Don't feed the monkey, keep going and expect to break

articles podcast Jun 28, 2020

20 years ago, I had my first training experience with my martial arts teacher, and in this episode I want to share with you some observations that I took from that experience and how it really helped me to understand this saying,

Keep going.

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Nin Tai, Something More than Not Giving Up

articles podcast Feb 24, 2020
 

About 15 years ago, I was at a martial arts seminar in Virginia that Manaka Sensei  was teaching. 

Following the seminar, the host kindly invited us back to his house for a small party, barbecue and a get together....
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Testing Expectations, What's Beyond the Curriculum

articles blog podcast Jan 15, 2020
 
 
 
We just completed a new cycle of rank testing here at the Dojo, and I gotta tell you ... there's some blood on the floor. Well not really, but metaphorically.
 
A lot of students just didn't make it through...
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Reflections on Giri, our obligational duty as written by Inazo Nitobe

articles culture podcast Apr 15, 2019

 

I want to continue the discussion about the fundamental difference between right and wrong. If you listened to the first episode, we talked about Bushido The Soul of Japan, written by Inaz┼Ź Nitobe.

I’ll be sharing each...

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Gi, The fundamental difference between right and wrong

articles podcast Apr 07, 2019

 

 

Much of how I teach is centered around topics that I first present to the children’s class, and then I kind of carry that same sentiment throughout into my evening class making it more contextual for the adult students.

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