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...

MINDFUL MISS?

‘Mindfulness’ is trending but are we missing the bigger picture?MANY KINDS OF MEDITATION, NOT JUST ONEfrom an article by Jay Michaelson“Lama Surya Das, the "Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation...

MOTION & MUSCLE

5 Life Lessons From The Martial Arts  by Shifu, Hayashi Tomio Here are five simple insights that I gained from my forty-four years in the martial arts. Emancipated life is a time of great freedom. You get the academic and political freedom to study and to speak out,...

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...

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