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  • Wu Wei, Alan Watts
    I will say this after listening to alan watts for the first time I was able to now think better than better on certain choices and thoughts are...
  • Training CMA - an update
    I may have also just located a Liang style Baguazhang teacher about 45 minutes from my house. Look into that more in the spring, if the knees are...
  • Doubling Down
    Well.... my shifu locally will not be having the class... only had one person interested....me.....but the taijiquan applications and push hands...
  • I'm thinking of retiring from all my dirty deals
    It has been years since I was on here with any regularity, a lurker in the darkness. Left for many years because life took me different...
  • I'm thinking of retiring from all my dirty deals
    I totally 100% understand. As saddened as I am to see you potentially go, I get it :) So excited for you that after your epic journey through so...

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Was feeling low, depressed and probably a bit sorry for myself this evening, and pretty much convinced my martial arts days were over. Knee was still not great, could not do the amount of required exercise today because I'm working from home and work kept bugging me, could not walk right, knee...
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September 17th will be 30 years since I started Chinese Martial Arts and Taijiquan.
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This entry is a bit more autobiographical. Before getting into the titular topic; I need to set the background. My original home martial arts school (Tae Kwon-Do) was well attended by adults and children alike. We trained hard, spared hard, and had a great atmosphere. One day, a seminar by a...
This idea has been rolling around in my head for several weeks now. I debated posing this question on a discussion thread; but ultimately decided to use the blog format. Am I a Martial Artist... or am I simply a Martial Arts Practitioner? This distinction first began to grow in my mind while...
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Sumo - Jeux Olympiques d'矇t矇 Tokyo 2021 - France TV - Sumo - Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2021 - France TV -
What technique will work no matter what? When everything else goes wrong; what move did your martial art teach you that will never fail? Does such a thing exist? Even seasoned martial artists are sometimes guilty of following after this holy grail of self defense mastery. They want to find that...
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From Aikido Journal Dan Inosanto: On Bruce Lee and Aikido
Or should I say.. Frohe Ostern Secret History of the Easter Bunny: What They Don't Teach You in School
Well, I appears that there is a strong possibility that I now need a knee replacement. I will be getting another MRI soon and then a follow up visit with the Doctor and we go from there. I dont mind saying the whole knee replacement thing is creeping me out a bit. They remove your knee and...
March 11, 2011 10 years ago today the Tsunami hit Japan causing the Fukushima meltdown Japan mourns lost souls 10 yrs after quake-tsunami, Fukushima crisis 22,000 lives lost and unaccounted for
i am doing an undergraduate dissertation that aims to explore and understand motivation in females participating in the field of Martial arts and to better understand their reasons to compete, and to identify surrounding dilemmas and issues in the sport that may affect a female athlete. i am...
I missed this Bruce Lee; November 27, 1940 to July 20, 1973
剖韐 gng x f c獺i (Mandarin) kung hei fat choi (Cantonese) Wishing you great wealth
I just ordered this, thought others might find it interesting Needle Through Brick
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I have been in pain, with my knee(s) for over a year, surgery was in mid-May 2020 and then complications due to scar tissue (right knee, left does have a meniscus tear again), and I have used all the physical therapy appointments my insurance would allow. In that time, I have tried to do...
Well, this might be the end of this blog, not many folks on MT these days and no one really pays much attention to it anymore anyway. And it might also be the end of me being able to do any martial arts, even taijiquan. Might even be the end of being able to take a nice long walk, ride a bike...
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