SURFACE AND DEPTH

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#30 in a continuing series— 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999) I continue my dialog with my young apprentice, Dharman.“Though rarely thought of in this light, the martial arts engage everyone, all the time, in the...

KATA AS MOVING MEDITATION Martial arts students often here about kata as a ‘moving meditation.’ This essay brings to light what this means in the context of Buddhist martial kata practice.    The following was an essay written by the late Buddhist Scholar, Nagaboshi...

Kata Bing, Kata Bang, Kata Boom!

Searching For The Essence Of Okinawan KataBy Shifu Christopher J. Goedecke It’s true. I’m an unabashed Joisey Boy, born and bred. I am also a long term and passionate student of Okinawan martial arts. In this first, of many blogs to come, I would like to share my...

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