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The question of the week is How do you react when you’re overwhelmed?   Let’s dissect the question a bit. First, the word react assumes a more or less automatic action, as opposed to a deliberate response. Most of us go through life reacting rather than responding; being forced into action by something that happens to us. The next part of the question basically points to that idea, that you’re overwhelmed, meaning

We take off our shoes before entering the mats in the dojo for a few reasons. One, we practice barefoot for safety (some kicks and brazilian jiu jitsu techniques are more difficult or dangerous with shoes). Two, it is cleaner as we don’t track dirt from the outside world onto the mats. Three, we remove our shoes as a sign of respect.  The cleanliness and respect reasons are related, as I

Sometimes a mind rut can sneak up on us. While we were stretching at the beginning of the kids Wushu class yesterday, I mentioned the test coming up. One of the kids in the front row said, “I don’t think I’m going to be very good in the test.” This seemed like a great opportunity to talk about something I discuss with the kids on a regular basis: practicing confidence.

In an Aikido class I took many years ago at Sifu Brown’s dojo, I heard a wonderful way of conceptualizing the different levels of self. If I remember correctly, the teacher’s name was Sensei Bob Nadou. He said that when he thinks of himself as Bobby, he isn’t capable of much. As Bob, he can do a bit more. As Sensei, he is capable of anything. I like to think

The Question of the Week is "What excuses am I making?". Just asking this question on a regular basis is huge. An honest approach to discovering where we can make improvements is crucial to our Martial Arts practice. As soon as we think we have mastered a technique, we stop learning and getting better. Rather we should stay curious and (without obsessing) consistently look for ways to develop better habits. Excuses


As a lifetime student and instructor, Sifu Ryan Scott has seen the same transformation in the lives of his students as he has experienced in his own life. His passion for practice is surpassed only by his love for teaching martial arts. From young children to full-grown adults, his teachings of Kung Fu and Tai Chi have given many individuals the opportunity to become better martial artists, spiritual seekers, and just better people.

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