S7: Three Battles—Seven Powers

Martial Arts for the Spiritually Aspiring StudentAn important distinction can be made in marital arts between those who only desire physical skills for combating their opponents and those who wish to take their study into the interior or hidden realms of the psychic,...

PLAY, FIGHT, KILL

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#36 in a continuing series 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999Sunday, January 16, 1999 Susan cancels her son’s ten o’clock class. “John’s sick.” Next up, Frankie and Chris at 11:00. Both teens are brown belts, sankyus....

Filling One’s Cup

Tian Zhua Celebrates 25 years as Yudansha On Saturday, October 15, 2016, eight senior Isshin Kempo yudansha sat around a traditional Chinese tea house table in Boonton at Sinofilia, for a two-hour, ritual tea guided by the gently entrancing, Feng Xiao, to celebrate...

Back (kick) To The Future

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#35 in a continuing series(84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999) I have a devoted teaching staff. Fifteen years ago, in the 1980’s, I could singlehandedly teach a class with as many as fifty-five children. That was the limit...

Imagination: A Teaching Tool

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#32 in a continuing series— 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999) As Steve prepares to go, Paul emerges from the waiting room. Both men are musicians. Paul plays blues guitar. Steve is a passionate jazz pianist. I introduce...

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