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Blog: The Worst Horse doing Tai Chi

One of my favorite quotes, although talking about meditation, can be applied to Tai Chi and is from Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, It is said there are four kinds of horses: excellent ones, good ones, poor ones, and bad ones. The best horse will run slow and fast, right and left, at [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:53-07:00May 3rd, 2018|Master the Moment|1 Comment

Blog: Martial Arts and Embracing Discomfort

A few weeks ago I went back to Michigan to visit Sifu Brown’s school and attend Jeremiah’s Black Sash test. As part of his test, Jeremiah gave a talk about embracing discomfort that I just loved. Jeremiah Savage is, as his name might suggest, an avid outdoorsman and all-around manly man. Think like a mix between [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:53-07:00April 5th, 2018|Master the Moment|1 Comment

Blog: Rank in Martial Arts

How do you get a black belt? You find a competent teacher and a good school, begin your training and work hard. Someday—who knows when—it will come. It is not easy, but it’s worth it. It may take one year; it may take ten years. You may never achieve it. When you come to realize [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:53-07:00February 8th, 2018|Master the Moment|0 Comments

Blog: Role Models

The Question of the Week at the dojo is: Who are your role models? The term “role model” has always had a childish, boy scout-type connotation for me, but we’ll use it. Who do you model yourself after? Who do you look to for inspiration? We go through different stages in life and look towards [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:54-07:00November 2nd, 2017|Master the Moment|1 Comment

Blog: Finger Pointing the Way to the Moon

In an early scene from one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time, Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee is shown sparring with a student. Unsatisfied with the student’s performance, he implores him to throw his technique with emotional content. After a marked improvement, Bruce asks the student how it felt. “Let me think…” [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:55-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Master the Moment|0 Comments
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