Out Of Earth’s Temple, Into The Fire!

Generating creative sparks in 2019 Welcome to our new website, a little sleeker and more tech savvy. Never before do we need surefootedness in our individual journeys as we navigate into a volatile future, promising as long as we stay positive. The martial arts have...
NEIHANCHI: A Half Century Musing on the Kata of Okinawa

NEIHANCHI: A Half Century Musing on the Kata of Okinawa

I do not speak Okinawan, Japanese or Chinese but I am very fluent in a certain kind of foreign language—KATA, specifically the dialect of the physical movement patterns of Okinawan Karate. I have been speaking this language for fifty years and teaching others how to...
The  Other Way of Sanchin

The Other Way of Sanchin

Many karate systems teach the Sanchin kata as an external training method to strength-condition practitioners with a series of breath-controlled tensions. This mainstream understanding is a viable but topical explanation missing some of Sanchin’s other, more...
The Eight Levels of Meditation

The Eight Levels of Meditation

The real power of martial arts lies in linking one’s physical training to one’s meditation practices. Both adepts and neophytes alike, who practice various breathing and concentration exercises, will receive encouraging results for their efforts. Read...

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