Thank you. I hope you can find a way back into writing. It's fulfilling, to me.
As for this place, I used to mod and mentor. Contributed, some, to Karate and Philosophy. I'm looking to pick up wing chun training here and thought I'd poke my nose back in. It's still a thriving community, it...
Behind my hut
in the Clear Creek gorge
are many fierce and ferocious creatures
While I cannot see them, directly, from where I sit
in front of my home
I have seen them
I can hear them
But, they grow more distant with each passing moment
Before me is the lush green
of the gorge
The smell of the...
It has an answer :)
I've begun meditation and I've been instructed to allow the stream of thought to pass without becoming involved it. The mind has an infinite capacity to create thoughts, I was told.
It soon occurred to me that, though the mind streams with thoughts, I was not to...
Training harder and more often does not, necessarily equate to training correctly and more deeply; two things I feel contribute to an advanced understanding of a process, leading to a culmination more quickly.
Here's the english translation of the lyrics:
The Story of Six Trillion Years and One Night
In a village of a nameless era
And of a nameless young boy
No one knows
This fairy tale
From the time of my birth
A taboo child
As a demon's offspring
Though I didn't deserve it
I received the...
It's fair enough to say that any sufficiently popularized martial art is prone to becoming a belt mill or McDojo and ATA is no exception and may simply be the most recent casualty.
I applaud the rationality of this thread and the contributors' ability to be civil and attentive to the conversation.