Soft Moves in a Hard World

Karate can be a board breakin, sweat drenchin, spirit shoutin kind of art.  That’s all good stuff, but it’s important to remember that there is a softer side to karate. A yin to the yang, so to speak. Soft techniques are, for some baffling reason, fairly under utilized in karate.  I think it’s because they are less visually [...]


The Gift of Resilient Optimism

No matter how far I veer off course talking about martial arts santas or no-touch-knockouts, I always feel like I have to reign myself back in and ask – why practice martial arts? MA can be costly, taxing, aggravating, tiring, and discouraging.  Why bother with all that racket? I believe one reward is something called resilient optimism. [...]