The Fox Within

Some Native American tribes consider the appearance of wilderness creatures at certain points in one’s life a ‘spiritual event,’ portending something of the immediate future of the observer(s). So it was a curious moment when on the eve of a promotional ceremony, a...

CLOAKED

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA #29 in a continuing series— 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999 Weeks prior, Scott and Dharman had met in a threesome with a green belt named Paul. It was a Friday afternoon. After Paul and Scott had been paired for...

HAYASHI SHIFU ON ‘KATA AND BUNKAI’

                (Early 1970’s, Bank Street Dojo, photo of Shifu Goedecke) Further Thoughts on Kata and Bunkai Chris Goedecke, 2014 (Shifu Hayashi adds to Professor Robert Arnold’s earlier post): In the general is concealed the specific. In the specific is...

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