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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

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: Kung Fu Brother

Jeremiah Savage is testing with my teacher Sifu Brown for black sash. It’s a very rare and special occasion, so some of the staff at our dojo and I are flying to Michigan to take part in the ceremony. Jeremiah and I began practicing with Sifu Brown at around the same time, so I have known him [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:46:53-07:00March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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