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Blood, Loyalty, and Family

Blood, Loyalty, and Family

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to tour a little bit of Italy for a long vacation. We spent five days in Rome and ended with five days in Monreale, Sicily. The opportunity came about because my youngest, Venezuelan sister was marrying the Italian man of her dreams. (An epic wedding reception to be sure.) Understand, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Personal Stories, Philosophy

Wisdom of the Dragon

Wisdom of the Dragon

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); The other day I was swapping stories with a friend of mine, who is about the same age in the mid-30s and also a fan of the martial arts. He told the story of his last, almost confrontation while he was in college years ago. Self-described as a bit of a hot head, he got into a … Read entire article »

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How Hard to Hit

How Hard to Hit

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Recently a fellow Kenpoist, Rick Queary, who comes up to our school to spar, posted an interesting story on his blog about being the class bully. It’s definitely worth reading. To summarize, Mr. Queary felt some guilt after dealing a few (non-permanent) injuries during a sparring class. He was told his hits were too hard. After pondering … Read entire article »

Filed under: Philosophy, Sparring

Deflection, then Infliction of Pain

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Deflection, then infliction of pain is a Kenpo concept all beginners learn (kids and adults) on the path to earning their first belt. At the core, it means you get out of the way of attack from an adversary and then reengage the opponent with the intent of stopping the confrontation. The philosophy, while easy to understand, … Read entire article »

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