Integrating Your Martial Arts

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I recently came across this article about Chinese martial arts and how the approach should be one of integration. The article talks about three (3) different possible approaches to a situation: first the fighter (punching and kicking), second the wrestler, and third … Continued

Address to the Haggis

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Today, January 25th, is the birthday of Robert Burns, Poet Laureate of Scotland.  Around the world, Burns Dinners are being celebrated, to commemorate the contribution of Burns to the literary community. One of the activities associated with Burns Dinners is … Continued

World Record Potluck Attempt

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I grew up a Lutheran. I learned very quickly what a potluck was (long before Garrison Keillor started revealing them to the world). About ten years ago, it was a dream of mine to set the record for World’s Largest … Continued

Variations on Gojushiho

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I spent the year from August 1st, 2014 until July 31st, 2015 focusing on the kata Gojushiho. One of the avenues I took to study the kata was to look at of traditions variations of the kata. This helped immensely … Continued

What Color Is It Now?

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 We see these colored bracelets all the time. A lot of people were them. Some wear many bracelets at one time. What do all these colors mean? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The color for breast cancer awareness is … Continued

Why Study Martial Arts?

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We have started our classes up here on Staten Island. One of the frequent questions I get is, “Why Study Martial Arts?” Why should people take an hour or so out of the busy day to come spend it with … Continued

Why Do You Do That?

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 I have been a fan of Indy Car Racing for a very long time. I grew up watching the Indy 500 on television. My first “real” job was working security at the corporate offices of Red Roof Inns, which also … Continued