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A Typical Day

I was contemplating my daily workout to see if I am doing enough or doing too much. I am sixty-two years old and my wife got wind of my daily stuff and mentioned I may be doing way too much. 0501hours: I get up from what is often a good nights sleep, about seven or eight hours. Show More Summary

Karate as an Organism

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) “The idea that organizations are more like organisms guided the attention toward the more general issues of survival, organization-environment relations and organizationalShow More Summary

Competence and Athleticism

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a recent email from a reader he/she asked the question, “If avoidance, escape and evasion are the best defenses to conflict and violence then why bother with learning and...Show More Summary

Kata, Forms and Drills - Oh My!

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Trying to find historical accounting of kata seems daunting especially since there is little to no accounting of its origins in any definitive historical document. There are...Show More Summary

The “Art” in Martial Art

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) As I was practicing today a “Oh crap moment” occurred, it came right smack dab in the middle of an intense practice of a method or methodology with visualization. It finally occurred to me the true meaning of the term art used in martial arts. Show More Summary

Boyd’s Quiz

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Colonel Boyd would use this quiz along with an exercise that ended up creating/building a snowmobile. It is an interesting exercise and it, to me, is about thinking outside the box. Show More Summary

bodyslammed by the cops - Marc MacYoung

Why this behavior will not only get you arrested, but bodyslammed by the cops Hints (Rules) Regarding Police (the following is not an article by Marc MacYoung, its all me) Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I was raised in a time and a society that taught us to respect authority. Show More Summary

History of Principles and Methodologies

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Although these two concepts seem new and modern they are in truth ancient and historically relevant to modern times. The difference is in how they are presented and explained. Show More Summary

PRIMAL CONDITIONED RESPONSE

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I am so thoroughly enjoying an eBook that I took a moment to present some information that previously I mistakenly misunderstood as fact when in reality it was - inappropriate. Show More Summary

If Character Were the Prerequisite

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Kowakan Dojo provided a most excellent article today on, “The Waiting Game.” ( http://www.kowakan.com/the-waiting-game/#more-117 ) It reminded me that most of today’s karate and martial arts would not last very long if that were the way to enroll. Show More Summary

Gokui, Principles and the OODA

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) These three concepts of karate and martial arts regardless of the why of the discipline are all mutually beneficial not only in relation to one another but to the relationship and connectivity of their individual parts. Show More Summary

One Dimensional vs. Multi-dimensional

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I was flipping through the BB mag this weekend where I like to check on Dave Lowry's Martial Way article. This month's article is on Kuzushi, a term. It reminded me how easy it is to make the assumption that such things are defined on an initial definition but Mr. Show More Summary

On Physical Defense

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) 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, and his Discourse on Winning and Losing; so all of the following is my learning curve. Show More Summary

About Principles

Rory Miller has an awesome post today, read it here, that reminds me to say, “Although I write about fundamental principles", don’t assume that these are the only principles involved in such things like karate and martial arts because within those disciplines there are other principles involved all of us need to learn and understand. Show More Summary

Formalized Tactics

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In reading up on Sun Tzu along with references to Clausewitz there came a quote or meme that is used throughout the arts of war, formalized tactics. Formalized tactics was the conventional form of war and is still used in many places even today. Show More Summary

Modern Day Sun Tzu

Every century or so an individual steps past the status quo to "Do" something extraordinary. In ancient China it was Sun Tzu's "Art of War, " then it was a few hundred years ago that a lone Japanese Swordsman who retired to a cave and...Show More Summary

Theories (Theorist), “Swift, Silent, Deadly”, Rules, and Fighting

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Theorist: a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based; an idea used to account for a situation or justify a course of action; a supposition or a system of ideas to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained. Show More Summary

Wisdom and Enlightenment

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Wisdom: forms a quality of a person’s personality and character based on the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement. It is about having qualities of being wise. Show More Summary

Editorial - Opinionated Opinions - Lecturing - Teaching - Mentoring

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) There will be days like this and there will always be days like this but truthfully that means there will always be days like this that teach and where I learn. When I editorialize,...Show More Summary

On Kata, Drills and Technique Based Scenario Training

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Humans like patterns, it makes things easy and easy to learn but we need to understand in the art of self-defense these very training tools can lead to an inappropriate and ineffective self-defense stance in that rare event we face an adversary intent on the attack. Show More Summary

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