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...
Piercing Cloud’s Eye

Piercing Cloud’s Eye

I practice karate as a form of yoga. This was not at all my focus when I was a teenager. And I suspect not many people would even understand what it means to practice a martial discipline in this manner. So I’d like to clarify my statement. The essence of yoga is a...

Mindful Miss?

From an article by Jay Michaelson: “Lama Surya Das, the “Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation for decades. And yet, he says we’re doing it wrong. Lama Surya Das says there are other ways to meditate besides...
Shakedown: The Shiko Dachi

Shakedown: The Shiko Dachi

One thing that I have come know in my forty-six years of teaching is that you can never know definitively who is right or who is wrong about a physical art like karate in a purely academic arena. In other words, talk can be cheap and it can also be misleading. The...

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