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...

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA

PART 2 IN A CONTINUING SERIES I taught four hundred and twenty classes over an eighty-four day period beginning January 13, 1999. During that time, I engaged slightly over three hundred students a week. Seventy-five percent of the nation’s professional martial arts’...

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;...

ALL CHOKED UP By Christopher J. Goedecke The point of these blogs is to present the many facets of training that compose the great martial mosaic. In our dojo, conversations can be as broad as the dimensions of physical training. Because there are many conceptual...

Of Swordsmen And Rat Catchers

A Retelling By Christopher J. Goedecke (This story was originally entitled The Wonderful Art of a Cat. It was written to describe the importance of spiritual elements within the Martial Arts. The original author was Ito‑Tenzen‑Tadanari, the eldest son of Ono Jiroemon...

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