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...

GET, GET, GET REAL

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...

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...

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