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

Blog: Trapped in the Matrix

When I first saw the Matrix in theaters, I was blown away by the great (now somewhat dated) special effects, but moreso by the philosophical implications. It was the first time I remember thinking, this movie gets it. The idea that we are all trapped in delusion is an ancient one. Hindu scriptures known as [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:53-07:00August 3rd, 2018|Master the Moment|0 Comments
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