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Baby Steps: About Training

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Training begins for everyone in pretty much the same place and that place must receive the appropriate type of intent and content so one can make, “Baby steps” up the ladder to achieve expertise and some day mastery. Show More Summary

Primal Conditioned Reflexes and Responses (click , whirr, actions)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Dependent more on education from sensory input along with cultural, emotional and environmental influences. This is especially and critically important in those years whenShow More Summary

The Most Dangerous Karate-ka

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) It is a bit like the story of the two year old being the most dangerous if only they had the strength to hold and shoot a firearm, the most dangerous karate-ka is the newbie. Show More Summary

Train More

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) How often have we in the dojo heard sensei say, “You need to train more,” and although you do train more progress is still seemingly stagnated to the point you are considering taking up crocheting. Show More Summary

The Value of Seminars

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In short, seminars are not teaching venue’s but rather introductions to things you should seek out in full-time teachings under the guidance of qualified experts. Seminars as introductions do a good job as long as participants do some fact checking afterward. Show More Summary

On teaching!

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) I read a really wonderful and enlightening article this morning, i.e., 08:44 hours on 10 March 2017, from Mr. Rory Miller at his blog, “Chiron.” A link is provided below and...Show More Summary

Identity

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Defined herein and from the dictionary as: the fact of being who or what a person or thing is (the characteristics determining this; (of an object) serving to establish who...Show More Summary

Hicks Law

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hick's_law https://msu.edu/~malogian/hickslaw.html In short: “Hick’s law was initially proposed in 1952 and states that the reaction time is increasing in the number of alternative reactions-stimuli. Show More Summary

Effective Practice

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) How often have you been told by Sensei; practice, practice, practice and practice your basics? There is good reason for this but often that reason is not really understood because most are told to go back and practice their basics yet rarely are they told why. Show More Summary

Why Styles Don’t Matter for Self-Defense

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In truth, as I believe; as I stated a time or two; as I have written in various articles styles are personal labels and symbols to a person’s perception and distinction asShow More Summary

You Can Lead a Horse to Water … But …

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) How many times have I heard this meme in my life? I can remember hearing it even in my pre-teen days, coming from my mother and father when they wanted to get the point across as to how stubborn I was and how that resulted in my refusals to change even the simplest and easiest of things. Show More Summary

Morality vs. Fairness: A Conundrum in Communications for Persuasion

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Let me preface this article with some quotes and a link, quotes from a blog by Scott Adams about persuasion (read the full article here http://blog.dilbert.com/post/157277690511/how-to-persuade-the-other-party...Show More Summary

Alternatives, It’s All About Alternatives

If we ignore or discard expressed alternatives we will fail, we fail to have data to analyze; we fail to develop the ability to hypothesize about the data we decide to analyze; and we then fail to synthesize new things from our hypothesis process. Show More Summary

Fear - continued

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Lets talk about fear, does that make you feel fearful? Does that make your stomach churn, your heart pick up its pace or sweat ooze out of your palms? In a nutshell fear, “Is...Show More Summary

Anger - continued

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a more terse form it is defined as, “A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.” It is not about a threat, nor hurt but rather about our perceptions of being provoked, being hurt emotionally or being threatened. Show More Summary

Optimal Student-Teacher Ratio?

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) There are many, many studies out there and most deal with the educational system that demonstrates bias due to the conditioning and education of those teachers and educators. Show More Summary

Chivalry is Dead; Long Live Chivalry

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In Japan, it is customary for the woman to walk three paces behind the man. Does this sound familiar? Is it possible that this three steps behind may have a meaning other than...Show More Summary

The Truth of Kata

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) “The masters who developed and refined kata did not want them to be sterile masterpieces, imitated forever with no creative input, nor were they designed to teach the practicalities of combat. Show More Summary

Muga no kyochi

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Ever hear the term, ‘mushin?’ How about, ‘muga mushin?’ Muga-mushin [ ???? ] is a state of mind whereby the adept martial artists is able to allow the mind, body and spirit to work in a unified manner as wholeheartedly as one. Show More Summary

Active Listening in the Dojo ?

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Active listening is the type of listening very few humans actually engage when in group communications. Most when they hear the very first perceived personal connection toShow More Summary

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