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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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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


Traditional vs Non Traditional Martial Arts

There is a long standing debate between different factions as to which is superior, traditional styles or non-traditional styles, in martial effectiveness. Honestly, I think it is a silly debate. There is no such thing as a traditional “style”. Traditional … Continue reading

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is your kung fu real “kung fu”?

The word “kung fu” means a skill attained through hard work and time. This means that a pianist has kung fu as well as a martial artist, even though this isn’t the way we normally think of it. I just … Continue reading

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Animal “style” vs Animal “form”

When people think of kung fu, the average person who even knows what kung fu is thinks of the animal styles.  And why not?  They are fascinating and unique systems.  But people often don’t recognize a clear distinction between animal … Continue reading

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How Kung-Fu has Helped Me Grow more Spiritual

As an extra credit assignment for his green sash test I asked my student Logan Urbeck to write a small essay detailing how his martial training has aided him in his spiritual growth.  I told him to be honest, and … Continue reading

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Fundemental Factors of Fighting – Distance

Any one who is familiar with fighting has had to deal with distance.  It can be your worst enemy or your best friend depending on how you utilize it. Distance is time: Distance is a factor in every single technique … Continue reading

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