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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Metacognition Principle (Part 2)

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 (Part 2)

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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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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Flow State

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 Flow State

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They Attacked My Daughter, and There Was Nothing I Could Do!

One of the hardest things to accept as a martial artist is the reality that no matter how much one trains one cannot protect everyone they love all of the time.  To make matters worse, everyone you love will not be interested in self-defense training.  For example, my daughter was at the pre-game parties for… Continue reading They Attacked My Daughter, and There Was Nothing I Could Do!

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

If you've ever spent time learning kung fu you quickly come to realize that the movements aren't dependent on a single portion of the body and its muscles; for example, we don't throw a punch with tension, utilizing specific muscles from the shoulder and/or arm only.  It is a mindful, whole body motion that utilizes… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle

Earlier today I released a blog as an introduction into some of the principles embraced and exercised in kung fu.  (If you've not read that blog, I encourage you to do so.)  It highlighted a key component to kung fu that a practitioner taps into: the created self has an integrity to it that must… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle