It was yesterday evening, during a blade class, that a student asked me a very deep question. I enjoy these very much as they free me from what I am doing into something new, weather in thought, movement or both. The questions was, “Is this movement for attack or defense?” and here is my answer.… Read More The sword and the spear
I love movement and awareness but it is all for nothing if the thoughts and feeling running through the brain and the endocrine are not out own. It is easy to follow and even easier to drift in the current. The best medicine for that is to climb on a rock in the stream and… Read More There is no self without solitude
A mans substance can be felt and though flash and pose is shiny, it is not lasting. Books to build character: Beyond Band of Brothers by Richard Winters. The Doctor and the Soul by Victor Frankl Westward the Tide by Louis L’Amour Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney Maps of meaning by Jordan Paterson The… Read More Books to build character.
Cutting something off or trying to stop a behavior usually does not work out smoothly. The reason to that is we subtract without addition and thus create a void in our, movement, thoughts and feelings One way to remove the unwanted habit or trait without creating a void is to replace it consciously with another.… Read More Avoid the Void
Simplicity is in the depth of what we do. This is a very simple thing to do but it has within it the bearing if you excuse the pun, of our own mechanism. Place yourself in the static push up position and go half way down. Start a timer and close your eyes and aim… Read More Racing against time
Training is just a tool. It is not a purpose. If your aim is to be good at training, than what is your purpose ? I was asked today how to find a purpose by a student. He asked how to get out of depression and depression is a lack of purpose. People survived and… Read More CCC for purpose
Much of the intuition and sixth sense comes from seeing and hearing and smelling things that we only somewhat acknowledge. It is not that we are asleep, it is we are conditioned to handle one thing at a time and thus we lower our high brain functions. We can easily negate this practice by working… Read More |What are we not hearing?
Here is a simple way to cover all bases. Take one movement and one time interval and do this everyday. You only have to make one choice and then you are done until tomorrow. Choose what you least want to work on and you will progress in the fastest manner. We shy from our weaknesses… Read More One a day
We are sick and injured from time to time and it is a hidden gift in reminding us of our mortality and we learn to move with and around those areas and come out of the tunnel even stronger and in better neural and mental shape. Examples: The cement mixer: torso Sit on your behind… Read More How to learn and improve from injury/illness