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Does the Movie Industry Have Responsibilities

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) For a movie or book or other entertainment production to be good it often means it should at least come close to reality with a good dose of license toward fiction to, “Entertain.”...Show More Summary

The Survival Instinct (Maslow’s Needs)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Survival: the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of conflict and/or violence (an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances). Security: theShow More Summary

Challenging the Status Quo

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Status quo, often in martial arts directed toward a specific style, a specific dojo and a specific sensei, sempai and kohai as to the doctrine of the style as well as that of the dojo and sensei. Show More Summary

Striking Opportunity

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In some karate circles there are these terse teachings of the ken-po goku-i and one of those meme’s is, “The Time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself.” Good advice...Show More Summary

OFF TOPIC: In a Nutshell

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) What is missing in modern society and the cause of all this mess is this, “We are not in a state where everything is important and nothing is taken for granted and the world...Show More Summary

Possibilities in the Dojo

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) As sensei we encounter many different people all seeking something, often that something being self-fense through the building up of confidence, experience and a certain philosophical belief system toward their own betterment, improvement and abilities. Show More Summary

Power -n- Force -n- Energy

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Often used together and actually one cannot be achieved without the other, i.e., to apply force you need to generate adequate power and power requires energy. You generate power and apply force... Show More Summary

The Brain on Stress

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The brain requires around two-tenths of a second just to understand simple visual stimuli, and another two-tenths of a second to command muscle to react. Reaction times have been studied and show that men have faster reaction times the women, athletes faster than non-athletes. Show More Summary

Stress

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Stress is your body's physical and emotional response when it thinks you're about to die. It is said at times that a person can experience good stress and bad stress but in reality stress no matter how you label it is not good - not even a little good. Show More Summary

If You're Still Breathing

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Then you keep fighting! A meme that carries more meaning than appears on the surface reading. We in the martial arts communities all know the importance of breathing for aShow More Summary

OFF TOPIC: Consequences, It is About Consequences!

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In our world almost nothing has lasting consequences, so everyone can blunder through life in a kind of daze, a selfish self-serving individualistic daze. You don’t have to...Show More Summary

Responsibility

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) What has happened to our sense of responsibility? One of those traits I find most beneficial in karate and martial arts especially toward fense is that we all have to assume responsibility to that training and practice but most of all toward our application of it in life and fense. Show More Summary

The Future by Wim Demeere

Another relevant and important statement on the state of current affairs. In my mind I see that when a clan, a tribe and society lose sight of its direction and find themselves without a social clan, tribe, social cohesive family oriented way they tend to lost it, we are losing it rapidly and what Mr. Show More Summary

Take a Breath by Rory Miller

With all the hoopla and emotional driven behavior of late it was refreshing to be reminded to ground ourselves in reality and logic and this is what I get from Mr. Miller’s blog post as follows: READ IT HERE

Making Connections

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a recent article an Isshinryu practitioner made a connection from an Isshinryu kata to Aikido. I have come to understand a certain perspective about such connections because...Show More Summary

Bogu of Okinawa Karate Kumite

Click for Larger Readable View Read the Rest by going HERE Andreas Quast Sensei has been hitting the ball out of the park recently and this article is one home run! Thanks!

Our Heritage of Karate

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) When I think of karate and the way some gravitate toward some sort of connection to its past, its heritage, I tend to think that we are becoming so enamored to the past we forget the future. Show More Summary

Static Interaction in Karate

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a recent, new blog to read for me, posting the blogger mentions words that best express how karate was and often is taught especially in regard to defense/offense. The use...Show More Summary

The Transition of Traditional

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The old guard is always, so it seems, expressing the value of traditional martial arts but the issue that seems to bother me is that traditional or classical like everything changes. Show More Summary

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