Bring Your Deepest Concerns

Have you ever been brought to a standstill during your training by worry and doubt? Have you ever thought to yourself "ohh no, I've found...

Gojushiho Every Day

Neurologists and psychologists suggest that the human brain is designed to pick up on patterns. This tendency helps us make sense of the...

How is Your Kata Reading Going?

Over the weekend I had a chance to study with Bill Hayes Sensei, a senior student of Eizo Shimabukuro. Whenever I get an opportunity to...

Martial Arts Retention Tips

Martial arts are a lifelong endeavor, but that doesn't mean you can't improve how well or how quickly you learn things. I always preach...

Kata Ichi Go

Kata training is only as valuable as you make it. Kata can be as shallow as a physical workout or as deep as a philosophical revelation....

I Understand (But Not Really)

Sometimes the Japanese language seems endlessly complex to me, especially the writing of it. One word can mean 5 different things...

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