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Acceptance and Surrender

A few days ago I got a great question from a student. She asked about the difference between acceptance and surrender. Here are my thoughts.   In general, we fight a lot. Struggle is important because it helps us grow. Moving your body against resistance builds muscle and stamina. Similarly, having difficult conversations helps you [...]

By |2019-07-10T15:50:02-07:00July 10th, 2019|Master the Moment|0 Comments

Forgiveness and Martial Arts

Last week’s challenge was to forgive someone. We got a lot of great responses from it, so I’d like to talk a bit about forgiveness in general and how it relates to our martial arts and meditation practice. First, who is forgiveness for? When I asked the kids, they answered, “For the other person, sir!” [...]

By |2019-06-04T19:06:13-07:00June 4th, 2019|Master the Moment|0 Comments

The Power of Breathing

This week at the dojo we are focusing on breathing. It seems like a silly thing to think about if you haven’t done it before in martial arts, Tai Chi, meditation or other internal work. You may think, I have plenty to worry about already. Now I need to worry about breathing? I’m still alive, [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:51-07:00March 8th, 2019|Master the Moment|0 Comments

The Second Thought

Train of Thought Much of our life is experienced as a series of thoughts. Something happens, we have a thought about it, that thought leads to more thoughts and emotions. We act or react, this creates another event for us to think about, thus starting the whole process over again. Some of these thought trains [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:52-07:00February 5th, 2019|Master the Moment|0 Comments

Blog: Masters of Martial Arts: Chojun Miyagi

When your temper rises, lower your fists - when your fists rise, lower your temper. - Chojun Miyagi Most of us remember with fondness the character of Mr. Miyagi played by Pat Morita in the Karate Kid movies from the 80’s. Most people don’t realize that this character was based loosely on the real-life martial arts [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:52-07:00December 4th, 2018|Master the Moment|2 Comments

Blog: Martial Arts after 50

Wednesday was Katherine Macey’s 50th birthday. This came as a surprise to me because, as I told her, I wouldn’t have been surprised to hear she was turning 40. This is partly because martial arts keeps us physically healthy and looking good. More importantly, this is because our practice keeps us mentally and emotionally healthy. [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:52-07:00November 9th, 2018|Master the Moment|0 Comments
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