fighting, except as applied in sports, is illegal and combatives, although a great sound bite to attract customers, is...Show More Summary

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