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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Metacognition Principle

For those of you who follow my blogs, you’re familiar with a few of my last articles outlining some principles of kung fu.  For those of you who are new to my website, allow me to share links to the articles I’m talking about (in the order they were released): As we were created, so… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Metacognition Principle

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A Failure to Adapt: Part 2

As a martial arts instructor I meet all kinds of people, and get challenged often.  While most of these challenges are from people wanting to intellectualize something or judge someone else (i.e., me) without confrontation, they present interesting lessons on life.  A week or so ago, I shared one such story under the heading A… Continue reading A Failure to Adapt: Part 2

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Avoiding the “What If” Question: Learn to Ask Your Kung Fu Sifu Good Questions

In today's world people want instant gratification, or stimulation, . . . . .  Anyway, it leads to many kung fu sifus (i.e., teachers or instructors) getting asked, "What if. . . ." questions, like "What if someone tries to take you to the ground?" or "What if someone throws this or that type of… Continue reading Avoiding the “What If” Question: Learn to Ask Your Kung Fu Sifu Good Questions

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Finding a New Sifu (Martial Arts Instructor)

I know a local Terre Haute, Indiana business that, after its founder passed away, was run by the founder's son.  Unlike the founder of the business, the new owner had no clear ability to organize or direct the business.  He saw the business as a means to accumulate wealth - period.  What happened?  Well, after… Continue reading Finding a New Sifu (Martial Arts Instructor)