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The Reality of “Ki!”

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Targeting

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Dojo Hierarchal Makeup

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Backyard, Home, Garden Dojo, Oh my!

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Bibliography Updated February 19th, 2015

Bibliography: MacYoung, Marc. "In the Name of Self-Defense: What It Costs. When It’s Worth It." Marc MacYoung. 2014. Goleman, Daniel. "Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition [Kindle Edition]." Bantam. January 11, 2012. Miller, Rory. Show More Summary

Martial Arts vs. Pseudo-Martial Arts

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Zen Koans - Karate Koans - Quotes

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Yin-n-Yang in Self-defense

If you are a martial artist then you have become familiar with the terms yin and yang. Lets take the yin and yang concept to help explain what some authors of books like, “In the Name of Self-Defense,” say is mostly not taught in self-defense classes, i.e., what I call the “go-no-go” concept. Show More Summary

Interesting Viewpoint on Asian Martial Arts in the U.S.

The following is a view provided toward the martial arts in general I felt worth reading so here it is: "Asian Martial Arts vs. Keeping It Real in the West"

Good Martial Arts Self-Defense

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Winter Years for us Winter Guys

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Being Sensei (Teaching, Instructing, Mentoring - Oh my!)

Reprinted into one post Teaching/Instructing Karate Caveat: This post is mine and mine alone. I the author of this blog assure you, the reader, that any of the opinions expressed here are my own and are a result of the way in which my meandering mind interprets a particular situation and or concept. Show More Summary

Chikai-no-hiji or "close in elbow"

Updated Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 11:07 hours Chikai no hiji [ ???? ] This is the name I gave to a kata I created a few years back and it brought to mind the why. It came to be a favorite technique, elbow strikes, because they were powerful and Henry Sensei liked to use them all the time when we sparred. Show More Summary

SD: Getting Real Life Experience

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What about kata?

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The Sport Specialization Debate and Why I’m Sick of Hearing About It

“When dealing with critics, always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside the context of their understanding.” -Shannon L. Alder Several years ago, during the summer swim season, a swim dad approached me and began asking me questions about my oldest daughter and her swimming. At that point, she had been a […]

Martial Art-esque Techniques

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“Self-Defense Awareness (SDA).”

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Bunkai [[???]

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Old Books to New Book

In the past years I have mentioned the iBooks I have been working on. One of my issues is the need for constant changes then I add in the results of my test, i.e., provided a group of martial artists copies of the pdf versions for review...Show More Summary

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