Author Archives: Shifu Read

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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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new white sashes

So this last weekend my wife and I went to Arthur, IL, Amish capital of the state and home of my parents and one of my school locations.  I started this school when I was living there and I taught out … Continue reading

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