Each week I take my son on a field trip. We explore the gardens and fields and find new and old friends to play with. This week, he wanted to play with the pigeons so we went through the process of hunting together. He attempted to run at them and catch them at first with… Read More The education of a young man
How can we survive an attack and work through it ? We begin by not helping the attacker by resisting and standing in the path of the attack. We continue by simply breathing and moving with the attacker to note where they are open and add movement there to avoid harm to ourselves and loved… Read More Let the attacker fall
We try to answer a question with an answer. That is limiting. Answer with an answer and a question put together:) Move forward and back, side and side. All at the same time. Don’t be like water. Be human!
Moving into the attack with softness means you do not meet force with force but force with movement. Trying to take the attack on our frame exposes ups to cuts, stabs and control. Adding to the movement keeps us free. Do not limit the application to physical contact 🙂
Write your own notes 🙂 Be part of the process but not fully immersed in it.
Movies paint a picture of virtue and might. Of good and evil and of discernible visuals. Life is about energy preservation and the attacker being smarter than most movie villains seeks the most vulnerable position for the pray before attacking. After all, statistics are here for a reason and adding percentages to not getting caught… Read More FIGHT TALK
Getting real What makes a drill a reality drill and how we can improve on what we get from our training. How to breath in daily life to become better aware and conscious of our direction and freedom. Perspective – a comparison of what really matters in life with a lesson from Kibera Kenya. Be… Read More Getting real
It is by design that we strive to be our best and through that desire we reach for the stars. Some people speak of humble beginnings and my friends in Kibera are a testament of the strength of spirit. It is also by design that we strive to do so efficiently but in doing so… Read More Awkward Strength
Cardiovascular ability is quite the dirty word in many martial art schools whose worth is mostly in performance in the dojo. I agree to some extent as investing in the parts of the whole without context gives very little to advance the abilities of the practitioner. It is putting things together which brings us to… Read More Running as breath work