Martial Arts

Taking Martial Arts to Miami

*I’d like to send a quick thanks to Nathan over at TDA Training for featuring me in his TDA Blitz. He even posted up my logo, which was great.  If you haven’t checked out TDA Training yet (Although you probably have), I recommend it. Top notch stuff. * Last time you heard from me I was reporting on some Elite XC shinanigans.  [...]


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Do You Believe in Chi?

Special thanks goes out to Lizzie for inspiring this post.  In the comments section of my last entry, George Alexander Interview Part 2, Lizzie asked a very simple question:  Do you believe in Chi? Interesting.  Both the question and the wording. Most people have heard of Chi, even if they have only the faintest familiarity with the martial [...]


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Was it Anger or Spirit?

We always hear about ‘martial arts spirit’. But what is it? Is it intensity? Is it faith? Is it Anger? What an elusive concept! Consider this clip- Even eclectic guys like Bruce Lee concerned themselves with martial spirit. It’s very universal. If we analyze the above scene from Enter The Dragon, we see that Lee is quite [...]


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Rain on a Tin Roof

The other day I was sitting at home, listening to rain bounce off of my tin roof (I live in an old farmhouse). It was clamorous. The rain came down hard and panged in quick succession. Eventually, as the rain hardened even further, I could no longer detect distinct drops; it became an incomprehensible white noise. http://www.pbase.com/diplostrat/image/85676150 [...]


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Goals (Now with Color Pictures)

I have an extensive commute to and from work these days: 1 and 1/2 hours. During that time, I enjoy/have to muscle through a lot of talk radio and music. Sometimes though, especially on my way home, I tune out those distractions and allow my mind to wander (don’t worry, the bulk of my attention is always on the road). Recently I got [...]