Category Archives: Misc. musing

stuff that doesn’t have a category of its own

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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Great article on sparring

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

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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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nice article on “internal” vs “external”

http://www.shenwu.com/Internal_VS_External.htm Basically, application determines classification not the label it wears.

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Principle vs Technique

This will only be a quick thought. I was just thinking about the difference between having an understanding of a subject, and simply having a rote memorized knowledge base. In martial arts it is like the difference between “principle in … Continue reading

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