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What is a Brain Jockey?

Q. What is a brain jockey? A. A brain jockey is a yogi without all the unscientific beliefs and excess cultural baggage of Hinduism and...

What is a Martial Arts Master?

Nobody in particular. A master is a proficient person at something, a tennis player who can calculate the angle and speed of a backhand...

What does Chi/Ki Feel Like?

Take a wooden stick, something about an inch thick. Support both ends with something solid like two tables, and make a knife hand fingers...

Homero Navas ~2017 5th Dan Aikido

Today I received the devastating news from Sensei David Halprin; that Sensei Homero Navas had passed away on New Year's eve in Phoenix,...

My Tameshigiri - An Analysis

I grabbed stills from my tameshigiri practice; a few hundred of them are on the Flickr album below. The pictures are from key moments...

Set Jee & Quicksteps in the dojo

This is the first set of Siljun Dobup: Set Jee, the Earth Set. And my favorite exercise: Quicksteps. This Kendo / Kumdo exercise is the...

My Tameshigiri

This is a compilation of my "good cuts" from our latest Siljun Dobup retreat, I wanted to share it with you all. I subscribe to ichi...

Erich Fromm says...

“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who...

Siljun Dobup | Free Practice

I had a lot of free time today so I felt like doing this. I like it because I do not know what I will be doing next. I just go from one...

Bruce Lee | Note from the past

"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not...

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