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Self-Defense and Technique Efficacy

An ongoing debate in the martial arts world, that has probably been going on for its entire existence and probably will continue to go on for its continued existence is about technique efficacy.  Does it work?  That is the question, … Continue reading

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Successful Sparring Strategies

This post is going to be somewhat random, so I apologize in advance for jumping all over the place.  I was browsing a discussion online when I ran across a question about sparring strategies from a new student asking for … Continue reading

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More than Motions

This was written by my student, Josh Mullins ____________________________________________________________ I test next week for my white sash. I am not sure of my readiness, and I am only beginning to see that there isn’t really ever an “attainment” to this … Continue reading

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Recent Promotions

Whew!  We have had a lot of testings recently.   Very exciting times. White Sash: Ben Pendl (5th) Dan Thompson (3rd) Daniel Wilson (3rd) Andrew Wilson (3rd) Green Sash: Justin Elliston (4th)   Congratulations to every one on their hard … Continue reading

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Great article on sparring

http://www.jadedragonschool.com/Wordpress/sparring-and-the-fallacy-of-martial-proof/

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Being an Overcomer

This afternoon, as I was driving home from school, I heard the song “Overcomer” by Mandeesa on the radio. It reminded me of a thought that I first had in 2008 when I watched a movie named RedBelt about a … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Kingdom Kronicles, 2nd ed. “Teaching and Learning”

I want to direct my editorial toward the topic of teaching. I was discussing the subject with Shimu Betsy this evening and I summed up my whole philosophy on teaching in 3 quotes, here they are: If learning didn’t occur, … Continue reading

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Shifu’s Corner excerpt from Kingdom Kronicles, 1st Ed. Oct. ’13

Hello all, (nimen hao) Shifu’s Corner: I just wanted to send out this quick email to everyone to kind of talk about teachers real quick. Specifically, I wanted to go over how teaching works in our school. There are three … Continue reading

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Special one time class at Rockhurst University

On Thursday 9/26/2013 Shifu Read will be conducting a free, one time kung fu class for the exercise physiology class in DPT program.  The class is supposed to do an evaluation of an outside exercise class as an assignment for … Continue reading

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Focus

“Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” The words of a desperate father seeking the help of Jesus to heal his son. (Mark 9:24) I find myself thinking of this statement and rewording it slightly. “Lord, I am focused; help … Continue reading

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