MINDFUL MISS?

‘Mindfulness’ is trending but are we missing the bigger picture?MANY KINDS OF MEDITATION, NOT JUST ONEfrom an article by Jay Michaelson“Lama Surya Das, the "Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation...

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...

John K. from Greenwich, NY has the right idea. If you’ve got the power, why not show it! John is a long time black belt and a member of the distinguished ‘Sanchin Seven,’—a group of advanced martial art practitioners studying the internal principles of Okinawan...

THE ROLE OF A SPIRITUAL GUIDE IN THE MARTIAL ARTS

The material world that we are all so familiar seeing and touching is not all that comprises our reality. We know this to be true if we just think of the inner world of our own minds; our thoughts, desires, imaginations, memories, and intentions. We can’t ‘see’ our...

PAYING IT FORWARD

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA #37 in a continuing series (84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999)   Sunday, January 16, (continued)   Sunday, January 16 I drill the two teenage boys, Frankie and Chris, on slip-stepping and diagonal evasions. I tell...

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