CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA

PART 3 IN A CONTINUING SERIES Welcome To My Dojo I have learned from students as many lessons as I have passed along. I owe gratitude to them for the richness, substance and sustainability of my life. We sensei of the world are just big students in teacher’s garb,...

CHRONICLES OF THE  DOKA       Eighty-Four Days In The Teaching Life Of An American Shifu In this blog I want to draw your attention to the practice of an integrated, holistic martial system by giving readers an intimate glimpse into a martial sensei’s life;...

The Rat Catcher’s Dilemma

In my last post Of Swordsmen and Rat Catchers, I retold an old world parable that circulated in Japanese martial arts schools likening the art of catching rats to swordsmanship. Shortly after, a reader sent this response. “The latest story on your blog feels...

THE GUTTER RONIN

HOW DARKNESS OVERTAKES LIGHT By Shifu Christopher J. Goedecke From the Wind School ArchivesNote: I used to make it a habit to write down events and thoughts that merited my deeper contemplations about life. Because of that habit I am able to present the flow of events...

FATAL FEMME OR FEMME FATALE?

A Woman in the Martial Arts By Annette Singer (From the Wind School Archives) Note from Shifu Christopher Goedecke: I first met Miss Singer at the College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ, in the early 1980’s when she enrolled in my college self-defense course. She was a tall,...

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