SPIRIT BLADE

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA (#13 in a continuing series of 84 days in the teaching life of a sensei) Because the curious mind is a growing, thirsting mind I encourage Dharman to ask questions. “If you are going to be my apprentice you must ask me questions.”   Darren dives...

A TEACHER AND A STUDENT FIND EACH OTHER CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA (#10 in a continuing series – 84 days in the teaching life of a sensei) It is 11:25 a.m. on a sunny, Tuesday, January 12th 1999. Dharman, the name I have affectionately given the young university...

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...

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